Woodward to be in javelin joust at Jerome
New Westminster native Krista Woodward will go up against her younger rival, Liz Gleadle of Vancouver, in a javelin showdown at the Harry Jerome Track Classic at Swangard Stadium on Sunday.
Woodward, a graduate of the University of Georgia, had held the Canadian record before it was broken by Gleadle. Prior to 2011, injuries had slowed down Woodward, who was a star on the NWSS basketball team, but she managed to regain the record with a throw of 58.64 metres at a meet in California. That, however, was surpassed by Gleadle twice last month.
The javelin field will also include heptathlete Ruky Abdulai, a former track star at Simon Fraser University.
Several Canadian Olympic track and field athletes will be performing at the Jerome as well as athletes from more than 10 other countries. Tickets are available online at www.harryjerome.com. The Classic gets underway at 1 p.m.