Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/14/14
Scott Russell won the javelin throw at the Kansas Relays for the ninth time in 12 years with a throw of 264 feet, 5 inches on Friday. The 33-year-old Canadian fell short of the standard he needed to qualify for the Olympics, but he only needs one more toss this season of more than 260-10 to make the team for second straight time. ''I have to be happy with Olympic B Standard,''' Russell said, ''that knocks off half job for the season until my next meet.'' Russell, a University of Kansas graduate who lives in Bonner Springs, said this will be his final season trying to qualify for the Olympics. Kansas All-American shot putter Mason Finley blew away the field with a mark of 65-3 1/4, which is best in the NCAA this year. Missouri freshman Kearsten Peoples won the collegiate women's shot put with a mark of 57- 3/4, a Kansas Relays record. Olympian Bershawn Jackson returns to the Kansas Relays on Saturday for the eighth time in nine years. Jackson currently holds the meet record in...
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