Saturday, July 7, 2012

Geubelle wins triple jump at NACAC meet in Mexico...

GUANAJUATO, Mexico--Day two of the NACAC Under-23 track & field championships continued in the Mexican city with two Washington athletes medaling on Saturday.

University Place resident Andrea Geubelle (left/photo by Paul Merca), a graduate of Curtis HS, who attends the University of Kansas, won the triple jump, despite competing with a 102 degree fever.

Geubelle jumped 43-1 1/2 (13.14m) to take the victory by a centimeter over USA teammate Michelle Jenije from Florida State.

In the women's pole vault, the Huskies' Logan Miller finished second with a jump of 13-11 1/4 (4.25m) behind Canada's Melanie Blouin, who jumped 14-3 1/2 (4.36m).

In the women's 400, Washington State's Shawna Fermin, competing for Trinidad & Tobago, finished sixth in a time of 53.42, as Rebecca Alexander of the USA and LSU won in 51.13.

Results from the NACAC meet are available here.

At the Alki Swashbuckler Beach Vault at Alki Beach in West Seattle, Keisa Monterola's last shot at trying to qualify for Venezuela's Olympic team fell short, as she only jumped 14-0 (4.27m), just short of the Olympic B standard of 14-5 1/4 (4.40m).

Former USC jumper Brysun Stately took the victory, as she cleared 14-5 1/4.

In the men's competition, Washington alum Scott Roth took the win at 18-1 (5.51m).

Results are available via's Twitter page.

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