Louisville's D'Ana McCarty takes NCAA Indoor women's weight throw

Louisville’s D’Ana McCarty has won the women’s weight throw for the first individual title at the NCAA indoor track and field championships.

McCarty’s toss of 74 feet, 8 1/4 inches gave her a second straight indoor national title in the event.

Also Friday, Oregon’s Ashton Eaton took a commanding lead in the heptathlon after four events. Eaton, the defending champion, has 3,561 points. The difference between Eaton and second-place R.J. McGinnis of Minnesota is 361 points, which is bigger than the gap between McGinnis and 16th place.

Oregon is trying to defend its men’s team title from a year ago and is also considered a contender on the women’s side.

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