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UT Tyler Men's Track & Field's Thompson named ASC Athlete of the Week

RICHARDSON, April 24, 2014--UT Tyler men's track and field thrower Buck Thompson has been named the American Southwest Conference Men's Co-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.  Thompson is one of the nation's top Division III discus throwers.

Thompson, a senior from Winona, took the top spot at the Texas A&M Commerce meet this past Saturday with a toss of 53.05 meters.

The four-time All-American out-threw the runner-up finisher by almost more than four meters to win first-place.

Thompson's throw of 54.83 meters a couple of weeks ago in Abilene is the second-farthest throw of the season in NCAA Div III.

 

Article by Jeff Williford

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