Saturday, March 23, 2013

Huskies' Joe Zimmerman wins javelin at season opening USC Trojan Invitational...


LOS ANGELES--The Washington and Washington State javelin throwers got the USC Trojan Invitational off to a good start Friday with strong performances.

The Husky men took four of the top five spots, led by Joe Zimmerman (left/photo by Paul Merca), who won with a toss of 238-0 (72.55m), a mark that puts him in the top four on the collegiate performance list early.

Quinn Hale (220-0, 67.11m) was second, and Jimmy Brookman (219-9, 66.97m) was third, with freshman Carson Fuller (208-1, 63.42m) fifth for the Dawgs.

Washington State was led by Kyle Stevens (204-5, 62.32m) in sixth, Sam Ferenchak in eighth (195-4, 59.55m) and Derek Byrne (184-10, 56.35m) in tenth.

On the women's side, the Cougars' Anna Adamko was second with a toss of 161-6 (49.21m), with Jaclyn Onosko fifth at 147-9 (45.03m), Celena Ward sixth at 145-5 (44.32m), Christine Kirkwood seventh at 143-8 (43.80m), and Kelsie Taylor eighth at 141-8 (43.18m).

The Huskies' Jordin Seekins was fourth at 148-3 (45.18m) and Ally Mueller was ninth at 141-4 (43.09m).

The only other event of day 1 of the USC Trojan Invitational was the hammer, as Washington State entered two male throwers.

Chris Baltazar was sixth at 162-11 (49.67m), and Travis Pickett took seventh at 153-7 (46.82m).

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