For Crew, an East York, Ont. native who has competed for the Lions for three seasons and is the two-time reigning female athlete of the year, it was a strong performance at her first Games after coming into the event ranked 27th.
Her best toss of the day came in her third and final attempt, a 17.45m result that did not surpass the automatic qualifying mark of 18.40m or put her into the top 12, thus ending her competition. But despite that, the 22-year-old gained plenty of experience on the international scene and is well poised for future success as only four of the 36 athletes in the field were younger than her.
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