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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Ciarra Brewer, who finished seventh at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Italy earlier this month, smashed the youth national record in the intermediate girls' triple jump Thursday on day three of the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships at North Carolina State A&T University's Irwin Belk Track
Casey Kiefer 8:53.77
More coverage coming. Top three overall finishers from state inside. (Photo credit: Chuck King for scrunners.com.)
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Befitting a day that saw 1996 Olympic champion and American record holder Dan O'Brien as a guest starter, Gunnar Nixon of the Eastside Steppers broke an 11-year-old record in the intermediate boys' decathlon Wednesday in the top individual performance on day two of the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships at North Carolina A&T State University's Irwin Belk Track.
Track Houston 3:14.78
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Neither rain, nor wind, nor any other force of nature could stop the Carolina Elite's Bryce Love Sunday as he won his third individual gold in record-setting fashion, stunning the crowd with a 50.75 in the midget boys' 400 on the final day of the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championships at North Carolina A&T State's Irwin Belk Track.
MileSplit US will be providing on-site coverage this week from the USATF National Junior Olympic T&F Championships being held in Greensboro, North Carolina from Tuesday, July 28th through Sunday, August 2nd. Expect plenty of race videos and photos from the meet on virtually all days of competition. Visit our meet coverage page throughout the week where videos, pictures, and stories will be added throughout the week. Our emphasis of coverage will be primarily on the high school aged athletes of the intermediate boys/girls and young men/women division, but will also include a good amount of video and photo from the younger age divisions. Day 1 Highlights: Connor McCullough (CA) & Lauren Chambers (GA) shatter hammer throw records, steeple chase winners recover from bad falls, Gunnar Nixon (OK) & Nemean Wise (FL) out in front dominating multis in first day of competition. Schedule & Live Results Photo Gallery by Brandon Miles - Photos to be added throughout the first three days of competition. Day 1 highlight pics posted. Race Videos - More videos from Tuesday's events being uploaded and processed. USATF's Official Meet Site Association & Regional Championship Meet Results
High school is the focus on this site. We venture into middle school and college on occassion, but seldom to never youth track. But a young lady from Miami forces us to do that today and her name is Daesha Rogers. She is the new national 800m bantam record holder with her time or 2:23.16 on day 5 up in North Carolina. Watch out for her in the (distant) future! Meanwhile back at the ranch... Robin Reynolds collected another gold at 200m going 23.84 into the wind. Complete recap of Floridians inside this article.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A scrunners.com high definition video camera was taken during the final day of USATF Junior Olympics at Aggie Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T University.
Despite being a state away, the USATF National Junior Olympic T&F Championships has small contingent of Virginia high school athletes participating but several have already enjoyed All-American success prior to the final 2 day of events this weekend. Two national runners-up in the field events with Jasia Richardson (pictured left by John Herzog) of J.R. Tucker leaping to a personal best mark of 40'5" in the young women's triple jump, while Ashlen Veatch of Cave Spring placed second in the rarely contested hammer throw for intermediate girls with a throw of 148'6". Kevin Bennert of Woodberry Forest earned All-American honors winning the slower section of the 3K in the intermediate boys' division with a fourth place overall time of 9:03. Henrico's Stephanie Oleson vaulted herself to All-American status in the intermediate girls division with a succesful clearance of 10'6" to place third in the event. Isaiah Simmons of Woodbridge came up just short in the throws with two 7th place finishes in the young men's shot put and discus, but did achieve an all-time best performance of 165'1" in the discus throw. MileSplit US is providing plenty of video and photo coverage from the meet.
Lake Brantley's Neamen Wise can do it all. He is competing in North Carolina this week at USATF Junior Olympics. After the first day of the decathlon, he leads the field 3763 points--275 points better than second place. He put up performances of 11.07 100m, 22-7 LJ, 45-5 SP, 6-0.75 HJ, 51.56 400. The MileSplit coverage team is on site this week bringing you articles, videos, photos, and of course complete results.
Vincent Brown (photo by John Olson) had to settle for narrow runner-up finishes to Jeffrey Artis of Western Branch twice this year for state titles in the hurdles, but now can conclude his high school career with a national title to his name. The recent graduate of South Lakes High School, Brown struck gold in the finals of the young men's 110 meter hurdles at the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships in Greensboro with a 14.00 clocking (-1.5 wind). Brown was the only national champion from Virginia in the meet. Interview with Vincent Brown - Results
Both Francis sisters won in the 800 meters Saturday at the USATF Junior Olympic Championships at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.
(Photo: John Olson) Kentucky Athletes Excel at USATF Junior Olympics
Asher Delmott 6:29.77
Robin Reynolds opened up a can of wow as she opened her 2009 Junior Olympics experience with a new all-conditions personal best of 23.37. There was a 2.8 wind helping her on the way, but what an opener! Reynolds though has been dominating USATF national meets since she was probably 8, so no surprise that she comes out with a big performance!
Akira McSwain (TN), leader after day 1 events, runs the fastest 200 in a 25.17 clocking.
Jack Robb talks about traveling to North Carolina from Colorado and his future.
In the final day of the decathlon at the USATF Junior Olympics in North Carolina, Neamen comes out victorious with 6956 points. He, of course, helped his cause by scoring 890 points (14.67) in his favorite event of the competition--the high hurdles. But his well rounded day two performance also included a 127-3 discus, 13-3.5 vault, 155-4 javelin, and a 5:14.05 1500. Congrats to Neamen! And don't forget to check out our full JO on-site coverage with photos, videos, articles, and results. And more coverage on the USATF official meet homepage.
Alexa Romano - fastest qualifier - 2:24.78
Sandi Morris talks about Young Women pole vault and hurdles.
Joseph Delgado (ID) wins event and 1500 in a time of 4:35
Texas Stars Track Club 7:35.37
Nathaniel Roberts 14:54.02
Northwest Track Club 3:14.70
Marielle Hall talks about sub-10 minutes 3,000-meter run Young Women win.
National meet starts July 28 in Greensboro
There is nothing to do really but to shake your head in awe and know you're looking at something once in a generation. Freshman Robin Reynolds continues her onslaught of the USATF Junior Olympics. Following up her 23.37 qualifying time yesterday, she had her hands full with three events. Going on at the same time she had the long jump and 100 meter prelims. She took care of the prelims with the #1 qualifying time of 11.68 and then went back and won the long jump in 19-6.25. By lunch time she also knocked out the qualifying round of the 400 to advance to the finals as the #1 seed with a time of 52.60! Only Ebony Eutsey has gone faster this year and it places her #4 all-time in Florida! Dedric Dukes, Josh Edmonds, Brianna Frazier, Kamal Korosa, among others also had good days and advanced to the finals. In this article we have a full list of day four Florida performances for youth through young divisions.
Jordie Munford wins the pentathlon in winning the 800 meter run in 2:26
Steven Berry 8:54.64
United Stars Track Club 9:11.24
David Smith (TX) 6:18.97
Hallmark Track Club 3:14.34
400 meter dash sections of the intermediate boys decathlon. Event leader Gunnar Nixon (OK) runs fastest at 49.50
Gunnar Nixon 4:34.54
Maddie Treasure 25.36
Sidgie Greene 6:53.90
Brittny Ellis (IL) - fastest qualifier - 25.18
North Texas Cheetahs 3:46.01
So Cal Running Cougars 3:13.43
Nicolette Sorensen 15:46.58
Togethere Elite 3:52.63
Melissa Parks (NH) 7:24.87
James Jones of Tulsa, Okla. talks about his fifth place finish in the Midget Boys 3,000-meter run.
Destiny Jenkins (GA) 7:11.73
Maranatha Reed 8:53.13
Ryan Silva - fastest qualifier - 2:03.37
Maryland Titans 3:49.80
Ryan Gil (PA) 6:19.73
Paisley Simmons - fastest qualifier - 24.26
Xavier Jones - fastest qualifier - 22.82
Norfolk Real Deal 3:22.16
Quick Striders 3:44.36
Caitlin Palacio 7:58.70
Jonathan Jenkins - fastest qualifier - 2:26.20
Symone Mason - fastest qualifier - 27.44
Rasheed Nailor (CA) - fastest qualifier - 26.91
Veronica Jones (TX) - fastest qualifier - 23.75
Jump Start Athletics 3:20.80
Track Eastern Carolina 3:22.41
Daesha Rogers (FL) sets a meet and national youth record in prelims at 2:23.85
Sheroid Evans - fastest qualifier - 20.92
Texas Stars Track Club 7:58.77
Kamal Korosa 8:51.70
Kristin Williams - fastest qualifier - 2:12.18
Elias Gedyon (CA) - fastest qualifier - 1:54.73
Howard Shepard III (TX) - fastest qualifier - 1:51.01
Alfredo Santana 15:26.52
Kevin Bennert 9:03.18
Austin Cook - fastest qualifier - 2:15.21
Raevyn Rogers - fastest qualifier - 2:13.00
Victoria Gochta (PA) - fastest qualifier - 2:12.90
Robin Reynolds (FL) - fastest qualifier - 23.37
Brandon Sanders - fastest qualifier - 21.61
Heat 3 Winner - Quiet Fire 3:33.89 Heat 4 Winner - Titans 3:34.72
Dallas Gold 3:52.64
Meet Comment: USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships 2009
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