Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jarred Rome third in Chula Vista Challenge; ex Husky Israel sixth...

Marysville-Pilchuck High School graduate and 2004 US Olympian Jarred Rome finished third in the Chula Vista Discus Challenge Tuesday at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

Rome threw 214-8 (65.43m) to finish behind reigning world and Olympic champion Gerd Kanter (232-5/70.84m, current world leader), and Erik Cadee of the Netherlands (215-3/65.61m).

Former Washington Husky Mart Israel from Estonia, who is Kanter's training partner, finished sixth with a mark of 212-9 (64.86m).

The meeting was the first of three 'USA World Record Challenge' meets hosted this month in California. The next two will be held in Salinas on May 5th and 12th. Kanter has competed exeptionally well in Salinas in the past.

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