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UT Tyler's Thompson named USTFCCCA Regional Athlete of the Year

TYLER, May 22, 2014— UT Tyler Men's Track and Field senior Buck Thompson has been named the South/Southeast Region Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association the organization announced on Tuesday.

Thompson, a senior from Winona, is the top discus thrower in NCAA Division III this season, boasting a toss of 56.94 meters.

That toss, which occurred at the conference championship last month, was the tenth-longest throw in NCAA Div. II history.

The Winona-native is a three-time outdoor track All-American, and was named the USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year last season.

Thompson will compete at the 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Delaware, Ohio, May 22-24.


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