Hoffa wins shot put, earns Olympic berth

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EUGENE, Ore. - Former Lakeside High and University of Georgia standout Reese Hoffa won the men's shot put Sunday at the U.S. track trials with a mark of 72 feet, 2 1/4 inches to earn a spot on the Olympic team.

Ryan Whiting was second at 71-0 3/4, and Christian Cantwell was third at 69-9 3/4. Cantwell is the won the silver medal in the 2008 Olympics.

Hoffa also won the 2008 Olympic trials, but finished seventh in Beijing.

Adam Nelson did not make the cut to Sunday's shot put final at Hayward Field. Nelson, 36, won the silver at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.

 1Reese Hoffa Nike/NYAC22.00m72-2 ¼  21.46m
(2) 70-5 21.28m
(2) 69-9 ¾22.00m
(1) 72-2 ¼FOUL21.46m
(1) 70-5 21.93m
(1) 71-11 ½ 2Ryan Whiting Nike21.66m71-0 ¾  21.66m
(1) 71-0 ¾FOUL21.07m
(2) 69-1 ½21.28m
(2) 69-9 ¾21.12m
(2) 69-3 ½21.46m
(2) 70-5  3Christian Cantwell Nike21.28m69-9 ¾  20.74m
(3) 68-0 ½FOUL21.28m
(3) 69-9 ¾FOUL21.02m
(3) 68-11 ¾20.81m
(3) 68-3 ¼ 4Joseph Kovacs Penn State21.08m69-2  19.56m
(6) 64-2 ¼20.20m
(5) 66-3 ¼21.08m
(4) 69-2 FOUL20.53m
(4) 67-4 ¼19.91m
(4) 65-4  5Kurtis Roberts Unattached20.75m68-1  20.45m
(4) 67-1 ¼FOUL19.73m
(5) 64-8 ¾19.99m
(5) 65-7 20.75m
(5) 68-1 20.53m
(5) 67-4 ¼ 6Cory Martin Nike20.70m67-11  20.17m
(5) 66-2 ¼20.01m
(6) 65-7 ¾FOULFOUL20.70m
(6) 67-11 FOUL 7Jacob Thormaehlen Texas19.76m64-10  19.53m
(7) 64-1 19.59m
(7) 64-3 ¼19.76m
(7) 64-10 19.29m
(7) 63-3 ½FOUL19.76m
(7) 64-10  8Jordan Clarke Arizona State19.55m64-1 ¾  19.44m
(8) 63-9 ½19.24m
(8) 63-1 ½FOUL19.55m
(8) 64-1 ¾FOULFOUL 9Eric Werskey ConnQuest19.14m62-9 ½  19.02m
(10) 62-5 19.14m
(9) 62-9 ½FOUL    10Kevin Bookout Unattached19.06m62-6 ½  19.06m
(9) 62-6 ½18.74m
(10) 61-5 ¾18.73m
(10) 61-5 ½    11Blake Eaton Unattached18.81m61-8 ½  FOUL18.81m
(11) 61-8 ¾FOUL    12Rob Golabek S U N Y Buffalo18.61m61-0 ¾  18.53m
(11) 60-9 ½18.23m
(12) 59-9 ¾18.61m
(12) 61-0 ¾  


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