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    Williams Earns 2nd-Team All-America Honors in Men's Discus
    Sophomore Nathaniel Williams
    Sophomore Nathaniel Williams

    June 6, 2012

    Day 1 results | Day 2 live results | Day 3 live results | Day 4 live results
    NCAA Championship page | Schedule of events

    DES MOINES, Iowa - NC State discus throwers Nathaniel Williams, Tremanisha Taylor and Brittany Hampton competed on the opening day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday and finished among the best in the nation.

    Williams, a sophomore from Newport, N.C., earned second-team All-America honors with his 13th place finish in the men's discus. His top throw of 181-feet, 6-inches came on his second of three chances.

    Williams, who earned All-ACC honors earlier this year, was making his first appearance at the national meet.

    Taylor, a redshirt freshman from Henderson, N.C., finished 17th in the women's discus with a mark of 169-feet, 2-inches in her first trip to the national meet.

    Hampton, a senior from Monroe, N.C., finished 20th with a mark of 161-feet, 9-inches.

    Taylor, the only Wolfpack athlete to qualify for two events at the NCAA Championship meet, will compete again on Friday, when she lines up for the women's shot put.

    The meet continues on Thursday at Drake Stadium, with All-American Ryan Hill running in the preliminaries of the men's 1,500 meters. Hill set the school record earlier this year at 3:39.58 during the Wolfpack Last Chance Qualifier, which ranks as the fifth fastest time this season among collegiate runners.



    After twice qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the 5,000 meters, this will be Hill's first time running in the 1,500. The top five finishers in the two semifinal heats, along with the two next fastest times, will advance to Saturday's finals.

    Junior high jumper Kris Kornegay-Gober will also compete in the men's high jump on Thursday, while reigning All-American Andie Cozzarelli will run in the women's 10,000 meters.

    Follow all the events at the above live results links.

    NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
    Drake Stadium
    at Des Moines, Iowa
    NC State's Day 1 results

    Men's discus
    13. Nathaniel Williams                    181-06

    Women's discus
    17. Tremanisha Taylor                    169-02
    20. Brittany Hampton                     161-09

    NC State's 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Qualifiers



    Competition days

    Top mark

    Pre-meet rank/
    NCAA finish (mark)

    Nathaniel Williams

    Men's Discus


    189' 01"

    13th (181' 06")

    Tremanisha Taylor

    Women's Discus

    Women's Shot Put



    175' 01"*

    55' 00.25"*

    17th (169' 02")


    Brittany Hampton

    Women's Discus


    167' 06"

    20th (161' 09")

    Kris Kornegay-Gober

    Men's High Jump


    7' 03


    Ryan Hill

    Men's 1,500m

    Thursday (prelims)Saturday (finals)



    Andie Cozzarelli

    Women's 10,000m




    Bobby Moldovan

    Men's 5,000m




    Sandy Roberts

    Men's 5,000m









    *School record






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