LA CROSSE, Wis. – Competing in her second career NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Anna LaBeaume (Jr., Sequim, Wash.) finished 22nd in the hammer, contested Friday evening at Roger Harring Stadium at the Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex.
Fouling on her first and third attempts, the junior only had one chance to make the finals. She launched the ball and chain 146 feet, 5 inches (44.64 meters), a throw that was not among the nine best that earned three more attempts in the finals.
Samantha Loew, a senior from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, topped the field with a maximum effort of 191 feet even (58.21m).
LaBeaume won her second consecutive Northwest Conference championship in the hammer this season, setting a program record (171-10/52.39) in the process. She has also won two league titles in the shot put, and competed at the national meet in the shot as a freshman in 2011.
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