Nguyen Wins Hammer With Day 1 PR

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Allison Weiss
By Allison Weiss
Student Assistant
MARCH 24, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas – Their start may have been delayed by the weather, but Camille Burge and Charles Nguyen made the most of their nearly three-hour wait.

They were the only competitors in action for OU on Friday, but each was able to get the job done. Burge led off the meet at Maverick Stadium with a sixth-place finish, fifth among college athletes, throwing a 140-11 in her sixth and final throw. Burge opened with a foul, then recorded a 131-11. She had three more fouls before her second, and placing, legal attempt.

Nguyen picked up something from Burge as he threw 202-6.00 on his final throw to win the competition. Nguyen had three legal throws with two fouls before his winning effort. In addition to winning the meet title, Nguyen improved his career best by nearly 8 inches.

The rest of the Sooners will be competing tomorrow. While the meet resumes at 9 a.m., Oklahoma’s first event will be the women’s 200-meter dash at 11 a.m. Live results will be available at http://www.deltatiming.com/results.aspx. Updates will also be provided throughout the day on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (OU_Track). A recap will be provided at Soonersports.com following the end of the competition.

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