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UAA All-American Cody Parker will look to qualify for the 2012 Summer Games with his home country of Canada.
Courtesy: Dallas Baldwin / UAA Athletics

Parker aims for London at trials

Courtesy: UAA Sports Information
Release: 06/28/2012
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ANCHORAGE - Alaska Anchorage All-American Cody Parker will look to book a ticket to London for the 2012 Summer Games when he competes in the men's javelin at the Canadian Olympic Track & Field Trials Friday.

A local of Comox, B.C., Parker, who wrapped up his freshman season in May, enters the Canadian trials with a career-best toss of 241 feet, one inch (73.50), set July 23, 2011 in Miramar, Fla. This past season with UAA, Parker posted a Great Northwest Athletic Conference mark of 232-5 (70.84).

The NCAA Div. II third-place finisher in 2012, Parker ranks sixth in the trials, while Scott Russell leads the 15-member field with a toss of 278-3.

The men's javelin is schedule to commence at 4:45 ADT. Live steaming for the trials is available at cbcsports.ca.

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