Thursday, June 28, 2012

While the Trials continue, the European Champs are under way...

HELSINKI, Finland--While the focus of the majority of the readership has been on the US Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, several athletes with Washington ties are competing in the European Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki.

Ebba Jungmark (left/photo by Paul Merca), a former NCAA indoor champion in 2008 for Washington State, finished tenth in the women's high jump Thursday, as the Swede jumped 6-0 3/4 (1.85m), after clearing the opening height of 5-10 3/4 (1.80m), and bowing out with three misses at 6-2 1/4 (1.89m).

Spain's Ruth Beitia won the event with a season best of 6-5 1/2 (1.97m).

Former Washington Husky Märt Israel, who placed fourth at last year's IAAF world championships in Daegu, competes in the men's discus finals on Friday, with the finals on Saturday.

Another former Husky, Ingvill Måkestad Bovin, who was sixth at last year's world championships, will run in the semis of the women's 1500 as she prepares for London.

The results page of the European Championships are available here.

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