2010 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

 

Men's Hammer Throw

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Notes: California Lutheran junior Eric Flores won the hammer throw with an NCAA Division III meet and stadium record throw of 217 feet, eight inches. Last year's third place finisher, Taylor Berliant of Claremont Mudd Scripps was second (204'1") and last year's champion, Bryan Kolacz of Keene State, was third with a throw of 197'3".

Eric Flores Quotes
Your thoughts on how you felt today after establishing a new Division III record a few weeks ago: “We have to take things bit by bit, and we have to break things down in terms of technique. I felt pretty good today. I didn’t feel exactly where I needed to be. I worked hard to get to this point, and I really want to continue to progress and continue to improve with each throw I make. “
How he qualified for the NAIA Championships previously and how that experience carried into today: “At the NAIA level as with any level, there are a lot of very good student-athletes that are throwers. That’s the thing with throwers. We want to succeed, and we want everyone to succeed. We are always supportive of each other, and we try to help each other out.  There are a lot more rules and regulations at this level which is a very good thing. It makes it much harder to qualify, and in turn makes the student-athletes that much harder to beat on any given day.”
His outlook the rest of the weekend and on track and field in general: “As far as track and field goes, I would love to be able to throw at a world-class level. I would love to be considered that. When it comes down to it, you know I have to take small jumps. When it comes down to it, hopefully 68 meters is my next goal, and I can continue to improve from there.”

 
Hammer Throw 
Round 1, Flight 1 
    1 Eric Flores, Jr, California Lutheran             212-11 (64.91m)q 
                                               Stadium record 
              Was 200-3 (61.04m); Pat Ahern, St. Thomas, 1993 
    2 Kevin Phipps, Jr, Baldwin Wallace                 186-0 (56.71m)q 
    3 Sean Larson, Sr, Wisconsin Stout                  185-2 (56.45m)q 
    4 Rich McNeil, Sr, Bates College                    184-9 (56.31m)q 
    5 Tony Baker, Jr, Wisconsin Oshkosh                 183-4 (55.88m)  
    6 Andrew Brueggen, Jr, St. Mary's (Minn)            178-6 (54.40m)  
    7 Darin Decker, Sr, Augustana (Illinois)            178-4 (54.37m)  
    8 Ben Ludtke, So, Wisconsin Oshkosh                 176-8 (53.86m)  
Round 1, Flight 2 
    1 Taylor Berliant, Jr, ClaremontMuddScripps         204-1 (62.22m)q 
    2 Bryan Kolacz, Jr, Keene State College             192-2 (58.58m)q 
    3 Josh Brennan, Jr, Carthage College                187-1 (57.03m)q 
    4 Erik Whiting, Sr, Rensselaer Poly Inst            185-1 (56.41m)q 
    5 Shaun Davis, Sr, Wisconsin Whitewater             184-8 (56.29m)q 
    6 Jerry Prusinski, Jr, Wisconsin Stevens Pt         183-2 (55.84m)  
    7 Tom Friederick, Sr, Wisconsin Platteville        180-11 (55.15m)  
    8 Aaron Wilkerson, Sr, Hamline University          174-10 (53.29m)  
    9 Ross Bunchek, So, Carthage College                166-4 (50.70m)  
Final 
    1 Eric Flores, Jr, California Lutheran              217-8 (66.35m)  
                       (61.12, 64.91, 62.87, 60.81, 66.35, F) 
                                    NCAA Championships record 
 Was 215-5 (65.66m); Jeremy Wendt, Wisconsin Whitewater, 2004 
                                               Stadium record 
    2 Taylor Berliant, Jr, ClaremontMuddScripps         204-1 (62.22m)  
                           (62.17, 62.22, F, 61.72, F, 59.83) 
    3 Bryan Kolacz, Jr, Keene State College             197-3 (60.12m)  
                           (58.50, F, 58.58, 56.56, F, 60.12) 
    4 Sean Larson, Sr, Wisconsin Stout                  194-6 (59.28m)  
                       (54.90, 56.45, F, 55.37, 54.92, 59.28) 
    5 Rich McNeil, Sr, Bates College                    193-7 (59.00m)  
                           (F, F, 56.31, 59.00, 58.61, 55.81) 
    6 Kevin Phipps, Jr, Baldwin Wallace                 193-5 (58.95m)  
                       (56.37, F, 56.71, 58.95, 57.64, 57.25) 
    7 Josh Brennan, Jr, Carthage College                187-1 (57.03m)  
                                   (57.03, F, 55.48, F, F, F) 
    8 Erik Whiting, Sr, Rensselaer Poly Inst            186-3 (56.77m)  
                               (54.13, 56.41, F, F, 56.77, F) 
    9 Shaun Davis, Sr, Wisconsin Whitewater             184-8 (56.29m)  
                       (56.08, 56.29, F, 54.27, 55.05, 54.99)
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