LONG BEACH, Calif. — South Dakota junior Lara Boman became the first Coyote to launch the hammer past the 200-foot barrier at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate on Thursday held on Jack Rose Track. Sophomore Chris Nilsen was the lone Coyote to win an event Thursday, taking home gold in the pole vault.

Boman launched the hammer 201 feet, 11 inches, for a seven-foot personal best that ranks her 22nd in the NCAA this season. The former soccer player broke the school record in the event earlier this season and has now thrown 10 feet further than any other Coyote in program history. Boman took third place in the competition. It was a Dakotas showdown in southern California as Boman finished behind throwers from North Dakota and North Dakota State.

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