Saturday, June 14, 2014

UW's Quinn Hale finishes fifth in javelin at NCAA championships...

EUGENE--University of Washington javelin throwers Quinn Hale (left/photo by Paul Merca) and Carson Fuller finished fifth and 20th as the NCAA track & field championships concluded its four day run at Historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon Saturday.

Hale, who at one point early in the season, was the national leader, threw 232-4 (70.82m) in the third round out of flight 2 to advance to the finals for three more tosses, but could not improve as Sam Crouser of the University of Oregon won with a final round throw of 252-7 (76.98m) to the delight of the hometown crowd of 11,344 on the final day.

Fuller got his best mark of 205-1 (62.51m) in the opening round.

Courtesy of the University of Washington, here's a post-competition interview with Hale:

Darian Brooks of Stanford, a grad of Kennedy Catholic HS in Burien & the reigning Pac-12 champ, finished  21st in the men's triple jump with a best of 51-0 1/4 (15.55m)

The final team standings saw Oregon win the men's competition with 88 points, and in the women's race, Texas A&M won with 75 points.

The meet drew a four-day total attendance of 40516.

Complete results of the NCAA track & field championships are available here.

In New York, Vancouver native Kara Patterson finished fourth in the javelin with a best mark of 202-11 (61.85m) as Germany's Linda Stahl won with a throw of 220-10 (67.32m).

University Place resident Andrea Geubelle finished eighth in the triple jump with a best of 42-1 1/4 (12.83m).  Kimberly Williams of Jamaica won with a leap of 46-11 (14.30m).

In the women's 3000, Jessica Tebo of the Brooks Beasts was 15th in a personal best time of 9:01.25.

Complete results of the adidas Grand Prix are available here.

NOTE:  The University of Washington and the University of Oregon contributed to this report.

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