Kura FInishes Fourth Among College Throwers At The US Track and Field Championships

March 1, 2002

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Senior Ruth Kura (Potomac, Md.) had a strong showing among the best in the nation finishing in eighth place during the first day of the US Track and Field Indoor Championships.

Kura advanced to the finals of the weight throw competition with a toss of 62-8.75 but fouled three times during the round hurting her chances to better her distance. She was in high company throwing against the six-time defending U.S. champion and world record holder Dawn Ellerbe, who finished second.

Kura, who currently ranks sixth in the country at 66-9.25, will be in action next weekend at the NCAA Championships to be held in Fayetteville, Ark.

In her seven prior meets this season, Kura has finished first five times and second twice. She has shattered her own school mark by almost five feet during the course of the season.

The team's other representative, the 4x400-meter relay team, will run in the final event of the weekend that is set to start at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday.

Track contact: Chris Stuchko
Phone: 301-314-1483
Fax: 301-314-9094

Women Weight Throw
      World: W 23.60m  2000        Dawn Ellerbe, USA
   American: A 23.60m  2000        Dawn Ellerbe, NYAC
   Name                    Year Team                    Finals            Points
 1 Anna Norgren Mahon           Unattached              23.33m   76-06.50   5
     21.26m  21.88m  22.47m  22.39m  21.30m  23.33m
 2 Dawn Ellerbe                 NYAC                    22.44m   73-07.50   3
     22.03m  FOUL  22.20m  22.44m  FOUL  21.44m
 3 Toyinda Wilson               Indiana Invaders        21.67m   71-01.25   2
     20.32m  FOUL  FOUL  19.06m  21.67m  21.40m
 4 Amber Cambell                Costal Carol            20.99m   68-10.50   1
     20.74m  20.92m  20.12m  19.87m  20.59m  20.99m
 5 Jukina Dickerson             Florida                 20.59m   67-06.75
     20.14m  19.95m  20.42m  20.59m  19.93m  20.57m
 6 Tara Loper                   Unattached              19.49m   63-11.50
     19.16m  18.89m  FOUL  FOUL  19.49m  19.30m
 7 Katy Craig                   Ohio State              19.48m   63-11.00
     FOUL  18.60m  FOUL  19.48m  19.37m  FOUL
 8 Ruth Kura             Maryland                19.12m   62-08.75
     17.85m  17.97m  19.12m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL
 9 Alexandria Earl-Givan        New Haven Age Group     18.40m   60-04.50
     17.67m  FOUL  18.40m
10 Beth Hilton                  Indiana State           18.33m   60-01.75
     17.43m  18.33m  FOUL
11 Michelle Boswell             Mjolnir Thro            18.29m   60-00.25
     17.93m  18.29m  FOUL
12 Jennifer Folz                Unattached              17.63m   57-10.25
     FOUL  16.68m  17.63m
13 Serene Ross                  Purdue                  17.59m   57-08.50
     FOUL  FOUL  17.59m
14 Dore DeBartolo               Unattached              17.03m   55-10.50
     17.03m  FOUL  FOUL
15 Kimberli Barrett             Florida                 16.82m   55-02.25
     16.67m  16.82m  FOUL
16 Erin Gilreath                Florida                 16.72m   54-10.25
     16.06m  FOUL  16.72m

Results courtesy of Flash Results, Inc.