Lane Athletes Place High at USATF Junior National Meet

06/28/2009 22:16

Eugene, OR - Freshman Kevin Godfrey (Douglas High School) and Chris Stubbs (Willamette High School) represented Lane Community College and the NWAACC at USATF Junior Nationals very well, placing fourth in the decathlon and fifth in the 200 meter dash.


Junior Decathlon 1500 VIDEO

Godfrey extended his season four weeks after the NWAACC Championships meet to compete with the best junior decathletes in the country. The junior decathlon competition concluded Friday, June 26 in at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. During the meet, held in conjunction with the senior USATF National Championships, Godfrey put up quality marks including clearing a bar of 15 feet 3/4 inches in the pole vault, a personal best javelin toss of 164 feet, a time of 15.30 seconds in the 110 hurdles, and a four minute 32 second effort in the 1500 meter run. Godfrey's highest place in an event was tying for first in the pole vault with four other competitors. Godfrey scored 6790 points to again place fourth overall. The decathlon winner, recent high school graduate from New Mexico Curtis Beach, is regarded the greatest high school decathlete of all time scoring 7599 points in the competition. Godfrey looks to continue the strong tradition of multi athletes at Lane, which includes Olympians as alums, next year as a sophomore.


Junior 200 Final VIDEO

Stubbs nearly finished off his brilliant freshman year with a personal best in the 200, but came up just short running 21.26 seconds, only .01 off his best on Saturday, June 27 at Hayward Field. The NWAACC champion in the 100 and 200 was in a close battle heading to the finish line, the second place finisher was only .08 seconds ahead of Stubbs running 21.18. The winner, Keith Talley of Noth Texas University, ran 20.86 seconds. Stubbs, a local product of Eugene ran personal best in the 100 (10.66a), 200 (21.25a), and 400 (48.1a) on the year and was also part of the NWAACC champion 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relay teams. Stubbs improved his times in the 200 by over .60 seconds and in the 400 by over a full second from one year ago. Stubbs will return to defend his NWAACC titles next year as a Titan.

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