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Thurmond Excels In Diamond League Meet In Qatar

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Three-time Olympian Aretha Thurmond traveled to Doha, Qatar this past weekend to compete in the first meet of the 2010 Diamond League track & field series, which is a collection of 14 elite meets spanning the course of the summer.

Thurmond took fourth in the discus throw with a season-best mark of 204-feet, 3-inches. She finished ahead of compatriot Stephanie Brown-Trafton, who won gold in the last Olympics in Beijing.

Another former Husky who continues to make a name for herself on an international stage is Ingvill Makestad, a mid-distance letterwinner for UW in 2004 who left school early to return home to Norway. Makestad clocked a stellar career-best time of 4:06.08 in the 1,500-meter run, taking sixth overall. Her goal is the European Championships later this summer.

Ingvill keeps a very detailed blog with photos and videos, but you may want to brush up on your Norwegian first.

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