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Throwers Shine on Opening Day of Tiger Track Classic
Daina Levy

April 5, 2013


AUBURN – Auburn freshman Daina Levy won the women’s hammer throw with a throw of 189-11 (57.88m) on the first day of competition at the 2013 Tiger Track Classic at Hutsell-Rosen Track. The throw by Levy ranks as the seventh-best performance in Auburn history.

“This is our second meet of the year, but our first home meet, so this is a chance for almost the whole team to get involved,” Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. “We don’t travel everybody every time we compete, so this gives us a chance to make some evaluations and see where we are. It’s a good early chance for us.

“With what I’ve seen so far, I think we’re off to a pretty good start. It’s very, very early, but the meet is a building process and really our goal this weekend is to have some solid results and we’ll build from that and head into Georgia next weekend. I’m pretty pleased with how we’ve competed so far, and we’ve just got to continue that tomorrow.”

Also in the women’s hammer throw, junior Tori Nwadiogbu recorded a new personal best with a throw of 163-02 (49.73m). In the women’s triple jump, sophomore Siobhan Ford-Holland finished in sixth, and recorded a new personal best with a long jump of 39-10.5 (12.15m).

Senior Tyler Kennedy finished in fourth place in the men’s javelin throw, finishing with a 206-0 (62.78m). The mark equaled his performance last weekend at the Texas Relays.

Action gets underway Saturday with the women’s pole vault beginning at 11 a.m. Running events are scheduled to begin at noon with the women’s 4x100m relay.



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