Thursday, July 10, 2014

Kara Patterson takes the win at the Harry Jerome...

BURNABY, British Columbia--Skyview High School graduate Kara Patterson (left/photo by Paul Merca) won the javelin competition at the Harry Jerome Track Classic at Swangard Stadium Thursday night.

Patterson, who won her fifth USA national title in Sacramento two weeks ago, threw a best of 201-11(61.56m) to win handily over Brittany Borman, last year's USA champion, who threw 196-8 (59.94m).

Also taking a victory at the Jerome was Washington State alum Jeshua Anderson, who won the 400 hurdles in 49.98.

In other action involving Washington athletes, Angela Whyte, who trains under Washington State coach Wayne Phipps, was second in the 100 hurdles in 13.31.

The women's 800 saw Erica Moore of the Brooks Beasts finish third in 2:02.14.  In the mile, fellow Beasts Angela Bizzarri and Jessica Tebo were fifth and seventh in outdoor season bests of 4:32.57, and 4:35.61, respectively.  Seattle resident Laura Carlyle was 12th in 4:53.36.

In the men's javelin, former Husky Kyle Nielsen was sixth with a best of 239-6 (73.02m).

Complete results from the Harry Jerome Track Classic can be accessed here.


Here are the links to announcements from USA Track & Field, British Athletics, and the Spanish federation announcing members of its squads for the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships in Eugene in two weeks.

Alexa Efraimson from Camas HS and Colby Gilbert of the University of Washington are entered in the meet in the women's 1500 and men's 5000 as the national champions.

Amy-Eloise Neale, a redshirt freshman at the UW, is on the British squad in the women's steeple.  Likewise, Paula Gil Echevarria, who completed her freshman year at Eastern Washington, is on the Spanish team in the steeple.

Friend of the blog Ken Goe of The Oregonian has a great piece on former Washington State distance coach Pete Julian, who has battled cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors in his body.

After leaving Washington State, Julian is currently an assistant coach under Alberto Salazar with the Nike Oregon Project.

A little late to the party here, but here's a piece courtesy of Runner's World on Seattle based Oiselle, which is making major strides in the women's running industry with their clothing line, and with their sponsorship of national class track & field athletes.

Oiselle CEO Sally Bergeson also talks in the piece about the Instagram photo of the USA women's 4 x 1500m relay team that was doctored by the company, and later removed from their account after receiving a cease-and-desist order from USA Track & Field lawyers.

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