Bulls Gain Experience at Junior Nationals
By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - Two freshman Bulls now know what it takes to compete against the best in their age group after a beneficial weekend in Bloomington, Ind.
Justin Osking capped off USF's competition at the 2012 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field National Championships by finishing 30th in the discus with a throw of 156-2 (47.59m) on Sunday. Osking's personal best discus mark this season got him into junior national competition when he posted a mark of 165-3 (50.36m) that helped him finish in third at the USF Collegiate on April 6.
Kelli Williams started things off for USF at junior nationals on Friday by finishing 18th in the preliminary rounds of the 1,500 with a time of 4:42.18. Williams advanced to the junior national meet after posting a season-best time of 4:34.81 at the FSU Relays, which was almost four seconds better than the qualifying standard for the meet in Indiana.
"It was a good competition for them and a good experience they got to go on," USF head coach Warren Bye said. "It gives them an idea of where they're at and what they need to do to be at that level."