Eager Punches Ticket to NCAA Championships in Javelin

May 24, 2012

Results

Derek Eager punched his ticket to the NCAA Championship in the javelin on Thursday after finishing in the top 12 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, TX.

Eager had a rough start to his competition as the redshirt-freshman posted marks of 198-11and 199-1 in the first two rounds. He needed a solid throw on his third attempt to finish in the top 16 and get three more throws, and came through with a mark of 214-0 and put himself into 14th heading into the finals.

Needing to finish in the top 12 to secure his spot at NCAAs, Eager opened up the finals with a throw of 214-11, followed by 216-1 and then his NCAA meet-clinching throw of 230-3 to finish eighth overall. He entered the meet ranked eighth in the West Region.

Senior Taylor Hobson wrapped up his Bruin career on Thursday as he finished 29th in the long jump with a mark of 24-3.75, just a 1/2 inch shy of his season-best mark.

Another senior, Mark Weber, also ended his career on Thursday. Unfortunately it did not end well as he fouled out in the shot put.

In the 400m hurdles, sophomore R.J. Frasier finished seventh in heat five and 39th overall with a time of 53.23 and does not advance to the quarterfinal round.

Competition continues on Friday with Maxwell Dyce in the 200m, Dillon Stucky in the triple jump and No. 1 West Region-ranked Alec Faldermeyer in the hammer.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Lumberjack Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Recap
Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 20 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. Ben Brown ...
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Mar 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 14 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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