BUFFALO, NY - University at Buffalo throwing standout Becky O'Brien concluded action at the United States Track and Field Olympic Trials on Thursday evening as she finished in 16th place in the shot put. The top 12 finishers moved on to today's final.
O'Brien threw 53-0.25 (16.16m) on her first throw and then fouled in each of her final two attempts. Despite that, she finshed just over .4 meters away from a top 12 finish.
Yesterday's shot put event concluded UB's participation at the trials. O'Brien threw the discus last week, while Rob Golabek placed 12th in the shot put, advancing to the finals.
O'Brien, who redshirted during the outdoor season to focus on training for the trials, returns to competition for Buffalo next season.
After the trials, O'Brien said this about the competition, "I hoped to have done a little better here at the trials, but this was a great opportunity for me and I look forward to building on this experience "