FINDLAY, Ohio -- Trine's Kara Eck placed third in the weight throw to open the performance of the Trine women's track and field team in the University of Findlay Oiler Open.
Eck (Auburn, Ind. / DeKalb) notched a throw of 56 feet, 10.25 inches to earn the third-place finish. The junior finished ahead of the top NCAA Division I performer in the event, as well as placing ahead of numerous other performers from NCAA Division II and NAIA institutions. The two-time All-American's throw was three feet better than any other NCAA Division III competitor.
Eck was the lone Thunder women's field performer to compete tonight. Trine will have a heavy presence in the bulk of the meet, which will be held tomorrow. Events are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.