Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday update: Michigan athletes

The heartbreaker for Michigan fans was the fourth place by Becky Breisch in the discus. Second after her first throw of 198-0, she improved to 200-3 in the third round, but dropped to 3rd place. When Stephanie Brown Trafton threw 205-6 in the next round, that knocked Breisch off the team. Breisch was unable to respond, and ended up 4th for the second straight Olympic Trials. Katie Corner threw farther than her qualifying round best on all three of her throws, and finished 9th at 175-6. That's puts her in the running for a Track & Field News U.S. ranking position at the end of the year.

Joe Cebulski finished the day at 3769 in the decathlon, which is holding down 17th place. He high jumped 6-6.25, and ran the 400 in 50.93.

Sherita Williams finished 9th in the triple jump with a leap of 43-7.25, missing making the final three jumps by 2.25 inches. Still, her leap was the third-best of her career. Not bad.

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