McCall finished ninth in the hammer throw at the IAAF World Championships.
Aug 16, 2013
By Tyler Wooten
MOSCOW -- Former Saluki Jeneva McCall finished ninth in the hammer throw at the 14th IAAF World Championships Friday morning to conclude her stay in Moscow.
This was McCall's second trip to Russia for an international competition in the last month, and she came dangerously close to earning a chance to repeat her historic performance at the World University Games in July. Her third and final throw of the day was also her best throw at 72.65m, which fell just five centimeters short of advancing to finals and earning three more attempts.
Fellow American and 2013 USA hammer throw champ Amanda Bingson fell short as well, nine centimeters behind McCall in tenth place. Champion Tatyana Lysenko of Russia topped her current world-leading mark by nearly a meter, winning with her fourth throw at 78.80m.
This caps a remarkable first full season on the post-collegiate professional circuit for the three-time NCAA Champion. In July she became the first American woman to ever medal in the hammer throw in international competition with her gold medal victory at the World University Games, in June she was the USA runner-up in the hammer throw where she qualified for the World Championships, and back in March she finished third in the weight throw at the USA Indoor Championships behind champion and fellow former Saluki, Gwen Berry.