Former Saluki and three-time NCAA Champion Jeneva McCall finished eighth in the shot put.
July 11, 2013
By Tyler Wooten
KAZAN, Russia -- Former Saluki and hammer throw gold medalist Jeneva McCall finished eighth in the shot put at the World University Games on Thursday to conclude her successful stay in Russia.
McCall -- a three-time NCAA champion who yesterday became the first American woman in history to medal in the hammer throw with her gold medal victory in the event -- advanced to finals with her best throw of 17.04m (55-09.00), but could not best that mark in her last five attempts. Irina Tarasova of Russia took the lead and the gold with her fifth attempt of 18.75m (61-05.00). Former Missouri Valley opponent and Indiana State Sycamore Felisha Johnson finished ahead of McCall in seventh place at 17.47m (57-03.00).
McCall's next stop will be a return trip to Russia for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, where she will attempt to best her hammer throw season-best of 74.00m (242-07) set at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in the hopes of medalling once again.