Conexión San Ángelo/ ASU Sports Department, contributor

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Osakue Sets Division II Discus Record

SAN ANGELO – Angelo State's Daisy Osakue electrified the crowd with the best discus throw in Division II history to help the women's team win the David Noble ASU Relays title while the men finished second on Sunday at LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field.

The Rams & Rambelles combined for 18 national marks at home with five automatic qualifies in the men's decathlon, women's discus, women's shot put, women's high jump and men's javelin. The women scored 191.5 points to secure the team title ahead of Texas A&M-Commerce's 121.5. The men scored 148 points and only trailed Pittsburg State's 150 points.

Oskaue was competing in her third event of the day after throwing the hammer and shot put. In the preliminaries, the sophomore recorded her best throw of the season at 182'-6" (55.64-meters) to extend her lead in the discus. Her first throw of the final made history. The mark measured 195'-11" (59.72-meters) to surpass Sam Lockhart of Grand Valley State's record of 193'-1" (58.87-meters) for the Division II all-time leading mark. It set the facility, meet, LSC and ASU records as well and won her the event title.

Daisy finished fourth in the Discus Throw at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. . . . she finished first in the Weight Throw and Shot Put at the Texas Tech Red & Black Open . . .  and set a personal record for the Discus Throw at 57.49 m.

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