Monday, July 23, 2012

European Round-Up: Smock 4th in Poland

Melrose native Amanda Smock continued her preparations for the London Olympic Games with a 4th-place, 45-7 1/4 performance in the triple jump at the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial meet in Szczecin, Poland on Saturday.

Olesya Zabara of Russian won the competition at 47-6 1 /4.  Four of Smock's six jumps landed beyond 44-9.

A week from Friday, Smock will compete as the lone American in the prelims of the women's triple jump on the opening day of track and field competition at the London Games.

There's a recent feature story on Smock HERE.

Running on the track in Szczecin, Winona native Garrett Heath established a new personal best for 3000-meters clocking 7:51.34 for 3rd-place.

Gideon Gathimba of Kenya won the event in 7:50.34.

Find complete results from Szczecin HERE.

In Other Euro Action ... Team USA Minnesota's Jamie Cheever set a new personal record for 1500-meter with a 4:17.73, 9th-place finish at the Memorial Rasschaert meet in Ninove, Belgium on Saturday.

Elizabeth Maloy of the United States won the event in 4:09.98.

In men's competition, Elliott Heath won his section of the men's 1500-meters in 3:40.17.

Find complete Ninove results HERE.

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