Former Eastern Michigan University track and field star Donald Scott competed at the World Athletics Championships on July 23, at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR.
Scott finished sixth in the triple jump and the eight-time Mid-American Conference Champion recorded a season-best of 17.14m.
Portugal’s Pedro Pichardo finished first with a leap of 17.95m. Hugues Fabrice Zango from Burkina Faso took second place with 17.55m. China’s Zhu Yaming placed third, jumping 17.31m. Pichardo won the triple jump in the Tokyo Olympic Games, but this is his first victory in the World Championships.
Italians Andrea Dallavalle and Emmanuel Ihemeje placed fourth and fifth. Ihemeje is a three-time NCAA champion at the University of Oregon and finished in fifth place right ahead of Scott.
Former Eagle Lahsene Bouchikhi competed in the World Athletics marathon for his home country of Belgium, but did not finish the event (EMUEagles.com).
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