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UH’s Porlier Langlois 19th in NCAA shot put

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    Hawaii's Alex Porlier Langlois, the Big West shot put champion, qualified for the national championship after placing ninth at the NCAA West Preliminary meet on June 6 in Texas. The top 12 throwers advanced, and she qualified with a throw of 15.89 meters on her first attempt.
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Hawaii junior Alex Porlier Langlois placed 19th in the shot put at Thursday’s NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Porlier Langlois had a throw of 15.60 meters (51 feet, 2 1/4 inches) during her second attempt of the day. She recorded a throw of 15.32 (50-3 1/4) on her first attempt. She fouled her third and final attempt to conclude her first national championship appearance.

Southern Illinois freshman Raven Saunders won with a throw of 18.35 (60-2 1/2). She was the only thrower to surpass 18 meters.

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