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Babicz to Compete at Saturday's Finals
Matt Babicz is the final Blue Demon standing at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Matt Babicz is the final Blue Demon standing at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

June 8, 2012

DES MOINES – On the final day of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, sophomore Matt Babicz will have his chance to compete in the men’s shot put.

Since taking the title of BIG EAST Conference Champion, Babicz has been on a roll. The sophomore bested the competition that day to earn the title with a 18.33-meter distance. Afterward, Babicz earned a career-best 18.44-meter throw at the NCAA West Preliminaries to pick up a spot in the nation’s finals.

On the opening day of the finals, seniors Melissa Fraser and Alanna Kovacs each competed in the javelin throw but neither reached the final round.

Saturday marks Babicz’s first NCAA finals appearance. Fans can follow along thanks to the live results provided by the NCAA.