First Day In The Books At U.S. Juniors
June 15, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The first of three days of the U.S. Junior Track & Field Championships wrapped up today at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex, hosted by the University of Indiana. It was a tough first day for the three Husky freshmen and one recruit that saw action.
In the first round of the men's 800-meters, freshman Derrick Daigre was third in his heat in a time of 1:52.32. Unfortunately, that turned out to be the fastest time not to make the finals, as Daigre wound up ninth out of the 20 competitors.
Pac-12 Champion J.J. Juilfs, the defending U.S. Junior Champion, had an off day in the pole vault, clearing just five meters and missing at 16-8 3/4, to finish fifth.
The third freshman on the track was Gianna Woodruff, and she was well off her season-best in the 400-meter hurdles, running 1:04.79 to finish 15th overall.
Incoming recruit Hannah Sherill ranks in the top-10 nationally among high school discus throwers, but she was unable to get a legal mark today, recording three fouls. Maddie Meyers was also entered in the 3,000-meter steeplechase but did not compete. She was also entered in Sunday's 3,000-meter final. No Huskies will be in action on Saturday.