Maggie Ewen of St. Francis finished 21st in the women’s hammer throw Saturday at track and field’s world championships in London.
Ewen, making her debut in elite international competition, did not qualify for Monday’s 12-athlete final. Competing in Group B, her best throw — 217 feet, 4 inches — came on the second of her three attempts. The distance was well short of her personal best of 244-7, set at the U.S. championships in June.
“It didn’t quite go the way I wanted it to,” said Ewen, who will be a senior at Arizona State. “But I’m really happy. This is my first [meet] ever even kind of like this. So I’m happy to be competing against these women. It’s just awesome.”
On a rainy day before 55,000 fans at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, DeAnna Price was the only one of three Americans to advance to the hammer throw final. Her top throw of 238-9 was the fifth-best of qualifying.