Frasure Records Seventh-Place NCAA Weight Throw Finish
March 11, 2006
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - East Carolina junior Eric Frasure capped an award-winning season with a seventh-place national finish in the 35-pound weight throw event at the 2006 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday afternoon inside Walker Pavilion on the University of Arkansas campus.
Frasure longest effort, measured at 21.29 meters, fell 2.44 meters behind the national championship mark of 23.73 meters turned in by senior Spyridon Jullien of Virginia Tech.
After logging a throw of 20.64 meters in his first attempt and then fouling on his second try, the Charlotte native launched his best toss of the championships at 21.29, which also served as Frasure's second-longest effort of the season - trailing only his school-record distance of 21.62 set at the UNC Last Chance Meet on March 1. He followed up with throws of 20.74, 20.62 and 20.74 meters to close out the competition before earning NCAA Indoor Track & Field All-America honors for the first time in his career.
Frasure and the Pirates will now prepare for their outdoor season which begins next Saturday at Coastal Carolina.
2006 NCAA INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS