Monday, July 21, 2008

Weekend wrapup: July 18-20

Washington State junior Matt Lamb (left/photo by Paul Merca) won the men's discus throw at the 2008 North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Under 23 Track and Field Championships, July 18, at Toluca, Mexico.

Lamb had the winning throw of 192-feet, 7 inches (58.70m), well below his personal-record discus distance of 204-7 (62.36m), throw July 3 at the USA Olympic Trials qualifying round at Eugene…

At the USA Track & Field national club championships in Olathe, Kansas, Club Northwest’s women’s team finished 12th with 15 points, while its men’s squad placed seventh with 54.5 points.

For Club Northwest, the highlight of their two days of competition in Kansas was their victory in the men’s 4 x 800 meter relay, won in 7:41.31, with a squad consisting of former Husky Bruce Jackson, James Reed, Edward Strickler, and Arizona State freshman Nectaly Barbosa from Prosser.

Results from the meet can be found here...

Speaking of Barbosa, the Prosser HS grad, who finished second in the USA Junior Championships in the 1500, did not make the trip to Poland to compete in the IAAF world junior championships because he did not bring his passport with him to Columbus, Ohio for team processing…

On the international scene, Ginnie Powell is scheduled to compete in Tuesday’s DN Galan Super Grand Prix meet in Stockholm, Sweden in the 100 hurdles, and Chris Lukezic is tentatively scheduled to run in the men’s 1000 meter run, which is rumored to be a world record attempt by the Sudanese sensation Abubaker Kaki.

Looking ahead to Friday & Saturday’s Aviva Super Grand Prix meet in London, Lukezic will run the mile along with Bernard Lagat. Brad Walker is entered in the pole vault.

NOTE: The sports information office of Washington State University contributed to this report.

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