Mar 14, 2014; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Michael Lihrman of Wisconsin wins the weight throw at 76-3 1/2 (23.25m) in the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships at Albuquerque Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Lihrman wins national title in weight throw

Wisconsin Badgers thrower Michael Lihrman capped off his excellent indoor track and field season with an NCAA title on Friday night, winning the weight throw with a heave of 76 feet, 3 1/2 inches.

Lihrman, who holds both the NCAA record and the Big Ten Championships record in the event, said afterwards that he got himself angry before his final two throws:

“Everything was very, very close. We threw for about an hour and a half and I was getting tired. Those last two throws, I was trying to get myself angry. On that last throw, I was shocked myself.


“You want to throw as far as possible on the last one and usually what happens is you pull on it or do something wrong, but I ended up throwing just fine and I was pretty happy with it.”

Nick Miller, a junior from Oklahoma State, was the runner-up to Lihrman. Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, a sophomore from Purdue, finished in third.


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