MACDONALD, RASMUSSEN IN TOP 10 AT GOLDEN WEST

June 17, 2003 11:00 pm

La Grande's Skyler MacDonald and Imbler's Tiffany Rasmussen participated in the Golden West Track Invitational in Sacramento Sunday.

MacDonald had a 189-foot effort in the javelin, while Rasmussen threw 126-9. MacDonald placed eighth and Rasmussen was ninth.

Neither athlete threw a personal best, but the weather in the Sacramento Valley was hot (over 100 degrees) and muggy, which seemed to affect the performances of most of the athletes. Only one athlete at the meet threw a personal best.

Rasmussen also got to sing the national anthem at the start of the meet, one of the most prestigious high school track meets in the nation.

MacDonald (3A boys) and Rasmussen (2A girls), both state champions in the javelin, will attend Brigham Young University in the fall.