Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fergurson finishes ninth

By The Herald Staff | 7/29/2014

EUGENE, Ore. — Former Ottawa High School standout Kord Ferguson finished ninth in the discus Saturday at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Ferguson finished with a 195-4 throw, just missing the final eight cut for the finals.

EUGENE, Ore. — Former Ottawa High School standout Kord Ferguson finished ninth in the discus Saturday at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Ferguson finished with a 195-4 throw, just missing the final eight cut for the finals.

The Wichita State University signee was in his second meet tossing the bigger discus (1.75kg).

He won a spot on the U.S men’s team by winning the national championship with a toss of 201 feet in early July. He became just the fifth high schooler to eclipse the 200-foot barrier.

Ferguson won state in the shot put and discus with meet record performances in each event. He sits No. 2 all-time in Kansas in both events.

University of Kansas sophomore Mitchell Cooper, competing for Australia, finished sixth with a personal-best throw of 202-8.

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