Sunday, July 17, 2011

Former Jayhawk Scott Russell breaks Canadian javelin record


— Former Kansas University javelin thrower Scott Russell broke his 6-year-old Canadian national record in the event last week at the Toronto International Track and Field Games. Russell’s toss of 278 feet, 3 inches is the eighth-best in the world this year.

The 32-year-old Russell is currently teaching and coaching at Basehor-Linwood Middle School while he trains in his spare time.

The record-setting performance earned him a spot in the World Championships that will take place next month in Daegu, South Korea. Russell, who is originally from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, will also look to qualify for a spot on the Canadian National Team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He placed 10th at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Russell, who competed at KU from 1998-2002, earned All-America honors six times, claimed five conference championship titles in three different events and was crowned a national champion in 2002.


Chris Bruning 7 years, 10 months ago

saw this guy break the NCAA record in the indoor weight throw in lawrence. stud.

milehighhawk 7 years, 10 months ago

Nothing against Gary Woodling, but this is substantially more impressive. I'd like to see more articles following him in upcoming weeks (or anytime during football and hoops downtime for that matter)

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