Saturday, June 12, 2010

WSU'S Marissa Tschida places fourth in javelin on final day of NCAA championships...

EUGENE, Oregon--Washington State's Marissa Tschida (left/photo by Mike Scott) finished fourth in the women's javelin with a throw of 169-11 (51.79m) at the NCAA track & field championships to conclude the four day run at Hayward Field.

Cougar teammate Courtney Kirkwood finished 11th with a toss of 158-3 (48.24m).

In other finals, University of Washington senior Katie Follett tried to control the race from the front in the women's 1500 meter run, but faded to tenth, as she clocked 4:20.19.

Washington's Mel Lawrence placed eighth in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase, scoring the Huskies' lone point. Lawrence, who was third in this meet last year, stopped the watch at 10:10.60.

In the men's 5000, Auburn/Riverside grad Jordan McNamara was the beneficiary of a slow early pace, as the Oregon senior finished eighth in a time of 13:54.30. Sehome HS grad Jake Riley, who was third in the 10000 earlier in the meet, finished tenth, as the Stanford junior ran 13:55.80.

Texas A&M won both the men's and women's team titles, with a final score of 55 for the men, and 72 points for the women.

The Washington men's squad, led by javelin throwers Kyle Nielsen and Joe Zimmerman were 15th with a final score of 16.5 points, while Washington State tied for 33rd with 8 points.

Washington State's women's squad tied for 41st with 5 points, while the Huskies were 66th with 1 point.

Complete results from the NCAA Championships can be accessed here.

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