Friday, July 13, 2012

Forks HS standout Tanner Sork finishes sixth in heat at world juniors over 800m...

BARCELONA, Spain--Vancouver resident Tanner Sork (left/photo courtesy MileSplit), who just graduated from Forks HS in Camas, finished sixth in his heat of the 800 meters Friday at the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships at Estadio Olimpico.

Sork, who raised eyebrows after the Washington state high school meet, when he won the Washington/Oregon Border Duel in a PR 1:48.74, then beat Washington State's Joe Abbott at the Portland Track Festival, and made the US junior team in Bloomington, ran 1:50.80 on Friday morning.

Sork will enroll at Brigham Young University in the fall, where he originally planned to walk on, but was upgraded to scholarship status by distance coach Ed Eyestone after his streak in early June.

Complete day four results from the IAAF World Junior championships are available here.

On the pro circuit, Olympic Trials finalist Katie Mackey will run the 1500 at the Flanders Cup Guldensporenmeeting Meeting in Kortrijk , Belgium.

She'll face a field that includes many athletes familiar to American fans, including Olympians Molly Huddle and Kim Conley, along with Canadian Olympian Sheila Reid.

The start list for the Guldensporenmeeting Meeting is available here.

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