Huskies Wrap Up U.S. Track Champs With Top-14 Finishes

June 24, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Washington assistant coach Reedus Thurmond and former Husky Will Conwell each earned top-14 finishes in the discus Sunday at the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at IUPUI's Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium, capping a furious week of action by Husky athletes and coaches at the four-day meet, which concluded Sunday.

Five of the 16 UW athletes and coaches competing at both the AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and the FinishLine USA Junior Track and Field Championships, held concurrently, earned top-10 finishes, while three - including 2007 U.S. pole vault champion Brad Walker, a 2004 UW grad -- earned the opportunity to represent the United States at world championship competitions later this year.

Sunday's discus competition featured UW assistant throws coach Thurmond, 13th with a best of 181 feet, 9 inches, and former Husky Conwell, who placed 14th at 181-0. Stanford's Michael Robertson captured the 2007 U.S. discus title with a best throw of 21-0-1.

Thurmond and his wife, two-time Olympian Aretha (Hill) Thurmond, each competed in the meet just three weeks following the birth of their first child, earlier this month. Aretha Thurmond - a 1998 UW grad and a three-time U.S. discus champion - placed sixth in the women's discus final Friday.

For complete results from the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, or for more information on Washington track and field, visit

2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
June 21-24, 2007; Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium; Indianapolis, Ind.

Men's Results (UW Only)
Discus (Final): 13. Reedus Thurmond, 181-9, 14. Will Conwell, 181-0.

Women's Results (UW Only)
Pole Vault (Final):
--. Kate Soma, NH

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