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Harrington places 13th in javelin on first day of NCAA Championships

Tyler Harrington took 13th place in the javelin throw on May 25, 2017, highlighting the first day of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the Bates men. (d3photography.com)

GENEVA, Ohio -- Bates sophomore Tyler Harrington took 13th place in the javelin throw Thursday, highlighting the first day of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Harrington (Haverhill, Mass.) launched the javelin 57.60 meters, or 189 feet, on his second of three attempts, which put him in fifth place at the end of the first flight of trials. By the end of the second flight he had slipped to 13th place and missed finals by four places. Harrington was seeded 11th in the event, based on his personal-best mark of 203-4 notched at the New England Division III Championships.

Bates juniors Adedire Fakorede (Newark, N.J.) and Jack Kiely (Severna Park, Md.) also competed Thursday but endured subpar days.

Fakorede slipped during warmups at the rainy facility at Spire Institute, and was slightly hobbled when the discus throw trials got under way. The two-time All-American topped out at 134-11, far short of his season-best mark of 177-9, for which he was the event's second seed, forcing him to miss the finals and settle for 19th place.

Kiely, running in his first individual race at an NCAA Championship, placed 19th in the trials of the 1,500-meter run in 3:58.00, well behind his career-best time of 3:51.43 from the New England Division III Championships.

Friday's portion of the meet will feature one event for the Bates men's team, as senior captain Patrick Griffin (Harvard, Mass.) competes in the 800-meter run trials at 4pm. Fakorede competes in the hammer throw on Saturday at 1:30pm.

Bates' remaining NCAA schedule (All times Eastern):

Thursday, May 25
1:00PM -- Men's Discus Throw (Adedire Fakorede)
2:30PM -- Women's 1,500 Meters Prelims (Jessica Wilson)
2:45PM -- Men's 1,500 Meters Prelims (Jack Kiely)
3:30PM -- Women's 200 Meters Prelims (Allison Hill)
5:00PM -- Women's 4x400 Relay Prelims (Allison Hill, Paige Rabb, Ayden Eickhoff, Claire Markonic)
5:00PM -- Men's Javelin Throw (Tyler Harrington)

Friday, May 26
2:15PM -- Women's 100 Hurdles Prelims (Hill)
3:45PM -- Women's 800 Meters Prelims (Eickhoff)
4:00PM -- Men's 800 Meters Prelims (Patrick Griffin)

Saturday, May 27
12:25PM -- Women's 1,500 Finals (Wilson)
12:50PM -- Women's 100 Hurdles Finals (Hill)
1:30PM -- Men's Hammer Throw (Fakorede)
1:30PM -- Women's Triple Jump (Ceesay)
1:50PM -- Women's 800 Finals (Eickhoff)
2:00PM -- Men's 800 Finals (Griffin)
3:00PM -- Women's 5,000 Finals (Wilson)
3:50PM -- Women's 4x400 Relay Finals (Hill, Rabb, Eickhoff, Markonic)

NCAA Division III 2017 Outdoor Track & Field Championships Men's Accepted Entries