More stories and links we found on USATF Junior Olympics from the Week Ending June 20th, 2013
Three-time state entrant pole vaulter Max Maher wrapped up his high school career with a third-place finish in the state track and field meet a few weeks ago, and he is continuing to excel in the event this summer.
HILTON - A grand total of 29 Chautauqua Striders qualified for the USA Track and Field (USATF) Region 2 Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships by virtue of their top-six finishes at the recent USATF Niagara Junior Olympics at Hilton High School.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Thomas Jones II, Maeghan Wallace, Mariah Frazier, Kelsia Moore, Kenyae Austin and Bre’anna Warren were crowned individual national champions in last week’s USA Youth outdoor track and field championships at Ralph Korte Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Colin Minor is one of 43 athletes selected to represent the United States at the 8th IAAF World Youth Championships. The event for boys and girls ages 16-17 is scheduled July 10-14 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Following a runner-up effort at the World Youth track and field trials, Crespi senior Amir Ali Patterson captured the gold medal in the 1.6-kilogram discus with a lifetime-best throw of 199 feet, 11 inches Saturday in the 18-under final at the U.S. Youth National Outdoor Championships at Southern Illinois University.
The Rockwall Mustangs, Club Vaultitude and Texas Titans Track Clubs all qualified multiple athletes to the USATF Region 12 Junior Olympics Championships next month with their performances at the USATF Southwestern Association Championships at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown last weekend. - See more at: http://rockwallheraldbanner.com/sports/x1333759413/Summer-track-squads-sending-local-thinclads-to-regional-meet#sthash.xa9XQePb.dpuf
Natrona County's Lauren Taubert reacts after clearing a 5-foot 8-inch bar to take first place in the high jump Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Wyoming State High School Class 4A Girls Track and Field Championships in Casper. (Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune)
Natrona County sophomore Lauren Taubert won gold at the USA Track and Field Youth Outdoor Championships on Wednesday at St. Louis, Mo.
Taubert claimed the heptathlon gold in the girls 15-16 age group with a total score of 4,307 points. The second-place finisher was nearly 600 points back, as Taubert notched top-4 finishes in every heptathlon event (100 hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200 meters, long jump, javelin throw, 800 meters). On Friday, Taubert finished second in the high jump (5 feet, 5 inches) and will run preliminaries in both hurdle events (100 and 400) on Saturday. Finals will be held on Sunday. At the state meet in May, Taubert -- as a freshman -- set a new overall state record in the high jump (5-8).
Kennedy Blahnik finished the month by placing third in the shot put at the World Youth Track and Field Trials on June 26 with a heave of 53 feet, 11¼ inches, according to the USA Track & Field website.
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Justin Torre of Maywood, along with his Hackensack/New Jersey Striders Track Team teammates, won the Unites States Track and Field (USATF) Junior Olympic State Championship Gold Medal in the 4x100m Relay Race on June 8 in Overpeck Park.
Three area athletes will compete this week at the 2013 USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Southern Illinois University. Kenneth Winters, Melinda Winters, and Blaze Murfin will all compete in field events at the championships.
Manteca Track Club athlete Oscar Guitron sprints the final straightaway en route to a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash this past weekend in Hayward.
CRAWFORDSVILLE — DeKalb’s Kara Eck and Kendall Kelley competedin the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Championships at Wabash College over the weekend. Kara Eck was the shot put champion in the women’s age 17-18 division with a throw of 12.11 meters and also took second in the discus at 39.61 meters.