Former Saluki Jeneva McCall makes Team USA in hammer throw at USATF Outdoor Championships

    Former Saluki and three-time NCAA Champion Jeneva McCall.

    Former Saluki and three-time NCAA Champion Jeneva McCall.

    June 22, 2013

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    By Tyler Wooten
    SIUSalukis.com

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Former Saluki and three-time NCAA Champion Jeneva McCall earned a spot on Team USA to compete at the World Championships after her second-place performance in the hammer throw Saturday at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships.

    McCall's best throw of 74.00m (242-09) was briefly the best throw in the US for 2013 until eventual champion Amanda Bingston broke the all-time American record in the event with her winning throw of 75.73m (248-05). McCall and Bingston, along with Amber Campbell, will represent the US at the IAAF World Championships held in Moscow from Aug. 10-18.

    Also competing in the hammer throw were former Saluki Gwen Berry (ninth place, 64.74m/212-05) and sophomore DeAnna Price (13th place, 62.09m/203-08).

    McCall nearly earned a spot on Team USA in the shot put as well, but she fell just short in fourth place at 17.48m (57-04.25). Former Saluki Kim Fortney fell within a half foot of finals in the event at 16.43m (53-11.00), which was good for tenth place.

    In addition to McCall at the World Championships, SIU will have two representatives at the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships (Aug. 23-25) in freshmen Josh Freeman and Brandon Shemonia.

     

     

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