The Ohio State track and field team has a national title winner in the shot put.
After taking home the indoor national championship in the event earlier this year, Adelaide Aquilla completed the double and also won the national title in the NCAA outdoor track and field championships Thursday. But it wasn’t without drama.
Adelaide threw 59-7 1/2 on her fifth throw to take the lead, but that was overtaken by Wisconsin’s Josie Schaefer who then tossed the pellet 60-0 1/4 inches. Not to be outdone, Aquilla reached into all she had and threw a massive 62-3 1/4 to win comfortably.
There is still plenty of action occurring out in Eugene, Oregon, so we’ll continue to keep an eye on what’s going on with the track and field team as anything of interest arises.
With the results, Aquilla becomes the first woman to win an individual national championship in the outdoor NCAA’s since Christina Manning won the 100 meters in 2012.
Ohio State is currently tied for third at these NCAA championships with 13 points. The top five includes Georgia (20 points), Oregon (14), Ohio State (13), Arkansas, and North Dakota State (13 apiece).
For now though, congrats to Aquilla.