Currently world leader and marvelous Aussie Julian Wruck coninued his buildup to a NCAA title and Moscow top-8t the 55th Mt. SAC Relays in Hilmer Lodge Stadium in southern California. Wruckie hit a useful 64.55m to win the competition.
Exactly one week after his massive world leading throw of 66.32m the wonder-from-down-under underlined his consistency with a 211′ 9″ at the 55th ANNUAL MT. SAC RELAYS. It broke his competition streak of discus world leading marks at three. The streak started in Texas with 66.01m, followed by his 66.05m in Los Angeles and right on time for the Australian National Championships he improved even those previous World leading throws with 66.32m.
Even though the 64.55m is not a World leading throw he still shows that he has improved in consistency from the previous years. Four weeks in a row he underlined that he might be a good contender for a medal at the World Championships in Moscow. To be consistent is really important in contrast to just one big throw in the wind.
Julian Wruck started the competition with 61.87m which would have been enough to win the competition. Besides Julian only Ronald Odair de Oliveira from Brazil could manage to throw over 60m. His fifth round throw of 60.12m secured him the second place. The fight about the third place was the interesting one because Willy Irwin, who became fourth in the end, was the one to be placed third with 58.46 from his second round throw. During the fifth round Nathaniel Moses took over and threw 58.60m which secured him the third spot on the podium.
Julian Wruck’s opening throw of 61.87m was followed by 60.04m, 61.45m, 60.89m, his best throw of 64.55m in the fifth round and then he rounded up his good throwing attempts with 62.90m.
Julian Wruck’s comment on this competition:
“Yeah I have been a bit tired and sick and throwing poorly all week from travelling to Australia but still threw a bit better than I thought I would. I am quickly coming back and I will be feeling great in a couple of weeks”
If he keeps up the good work he is doing right now he even might be able to improve the World lead a bit further. Throwholics is looking forward to find out about those improvements and will let you guys know!
The Final Results: HERE
In addition to that great men’s discus competition, there was a solid women discus one going on as well. Whitney Ashley managed to throw 60.34m which ranked her 15th in the current top list. She was followed by Rachel Longfors with 55.74m and Summer Pierson 55.72m.
The Final Results: HERE