(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – A day after winning a national championship, Marcus Myers became a four-time All-American at this year's track & field national championships after he placed seventh in the discus. Myers' best throw came on his second attempt and went 52.57 meters, or 172 feet 5 inches.
It was an impressive finish considering he wasn't among the top qualifiers in the nation until the G-MAC Championships where he threw 53.16 meters. That provisional mark moved him up to No. 13 in the nation.
Myers was part of the first heat of the event and led his group of 10 after three throws. Once Heat 2 was finished, Myers stood in seventh place allowing him three more attempts in the finals. He was unable to improve upon his mark, but he was still able to stay in the same position as neither the eighth or ninth place athletes after the opening heats could surpass him.
Missouri Southern's Bryan Burns won the event with a throw of 57.56, or 188 feet 10 inches, which he obtained on his final attempt to surpass UIndy's Austin Hogan who threw 56.49 meters in the fifth round.
Myers result gave Walsh two more points in the team standings. The Cavaliers will finish the 2018 Outdoor Track & Field national championships with 12 points, all Myers, which puts them in sixth place with seven of 21 events scored before everything wraps up tomorrow.