Competing in the finals of the women’s shot put, and again throwing in a steady, cool rain, Hoover finished 11th among the dozen finalists with a 54-0 best mark. Hatten, throwing in the 24-woman javelin qualifying round, was 18th at 155-0 and did not advance to Sunday’s final.
Hoover needed to throw 55-10 3/4 to be among the eight contestants in the ensuing final round of the shot put. Her 2012 and career best is 58-8, which would have finished sixth on Friday. The top three finishers made the Olympic roster: Jillian Camarena-Williams (62-10 ∏), Michelle Carter (60-11 π), and Tia Brooks (60-2).
Hatten, eighth at the 2008 Olympic Trials, needed a 164-8 mark to be among the 12 finalists Sunday. She warmed up well with throws that would have advanced her, said NSU women’s coach Mike Heimerman, but wasn’t able to get a strong mark in the round of three throws Friday.
Hoover was a three-time All-America shot put and discus thrower for the Lady Demons, winning the 2011 NCAA discus championship. Hatten was a 2003 javelin All-American. Both have graduated.