Pilling adds All-America status – Sports
Pilling adds All-America status
Junior discus thrower places eighth at NCAA’s
By: Andrew Stover
Issue date: 6/17/09 Section: Sports

For the first time since 1978, a thrower on the men’s track and field team earned All-America status.

Junior Greg Pilling finished eighth in the discus throw at the NCAA Championships Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. The top eight throwers at the national meet received All-America status.

“To place in the top eight of a national meet of such high caliber is quite the accomplishment,” Pilling said. “At the same time, I’m disappointed because I didn’t compete my best in the finals and had I, I could have won.”

He placed second at the Midwest Regional two weeks prior, finishing behind the defending NCAA discus champion, Kentucky’s Rashaud Scott.

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