Conatser Takes 10th In Men's Hammer Throw At USA T&F Championships
June 21, 2013
Remington Conatser placed 10th in the men's hammer throw, four former Trojans advanced to semifinals and one to an event final and Reggie Wyatt was disqualified in the men's 400m IH after apparently advancing to the finals today (June 21) at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships being held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Ia.
Conatser's first throw was good for 218-5 (66.58m) which temporarily put him in second place. He fouled in his next two attempts and stood in fourth place after his flight and waiting on the results of the second flight with the top eight advancing to the finals. When the second flight was over Conatser had fallen to 10th place overall. Only one collegiate hammer thrower made the top eight (Jeremy Postin of Florida).
Reggie Wyatt took third in his heat of the 400m IH with a time of 49.13 to apparently automatically advance to tomorrow's finals. His time was sixth best among the qualifiers, but after the races were complete he was told that he was disqualified for trailing the first two hurdles, despite him not seeing any red flags. Wyatt protested, but it was denied.
Duane Solomon ran 1:45.07 in the men's 800m semifinals to take second in his heat and second overall to advance to Sunday's final.
Virginia Crawford (Powell) and Nia Ali placed second and third in the second heat of the women's 100m HH prelims to automatically advance to tomorrow's semifinals. Powell ran a 12.663 and Ali a 12.670 and were the seventh and eighth-fastest qualifiers for the semifinals.
Dalilah Muhammad won the third heat of the women's 400m IH prelims, edging 2013 NCAA Champion Kori Carter, to automatically advance to tomorrow's semifinals. Muhammad had a time of 55.62 which was the third-fastest qualifier.