TEMPE, Arizona—It may be early in the season, but Washington javelin thrower Carson Fuller (left/photo by Paul Merca) let the competition in the Pac-12 Conference know that he’s back after missing most of 2015 with an injury.
Fuller’s toss of 240-11 (73.45m) to win the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge meet was a substantial personal best for the Spokane native, and rocketed him to the number 8 spot on the Division I list Friday at Sun Angel Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University.
Fuller opened with a first round throw of 221-9 (67.58m), then got the spear past the 70-meter mark in round 4, throwing 235-3 (71.71m) to eclipse his old personal best of 227-11 (69.48m).
Fuller then got his second personal best of the evening, rifling the spear 240-11 (73.45m) in the fifth round, before fouling his last attempt.
The mark also puts Fuller at #4 in school history, and potentially puts him in a position to aim for the US Olympic Trials qualifying standard of 252-7 (77.00m).
Teammate Curtis Clauson finished fifth with a best of 201-7 (61.45m).
In other events contested Friday, UW sophomore Onyie Chibuogwo finished fifth in the hammer, as she threw 179-4 (54.67m). In the men’s hammer, Washington’s Kyle White was their top finisher, placing 14th at 173-9 (52.95m).
The Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge continues Saturday, with the first field event at 2:30pm, and the first running event at 6:20 pm.