Nerdal Grabs Sixth Place and Earns All-American Honors at Track Nationals
June 13, 2008
DES MOINES, Iowa - Steffen Nerdal took sixth place in the hammer throw today, at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships that are being hosted by Drake University.
Nerdal had a final mark of 68.21 meters (223-09). He fouled his first throw, but rebounded from there as his last throw was a personal best, as he improved on his school record mark by over two feet. This was Nerdal's second appearance in the hammer at the championships.
Tomorrow Susan King will enter the shot put circle and vy for her spot at a national individual crown. She enters tomorrow's finals with the second highest mark and hopes up becoming the U of M's first female track title winner. The shot put is scheduled for a start time of 1:30 p.m.