Sacred Heart University senior Christian Turner made his NCAA East Regional debut Saturday afternoon at the University of North Florida. He competed against 47 throwers from regional schools out of the SEC, Big 10, ACC and others, but did not advance.
Turner entered the event as the 29thseed in the shot put, with a qualify throw of 17.88m. Turner is coming off a win at the 2019 NEC Outdoor Track and Field Championship, where his fifth-round throw of 16.92m, bested the competition by a full meter. Turner also won the shot put at the 2019 NEC Indoor Championship.
The top-12 finishers at each of the two NCAA Regionals advance to the NCAA Championships, June 5-8, hosted by the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.