A bit late on this, but on Friday the 15th, Montesano native Tera Novy (above/photo by Mike Scott) finished second in the discus at the NACAC Under-23 championships in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Novy, who recently graduated from USC, threw a best of 182-9 (55.70m), as Shelbi Vaughan, who recently made the US Olympic team, won the competition with a best of 187-8 (57.20m), setting a meet record.
In Bydgoszcz, Poland, the IAAF U-20 (formerly the world junior) Championships began its six-day run at Zawisza Stadium.
Three athletes with Washington ties are competing in the meet—Camas native Alexa Efraimson in the women’s 1500; Mountlake Terrace HS grad Chinne Okoronkwo in the women’s triple jump, and UW rising sophomore Charlotte Prouse in the women’s 3000 steeple.
In Tuesday morning’s session, Prouse ran 10:06.91 to finish fourth in her heat and earned a spot in Friday’s final as an automatic qualifier.
Efraimson and Okoronkwo begin competition on Friday with the semis of the 1500, and the finals on Sunday.