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  • Brad Walker DONE for the year!

    Brad Walker is out with a broken hand!
    Read about it here

  • #2
    Re: Brad Walker DONE for the year!

    Here is the official University of Washington press release:

    Broken Hand Brings Walker’s Record-Breaking Season to a Close
    SEATTLE, Wash. — Husky senior Brad Walker, currently the top-ranked American
    pole vaulter in 2003, saw his record-breaking season come to a premature end
    Wednesday as the result of a broken right hand. The Spokane, Wash., native
    will not compete again outdoors for Washington, but has stated to head coach
    Greg Metcalf a desire to return in 2004 for his one remaining season of
    indoor eligibility.

    X-rays earlier in the week revealed a hairline fracture in the hand, and an
    MRI Tuesday confirmed the break. Doctors informed Walker that surgery would
    not be necessary at this time, provided he ceased vaulting immediately. It
    is expected that Walker will be able to begin practicing again in the fall,
    and will return to competition next winter.

    "It’s certainly a tough situation for Brad, to have this happen right before
    his final NCAA Outdoor Championships," Metcalf said. "He’s a tough
    competitor, though, and has informed me that this is not how he wants his
    collegiate career to end. He’s going to fight back and compete for us again
    next indoor season, and I’m sure he’ll be eager to prove to everyone that
    he’s still the man to beat."

    Should Walker return for his final indoor season, he would be defending the
    NCAA indoor title he earned in March with a Pac-10 record vault of 19-feet,
    0 1/4-inch that was nine inches beyond his nearest competitor, and equaled
    the sixth-best mark in NCAA history. The vault currently ranks Walker in a
    tie for third in the 2003 IAAF World Rankings, and equals the best mark by
    an American pole vaulter this season.


    • #3
      Re: Brad Walker DONE for the year!

      Hey Mr. Hill thanks for the link to in the Threes Stars out of NCAAs blurb.