Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekend roundup, May 29th: Jungmark, Crawford & Israel in Hengelo; Boase in Dakar...

With the bevy of collegiate meets happening across the country, the professionals took a bit of a backseat in our coverage this weekend, but there was plenty of action.

Most of the action involving Washington affiliated pros took place in Hengelo at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games on Sunday.

In the women's high jump, former Washington State standout Ebba Jungmark of Sweden finished sixth with a mark of 6-2 (1.88m). Levern Spencer, a University of Georgia grad from St. Lucia was the winner at 6-4.25 (1.94m).

Rainier Beach HS grad Ginnie Crawford (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished seventh in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 12.92, as Danielle Carruthers won in 12.64.

Former Husky Märt Israel from Estonia finished ninth in the men's discus with a toss of 200-2 (61.01m). Robert Harting of Germany took the victory at 223-10 (68.23m).

Complete results from the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games are available here.

In Dakar, Senegal on Saturday, former Pac-10 champ Jordan Boase from the University of Washington finished second in the 400, losing to Sudan's Rabah Yousif, 45.64 to 45.65 in his 2011 season opener at this distance.

Boase, who endured 26 hours of travel to get to Dakar, stated that he did not sleep well due to allergies. He also stated that they were held in the call room for 35 minutes before they were allowed to step on the track.

Complete results from the Meeting De La Ville De Dakar are available here.


One glaring omission from our NCAA West Regional Preliminaries coverage was in Thursday's men's 10000, where Bellingham native Jake Riley of Stanford was fourth, running 29:13.75, just ahead of teammate and Gig Harbor native Miles Unterreiner.

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