Strickland fails at Trials

Friday, July 16, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:15 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Missouri senior Janae Strickland failed to reach the women’s shot put finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Sacramento, Calif., finishing 15th in Thursday’s preliminaries.

In her final meet as a Tiger, Strickland’s threw 50 feet, one-half inch in her third and final throw.

Kristin Heaton of Nike had the best throw of the preliminaries at 58-10. The top 12 marks earned spots in the finals.

Ray Hughes, a 1998 Missouri graduate, also did not qualify for the Olympic team, finishing ninth in the 3000-meter steeplechase finals in 8:28.64. Daniel Lincoln of Nike won in 8:15:02.

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