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

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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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