The final big meets of outdoor, from Blunt to World Juniors. In the Multis at the AAU Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia, Ryan Krais won the Intermediate Girls Heptathlon on the first two days of competition to improve her US Soph Class Record. On Day Five, she won the 400 Hurdles for her 2nd title. And on Day Six, she added a third title, taking the 100 Hurdles in 14.03. And on Day Eight, she took 6th in the 400. Also on Day Eight, a Havertown Middle Schooler, Sophia Meehan set an AAU record in the 3000 Meter Run, going 10:42.77. She runs for the Dashers Track Club. At the USATF Junior Olympics in Baltimore, in the Intermediate Girls 800 Finals, Easton\'s Chanelle Price set a meet and junior Intermediate record with her 2nd best 800 ever (photo by Robert Wallingford, robertwallingford.smugmug.com) Sarah Morrison and Tim Wertner were the individual champs at the 3rd Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Mile Road Race. At the Keystone Games, Andrew Fahringer of Whitehall, threw the Javelin to a US#3 mark.
Several of the state\'s top athletes in track and field competed in this past week\'s USATF Junior Olympic National Championships held at Morgan State University in Baltimore. A total of two national titles, one national runner-up, and more than a handful of top eight finishes highlighted the six day of event for Virginia. Park View sophomore Natalie Baird had another monster 150 plus foot throw in the discus as her mark of 152\'2.75\" on day four earned her a national title in the intermediate girls age group. Her throw was a Junior Olympics age group record in the event. All-American jumper Marlon Woods, a recent graduate of Booker T. Washington and future member of the Norfolk State University track squad, won his second national title of the year in the high jump with a clearance of 6\'9.75\" in the young men\'s high jump.
Seneca\'s LaKya Brookins finished second in the young women\'s 100-meter dash at the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals.
Top Kentucky Track Athletes have some great performances at the USATF Junior Olympics including one overall winner, a runner-up finish, and several other top 10 marks.
Stacey Eden, Ryan Gibson, Darius Berry, and Michael Caldwell combined to win the 13-14 year old Boys 3200 Relay National Title. Chelsea Brown and Thomas Canary have also qualifed for the finals in their events.
Floridians at the USATF Jr. Olympics in Baltimore, MD.
- No discussions yet. Be the first!