RUFFIN, COLES FINISH IN TOP 40 AT NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY ROUND

Full Results - Shot Put

JACKSONVILLE, Va. – There was over 150 track & field programs eligible to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field East Preliminary Round. Only 13 of them had two or more shot putters in Thursday's first round, VCU was one of them.

Those two shot putters, Ryan Coles and Brandon Ruffin, posted top-40 finishes on Thursday to conclude their record setting seasons.

Ruffin placed 30th with a throw of 17.39m (57' ¾"), while Coles finished 38th at 17.08m (56' ½"). The duo entered the meet ranked 44th and 40th in the East Region, respectively.

Prior to this year, VCU had never had a male thrower reach the NCAA postseason. 

 

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