||Southern Illinois University Edwardsville|
Track and Field
SIUE Women's Track and Field|
June 1, 2009|
DeShasier Finishes Fourth in Javelin
at U.S. Track and Field National Championships
Eugene, Ore. - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville track and field and softball alum Alicia DeShasier (Carrollton, Ill.) finished fourth in the women's javelin throw on Saturday at the United States Track and Field National Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Just one year removed from finishing fifth at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field, DeShasier notched a personel best on her fifth throw during the final round with a toss of 180 feet, eight inches (55.08 meters).
"It was great to be back," said DeShasier. "It was pretty electric and I had lot of fun. I really like throwing here. I felt good about my throws, and I am very pleased to have a personal best at a meet like this one."
Kara Patterson, a Purdue University graduate, and Rachel Yurkovich finished first and second in the event and will head to Berlin, Germany for the Track and Field World Championships. Patterson, an 2008 Olympian, led with a toss of 209 feet, ten inches (63.95 meters).
DeShasier holds the school record in the javelin throw at SIUE with a toss of 164 feet, nine inches (50.23m), as well as being a 2006 first team All-American in softball for the Cougars.
Women Javelin Throw ========================================================================== Best 8 to Final - break ties. World: W 72.28m 9/13/2008 Barbara Spotakova, CZE American: A 64.19m 5/6/2007 Kim Kreiner, Nike Hayward: S 65.20m 2007 Barbora potkov, Czech Republic Name Year Team Finals ========================================================================== Finals 1 Kara Patterson unattached 63.95m 209-10 FOUL 48.88m 52.02m FOUL 63.95m FOUL 2 Rachel Yurkovich unattached 59.31m 194-07 54.74m 59.07m 56.32m FOUL 59.31m 57.60m 3 Kim Kreiner Nike 58.00m 190-03 54.82m 58.00m 56.45m 52.49m FOUL 54.20m 4 Alicia DeShasier unattached 55.08m 180-08 52.48m 52.20m 54.48m 55.08m 50.65m 52.08m 5 Dana Pounds-Lyon U.S. Air Force 54.76m 179-08 54.76m 51.48m FOUL 53.24m 50.73m 51.21m 6 Kimberley Hamilton Kent State 53.96m 177-00 46.56m 49.31m 53.96m 44.90m FOUL 51.29m 7 Kayla Wilkinson-Colgrove unattached 52.39m 171-10 52.39m 50.83m 48.03m FOUL 50.28m 52.09m 8 Katie Coronado New Mexico 50.67m 166-03 47.64m 50.57m 50.67m 46.77m 43.35m 49.45m 9 Michelle Thompson Georgia 49.66m 162-11 FOUL 46.06m 49.66m 10 Hannah Warfield unattached 49.19m 161-05 49.19m 45.22m 46.73m 11 Leslie Bourgeois unattached 47.42m 155-07 45.70m 45.47m 47.42m 12 Anna Raynor Klub Keihas 46.99m 154-02 46.99m 46.18m 45.92m 13 Meghan Briggs Virginia 46.57m 152-09 45.06m 46.57m 45.08m 14 Lisa Brown unattached 46.11m 151-03 46.11m 45.70m 44.86m 15 Michelle Coombs Eastern Washington 45.85m 150-05 43.46m 45.08m 45.85m 16 Samantha Ford unattached 45.46m 149-02 FOUL 45.46m FOUL -- Brandi McNeil unattached FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL