Throwers bring home hardware

Carly Fehringer

Amber Schwarz, Entertainment Editor

A trio of Wayne State College women throwers have lit up the record book all season and saw their efforts come to fruition.

WSC’s Sara Wells, Carly Fehringer and Emily Wells have each earned All-American honors.

Fehringer and Emily Wells earned the honors in the weight throw and Sara Wells in the shot put Friday evening at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Fehringer is an All-American in the event for a second straight year after placing second, while Emily Wells brought home All-American honors with an eighth place finish. Sara Wells also earned All-American honors for a second straight season in the shot put when she finished sixth place with a top toss of 47’ 11 ¼”.

Fehringer recorded her best mark on the final throw with a 62’ 5 ¾”.

Emily Wells also recorded her best mark on the final throw with a distance of 60’ 5 ¼”.

“I was very happy for all three of our girls to earn All-American honors,” coach Marlon Brink said. “In the weight throw, each of them placed higher than what they were ranked coming into the meet, which is a great accomplishment.”

Sara Wells also competed in the weight throw and came in 11th place with a top mark of 56’ 5 ¾”.

Fehringer just missed finals in the shot put by 4 ¼” inches and came in 11th place with a top throw of 47’ 7”.

Wayne State tied for 16th place by scoring 12 points in the meet.

“I am very happy with our team score of 12 points, which placed us tied for 16th,” Brink said. “Our women’s team now has finished in the top 20 two years in a row, which is quite an accomplishment.”