EUGENE, Ore. – Sophomore Ashmon Lucas scored in the discus on the men’s final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Sophomore Jaret Carpenter was also in action and earned second team All-America honors.
Lucas opened the competition with a throw of 56.88 meters (186-07) in the rainy conditions. That put him in third after the first round. Lucas had one other marked throw – a distance of 52.04 meters (170-9) – and held on for sixth place and scored three points in his first ever NCAA Championships. The finish earns him first team All-America honors. He is the first man in school history to earn first team All-America honors in the discus.
Carpenter was in in the 5,000-meter run. He ran a patient race and slowly worked his way up the field before finishing 10th overall in the country. Carpenter finished with a time of 14:00.01 to earn second team honors.
The men’s season comes to a close with a t-55th place finish at the meet. The Boilermakers built on the success of their underclassmen, including Lucas, Carpenter and sophomore Waseem Williams, who earned second team All-America honors in the 100-meter dash and honorable mention honors in the 4x100-meter relay.
The women wrap up the athletic year for Purdue Athletics on Saturday. The team currently has three points after senior Savannah Carson finished sixth in the long jump Thursday. The full Saturday schedule for the women is below (all times Eastern).
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