Sunday, June 24, 2007

USA Sunday Update: Dilling Wins High Jump

Minnesota State - Mankato high jumper Jim Dilling was the upset winner of the high jump at AT&T USA Outdoor Championships. Dilling cleared 7-5 1/4 for the victory which earned him the right to compete in the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Osaka, Japan later this summer.

Also today ... Former Mounds View High School and U of M all-American Trent Riter finished 8th in 1:48.00 in the finals of the 800 meters. In the 1500 meters, Winona native Garrett Heath of Stanford finished 9th in 3:42.88 while Minnetonka High School grad Will Leer was 10th in 3:44.20. Mankato's Katelin Rains was unable -- like six other athletes -- to clear the 13-9 1/4 opening pole vault.

Photo courtesy of MSU-Mankato.


Chad said...

Great coverage guys. Thanks.

Seeing Ritz's eyes roll in the back of his head made me wonder if the 10K runners get any water during their race?

miller said...

They definitely had water out during the women's 10,000. Race officials set up a table near the 200 mark and offered cups to the runners. I didn't get over that way during the men's race, but I'm sure they were offered water as well.

Chad said...

Thanks Pete, I'm glad to hear that. I just can't think of a track meet where I've ever seen water handed out, so I didn't know if it was against the rules or not.