WSU’s Tschida places third in NCAA women’s javelin

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Washington State’s Marissa Tschida took third in the women’s javelin Thursday at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in rainy and windy Des Moines, Iowa.

The national leader coming in with a best of 183 feet, 9 inches, the senior from Missoula could manage just 171-3 – nearly 7 feet behind Brittany Borman of Oklahoma (178-2) – though she threw a scare into the champion on her last attempt.

Tschida got off a throw estimated in the 186-foot range, only to see a crosswind carry it inches out of the sector for a foul.

Teammate Courtney Kirkwood made the finals but couldn’t improve on her ninth-place standing, throwing 160-0.

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