Around the Horn: Keller wins javelin at junior championships



Heritage High graduated senior Sean Keller won the javelin at the USATF Junior Championships on Friday at Bloomington, Ind., with a throw of 72.41 meters (238 feet). He reached the winning mark on his first throw.

Second-place thrower Devin Bogert, a freshman from Texas A&M University, had a mark of 66.97 meters.

The win qualifies Keller for the United States Junior Team that will compete at the IAAF World Junior Championships in July at Barcelona.

Union graduated senior Tanner Sork won his preliminary heat of the 800 meters on Friday to reach today’s final.

His time of 1 minute, 52.09 seconds seeds him sixth for the final against a field that includes seven collegiate runners.

The top two finishers will qualify for Junior Team.

Keller won the Washington state javelin title with a throw of 227-11 and earlier in the season set the Washington high school record with a throw of 244-1.Keller is scheduled to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials later this month.

Winterhawks players selected for series

Portland Winterhawks forwards Ty Rattie and Brendan Leipsic have been selected to represent Canada in the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge, a four-game tournament between the two teams with two games in Russia and two games in Canada.

The first two games will take place in Yaroslavl, Russia, on Aug. 9-10, followed by games Aug. 13-14 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Volcanoes drop game to Salem 149-119

The Vancouver Volcanoes, playing their first game since June 2, fell to the Salem Soldiers 149-119 on Friday in Salem.

Andre Murray led the Volcanoes (8-5) with 24 points. Four of Vancouver’s five starters scored in double figures with Porter Troupe scoring 15, Calvin Hampton 14, and Devin Uskoski 12. Jourdan Sweeney had 13 points off the bench.The Volcanoes return to action on Wednesday with a 7 p.m. tipoff against the Portland Chinooks at the 212 Sports Complex in Clackamas.