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Men's Track's Jordan Places 15th in Javelin at U.S. Championships

Men's Track's Jordan Places 15th in Javelin at U.S. Championships

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INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Coastal Carolina men's track and field's Thomas Jordan (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) placed 15th in the javelin throw at the 2006 AT&T U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., June 25.

Competing in his first senior national championship, the two-time Big South champion and All-American in the javelin had qualified when the field was expanded from 18 to 24 in the final days leading to the championship, as Jordan was ranked 22nd heading into the event. Once competing after a weather delay, he proved he belonged with a throw of 68.59m (225' 0") on his first attempt. He finished fourth among the collegiate throwers. Breaux Greer, the current American record holder in the event, won the event with his first attempt, going a meet record of 85.40m (280' 2").