Wednesday, June 22, 2011

USA Outdoor Championships begin Thursday in Track Town USA...

EUGENE--Action at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships gets rolling Thursday morning at Hayward Field with the junior men's and women's multi-events, and the senior men's decathlon, featuring Seattle Pacific grad Chris Randolph.

Besides Randolph, Aretha Thurmond (w DT), Joe Abbott and Kevin Hicks (m 800), Jeshua Anderson (m 400H), Michael Mai (m HT), Jordan Boase, Maurice McNeal and Michael Berry (m 400), Ian Waltz, Jarred Rome (left/photo by Paul Merca), Drew Ulrick and Will Conwell (m DT), Katie Follett and Brie Felnagle (w 1500), Bernard Lagat and Jordan McNamara (m 1500); and Sarah Porter & Stephanie Marcy (w 10000) are in action.

The discus, hammer and the 10000 are finals, with Thurmond, Rome, Waltz and Mai, who were on the 2009 world championship team looking to earn yet another spot.

One junior athlete who we did not have listed on our original post who is competing Thursday is Edmonds/Woodway grad Alec Fellows, who will be an incoming freshman at the University of Oregon.

A senior athlete we missed was the University of Washington's Amanda Peterson in the javelin.

Other junior athletes participating include California product Gianna Woodruff, UW's most recent signee, who ranks 10th among high school seniors in the 300-meter hurdles.

Husky men's recruits in action include Kent, Wash. native Derrick Daigre in the 800-meters, Eugene product J.J. Juilfs in the pole vault, and local javelin standouts Curtis Clauson (Edmonds, Wash.) and Quinn Hale (Tacoma, Wash.).

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