In a field of 24, All-American and three-sport athlete Liz Brenner of Oregon placed eighth in the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Wednesday. Brenner entered her flight with the seventh best mark at 49.03 meters and even impressed herself with how well she performed against some of the best throwers in the country.
“I’m just so happy that I was able to help the team out there,” said Brenner. “I know it’s going to be a really close meet so any help will be big,” said Brenner. “Wasn’t expecting it (earning a point), but I was definitely going for it (point) — it was definitely a fun day.”
In six rounds, Brenner recorded a personal best 51.43 meter throw on her second attempt. With her efforts this evening, Brenner earned the Ducks an important point and exits the NCAA Championships with endless potential to improve in her coming years. Brenner is a redshirt freshman this year and plans to throw for the remainder of her college career.
“Today was a really fun day,” said a cheerful Brenner. “The weather was nice, a lot of people in the stands, a lot on the line so it was a lot of fun,” said Brenner. In regards to her PR throw this evening, Brenner had this to say: “It was awesome; as soon as I threw it, I knew it was flying, so I was really excited about that.”