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O'Brien competes in shot put

University at Buffalo's Becky O'Brien competed in the shot put preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Euguene, Ore., tonight.

O'Brien finished 16th in the field of 23. The top 12 advanced to the finals.

O'Brien's first throw was 53-0 1/4 (16.16 meters). She fouled on her next two attempts.

--- Amy Moritz

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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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