Thomas and Whetstone Set to Compete at Junior Nationals
June 19, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's and women's track and field teams will have two of its freshmen competing in the 2008 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The championships will be held from June 20-22 in Columbus, Ohio hosted by Ohio State University.
Holland Thomas will be competing on Saturday, June 21 in the 400 meter hurdles. The event is set to start at about 6:05 p.m. Thomas had a season best time of 1:03.08 in the event.
Aaron Whetstone will compete in the triple jump that has an approximate starting time of 6:10 p.m. on Saturday. Whetstone has one of the top jumps in the nation with a mark of 16.26 meters, with hopes of improving his Olympic Trial provisional qualifying mark. The top nine in the event will advance to the finals.