Sunday, March 1, 2009

Aretha Thurmond finishes fifth in Sydney...

Federal Way's Aretha Thurmond finished fifth at the Sydney Track Classic on Saturday in Sydney, Australia, with a season's best of 193-0 (58.84m).

Australia's Dani Samuels won the competition with a toss of 204-1 (62.21m), followed by Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Brown-Trafton at 202-6 (61.72m), then New Zealand's Beatrice Faumuina at 196-0 (59.75m), then Becky Breisch at 195-10 (59.71m).

In her recap of the meet
, Thurmond stated that she was pleased with her performance, considering that she's currently on a "heavy training phase".

She states that she's looking forward to her final meet on her tour of Australia & New Zealand on March 5th, in Melbourne.

Courtesy of, here's a clip of her throwing in Sydney:

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