Russell Finishes 12th In World Championships

Aug. 11, 2005

Lawrence, Kan. – Scott Russell, former Jayhawk NCAA Champion in the javelin and the weight throw, finished in 12th place in the javelin at the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland yesterday. Representing Team Canada, Russell had throws of 62.33 meters and 68.59 meters in the preliminary round of the finals, not good enough to advance him to the top eight. Andrus Varnik of Estonia captured gold in the event with a winning heave of 87.17 meters. Complete results can be found at