Saturday, June 19, 2010

Washington's Kyle Nielsen sets javelin PR at CALTAF meet...

CALGARY, Alberta--University of Washington junior Kyle Nielsen (left/photo by Paul Merca), the third place finisher in the javelin at last week's NCAA Championships in Eugene, set a personal best at the CALTAF Track Classic at Glenmore Athletic Park Saturday, as he threw the spear 248-4 (75.71m).

Nielsen, the reigning Canadian national champion in this event out of Langley, British Columbia, entered the competition with a personal best 247-1 (75.32m) set at the Brutus Hamilton meet in Berkeley back in April.

On his fourth throw of the competition, Nielsen sped down the runway, and launched the spear to beat his former personal best by 15 inches.

Results from the CALTAF meet can be accessed here.

Nielsen is entered in the Harry Jerome International meet on July 5th in Burnaby, B.C., where he is entered in a field that includes Husky freshman Joe Zimmerman, before he defends his national championship at the end of July.

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