Anderson and Tschida Shine at USA World Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships

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
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