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Kelsey Titzman, shown here throwing the discus, finished ninth in the shot put for Texas State at the NCAA Track and Field Championships last weekend TEXAS STATE SPORTS INFORMATION


Texas State shot putter Kelsey Titzman finished ninth at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., the best finish among the three Bobcats entered.

The ninth-place finish earned a second team All-American designation for Titzman. The Bobcat shot putter threw for a distance of 16.60 meters (54-05.50) to beat out Wisconsin senior Taylor Smith in 10th place. The throw marked yet another personal record for Titzman, who threw for a personal best of 16.56 meters at the NCAA Preliminaries to qualify. Her throw ranks her third all-time at Texas State in the shot put.

Titzman finished 0.23 meters behind eighth place Dani Bunch from Purdue, whose best throw was for 16.83 on her first throw.

Tia Brooks, a senior from Oklahoma, won the event with a toss of 18.91 meters (62-00.50).

Timothy Young finished 14th for the Bobcats in the 110-meter hurdles, while Texas State’s Danessa Lyssy finished 22nd in the heptathlon.


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