Sooners Come Close at USA Championships

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JUNE 20, 2013

June 20, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. - Members of the Oklahoma men's track & field team represented the Sooners at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Competing in the senior men's 1500 meters, Patrick Casey, the Big 12 champion in the event, failed to qualify for the finals by one of the slimmest of margins, losing out on the eighth and final spot by .003 of a second at 3:41.695 in the first heat to Nike's David Torrence's time of 3:41.692.

Fellow Sooners Riley Masters and Frezer Legesse also competed in the senior men's 1,500, finishing 14th and 15th, respectively, in the third heat.

In the pole vault, Everette Favor placed fourth in the junior division at 16-4.75, just missing out on the top-two finish needed to qualify for the Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships.

Allen Eke, a freshman in 2013 for the Sooners, placed ninth in the junior men's 800 meter preliminary with a time of 1:52.95, an outdoor person best.

Brittany Borman, a 2012 Olympian who finished her career at OU in 2012, won the senior women's javelin competition with a throw of 199-10 (60.91m), besting the second place finisher by almost 14 feet. She will join the rest of Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, August 10-18.

Former OU speedster Mookie Salaam also is competing at Des Moines and qualified for the senior men's 100-meter final with a time of 10.37 seconds, good for 10th overall.

Kaelan Washington, coming off his freshman season at OU, will compete next for the Sooners, participating in the junior men's long jump at 1:20 p.m. on Friday. Tia Brooks is also still to compete this weekend in the women's shot put; that competition will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Complete results from this weekend's competition can be found at the USA Track & Field website



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