Saturday, July 23, 2011

Daigre eliminated in Pan-Am Junior semis; Vancouver prep Keller & Renton's Eager sixth & eighth in javelin...

MIRAMAR, Florida--Incoming University of Washington freshman Derrick Daigre (center/photo by Mike Scott) finished eighth in his semi-final at the Pan American Junior Championships at the Ansin Sports Complex Saturday.

Competing in the second heat, Daigre, a product of Kent-Meridian High School, struggled and did not advance after finishing eighth at 2:00.44.

In the men's javelin, Sean Keller, the Washington high school champ from Vancouver's Heritage High School finished sixth with a best of 69.65/228-6, and UCLA's Derek Eager from Renton, a product of Tahoma High School was eighth with a throw of 65.90/216-2. Braian Toledo of Argentina blasted the previous PAJ meet record with his 249-7/76.09 in the first round, and he added to that record in round three with his winning 76.40/250-8.

Complete results from the Pan American Junior Championships are available here.

NOTE: USA Track & Field contributed to this report.

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