Saturday, May 19, 2018

Katie Reichert takes fifth in javelin at Tucson Elite...

TUCSON—Western Washington alums Katie Reichert (above/photo by Paul Merca) and Bethany Drake finished fifth and sixth in the women’s javelin at the Tucson Elite throws meet Saturday night at Drachman Stadium.

Reichert, who did not compete in the Thursday night portion of the meet, threw a best of 162-6 (49.55m) in the sixth and final round.

Drake, who threw 165-0 (50.30m) Thursday night to finish fifth, only managed to throw 161-7 (49.27m).

University of Arizona freshman Kaelyn Carlson-Shipley, a product of Kalama HS, finished ninth with a best of 147-3 (44.90m),

2017 world championships team member Ariana Ince won the competition with a best of 189-10 (57.88m).

In the men’s javelin, Washington alum Kyle Nielsen finished eighth with a best of 229-5 (69.93m) as Michael Shuey took the victory with a mark of 256-5 (78.17m).

The best event of the competition came in the mens’ shot put, which was won by reigning world champion Tom Walsh of New Zealand, who threw 71-3.5 (21.73m), followed by 2016 US Olympian and 2017 IAAF Diamond League champ Darrell Hill at 70-2.5 (21.40m), and American Jonathan Jones at 67-9 (20.65m).

Complete results of the Tucson Elite meet are available here.

In Boston, Washington alum Eleanor Fulton finished eighth in the women’s 1500 at the adidas Boost Boston Games at Steinbrenner Stadium on the campus of MIT.

Fulton, who resides in Portland, ran 4:21.86, as Dawit Seyaum of Ethiopia won in 4:04.65.

Sunday, Federal Way native Hannah Cunliffe runs in the 150 meters, as the adidas Boost Boston Games moves to the streets of Boston in this unique format.

The results from Saturday and start lists for Sunday’s portion of the adidas Boost Boston Games are available here.

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