Saturday, May 23, 2015

Geubelle sets season best in placing second at Chula Vista...

CHULA VISTA, California--University Place resident Andrea Geubelle (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished second in the long jump at the OTC-CV Elite #2 meet at the Olympic Training Center Saturday.

The former NCAA champ from the University of Kansas jumped a wind aided personal best (2.5 mps) 21-11.75 (6.70m), and had a legal best on the day of 21-7.5 (6.59m).  Had Geubelle’s best been wind-legal, it would have given her the world championships and Olympics qualifying standard.

Tori Polk won the competition, also with a best of 21-11.75 (6.70m) that was wind-legal (2.0 mps), but had a better second jump than Geubelle, with a mark of 21-7.5 (6.60m).

In the men’s pole vault, both Levi Keller of Club Northwest and Washington alum Brad Walker failed to clear a height.

UW alum Jeremy Taiwo, who is a resident athlete at the US Olympic Training Center, tuned up for next week’s Gotzis decathlon meet by competing in a few select decathlon events Friday and Saturday.

He fouled on all three long jump attempts Friday, threw 141-3 (43.06m) in the discus, and pole vaulted 14-11.25 (4.55m) Saturday, as Curtis Beach won the decathlon competition with a final score of 8081.

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