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College Track and Field: Tizman records State's best spot

EUGENE, Ore. Texas State senior Kelsey Titzman made the best showing by a Bobcat at the NCAA Championship Finals in Eugene, Ore., finishing ninth in the shot put.

While ninth put her just one spot out of First Team All-American, her ninth place finish earned her Second Team All-America honors.

Titzman threw for a distance of 16.60 meters (54-05.50) to beat out Wisconsin senior Taylor Smith in 10th place. The throw marked yet another personal record for Titzman, who threw for a personal best of 16.56 meters at the NCAA Preliminaries to qualify. Her throw ranks her third all-time at Texas State in the shot put.

Titzman finished 0.23 meters behind eighth place Dani Bunch from Purdue whose best throw was for 16.83 on her first throw.

Tia Brooks, a senior from Oklahoma, won the event with a toss of 18.91 meters (62-00.50).

Earlier in the week, Danessa Lyssey and Timothy Young competed for Texas State. Lyssey placed 22nd in the heptathlon, while Young finished 14th in the 110-meter hurdles. Each missed All-America honors.

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