2010 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

 

Women's Shot Put

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Notes: St. Lawrence senior Alyssa Pirinelli won the national title in the shot put with a throw of 47 feet, seven inches after finishing as runner-up last year. Wisconsin Oshkosh freshman Jecel Gerner was second at 47'2.25" and Bates College senior Vantiel Elizabeth Dunca was third at 46'11.5".



Alyssa Pirinelli Quotes
Her thoughts on progressing from seventh to second to national champion the past three seasons outdoors: “It feels pretty good to end my career on a positive note with both the indoor and outdoor national championships! It’s been a battle for four years. I have had great coaching here at St. Lawrence for four years and that truly helped me.”
How her coaches have helped her and kept her motivated: “For the past three seasons, and then three seasons before that, I have overlapped with Coach D (St. Lawrence assistant women’s track and field coach Melissa DeRan). I have had Coach D the last three seasons, and before that, my previous coach propelled me from a 42-foot shot putter to a 46-foot shot putter, and now Coach D has worked with me to get to that 48-plus mark. So, it’s been a lot of great coaching the past four years between those two coaches.”
Walk through your six attempts on the day: “My first five attempts of the day were average at best. I knew the other competitors were going out there were throwing right around the 14-meter mark. Many of the competitors had already reached that 14-meter mark by the time I was ready for my last throw. So, I knew going into my last throw I would need to improve on their throws. I didn’t know how far it went when I made my last throw, and when it landed, I looked at the mark, and then I looked at my coach, and I was like, it’s not far enough, it’s just not far enough. The officials set the mark, and I was like oh my gosh!!! I just couldn’t believe it. My first five were average at best, so it was a thrill!”

    
    
Shot Put    
Round 1, Flight 1    
    1 Vantiel Elizabeth Dunca, Sr, Bates College    46-11 1/2 (14.31m)q    
    2 Sarah Anciaux, Jr, Coe College                     45-8 (13.92m)q    
    3 Morgan Darrow, Jr, Buena Vista Univ               44-11 (13.69m)q    
    4 Sam Broderius, Jr, Gustavus Adolphus          44-10 1/4 (13.67m)q    
    5 Christa Youngern, Sr, California Lutheran          44-7 (13.59m)     
    6 Emily Goerig, Jr, Capital University           44-5 1/2 (13.55m)     
    7 Nicole Murphy, Sr, University of Chicago      43-11 3/4 (13.40m)     
    8 Sarah Reasoner, Jr, Calvin College             43-9 1/4 (13.34m)     
    9 Susie Trzebiatowski, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh     42-3 1/4 (12.88m)     
Round 1, Flight 2    
    1 Jecel Gerner, Fr, Wisconsin Oshkosh            47-2 1/4 (14.38m)q    
    2 Alyssa Pirinelli, Sr, St. Lawrence            46-10 3/4 (14.29m)q    
    3 Holly Ozanich, Jr, Wisconsin Oshkosh           46-8 1/4 (14.23m)q    
    4 Ellie Sitek, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh                45-10 (13.97m)q    
    5 Claire Ray, Sr, University of Chicago          45-0 1/4 (13.72m)q    
    6 Gloria Lehr, Sr, Monmouth College (Il)         44-4 3/4 (13.53m)     
    7 Deanna Dirkschneider, Fr, Nebraska Wesleyan        43-7 (13.28m)     
    8 Amanda Brichacek, Jr, Nebraska Wesleyan            41-7 (12.67m)     
    9 Mindy Harrington, Jr, Carthage College             41-3 (12.57m)     
   10 Brittany Frederick, So, Wisconsin Eau Claire   38-1 1/2 (11.62m)     
Final    
    1 Alyssa Pirinelli, Sr, St. Lawrence                 47-7 (14.50m)     
                   (14.15, 14.24, 14.29, 13.28, 13.96, 14.50)    
                                      Ties DIII Season's Best    
                                               Stadium record    
          Was 47-5 (14.45m); Amanda Salb, Mount Holyoke, 1999    
    2 Jecel Gerner, Fr, Wisconsin Oshkosh            47-2 1/4 (14.38m)     
                       (14.02, 13.76, 14.38, 14.02, 14.04, F)    
    3 Vantiel Elizabeth Dunca, Sr, Bates College    46-11 1/2 (14.31m)     
                   (13.21, 14.31, 13.04, 13.77, 13.14, 14.14)    
    4 Holly Ozanich, Jr, Wisconsin Oshkosh           46-8 1/4 (14.23m)     
                       (13.77, 13.60, 14.23, 13.73, F, 14.20)    
    5 Morgan Darrow, Jr, Buena Vista Univ            46-6 3/4 (14.19m)     
                   (13.66, 13.58, 13.69, 14.01, 14.19, 13.80)    
    6 Ellie Sitek, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh                45-10 (13.97m)     
                   (13.39, 13.92, 13.97, 13.05, 13.39, 13.45)    
    7 Sarah Anciaux, Jr, Coe College                     45-8 (13.92m)     
                       (13.65, 13.92, 13.66, 13.68, 13.79, F)    
    8 Claire Ray, Sr, University of Chicago          45-0 1/4 (13.72m)     
                       (12.91, 13.72, F, 13.14, 12.50, 13.48)    
    9 Sam Broderius, Jr, Gustavus Adolphus          44-10 1/4 (13.67m)     
                   (13.67, 13.31, 12.83, 12.87, 12.93, 12.99)    
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