Around the Horn: Sork qualifies for U.S. Junior track team
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Union graduated senior Tanner Sork placed second in the 800 meters on Saturday at the USATF Junior Championships in Bloomington, Ind.
He finished with a time of 1 minute, 49.39 seconds, which was just 0.18 seconds behind winner Shaquille Walker, a freshman at BYU.
Sork was the lone high school athlete in the 800 final. He won his preliminary heat on Friday and was seeded sixth out of eight.
Sork’s time was just short of his Washington state record (1:48.74) he set on June 2, but was still under the previous state record of 1:49.41 that he broke.
Sork’s result earns him a spot on the U.S. Junior Team for the IAAF World Junior Championships in July at Barcelona.
He’ll join Heritage graduated senior Sean Keller, who won the javelin at the junior championships on Friday.
Corey runs to victory in Freedom 5K
Vancouver’s Trent Corey was the overall winner Saturday of the Freedom 5K race, the opening act of the weekend’s Vancouver USA Marathon.
Corey, 33, completed the course in 16 minutes, 36 seconds. Doug Nowak, 33, of Mukilteo was second in 17:21 with Vancouver’s Trevor Hayward, 41, placing third in 18:20.
Heather Harmon, 34, of Couer d’Alene, Idaho, was the top female finisher with a time of 18:59. She was fifth overall.
Tiffany Elmer, 32, of Sandy, Ore., was second in 19:37, and Vancouver’s Ana Delgadillo, 16, was third in 19:48.
There were 192 finishers of the race. The Vancouver USA Marathon and half marathon are today.