Collatz Places 8th At IAAF World Junior Championships
July 15, 2012
Freshman Alexandra Collatz took eighth place in the women's discus throw at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain today (July 15). Collatz was part of a strong U.S. team which won 20 medals and earned an all-time record 188 points at the World Junior Championships.
Collatz had a best throw of 161-8 (49.28m) in her fourth throw today to finish eighth. Collatz advanced to today's rounds with the sixth-farthest throw of 172-5 (52.55m) on Friday.
Collatz had an outstanding first season at USC, placing sixth at the Pac-12 Championships and reaching the semifinals at the NCAA Championships where she placed 14th and was one of just two freshmen top-15 finishers. She also had the second-farthest discus throw in school history of 177-11 (54.24m) on April 7.