April 29, 2012
LAJOLLA, Calif. -- The Tennessee throws corps wound up its West Coast swing Saturday with three top-10 finishes at the UCSD Triton Invitational, one of the top throws meets in the country.
In the women's Invitational shot put, senior Annie Alexander carded a fourth-place finish with a toss of 56 feet, 9 1/2 inches. Her season-best mark placed her as the top collegiate finisher.
Redshirt freshman Tavis Bailey checked in with a fourth-place finish in the open division of the shot put, stretching the tape measure to 51-3 1/2.
Junior Drew Thomas added the third top-10 outcome, finishing sixth in the hammer throw at 180-2.
Though he finished 17th in the open discus, redshirt freshman Matthew Hoty uncorked the No. 9 mark in the SEC this season with a career-best toss of 171-3.
Open Shot Put: 4. Tavis Bailey, 51-3.50/15.63m
Invitational Hammer: 6. Drew Thomas, 180-2/54.91m; 12. Deon McAdoo, 154-2/46.99m
Invitational Javelin: 11. Luke Hadden, 192-7/58.71m
Invitational Shot Put: 12. Matthew Hoty, 58-5.25/17.81m
Open Discus: 15. Tavis Bailey, 173-7/52.92m; 17. Matthew Hoty, 171-3/52.21m!
Competed In No Men's Events:
! - personal record, DNA - did not advance, DNF - did not finish, DNS - did not start, DQ - disqualified, F- foul, fr - facility record, FS - false start, h - heat, m - meters, mr - meet record, NM - no mark registered, NH - no height registered, p - preliminary round, sr - school record, w - wind-aided