Crouser wins third consecutive shot-put at NCAA Championships

Nick Castillo

Texas opened up the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a bang Wednesday, as junior Ryan Crouser successfully defended his shot-put title.

With a toss of 69 feet, 3 ½ inches, Crouser won his third straight national championship.

Also competing in the men’s Track & Field Championships for the Longhorns are sophomores Johannes Hock and Reese Watson. 

Hock is close to winning another decathlon title after posting a personal-best 4,243 points on day one after competing in five events. Watson tied for seventh in the pole vault event.
For the Texas women, three of the four 400-meter qualifiers advanced to the finals – freshman Kendall Baisden, senior Briana Nelson, and sophomore Courtney Okolo.

In the 100-meter race, sophomore Morolake Akinosun advanced to the finals after posting a career best time of 11.04.

The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship continues Thursday