Mississippi State track and field

Mississippi State javelin throwers Anderson Peters, Curtis Thompson and Tyriq Horsford finished first, second and third at the NCAA Championships.

AUSTIN, Texas – Mississippi State made history on Wednesday night at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Sophomore Anderson Peters defended his national title in the javelin while leading his teammates to the first sweep of the podium since 1964.

State’s trio is just the 11th sweep of any event podium in NCAA history. The most recent came in 2015 when Oregon claimed the podium in the men’s 1500 meters. The Ducks’ 1964 squad is the only other trio to do so in the men’s javelin, and that was before the implement was changed in 1986. MSU has now won the national title in the event in three of the last four years.

For more information on this feat by the Bulldogs, see Thursday sports pages of The Starkville Daily News.

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