Desiree Freier is outdueled by the Russian winner after setting the American junior record by topping 14 feet, 7 1/4 inches.
The senior hopes to continue his career at UT Arlington, where he already has his sights set on the school record.
Carl Williams’ victory, Ryan Newsome’s silver in the 100 highlight the first day of UIL state track and field meet for area athletes.
Desiree Freier of Justin Northwest has set two national records this season.
The junior who had never run track before 2012 has the fastest time in the state.
The Eagles’ 4x100 and 4x200 relays are heading to state.
Nicole Iloanya finished fourth last year while recovering from a knee injury.
Next round begins Thursday.
4A Region II track & field Senior qualifies for state after four years.
5A Region I track & field Bowie girls contend for top.