KERON FRANCIS ADVANCES TO JAVELIN FINALS WITH SECOND BEST QUALIFYING ROUND THROW
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Keron Francis advanced to the finals of the men’s javelin at the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday (June 8) as the Boise State University thrower posted the second best qualifying round mark.
                A senior from Grenada, Francis had a throw of 237-7 (72.43m) to advance to the finals which will be held on Saturday (June 10) beginning at 10:00 a.m. (PT) on the Sacramento State campus.
                Justin Ryncavage of the University of North Carolina had the top qualifying round throw at 243-3 (74.14m). Eric Brown, who had the top collegiate throw entering the competition at 256-3 (78.12m), posted the 10th best qualifying round mark at 223-9 (68.20m).
                Boise State’s Scott Viafore, a sophomore from Duxbury, Mass., missed advancing to the final round when he placed 16th with a throw of 210-7 (64.18m). The top 12, plus all ties, advance to the final round.
                Francis is the second Boise State student-athlete to advance to the finals at this year’s national championships. On Wednesday (June 7), Mattias Jons posted the top qualifying round throw in the men’s hammer at 227-3 (69.26m). The hammer final is tomorrow (June 9) beginning at Noon (PT).
                Also competing tomorrow for Boise State will be Eleni Kafourou in the women’s triple jump. The freshman from Greece will compete in the qualifying round beginning at 1:00 p.m. (PT).


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