June 9, 2011
DES MOINES, Iowa - University of Alabama senior Meghan Austin finished 16th in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships to earn second team All-America honors on Thursday.
Austin recorded a mark of 151-5 on her first throw of the day but couldn’t improve upon that distance in her subsequent two throws to reach the finals. Her mark was her third-longest throw of the season. Oklahoma’s Brittany Borman won the title with a throw of 178-2.
Also on the second day of competition in Des Moines, junior Kaylon Eppinger moved into 15th after the first four events of the seven-event heptathlon with 3,222 points. Eppinger opened the day with a 13.86 finish in the 100-meter hurdles, cleared 5-3 in the high jump, recorded a career-best throw of 41-10 in the shot put and time of 26.23 in the 200 meters.
Eppinger will aim to move up the standings in the long jump, javelin and 800 meters on Friday afternoon.
NCAA Outdoor Championships
16. Meghan Austin, 151-5
Heptathlon (Through four events)
15. Kaylon Eppinger, 3,222