Marshall, Fraley With Represent Team USA In The Throws!

Patience Marshall (Anson - > Campbell) and Veronica Fraley (Wakefield - > Clemson) have qualified to represent Team USA at the U20 Pan American Games!  The two competed at this weekends USATF U20 National Championships in Miramar, Florida.

The U20 trials consist of high school athletes as well as college freshman who are born after January 1st 1999.

Marshall won win the U20 National Championship in the Shot Put getting a big throw on the board early with a 51-9.75 on her third attempt.  She'd hold a 9 inch lead over Tedreauna Britt (Ole Miss) heading into the finals.  

On Marshall's fifth attempt she threw a new personal best of 52-8 giving her a win by 20 inches over Britt whose best throw would be her 51-0.75 from her third attempt.  

Event 17  Women Shot Put
    Comp#  Name                Year Team                Finals            Alternate
  1 #41 Patience Marshall        Campbell                16.05m   52-08.00          
      FOUL  14.62m  15.79m  15.10m  16.05m  FOUL                                    
  2 #166 Tedreauna Britt         Ole Miss                15.56m   51-00.75          
      FOUL  14.04m  15.56m  FOUL  15.15m  FOUL                                      
  3 #5 Shelby Bigsby             Albany (NY)             15.40m   50-06.25          
      14.74m  14.39m  14.81m  14.54m  15.40m  14.77m                                
  4 #32 Ebonie Whitted           Bowling Green           15.25m   50-00.50          
      14.87m  14.41m  13.99m  13.84m  15.25m  14.36m                                
  5 #130 Amanda Schaare          Michigan                14.44m   47-04.50          
      14.42m  12.99m  13.03m  14.23m  14.31m  14.44m                                
  6 #49 Malin Smith              Cincinnati              14.37m   47-01.75          
      14.25m  14.11m  FOUL  FOUL  14.37m  14.16m                               

Marshall swept the Indoor & Outdoor Shot Put as well at the Discus titles last year at the NCHSAA 2A State Championships.  She'd hold personal best marks of 45-1 and 149-5.  As a college freshman Marshall threw 47-10.5 and 164-9 winning Big South Conference Championships in both events and qualifying for NCAA Division I East Preliminaries in the Discus.

Yesterday Marshall had four legal throws, she fouled on her first and sixth attempt.  All four of those throws broke her overall PR coming into the event as her personal best jumps from 47-10.5 all the way up to 52-8!

Marshall would throw 161-2 in the Discus to place 6th overall in the Discus capping off a strong weekend for the Campbell freshman.

Fraley would foul her first throw in the Discus, but would throw 162-5 on her second attempt, which would safely advance her to the finals.  Her third throw would be her best of the competition of 167-9 which would put her in the lead going into finals.  

After that she'd foul her next two throws, then threw 160-10 on her final attempt.  Britt would takeover the lead from Fraley on her fourth attempt throwing 174-5 and would go on to win the event in 177-2.

Event 18 Women Discus Throw

 Top 8 to final; break ties                                                         
 Reorder after prelims                                                              
    World Jr: W 74.40m  1988        Ilke Wyludda, GDR                               
 American Jr: A 60.59m  6/15/2012   Shelbi Vaughan                                  
    U20 Meet: M 60.59m  2012        Shelbi Vaughan, Texas HS                        
    Comp#  Name                Year Team                Finals            Alternate
  1 #166 Tedreauna Britt         Ole Miss                54.01m     177-02          
      FOUL  50.91m  FOUL  53.18m  49.22m  54.01m                                    
  2 #51 Veronica Fraley          Clemson                 51.15m     167-10          
      FOUL  49.50m  51.15m  FOUL  FOUL  49.03m                                      
  3 #382 Chelsea Wallace         William & Mary          50.89m     166-11          
      43.30m  46.45m  48.49m  FOUL  50.89m  FOUL                                    
  4 #376 Makayla Kelby           Washington              50.66m     166-02          
      47.78m  FOUL  48.23m  FOUL  50.66m  FOUL                                      
  5 #187 Shelby Frank            Ragnarok Ath            50.39m     165-04          
      45.50m  48.13m  45.57m  46.96m  FOUL  50.39m                                  
  6 #41 Patience Marshall        Campbell                49.13m     161-02          
      46.22m  49.13m  47.60m  47.59m  47.37m  FOUL                             

Fraley had a good freshman year for Clemson with a seasons best of 173-7 in the Discus and 48-4.75 in the Shot Put.  Fraley would rank 23rd in the NCAA East Prelims and would finish 22nd in the event.  Top 12 advance to NCAAs.  Fraley would also place 4th in the Discus at the ACC Championships this spring.  

Fraley holds the North Carolina State Record in the Discus at 175-9 where she won the Penn Relays.  Fraley was also the New Balance Nationals Champion in the event where she threw 169-4.

Both Marshall and Fraley will represent Team USA on the U20 team as they compete in San José, Costa Rica on July 19th to 21st at the Pan American U20 Championships.

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