Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ex-WSU jumper Ebba Jungmark ties for fifth in European U-23 Championships...

KAUNAS, Lithuania--Former Washington State University high jumper Ebba Jungmark from Sweden tied for fifth in the finals of the European Athletics Under-23 competition Saturday, clearing a season best of 1.86 meters (6-1 1/4).

Jungmark cleared the first three heights of the competition on the first attempt, but needed three tries to clear her season best.

Russia's Aleksandra Shamsutdinova won the competition with a leap of 6-2 1/4 (1.89m).

The qualifying standards for a possible return to the IAAF world championships in Berlin in that event are 1.91m (6-3 1/4), and 1.95 m (6-4 3/4).

Complete results from the European Athletics Under-23 Championships can be accessed here.

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