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Garrett Garza national runner-up in DIII Outdoor Championships shot put

Garrett Garza national runner-up in DIII Outdoor Championships shot put

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GENEVA, Ohio -- Texas Lutheran senior Garrett Garza finished as the national runner-up in the shot put at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

At the SPIRE Institute, Garza (Round Rock/Stony Point) tossed the shot a school-record 17.81 meters (58 feet, 5.25 inches) to claim his second All-America award of 2019. Garza was eighth in the indoor championships.

David Kornack, a senior from Wisconsin-Eau Claire, won the national championship with a heave of 19.32 meters (63-4.75). Kornack also won the 2019 indoor title.

Garza's finish is the top outdoor individual placement in TLU Outdoor Men's Track & Field history.

Marquis Brown (Refugio/Refugio) won a national indoor championship in the 400 meters in 2017. The TLU 4x100 relay team was the national runner-up in 2018.

Garza has been dominant all season in the shot put. He won his third consecutive SCAC Championship in the shot and won eight times total this spring.

Garza only lost to one DIII athlete this spring, and that second-place finish came against the national champion.

Garza has been ranked in the NCAA Division III's top five for most of the year.

In other TLU action on Friday, Paris Foster placed 16th in the preliminary round of the 110 hurdles and did not advance to the championship final. Foster crossed the line in 14.97 seconds.

Darren Jones, attempting to race in a second championship final Saturday, just missed qualifying for the 100. Jones was .02 from making the final with a time of 10.60. He will race in the 200 championship final on Saturday. That race starts at 1:50 p.m. central.

Foster (Magnolia/Magnolia) also raced in the 100 prelim and did not advance to the final. Foster placed 19th with a time of 10.98.

Ashley Rynard (Temple/Temple) could not get to her second straight 800 national final. Rynard posted the 17th-fastest time of the preliminary rounds. She posted a time of 2:15.58.

Connor Thompson (Nederland/Nederland) raced in the 400 preliminaries and did not make the finals. Thompson finished 18th overall with a time of 49.48.

In addition to Jones's race in the 200, the Bulldogs will have Cortnee Priour(Victoria/Goliad) competing in the women's triple jump on Saturday. The triple jump competition starts at 10 a.m central. Jones and Priour will be the final two Bulldogs to compete in the 2019 championships.

Event 34 Men Shot Put
 Two seeded flights; random draw within flight.                                     
 20 minute flight specific warm-up. No general warm-up.                             
 Max 15 min. before finals. May start early if all are ready.                       
 Advance best 9 AFTER ties to finals. Reverse order.                                
  DIII Champ: # 19.56m  1983        Mike Manders, Hamline                           
     Stadium: ^ 18.55m                                                              
    Name                    Year School                   Final            H# Points
  1 David Kornack             SR Wis.-Eau Claire         19.32m^  63-04.75  2  10   
      18.73m  19.32m  19.09m  18.85m  X  X                                          
Garrett Garza             SR Texas Lutheran          17.81m   58-05.25  2   8   
      17.67m  16.66m  17.81m  15.90m  16.58m  16.94m                                
  3 Colin McCabe              SO Mass. Maritime          17.36m   56-11.50  2   6   
      16.68m  17.19m  16.64m  17.36m  X  X                                          
  4 Blaze Murfin              SR Dubuque                 17.33m   56-10.25  2   5   
      16.13m  16.30m  17.33m  X  17.30m  X                                          
  5 Sean Sherman              JR Mount Union             17.05m   55-11.25  2   4   
      15.95m  17.05m  16.99m  16.07m  X  X                                          
  6 Jackson Sheckler          FR Wis.-Oshkosh            16.62m   54-06.50  2   3   
      14.88m  16.62m  16.30m  X  X  16.46m                                          
  7 Michael Hensch            SR Gustavus Adolphus       16.50m   54-01.75  2   2   
      16.29m  16.50m  16.00m  16.01m  X  X                                          
  8 David Danhauer            SR St. Thomas (Minn.)      16.38m   53-09.00  2   1   
      15.97m  16.38m  15.96m  15.66m  16.15m  X                                     
  9 Kai Barber                SO St. John's (Minn.)      16.25m   53-03.75  2       
      15.53m  16.18m  16.25m  16.00m  X  16.18m                                     
 10 Kevin Ruechel             SO Wis.-Stout              16.06m   52-08.25  2       
      16.06m  15.85m  15.28m                                                        
 11 Gage O'Brien              JR St. Thomas (Minn.)      15.92m   52-02.75  1       
      15.69m  X  15.92m                                                             
 12 Kejuan Frazier            SO Albion                  15.92m   52-02.75  1       
      15.62m  15.92m  X                                                             
 13 Bram Miller               SO Carnegie Mellon         15.85m   52-00.00  1       
      15.85m  15.28m  15.78m                                                        
 14 Nick Tegtmeier            JR Wis.-Oshkosh            15.67m   51-05.00  1       
      14.89m  15.67m  X                                                             
 15 Ryan Njegovan             SR Aurora                  15.61m   51-02.75  1       
      15.56m  15.61m  X                                                             
 16 Josh Miller               SO Capital                 15.53m   50-11.50  1       
      15.53m  X  15.42m                                                             
 17 Landon Zimmerman          JR Wis.-Whitewater         15.52m   50-11.00  1       
      15.52m  15.17m  15.43m                                                        
 18 Billy Emerson             SR McDaniel                15.03m   49-03.75  1       
      14.57m  14.70m  15.03m                                                        
 19 Jarrod Webb               SR Wash & Jeff             14.66m   48-01.25  1       
      14.66m  14.41m  X                                                             
 20 Chase Bonner              SR Buena Vista             14.47m   47-05.75  1       
      14.47m  14.18m  X