Saturday, July 9, 2011

Märt Israel gets fourth in Madrid...

MADRID, Spain--One day after finishing eighth at the Meeting Areva in Paris, former Husky Märt Israel (left/photo by Paul Merca) from Estonia threw the discus in Saturday's Meeting de Atletismo Madrid, finishing in fourth place.

Israel spun the platter 205-5 (62.62m), over two meters further than Friday's toss of 197-11 (60.33m), but it wasn't enough to overcome the winning toss of Cuba's Jorge Fernandez, who threw 209-4 (63.81m) for the victory.

Washington State alum Ian Waltz finished seventh in Madrid with a throw of 196-11 (60.02m).

Complete results from the Meeting de Atletismo Madrid are available here.

Meanwhile, action in Canada's National Track League circuit resumes as the meets head east to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Aileen Meagher International Track Classic on Sunday at .

A pair of recent University of Washington standouts will compete in Halifax, as 2010 Canadian champ Kyle Nielsen will throw the javelin, and Falesha Ankton will run in the 100 meter hurdles.

Nielsen is in contention for the NTL trophy in the javelin, as Scott Russell of Windsor, Ont., leads with 14 points just ahead of Curtis Moss from Burnaby, B.C., (13 points), Nielsen of Langley, B.C., (11 points) and Caleb Jones from Saint John, N.B., (8 points). Russell, Nielsen and Jones will all throw in Halifax and Toronto to establish who takes the NTL javelin title.

Nielsen goes into Halifax having placed fourth at both the Harry Jerome meet in Burnaby, and the Victoria International last Sunday.

The start list for Sunday's Aileen Meagher International Track Classic is available here.

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