TV Alert: Tyson Invitational, including best shot put in 20 years by Adam Nelson Walt Murphy Feb 17, 2008

From Walt Murphy's News and Results Service...Adam Nelson, who set a big personal best of 72-5 at the Millrose Games on February 1, entered new territory at the Tyson Inv.  on Friday when he exploded in the 3rd round of the shot put with a toss of 73-6(22.40). That's the longest throw in the world in almost twenty years. World Record holder Randy Barnes threw 74-4  1/4(22.66) and East Germany's Ulf Timmermann 73-11  3/4(22.55) in 1989. Former Arkansas All-American Christin Wurth-Thomas, running on her home track. won the women's mile in 4:27.18 to move ahead of Vicki Huber (4:28.31) into the #3 spot on the all-time U.S. peerformers' list, trailing only Mary Slaney(4:20,5) and Regina Jacobs(4:21.79).The meet will be shown today on ESPN from 5-7pm (Check your local listings).

Final Day at Tyson Invitational Sees Top Ten Mark and Another School Record Broken for Tech LA Tech Press Release Feb 17, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Senior Nadia Alexander followed Al Fullwood's lead from yesterday by breaking the school record in the shot put with a throw of 53 feet, 7.50 inches for a collegiate fourth-place finish and the top mark in the conference. The throw is made even more impressive by the fact she improved her NCAA Provisional Mark by over a foot and half and ranks her tenth in the nation.

UT Men Run 9:25.97 to Set Collegiate Record ALEX ALDACO Feb 16, 2008

The University of Texas Longhorms made history at the Tyson Inviational setting a Collegiate/World Record running 9:25.97. Miller (Katy, Texas) ran the 1,200-meters in 2:54.11 before exchanging with the second leg, Fortson (Fort Worth, Texas), who rounded the track twice in 46.90 for the 400-meter segment. Hernandez (Magnolia, Texas) was timed at 1:47 in the 800-meter portion of the race while Manzano (Marble Falls, Texas) ran the final 1,600-meters in 3:57.96. Click Here for Article

Holliday Beats Pros on Day 1 at Tyson LSU Press Release Feb 15, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Despite lining up against many of the nation’s premier 60-meter sprinters at the college and professional levels, LSU’s Trindon Holliday outlasted them all to win the event title Friday evening in the professional portion of the Tyson Invitational.