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July 15, 2013

Tom Farrell takes silver at European Championships

TAMPERE, Finland — Oklahoma State’s Tom Farrell claimed the silver medal in the 5,000 meters, and Cowboy Nick Miller finished ninth in the hammer throw at the European Under-23 Track and Field Championships, in Tampere, Finland, on Saturday.

Farrell completed the 5,000 meters in 14:19.94, just .55 short of winning the race. After just missing out on the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June, this was redemption in a big way for Farrell.

“He ran an awesome race,” Oklahoma State coach Dave Smith said. “This result was huge for his confidence, and it lets him know he is back on track.”

In the hammer throw, Nick Miller took ninth, with a throw of 66.64m/218-7. The result matched his finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, but he beat NCAA hammer throw champion Tomas Kruzliak by more than two meters.

“It was big for Nick to make his first final in international competition,” throws coach John Baumann said. “It has been a long season, and he is ready for a break and to recharge for next season.”

Oklahoma State’s Monika Juodeskaite nearly ran a personal best in the 5,000 meters, finishing 10th at the European Under-23 Track and Field Championships, in Tampere, Finland, on Sunday.

Juodeskaite’s time of 16:22.46 was less than five seconds off her personal best, and good enough for 10th place in the event.

Juodeskaite’s top-10 finish, along with yesterday’s performances from Tom Farrell and Nick Miller, gives OSU three combined top-10 finishes at the championships.

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