SLU's White qualifies for NCAA meet in discus

Staff Report
SLU's Teremine White qualified in the discus for the NCAA National Championships meet Friday at regionals.

 One day after senior thrower Teremine White claimed a top-ten performance in the shot put, the Donaldsonville native turned in a fifth-place mark in the discus to lead the Southeastern Louisiana University track and field program on day two of the 2008 NCAA Mideast Regionals at the University of Arkansas' John McDonnell Field.

White's toss of 183-7 was good enough to tie Auburn's Edis Elkasevic for fifth place and earn a trip to the 2008 NCAA National Championships in at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa June 11-14.

The top five finishers in individual events from each of four regionals held across the country this weekend received automatic bids to nationals.

White returns to the NCAA meet after qualifying in 2006 following a fifth place throw of 183-7 at regionals. He finished 17th overall with a throw of 176-10.

"I'm very proud of the performances of our athletes," Southeastern head coach Sean Brady. "They all came to compete and we turned in some career best marks along the way. Teremine did a great job all season long, and it will be great to see him in action at the national meet."

White, the 2008 Southland Conference shot champion who owns the school record, launched a throw of 56-4 3/4 in the shot put to lead the way for the Lions on day one and claim tenth place in the highly competitive field.

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he Lions finish the 2008 NCAA Regionals 33rd overall.