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After claiming the national title in the shot put on Thursday, redshirt senior Danniel Thomas closed the most prolific individual career in the history of Kent State women's track and field by finishing fourth in the discus at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor National Championships Saturday in Eugene, Ore.
Thomas earned All-American honors for the 10th time in her Golden Flashes career. The Jamaican-born KSU star was not able to shatter her previous high like she did in the shot put on Thursday, finishing with a top throw of 185-8 on Saturday -- well off her career-best toss of 194-10 set in 2014. Shadae Lawrence of Kansas State captured the national title with a heave of 201-4.
Thomas won the shot put on Thursday with a final toss of 62-10 that is the second-best collegiate mark ever, an NCAA Outdoor National Championships record, a Jamaican national record and a Kent State record. It's also the fourth-longest throw in the world this year.
Thomas became the first female national champion in Kent State track and field history.