LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) – University of Louisville track and field’s Sam Bombaugh concluded his season Thursday with All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Bombaugh finished 24th in the men’s hammer throw competition behind a toss of 59.01m/193-7. Making his first career appearance on the national stage, the junior earned USTFCCCA honorable mention All-America accolades.
He becomes the first thrower on the men’s side to earn outdoor All-America honors since Andrew Hackney earned the distinction in the discus in 2009.
The Falmouth, Mass., native placed 12th in the hammer throw two weeks ago at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Rounds, securing the final spot for the NCAA Championships. Bombaugh has compiled an immaculate season, which included breaking the 20-year-old hammer throw record. He won three conference titles, including both throwing titles at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships. Bombaugh, who earned the title BIG EAST Indoor Men's Field Athlete of the Meet, became the first athlete in the BIG EAST's existence, which dates back to 1980, to win the indoor shot put and weight throw titles in the same meet.
Louisville continues its stay at the championships, as Mattias Wolter is scheduled to compete in the 3,000m steeplechase finals on Friday at 8:40 p.m. ET. Amashi Kendall participates in the shot put on Saturday, the final day of the NCAA Championships.
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