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Downtown Shot Put - Cantwell is back!!
After a rainout last year forced the downtown
shot put indoors to the Douglas County Fairgrounds, the event returned to
its home this year on Lawrence’s Eighth Street, between Massachusetts and
New Hampshire. After competing injured and finishing dead last in the
field loaded with Olympians in 2013, Christian Cantwell redeemed himself by
claiming the event title this year. Cantwell, the 2008 Olympic silver
medalist, won the event with a heave of 21.36m (70-1 ft.) on his fifth
attempt. Kurt Roberts was the runner-up with his distance of 21.23m
(69-8 ft.) on his second attempt while 2012 downtown shot put champion Reese
Hoffa finished third by reaching 20.96m (68-9.25 ft.) on his third and final
attempt of the night. - Downtown Shot
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Crouser Dominates NCAA Shot Put!
From Orgeon Live - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --
Texas shot putter Ryan Crouser dominated the shot competition Saturday at
the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Crouser, who went to high
school at Barlow of Gresham, claimed the lead on his first attempt and held
it throughout the six-round competition in the Albuquerque Convention
Center. He waited until his finale for the winning mark, a toss of 69 feet 7
inches. Stephen Mozia of Cornell was a distant second with a best throw of
65-9 3/4. "That's the best series by far that I've ever had," Crouser said.
He came into the meet looking for a 70-footer. And, he was close. "I was
really hoping to get one in the last couple," Crouser said. "I felt really
good coming in. I trained through most of the indoor season. I felt really
good. It was there. But I can't complain with the best series of my life."
Crouser won the NCAA outdoor title last spring at Hayward Field in Eugene
despite fouling on five of his six attempts. He was much more consistent
here. "This was definitely a little more relaxed, Crouser said with a smile.
"I started off pretty good with my first one and built on it."