UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

Thompson All-American With 5th Place Throw

May 31, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

May 27, 2012

UT Tyler's Buck Thompson, the Patriots first-ever multi-event qualifier to the NCAA Track & Field Championships, finished with an All-American performance at the 2012 Championships this weekend.

Thompson earned All-America honors by finishing in fifth place in the men's discus with a 52.64-meter throw. The national championship throw came from Whitworth's Carter Comito at 57.86-meters.

Thompson had throws of 50.97, 49.9, 50.84 and 51.43-meters as well. More...