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Samuels Highlights Australian Championships
From IAAF - Dani Samuels stamped her authority on the women's discus at
the Australian Championships with a personal best throw of 66.81m to win on
Sunday (4), the fourth and final day of action in Melbourne. Saving her huge
mark for the sixth and final round, the 2009 world champion broke her
four-year-old PB of 65.84m to continue a strong domestic season that also
includes two other throws beyond 65 metres. The championships doubled up as
the official trials for the Commonwealth Games, and Samuels will start as
the overwhelming favourite in Glasgow this summer. "I knew that I had nailed
it, I felt it straight away, and to see almost 67 metres come up is
amazing," said the 25-year-old. "All the training I have done over the years
has now paid off, it hasn't been for nothing despite not hitting what I
thought I could". "Throws like that don't come along everyday so it's a
great result. I'm very happy."
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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."