Lubarski, Padgett End Season at NCAA Championships

Kayla Padgett

June 5, 2013

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EUGENE, Ore. - Lauren Lubarski and Kayla Padgett concluded the 2013 outdoor season with a pair of top 25 finishes at their first-ever NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships appearance on Wednesday.

Lubarski earned a 17th-place finish in the women's javelin throw after tallying a mark of 45.37m (148-10.00). The freshman from Hermitage, Pa., wraps up the season as the ECU school record holder in the event after recording a mark of 48.32m (158-06.00) at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships for a second place finish.

Padgett finished her sophomore campaign with a mark of 52.44m (172-00.00) in the women's hammer throw for 24th place. This season, Padgett notched four first-place finishes in the hammer throw, while winning both the women's shot put and discus throw at the Charlotte Invitational. She also holds the ECU school record in both the shot put (15.16m, 49-09.00) and discus (169-10.00).

"Overall it was a learning experience for both Lauren and Kayla," Head Coach Curt Kraft said. "When you've never been exposed to this environment, one tends to feel some pressure and starts pressing a little. It's great to get experience at the meet, so next year when they are here the results will hopefully be different. They both had a great season and need to be proud of all of their accomplishments. The good news is: we have them here at ECU for the next two and three years."

Freshman Cameron Hudson will compete in the men's long jump Thursday, June 6. The event is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. (PT).