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TIM WILSON WINS WEIGHT THROW AT THE MILLROSE GAMES

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: February 09, 2017
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NEW YORK- Monmouth senior Tim Wilson (Washingtonville, NY/Washingtonville) won the weight throw tonight at the Millrose Games, the world’s longest-running and most prestigious indoor track & field competition.

Wilson threw 19.77 meters (64’10”) on his second attempt to best an invited field that included several professional athletes along with a few collegians.

The senior from Washingtonville, NY becomes the first Millrose Games individual champion in school history. Monmouth’s men and women had won a few relay events at previous Millrose Games, but the previous best individual finish was Felix Olivo’s third place finish in the College Mile in 2000.

“It is an honor for Tim and Troy just to be invited to compete at the Millrose Games and represent Monmouth University,” said Monmouth Head Coach Joe Compagni. “To go in and get the win is a tremendous accomplishment for Tim, and a testament to the great work our throws group does with Coach Abraham Flores leading the way.”

Wilson had a consistent series of 19.65m, 19.77m, 19.43m, 19.72m, 19.14m and 19.71m for his six throws. Second place overall went to Paul Wagner of the Shore Athletic Club. Also among those in the field that Wilson topped was Conor McCullough, a 2016 Olympian and former World Junior Championships gold medalist.

Fifth overall in today’s event was Monmouth senior captain Troy Andretta (Kinnelon, NJ/Kinnelon), who threw 17.66 meters (57’11”).

The Millrose Games were held at Madison Square Garden for nearly 100 years (1914 to 2011), and moved to the New York Armory in 2012. The remainder of the Millrose Games events this year will be held on Saturday.

You can watch live action and highlights of the Millrose Games ON USATF.TV Saturday FROM 11:45 A.M. - 4:00 PM ET and on NBC FROM 4:00 - 6:00 PM ET.

Monmouth, whose men’s team was ranked eighth and women’s team ranked 13th in the most recent regional rankings, will host the Winter Collegiate Invite this Friday and Saturday at the OceanFirst Bank Center.

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