Mechler places 10th in the weight throw

BOSTON – Jacob Mechler capped off his first NCAA Indoor Championships in 10th place with a throw of 21.80m (71-6 ¼) en route to Second Team All-American honors Thursday evening at the TRACK at New Balance.


Mechler’s first throw landed in at 21.65m (71- ½) before he fouled his second attempt. His third attempt of 21.80m was good for ninth – the final spot needed to advance to the finals – but Parker of Southeast Missouri edged him on his final throw at 22.13m (72 7 ½) for the ninth spot.


Up Next

Texas Tech gets the rest of the team started tomorrow afternoon beginning with the men’s 60m prelims at 3:18 p.m. CT. The women’s side begins at 6:18 P.M. CT with the 60m prelims.


Men’s Entries

60m – Terrence Jones, Don’Dre Swint, Shawn Brown, Caleb Dean and Antoine Andrews.
60m hurdles – Dean and Andrews
200m – Jones and Brown
400m – Shaemar Uter
4×400 – Dean, Carl Hicks, Josh Bour and Uter. Jalen Drayen and Charlie Bartholomew listed as alternates.

Women’s Entries

60m – Rosemary Chukwuma, Alyssa Colbert, Success Umukoro
200m – Chukwuma
High jump – Temitope Adeshina
Triple jump – Ruta Lasmane, Anne-Suzanna Foster-Katta


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