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Mike Rosenbaum

Ryan Whiting Wins Epic U.S. Indoor Shot Put Title

By February 25, 2014

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Spectators watching the final day of the U.S. Indoor Championships on Sunday got to see the world's top three shot put attempts to date of 2014. Ryan Whiting won the battle by tossing a world-leading 22.23 meters (72 feet, 11 inches). Kurt Roberts took second -- and is currently second in the world -- with a throw measuring 21.50/70-6, while Joe Kovacs finished third at 21.46/70-5. With only two competitors qualifying for the World Indoor Championships, however, Kovacs will not make the squad despite standing third on the world shot put list.

In other Championship highlights, Mary Saxer scored an upset victory in the pole vault after clearing 4.71/15-5. Jenn Suhr, who'd won seven straight U.S. titles, had to settle for second at 4.66/15-3. Mary Cain won her second straight indoor 1500-meter title in 4:07.05, while Bernard Lagat earned his fourth U.S. 3000-meter championship, finishing in 7:46.01, ahead of Galen Rupp's 7:48.19. Francena McCorory won the 400 meters in a world-leading 50.85. Nia Ali set a world-leading time and edged Janay DeLouch Soukup in the 60-meter hurdles, 7.80 seconds to 7.82.

Check out the full results from the U.S. Indoor Championships.


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