True takes 13th at Olympic Trials

Le Roy's Aaron True finished 13th at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the javelin Saturday, missing by one spot a shot at today's final round.


June 21, 2021 - 10:08 AM

Le Roy native Aaron True Register file photo

EUGENE, Ore. — Aaron True’s participation in the U.S. Olympic Trials has come to an end.

The Le Roy native and Southern Coffey County High alum was in Oregon Saturday to compete in the javelin.

True finished 13th after the qualifying round, with a top throw of 67.81 meters, or 222 feet, 5 inches.

The top 12 after the qualifying round advance to today’s finals.

True’s best mark was 10 inches shy of the 12th-place thrower, Samuel Hardin.

True’s first of three throws was his best. He followed it up with throws of 67.62 meters (221’10”) and 65.09 meters (213’6”.)

As an aside, Erie native Brett Thompson, a Pittsburg State University student, qualified for finals with his final throw of the day. 

He was in 16th until uncorking a throw of 70.10 meters, or 230 feet.