Vandeput Takes Discus Gold At Belgian Championships
BRUSSELS (6/27/21) – Babette Vandeput, a two-time Sun Belt Conference champion and Arkansas State track and field alumna, topped the podium once again on Sunday at the Belgian Championships.
Vandeput took gold in the discus at the Belgian Championships, launching the implement 51.45m (168-9.0) on her sixth throw. Her mark was the best by over a meter.
The recent A-State alum took conference crowns in the event in both 2018 and 2021 while taking silver in 2019.
Arkansas State assistant track and field coach Will Williams also competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Friday afternoon at Hayward Field.
Williams placed 15th in the men’s long jump qualifying round, just missing a spot as one of the 12 moving on to Sunday’s final by 0.12m. He leaped 7.73m (25-4.5) on his second jump of the day.