Feb. 13, 2016
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Alabama men’s and women’s throwers continued a jam-packed Saturday of track and field events for the Crimson Tide, competing at the LSU High Performance Meet in Baton Rouge, La. The throwers produced personal bests, season bests, and a first-place showing in the men’s shot put.
The meet was kicked off by an outstanding effort by sophomore Daniel Haugh in the men’s weight throw. His first and best throw of 67-0 (20.42m) landed him in the No. 2 spot in the event amongst a field of nine competitors. Swedish teammate redshirt junior Elias Hakansson finished fifth with a toss of 62-8 (19.10m). For the women’s weight throw, sophomore Haley Teel continued to improve throughout the competition with a best mark of 54-11 1/2 (16.75m), finishing in fifth. Rounding out the weight throw was sophomore Danielle McConnell, who competed in her first indoor meet in a crimson-and-white uniform. Her best throw on the day traveled 46-8 1/4 (14.23m).
Alabama dominated the field in the men’s and women’s shot put, with all five athletes placing in the top five. Junior Kyle Felpel reigned supreme over the competition with a season-best throw of 61-2 3/4 (18.66m). Following Felpel was redshirt freshman Kord Ferguson, who took third with a mark of 58-6 1/2 (17.84m). Junior Hayden Reed landed in the fourth with a season-best toss of 56-10 (17.32m), while fellow junior Nathan Karr threw a personal best of 55-8 1/2 (16.98m) to place fifth. In the women’s shot put, Haley Teel claimed runner-up honors with a personal-best throw of 52-1 3/4 (15.89m).
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LSU High Performance Meet
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Weight Throw: 2. Daniel Haugh, 67-0 (20.42m); 5. Elias Hakansson, 62-8 (19.10m)
Shot Put: 1. Kyle Felpel, 61-2 3/4 (18.66m); 3. Kord Ferguson, 58-6 1/2 (17.84m); 4. Hayden Reed, 56-10 (17.32m); 5. Nathan Karr, 55-8 1/2 (16.98m)
Weight Throw: 5. Haley Teel 54-11 1/2 (16.75m); 10. Danielle McConnell 46-8 1/4 (14.23m)
Shot Put: 2. Haley Teel 52-1 3/4 (15.89m)