Sophomore Kearsten Peoples earned her 3rd All-American honor today with a 6th place finish in the shot put
June 8, 2013
Eugene, Ore. - Sophomore Kearsten Peoples is three-for-three now when it comes to All-American finishes at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. She returned to the Championships this year after pocketing two All-American trophies in the shot put and discus in 2012. She brings home another top eight finish in the shot put this year, finishing 6th overall with a top throw of 17.04m (55-11).
"I feel like I could have performed better; but being an All-American, can't get much better than that. So I'm happy," Peoples said. "It's great [being back at the Championships]. I love the atmosphere here, I love the fans. It's just exciting being around all these people who really love the sport."
Peoples will continue her season in two weeks at the USATF Championships in Des Moines, IA, where she will once again compete in the shot put.
"I know I have a little bit of my technique to work on, so these next two weeks will be about getting stronger and preparing for USA's," said Peoples.
Fellow School Record Holder Dan Quigley also hit the track this afternoon for his final race in the Tiger gold. The senior finished 14th in the men's 5000m run, crossing in 14:08.25. Quigley ends his career as one of the driving forces behind the re-writing of the record book for the distance events. He holds both indoor and outdoor 5000m run records, hitting a 14:03.49 during the 2012 Big 12 Indoor Championships, then a 13:43.38 this year at the Mt. SAC Relays. He also holds the No. 10 spot on the All-Time List for the Steeplechase with a 9:01.65, earned in 2009 at the Jefferson Cup against Virginia. He earned two All-Big 12 finishes as well as an honorable mention in 5000m run at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
The Tigers depart Hayward Field with two All-American finishes in Peoples and sophomore Katrine Haarklau, who ended yesterday's pole vault competition in 5th with a new School Record of 3.35m (14-3.25). The Tigers now look toward the USATF Championships in two weeks in Des Moines, IA, where a group of young athletes will don the black and gold for one final meet of the 2013 season.
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