Comito wins third national title

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Whitworth senior Carter Comito won his third NCAA discus championship on the opening day of the 2013 NCAA outdoor track and field championships, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at the Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex.

Comito, who earned his third consecutive NCAA discus title and All-American honor, broke the stadium track record with his first throw in the finals, a distance of 191'10". He took the title with his third throw, breaking the NCAA Division III championship meet record with a throw of 198'1".

Junior Peter Delap sits in ninth place after the first day of decathlon events. He scored 3453 points through four events. Delap ran the 100 meter dash in 11.29 and the 400 meter run in 52.2. He had a distance of 21'4" in the long jump, cleared 6'3.25" in the high jump and threw 34'3" in the shot put. Central College's Eric Larson leads the 18 decathlon competitors with 3744 points.

Freshman Kierstie Shellman closed out her first year campaign after finishing with no height in the women's pole vault, while senior Chibron Tomeo ended his Whitworth career with a no height in the men's pole vault.

Competition will continue tomorrow with more decathlon events and the men's and women's high jump and men's hammer throw.