King Claims Second Place Honors in Shot Put at Track Nationals
June 14, 2008
DES MOINES, Iowa - University of Memphis women's track and field senior thrower Susan King took home second place in the shot put at the 2008 NCAA Track and Field Championships this afternoon, claiming the highest place of any U of M athlete at the event.
King's best mark came on her third throw in the circle as she hauled out a mark of 17.68 meters (58-00.25); before fouling her last three attempts of the day. She has finished her U of M career as one of the top shot putters in the college and national scene.
Her honors earned King her second All-American honors this year. She placed fourth in the shot at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships to earn the first honors of her career.
She currently holds the school record in the indoor and outdoor shot put and has qualified for the Olympic trials. King will be accompanied by teammate Aaron Whetstone and former All-American track star Gail Lee at the trials.
The Olympic trials will be held from June 27-July 6, in Eugene, Oregon.