EUGENE, Ore. – If his first year competing on the collegiate level was any indication, Piotr Antosik has a bright future.
Although the true freshman from Poland didn’t place in the javelin, he threw 210-0 to finish 18th at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday at Hayward Field.
SEC champion Sam Humphreys of Texas A&M won the title with a throw of 255-9.
“Piotr has done everything we asked him to do,” MSU throws coach April Thomas said. “I’m proud of him. To get here and compete in this environment is an accomplishment and a memory he’ll never forget.”
Also competing for the Bulldogs Saturday was Jason Harper in the triple jump.
The junior from Milford, Del., placed 12th with a leap of 51-7 ¾, the second-longest jump of his career. Florida’s Omar Craddock repeated as champion at 55-6 ¼ .
In the overall standings, Florida and Texas A&M tied for the title with 53 points, while Arkansas finished third with 46.5 points. The MSU men didn’t score.
On the women’s side, Kansas won in convincing fashion with 60 points, followed by Texas A&M and Oregon with 44 and 43 points, respectively.
The Lady Bulldogs finished 32nd with 8 points after placing 60th last year with 2. Erica Bougard and Jody-Ann Muir provided all the scoring by finishing fourth in the heptathlon and sixth in the 400-meter dash, respectively, on Friday.
Triple Jump – Winner: Omar Craddock (Florida), 55-6 ¼ . MSU: 12. Jason Harper, 51-7 ¾.
Javelin – Winner: Sam Humphreys (Texas A&M), 255-9. MSU: 18. Piotr Antosik, 210-0.
Men’s Top 5 Overall Standings
T1. Texas A&M, T1. Florida, 3. Arkansas, 4. Oregon, 5. Southern Cal
Women’s Top 10 Overall Standings
1. Kansas, 2. Texas A&M, 3. Oregon, 4. LSU, 5. Central Florida, 32. Mississippi State