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June 13, 2014

OSU’s Miller gets runner-up at NCAA track and field meet

EUGENE, Ore. — Oklahoma State’s Nick Miller took second place in the outdoor hammer throw on day two of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, in Eugene, Ore., on Thursday.

Miller (72.40m/237-6) made an early statement with his best throw coming on his first throw of the competition. It marked the sixth meet this year in which Miller has broken the 70-meter plateau. He had the lead until Kent State’s Matthias Tayala threw a lifetime best mark on his final throw of the day.

Miller earned his third-straight outdoor All-American honor, making him the fourth Cowboy in school history with at least three. He also has two All-American honors in the indoor weight throw.

“It was a great final round of competition in the hammer,” OSU throws coach John Baumann said. “Nick had a great start, he just didn’t have another throw in him to answer. He has still had an incredible year so far, and now we will look forward to the Commonwealth Games.”

In the 2014 track and field season, Miller has scored 16 out of a possible 20 team points for the Cowboys in his NCAA events, taking second in both the outdoor hammer and indoor weight throw.

Miller’s eight team points have the Cowboys currently sitting in second place, with 16 team points.

OSU track and field will be back in action Friday, at day three of the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Shadrack Kipchirchir, who already earned a runner-up finish in the 10,000 meters last night, will join teammate Kirubel Erassa in the 5,000 meter final, at 8:10 p.m.

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