Bogues’ stellar javelin season ends at qualifying round of Olympic trials, McMillan reaches finals

Casey Bogues prepares to throw javelin at the 2021 NCAA Championships June 10 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Photo courtesy of Bogues.

Taylor Robertson 

Assistant Sports Editor

University of Dayton track & field stand-out sophomore Casey Bogues’ record breaking season has officially come to a close after throwing javelin at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials on Friday in Eugene, Ore.

Bogues’ first throw of the day was her farthest, reaching 43.64m and making her one of the top 25 best javelin throwers in the United States. 

Along with breaking multiple personal records, school records and meet records, Bogues made history qualifying for the NCAA championships, as she was only the third UD athlete in history to qualify.

Competing under pressure was nothing new to Casey. As she stated in an interview with WHIO, she practices with an Olympian every single day. Bogues would remind herself of that while in competition to help ease her nerves. 

Dayton volunteer coach, Chantae McMillan, accompanied Casey at the trials Friday at Hayward Field in Oregon. McMillan qualified for the finals in the Javelin with a throw of 53.52m. She will be competing for a spot on the U.S Olympic team Saturday night.

Chantae must place in the top 3 for her event and hit the qualifying Olympic standard, 54.00m, for a spot on the US team. 

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