EUGENE, Ore. – Veronica Fraley, Vanderbilt track and field newcomer, competed in the qualifying round of the women’s discus throw at the World Athletics Championships.
Fraley took to the biggest and brightest stage of track and field at Hayward Field on Monday night against the world’s best throwers from 12 different countries.
Her opening throw of 55.98 meters positioned her well to commence the night. She threw 51.72 meters in her following attempt. Fraley’s third and final toss landed at 58.32 meters and secured her a top-10 finish on the night.
She had the highest finish of any American in Group B and the third best U.S. finish overall.
Fraley was joined on the national stage by Ashley Kovacs Vanderbilt associate head coach and Team USA throws coach. Volunteer assistant coach Joe Kovacs competed over the weekend in the men’s shot put and earned silver in the event. He finished with a mark of 22.89 meters, a season best, and aided Team USA to a sweep in the event.