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Postwaite Places Tenth in Triple Jump at US Junior Nationals

Joe Postwaite
Joe Postwaite

Complete Meet Results

BLOOMINGTON, IND. – Lake Erie College rising sophomore Joe Postwaite (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili) capped his outstanding first year of collegiate competition on Saturday (June 16) with a 10th-place finish in the triple jump at the 2012 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Indiana University.

The 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Freshman Field Athlete of the Year and two-time conference champion finished second in his flight with a leap of 48' 8 ¼" (14.84 meters).  He hit that mark on his second attempt.

Postwaite finished just behind the University of Findlay's Glen Forsythe (48' 8 ¾").

Last summer, teammate Jamil Dudley captured the Junior Nationals high jump crown.  The Junior National Championships feature the best high school standouts and the most promising college freshmen and serves as a qualifier for this year's IAAF World Junior Championships.