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Meyers overcomes slow start, qualifies for javelin finals

Claire Meyers Javelin UL
Posted at 5:10 PM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 18:13:37-04

Louisiana senior Claire Meyers used a 49.22m third throw to slip inside the top-10 and advance to Saturday's Olympic Trials javelin final.

Meyers, a North Vermilion alumna, struggled in her first two throws, hitting just 40m, ranking dead last. But a third throw, just shy of 50m moved her into tenth, qualifying her to compete in Saturday's javelin finals. Meyers began the meet ranked 20th in the US.

The top-3 throwers earn spots on Team USA. The finals will take place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and streams at

Former Ragin' Cajun vaulter Morgann qualified for the pole vault finals Thursday night. That event takes place Saturday at 7:40 p.m.
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