June 8, 2006
SACRAMENTO, CA –
University of Iowa junior Adam Hamilton ended his 2006 season Wednesday, competing in the preliminary round of the men’s hammer throw at the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, CA. Hamilton, an all-American in that event in 2004, placed 25th in the preliminary round with a throw of 196-7. The top 12 placers in the preliminary round advanced to Friday’s event final.
Still competing for the men’s team are sophomores Shane Maier (shot put) and Eric MacTaggart (10,000 meters). Maier will compete in the shot put preliminary round Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (CDT), while MacTaggart will run in the 10,000 meter finals Thursday at 10 p.m. (CDT).
For the Hawkeye women, junior Peaches Roach and sophomore Kineke Alexander advanced to the finals in the high jump and 400 meters, respectively. Roach cleared 5-10 3/4 on her last attempt in the high jump prelims, and is one of eight competitors to clear that height. The high jump finals are set for 5:45 p.m. Friday. Alexander won her 400-meter heat with a time of 52.35, which is the fifth-best time entering Friday’s 7:25 p.m. semifinal. Sophomore Meghan Armstrong will compete in Thursday’s 1,500-meter prelims at 8 p.m.
Men's Hammer Throw - Preliminary Round Results1. Mattias Jons (Boise State) 227-32. Spyridon Jullien (Virginia Tech) 223-83. Mohsen Anani (Virginia Tech) 219-94. Ego Agafonov (Kansas) 219-35. Nick Owens (North Carolina) 218-86. Adam Midles (Southern California) 212-117. Matej Muza (Virginia Tech) 212-28. Michael Beerer (Irvine) 210-825. Adam Hamilton (Iowa) 196-7="http:>