Nedow and Christie-Galloway shine south of the border

After Commonwealth bronze and NACAC silver in 2018, shot putter is pushing to add a global medal to his collection this September at the IAAF World Championships in Qatar. The six foot seven inch giant got his season off to a good start this past weekend in Ogden, Utah where he managed to heave the 16 pound ball out to 20.68m.

The mark was mountains ahead of his nearest competitor and currently ranks Nedow sixth on the early world rankings. He will look to improve as he heads to Europe to contest three meets in Spain, the Czech Republic and Turkey.

The Razorback Invitational on the campus of the University of Arkansas was the venue for the second fastest female 60m hurdle race in club history. Keira Christie-Galloway, who began classes at Iowa State University earlier this month, dropped her personal best to a blazing 8.29 seconds in the preliminaries before crossing the line in 8.32 seconds in the final to finish fifth. The former University of Ottawa student is currently ranked second in Canada and 21st in the NCAA.

Also in Fayetville was Iowa State teammate Erinn Stenman-Fahey who similarly took fifth, completing her 800m race in two minutes 7.53 seconds. The performance ranks the senior 18th in the NCAA.

Finally, Colorado State freshman Lauren Gale lowered her seasonal best over 400m to 54.81 seconds as she won at the Air Force Invitational by nearly a second. Gale is undefeated so far this season at the distance.