Stechschulte Competes In Heptathlon at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
June 28, 2008
EUGENE, Ore. - Indiana track and field standout Abbie Stechschulte competed in two of the final three events of the heptathlon at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials on Saturday, June 28 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Due to an injury, Stechschulte was forced to withdraw from competition following the javelin throw.
The Columbus Grove, Ohio, native opened today's competition with a mark of 5.23 meters (17-02.00) in the long jump. She finished ninth in her flight and 16th overall with 623 points. In the next event of the day, Stechschulte used a personal-best mark of 36.62 meters (120-02.00) in the javelin to take fourth in her flight and 12th overall for 603 points. Since she did not start the 800-meters, Stechschulte did not receive a final score for the multi event.
Former Hoosiers will compete in upcoming events at the U.S. Olympic Trials as David Neville will compete in the quarterfinals of the 400-meters at 7:24 p.m. ET on Sunday. On Monday, June 30, Wil Fleming will throw in the qualifying round of the hammer throw at 10 p.m. Also competing on Monday are former IU standouts Rose Richmond and Lorian Price in the qualifying flights of the long jump at 10:05 p.m. at Hayward Field. For complete results and schedule of events, visit www.eugene08.com.
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