Monday, August 27, 2007

Dilling's 7-2 1/4 Doesn't Advance to Finals

Former Minnesota State Mankato high jumper Jim Dilling cleared 7-2 1/4 in the qualifying round of the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Osaka, Japan, which failed to advance him to Wednesday's final round.

Jumpers needed to clear 7-6 to advance; fifteen athletes made that height.

The competition was eye-opening for Dilling.

"It's a different level over here," he told USATF media staffers after the competition, "so I'm going to shut it down for the year and get ready to come back for the Trials."

Dilling cleared 7-0 1/4 on his first attempt but needed three tries at 7-2 1/4 before clearing the bar.

The four-time NCAA Division II champion for the Mavericks missed three times at 7-3 3/4.

The full results sheet from the event is HERE.

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