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McM's Davis 3rd at Texas Relays

AUSTIN, Texas - McMurry University's Paul Davis continues to be the big guy from a small school competing among the "big boys" in the shot put. On Friday evening, competing in the featured Section A of the Texas Relays, Davis finished in third place in the shot with a school record heave of 63' 10 ¼".

Davis posted his record toss on his very first attempt of the day. He was the second collegiate finisher, placing behind Texas' Ryan Crouser (67' 0 ½") and unattached thrower Jacob Thornmaehlen (64' 7").

After fouling on his second throw, Davis went 19.46 meters - 61' 6 ½" - on his third attempt, advancing to the finals. Davis fouled on all three of his final tries.

Among those finishing behind Davis in the final standing were competitors from Texas Tech, Auburn, Kentucky, Tennessee and UCLA, to name a few.

Davis improved by better than four full inches on his own school record (63' 6"), set two weeks ago.

"I still like that Paul still has 3-4 feet in him still on any given day this year," said McM throws coach Jerry Johnson. "The goal is for him to work to be more consistent now."

Davis will join his War Hawk teammates on Saturday at the Trinity University Tiger Relays in San Antonio.

  1 Crouser, Ryan             SO Texas                   20.43m   67-00.50
      20.38m  FOUL  FOUL  20.43m  FOUL  FOUL
  2 Thormaehlen, Jacob           Unattached              19.68m   64-07.00
      19.35m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL  19.68m  18.68m
  3 Davis, Paul               JR McMurry                 19.46m   63-10.25
      19.46m  FOUL  19.06m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL
  4 Weldon, Kole              SO TX Tech                 18.89m   61-11.75
      18.61m  18.74m  18.89m  18.40m  18.60m  18.44m
  5 Saenz, Stephen            JR Auburn                  18.79m   61-07.75
      18.43m  18.69m  18.79m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL
  6 Spence, Will              SO Texas                   18.72m   61-05.00
      17.84m  FOUL  18.10m  FOUL  17.58m  18.72m
  7 Szypka, Brad              SO Kentucky                18.07m   59-03.50
      17.69m  FOUL  18.07m  FOUL  17.74m  FOUL
  8 Hoty, Matthew             SR Tennessee               17.75m   58-03.00
      17.16m  17.24m  FOUL  FOUL  17.56m  17.75m
  9 Scarvelis, Nicholas       FR UCLA                    17.67m   57-11.75
      16.55m  17.67m  17.57m  17.02m  FOUL  17.46m
10 Popenfoose, Marcus        JR Auburn                  17.35m   56-11.25
      17.35m  PASS  FOUL  FOUL  17.10m  FOUL
11 Adams, Alex               SR Northwood               17.04m   55-11.00
      17.04m  FOUL  FOUL
12 Bailey, Tavis                Tennessee               16.94m   55-07.00
      16.94m  FOUL  FOUL
13 Kent, Isiah               JR Kentucky                16.29m   53-05.50
      16.29m  FOUL  FOUL
-- Baillio, Hayden           SR Texas                     FOUL
-- Smith, Ryan               SR Liberty                   FOUL

Information for this story provided by McMurry Sports Information.

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