June 9, 2010
EUGENE, Ore. -- Derek Peterson placed 21st overall in the men's discus throw at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship, held at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
Peterson registered a throw of 163-01 (49.72m) in his final of three throws in his preliminary flight. It was the Northwood, N.H. native's first trip to the national championship meet. He entered the competition seeded 23rd.
Peterson won the Atlantic 10 and New England discus championships and earned his trip to the NCAA's by virtue of his 11th place finish at the NCAA East Regional Championship.