Parker aims for London at Canadian trials

by Michelle Saport  |   

Cody Parker participating in a javelin tossAlaska 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, June 29.

A freshman from Comox, B.C., Parker 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 scheduled to commence at 4:45 ADT. Live streaming for the trials is available at

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