Seven American teenagers from ages 15 to 18 have been selected to represent Team USA at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 6-18.
Over 200 countries and 3,500 athletes will compete at the 12-day event, which began in 2010 in Singapore and takes place every four years.
USA Track and Field selected a bevy of the nation's top youth track and field athletes.
The US Team is as follows:
- Skylar Ciccolini, Mifflin County (PA) High School, javelin
- Malcolm Clemons, St. Mary's College (CA), long jump
- Meghan Hunter, Provo (UT) High School, 400m
- Charles McBride, Apex (NC), high jump
- Athing Mu, Trenton Central (NJ) High School, 800m
- Nicholas Ramey, Brookwood (GA) High School, 400m
- Grace Stark, White Lake Lakeland (MI) High School, 100mH
- Ciccolini, a senior at Mifflin County, recorded her best season to date in 2018, recording a US No. 8 all-time throw of 177-0.5 in the Bahamas at the Frederick Bastian Track and Field Classic. She also touched 170 feet two other times and recorded marks over 160 four times.
- Clemons, a junior at St. Mary's, finished with the country's top mark in the long jump in 2018, producing a wind-legal mark fo 24-5.25 at the Stanford Invitational
- Hunter, a junior at Provo, became one of the top mid-distance sprinters in the country in 2018, producing a US No. 8 performance of 52.59 at the Davis Invitational and a US No. 27 time of 2:09.26 in the 800m at Utah's State Championships--where she won four gold medals.
- McBride, a senior at Apex, secured his first outdoor clearance over 7-feet this spring, producing a height of 7-0.25 at the North Carolina USATF Junior Olympic Region 16 Championships; his first came at New Balance Nationals Indoor when he cleared 7-0.25 to finish third. He cleared 6-10 three over times over the outdoor season.
- Mu had her best season to date over the summer season. The junior at Trenton Central
- Ramey, one of the top senior sprinters in the country at 400m, improved dramatically in 2018, securing a career best time of 46.20 seconds in the 400m at the Atlanta Georgia Relays. After finishing fifth at the USATF Junior Championships, he featured for Team USA in the 4x400 at the U20 Championships, helping the squad finish second overall.
- Stark, arguably the nation's top short hurdler in 2019, had a phenomenal spring. The senior at Lakeland won a New Balance Nationals Outdoor title in the 100mH and set a wind-legal career PR of 13.16 (+1.7) at the state championships in Michigan, which was the first win of her career.