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Twombly Concludes Collegiate Career At The 2013 NCAA Championships

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: June 06, 2013
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EUGENE, Ore. – Drake University senior Isaac Twombly (Baldwin, Kan.) wrapped up his historic collegiate career Thursday afternoon at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Oregon’s Hayward Field.

Twombly, the Drake record holder in the hammer throw, bowed out of the event in the first round, finishing 23rd overall.

“I know Isaac is not happy with his performance today,” Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown said. “But like we told him during the indoor season, the NCAA Championships are a great place to have the season end. Isaac had an amazing senior year and we are so proud of him.”

Twombly’s best throw of the competition came on his third and final throw as he hurled the hammer to a distance of 195-5. He also threw distances of 189-2 and 192-3 earlier.

After battling injury for much of his junior season, Twombly’s main goal this season was to get back in shape, stay healthy and make a run at the top collegiate throwers in the nation.

This was the second NCAA Championship appearance for Twombly this season after he advanced to the 2013 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., in March of this year, where finished 14th.

The most decorated Drake thrower in recent history, Twombly ends his career as the first Drake thrower to reach the NCAA Championships in the modern era as well as the record holder in the hammer throw, with a mark of 205-3.

Virginia Tech’s Tomas Kruzliak won the event with a throw of 227-3, three feet farther than the next finisher. Fellow MVC athlete James Lambert of Southern Illinois was fifth with a throw of 217-8.
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