Maryland Terrapins

Thompson Places Second at NCAA Championships

Maryland Athletics

EUGENE, Ore. - Junior thrower Greg Thompson finished in second place in the men's discus competition at the NCAA Championships. Wrapping up an incredible junior campaign, Thompson took home second place honors and All-American status after a throw of 58.96m (193'5"). This runner up finish marks the highest result for a Terp since Dominic Berger placed second in the 110 hurdles back in 2006.

The second place finish caps off an impressive year for Thompson, where he launched a throw of 59.24m (194’4”) last week at the East Prelims to earn the #2 qualifying spot for the final rounds in Eugene. At the Penn Relays back in April, Thompson notched a career-best throw of 61.29m (201'1") to win the men's discus competition at the prestigous event. Luke Vaughn of Memphis won this year's discus NCAA Championship, at 60.41m (198'2").

Sam Shoultz earned Second Team All-American honors, placing 12th in the high jump competition with a clearance of 2.13m (6'11 3/4"). Shoultz is capping off a highlight filled year where he set a personal best and tied a school record, winning the Virginia Challenge with a clearance of 2.24m (7’4 ¼”).

Thursday in competition, Emma O'Hara and Jewel Smith competed in the hammer throw and long jump competitions, finishing 21st and 22nd respectively.

Dallyssa Huggins and Claudia Ababio competed in Saturday's high jump and discus competitions. 

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