Tyler Hammond

Beyond the Game: Darian Brown

Though this was a season of ups and downs according to Darian Brown, junior thrower, it was definitely something to build on for next year.

His ultimate goal was to reach the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

This season, Brown was one of two Texas State track and field athletes to reach the NCAA Championship Finals. He finished 20th in the discus category with a throw of 54.55 meters, less than 10 feet short of becoming an All-American.

Brown modeled his game after the performances of Olympic athletes Gerd Kanter and John Powell.  Brown researched and practiced Kanter’s technique. Kanter, an Estonian discus thrower, won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics and the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Texas State athletes advance to national outdoor competition

Texas State Track and Field competed in the NCAA West Preliminary Round at Arkansas last weekend.

The team had two athletes advance to the NCAA Final Championships, Darian Brown, junior thrower, and Allie Saunders, junior jumper.

“The biggest thing that Allie and Darian bring to our team is experience and leadership, but each shows leadership in a different way,” said Coach Dana Boone. “Darian is a vocal leader, while Allie leads by example on the track. The two of them qualifying for the final championships is a good step for the future to build our program.”

Baseball defeats Louisiana-Monroe, advances in tournament

The Texas State baseball team defeated Louisiana-Monroe 4-2 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Sun Belt tournament. 
 
The game was scoreless until Tanner Hill, sophomore third baseman, hit a 2-run home run in the sixth inning.
 
The Bobcats followed the 2-run sixth inning with two solo homeruns. Cory Geisler, sophomore center fielder, hit a home run in the seventh inning, followed by Austin O’Neal, senior first baseman, in the eighth inning. 
 
Junior Austen Williams pitched eight innings, allowed two earned runs and struck out seven. Hunter Lemke, senior pitcher, earned his 11th save of the season.
 

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