PORTLAND – Kim Kreiner, facing a shrinking calendar, fell just short of the World Championships ‘A’ standard she needs in the women’s javelin in order to earn a berth in Berlin on the U.S. team in August.
Photo courtesy of Joy Kamani, National Scholastic Sports Foundation.
The newcomers to Portland, Ore., dominated the distance running at this year’s national championships, and in the process they pushed the hometown crew from Eugene to the background.
Ryan Crouser, the sophomore from Gresham, has won the shot put and discus at the U.S. World Youth Trials in Ypsilanti, Mich. Crouser put the 5k shot – about 1 pound lighter than the 12-pound high school implement – 70-8 ½ on Tuesday, to win by 7 feet. It is the leading mark in the world this year for Youth (under age 17) competitors, although Nick Vena, a New Jersey high school sophomore, has done 72-8 with the high school weight.