HUGE NEWS: Mayo named Youth Athlete of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS - IAAF World Junior Championships gold and silver medalist Gabrielle Mayo of Raleigh, N.C., has been named the 2006 Youth Athlete of the Year by USA Track & Field. Mayo will be honored December 2 at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. The ceremony is held in conjunction with USA Track & Field's 2006 Annual Meeting November 29-December 3 in Indianapolis.

In the lead-up to the World Junior Championships, Mayo anchored the American 4x100-meter relay team that broke the World Junior record August 6 at the Road to Eugene '08, getting the baton around the track in 43.29 seconds. The previous record of 43.38 was set by Team USA in 1999.

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