June 20, 2008
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Washington State's Jeshua Anderson won the preliminaries of the 400-meter men's hurdles and Marissa Tschida finished fourth in the women's javelin final at the 2008 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Friday.
Tschida was in second place after four attempts on the strength of a 160-10 (49.03m) throw on her third attempt. Roxanne Grizzle, competing unattached, threw 170-03 (51.89m) and Hannah Carson of the Arizona Cheetahs recorded a throw of 163-05 (49.80m) on their fifth attempts to capture second and third place, respectively.
Karlee McQuillen of Penn State won the event with a fifth-attempt toss of 171-05 (52.24m). McQuillen and one other American will advance to the International Association of Athletics Federation World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, July 8-13. Selections for the United States team will be announced Sunday.
"Marissa did a great job considering how long her season has been," Cougar Associate Coach Debra Farwell said. "She did not throw at all last week after the NCAA Championships and to finish fourth is a tremendous effort."
Tschida added, "It was hard not to place as well as I wanted, but I did not throw that badly. I felt like I was trying too hard on my last couple of throws and when I do that, my performance suffers."
Anderson breezed through the preliminaries of the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 50.19 to advance to Saturday's final at 3:15 p.m. Pacific.
"He saved about as much as humanly possible today," Cougar Assistant Coach Mark Macdonald said. "He looked like he was jogging. He was really cruising. He ran through the first seven hurdles easily and did some things on the eighth and ninth hurdles that we have been working on in practice."
Anderson commented, "It was really windy. I wanted to stay relaxed and concentrate on some things we worked on in practice. Today was a light run for me and tomorrow I will pick it up."
Women Javelin Throw ========================================================================== Top 9 Advance to Finals World: W 62.93m 10/27/2003 Xue Juan, CHN American: A 53.84m 3/20/2003 Karen Wyzykowski, North Carolina Meet: M 51.83m 6/22/2002 Lindsey Johnson, BYU WJC Q: % 49.50m Owens Stad.: S 56.66m 2003 Irana Khurun, Indiana (185-10) Name Year Team Finals ========================================================================== Finals 1 Karlee McQuillen Penn State 52.24mM 171-05 47.00m 50.10m 50.15m 48.93m 52.24m FOUL 2 Roxanne Grizzle Unattached 51.89mM 170-03 45.81m FOUL FOUL 47.90m 51.89m 47.37m 3 Hannah Carson Az Cheetahs 49.80m% 163-05 45.85m 39.57m 45.11m 44.79m 49.80m 49.61m 4 Marissa Tschida Washington State 49.03m 160-10 44.71m 48.29m 49.03m FOUL 44.62m 43.49m 5 Kimberly Hanslovan Penn State 46.77m 153-05 45.31m 46.77m 43.23m 44.63m 43.22m 44.06m 6 Amanda Peterson Eastern Washington 46.59m 152-10 41.71m 45.66m 42.28m 44.34m 43.67m 46.59m 7 Brieanna Kennedy Unattached 43.93m 144-01 42.56m 41.37m FOUL 43.13m 43.93m FOUL 8 Ali Pistora Kansas State 43.27m 141-11 39.92m 43.27m 42.78m 40.40m 40.65m 41.02m 9 Leigh Petranoff World's L Throw 41.96m 137-08 41.96m 39.70m FOUL 37.98m FOUL 39.21m 10 Meghan Austin Unattached 41.55m 136-04 41.55m 40.49m FOUL 11 Nicole Cherry Unattached 41.16m 135-00 41.16m 40.54m 38.47m 12 Jacqueline Vazquez Unattached 38.60m 126-08 FOUL 38.60m 37.15m 13 Holly Kane Unattached 38.57m 126-06 36.66m 35.07m 38.57m 14 Mackenzie Smith Redlands 37.45m 122-10 35.19m 37.45m 36.86m
Men 400 Meter Hurdles =================================================================== World: W 48.02 6/17/1984 Danny Harris, USA American: A 48.02 6/17/1984 Danny Harris, Iowa State Meet: M 49.45 6/24/1984 Belfred Clark, Knoxville TC WJC Q: % 53.34 Owens Stad.: S 50.01 2003 Victor Okorie, Middle Tenn. St Name Year Team Prelims H# =================================================================== Preliminaries 1 Jeshua Anderson Unattached % 50.19Q 2 2 William Wynne Titans Track % 50.76Q 1 3 Johnny Dutch South Carolina % 51.05Q 2 4 Carl Buchanon Michigan % 52.34Q 1 5 Jordan Rispress Unattached % 53.08q 1 6 Eric Bailey Weber State % 53.18q 1 7 Philip Raaf Unattached 54.02q 2 8 Kendrick Young Unattached 54.29q 2 9 Mario Briscoe Unattached 54.88q 1 10 Samuel Jeter Unattached 55.05 1 11 Jordan Goffena Unattached 55.49 1 12 D'Juan Richardson Unattached 55.74 1 13 Timothy Bush Unattached 55.89 2 14 Alan Laws Morris Estat 56.79 2 -- Jamele Mason Unattached DNS 2