Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jungmark gets third and a PR in Zagreb; Washington women ranked #11 in first USTFCCCA harrier poll of season...

ZAGREB, Croatia--Former Washington State standout Ebba Jungmark (left/photo by Paul Merca) of Sweden finished third in the high jump at the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial meeting Tuesday night.

The meet, which is part of the IAAF's World Challenge series of meets around the world, featured numerous world champions in the field, including high jump champ Anna Chicherova of Russia, who turned back national heroine Blanka Vlasic, as each jumped 6-6 3/4 (2.00m), with the global champ winning on fewer misses.

Jungmark ended the day with a best of 6-4 1/4 (1.94m), an outdoor personal best for the former Cougar.

In other events, former Husky Ingvill Måkestad was seventh in the women's 800, running a season best of 2:00.93 on the same track where she set the Norwegian national record of 1:59.82 last year.

American Maggie Vessey led from gun to tape, taking the victory in 1:58.64.

In the men's discus, former Husky Märt Israel of Estonia was third with a best of 207-3 (63.16m), and Marysville-Pilchuck grad Jarred Rome was eighth with a throw of 198-0 (60.36m).

Zoltan Kovago of Hungary was the victor at 212-11 (64.91m).

Complete results from the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial meeting are available here.


The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released its week one national cross country rankings for the 2011 NCAA Division I season, with the Oklahoma State men and Georgetown women rained number one.

The University of Washington women's squad, which won the NCAA West regional title last year, is ranked #11 in the first poll, while the men's squad received 5 votes, but didn't make the top 30.

You can read the USTFCCCA release here.

Washington hosts the Sundodger Invitational Saturday at Lincoln Park.

NOTE: The USTFCCCA contributed to this report.

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