Andrea Geubelle Claims Triple Jump Title At US Junior National Championships
June 25, 2010
DES MOINES, Iowa -
Kansas rising sophomore Andrea Guebelle made it two for two in qualifying for the 2010 World Junior Championships as she took home the triple jump title at the 2010 USA Junior National Track and Field Championships here Friday.
Geubelle’s road to the triple jump title was not easy as she advanced to the finals after only managing one successful mark in the prelims. Geubelle recorded a leap of 12.62 meters on her second preliminary attempt and was in first place entering the finals.
She then fouled on her first attempt in finals before slightly improving with her fifth jump recording a 12.64 meters. She dropped to second place after the fifth round as Shanique Walker recorded a mark of 12.65 meters on her fifth attempt. Geubelle then took home the title by unleashing her winning jump on her sixth and final attempt.
“I really like jumping at this track” said Geubelle who earned All-America honors in both the long jump and triple jump at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. “I am excited to have won here, especially the way it played out. To be able to rise to the challenge on my last attempt and get the win is a great feeling.”
Geubelle will compete at the 2010 World Junior Championships to be held in Moncton, Canada, July 19-25 in both the long jump and the triple jump after taking second place in the long jump on Thursday afternoon.
Kansas rising sophomore Mason Finley took home an eighth place finish in the men’s discus at the US Senior National Championships. Finley’s top mark of the day came on his third preliminary throw as the recorded a toss of 57.41 meters (188-04 ft.). Finley, who earned All-America honors at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships with his second-place finish, will compete in the shot put on Sunday at noon.
Jayhawk rising sophomore Heather Bergmann captured fourth place in the javelin throw with her mark of 46.28 meters (151-10 ft.). Bergmann narrowly missed qualifying for the World Junior Championships as only the top two finishers at the US Junior National Championship meet advance.
Jayhawk runner Kyle Clemons clocked in at 46.22 in the men’s 400 meter semifinals. Clemons did not advance to the final round as he placed seventh in his heat. Senior pole vaulter Jordan Scott competed in the Senior National Championships, but did not record a height as he had three misses at the opening height of 5.35 meters (17-06.50 ft.).
KU rising sophomore Taylor Washington competed in the junior women’s 400 meters, turning in a time of 55.57 in her first round race. Washington did not advance to the finals.
United States Junior/Senior National Championships
Des Moines, Iowa/Drake Stadium
Triple Jump (Juniors)
1. Andrea Geubelle, 13.29m (43-04.25 ft.)
4. Heather Bergmann, 46.28m (151-10 ft.)
400 Meters (Juniors)
18. Taylor Washington, 55.57
8. Mason Finley,
Jordan Scott, no height
13. Kyle Clemons, 46.22