Former MU track star wins shot put world championship

Friday, March 7, 2008 | 8:10 p.m. CST; updated 4:30 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Former MU track star Christian Cantwell won his second IAFF World Indoor Championship in the shot put on Friday in Valencia, Spain. Cantwell won with a fifth-round throw of 71 feet, 5¼ inches.

Cantwell is currently a volunteer assistant coach for the MU track and field team. He won his first indoor world championship in 2004.

“It was a very good competition,” Cantwell said in a news release. “It is going to be a long year and the season has just started and will end in Beijing."

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DON MERKLE April 16, 2008 | 8:26 a.m.

The Trackster from Eldon

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