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Frederick Closes Weekend Ninth in World Rankings
Release: 01/17/2005
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Jan. 17, 2005

SEATTLE - Husky freshman Norris Frederick, who on Saturday achieved a long-jump mark of 25-4 1/2 in his first collegiate competition, closed the weekend ranked ninth in the IAAF's 2005 indoor world rankings.

Frederick's mark, still the world leader among junior-age (under-20) jumpers, ranks fourth in 2005 among Americans of any age, and is second among U.S. collegians only to Texas A&M's Fabrice LaPierre, who cleared 25-9 1/4 on his fourth attempt at this weekend's Arkansas Invitational.

Frederick won the high jump and long jump in his collegiate debut at Saturday's UW Indoor Preview at Dempsey Indoor, before adding a second high-jump title Sunday at the UW Open #1.

The freshman from Seattle's Roosevelt High School, who in 2004 ranked fourth among U.S. prep long-jumpers and was the world's 26th-ranked junior-age competitor in the event, achieved the mark on his final jump of the competition, including six attempts each in the high- and long jumps.

Lithuania's Povilas Mykolaitis sits atop the IAAF's senior world rankings with a long-jump best of 25-10 1/4 in Kaunas, Lithuania, while Asics' competitor Melvin Lister cleared 25-7 1/2 in Arkansas to claim the U.S. lead.

For updated world, American and collegiate rankings, visit www.iaaf.org, www.usatf.org and www.trackshark.com.

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