U of M Women - Throwers Wrap Up Solid Weekend at Texas

U of M Women - Throwers Wrap Up Solid Weekend at Texas

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» Kayla Deering and Briana Nelson posted top-10 finishes in the shot put.

» Christina Hallmann was 12th in the discus.

Site: Austin, Texas (Mike A. Myers Stadium)

Event: Texas Invitational (Day 2)

Next U-M Events: Fri-Sat., April 21-22 -- at Jesse Owens Classic and Stanford Cardinal Classic

AUSTIN, Texas -- A pair of top-10 finishes headlined the final day of competition for the University of Michigan women's track and field throwers at the Texas Invitational on Saturday (April 15) at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Kayla Deering led the way with an eighth-place finish in the shot put, throwing a 13.52m (44-4.25) mark on her first attempt. Twice more she tossed marks farther than 13.40m (43-11.75).

In the first flight, Briana Nelson came through late with a third-attempt 13.38m (43-10.75) to finish 10th overall, just one spot away from making the final. Maegan McCarthy threw 12.71m (41-8.5) to finish 15th.

In the discus, Christina Hallmann also finished 12th overall with a throw of 42.39m (142-0) on her third-and-final attempt. She went from ninth in the first flight to second with a 3.2-meter improvement on her last throw.

The female throwers' trip to Texas came after it was announced earlier this week that women's throws assistant coach Sandy Fowler had accepted the position of director of track and field and cross country at Coastal Carolina University.

Folwer, who was in her fifth year at Michigan, became the 21st female at the NCAA Division I level to take the helm of a combined men's and women's program.

A national search for a new women's throws coach will commence following the conclusion of this outdoor season. In the interim, men's head coach Jerry Clayton will coach both genders' throwers.

Communications Contact: Kyle Terwillegar