Friday, August 17, 2012

Crawford finishes fourth in Stockholm Diamond League meeting...

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--Rainier Beach HS graduate Ginnie Crawford (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles Friday night at the DN Galan meeting at the Olympic Stadium.

Without world leader and reigning Olympic champion Sally Pearson of Australia in the field, 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper took the victory in 12.65, followed by 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Kellie Wells in 12.76.

Alina Talai of Belarus, who was second in the European Championships in this event in late June, snuck ahead of Crawford for third in 12.79, with Crawford finishing in 12.83.

Russia's Yuliya Zarapova, the Olympic champ in the 3000 steeplechase, ran a world leading time of 9:05.02 to highlight the evening's competition, which was part of the season-long Samsung Diamond League series.

The Samsung Diamond League series moves on to Lausanne, Switzerland next Thursday, then to Birmingham, England on the 26th before ending with meets in Zurich, Switzerland, and Brussels, Belgium.

The IAAF recap of the meet is available here; complete results of the DN Galan are accessible here.

Meanwhile, Washington alum Brad Walker, who no-heighted in the finals at the Olympics last week, is scheduled to compete Sunday at the second annual Berlin Fliegt jumps meeting in Berlin.

The meet will take place in Pariser Platz, on the eastern side of the Brandenburg Gate, and features male and female long jumpers and vaulters from Germany, the USA, Russia and France.

The pole vault features Olympic silver medallist, Bjorn Otto, who will be up against Walker of the USA and Dmitriy Starodubtsev of Russia.

The European Athletics release previewing the meet is available here.

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