WATCH: Morgan Roundtree Produces Stunning 400mH Win

* Morgan Roundtree grabs gold in the 400mH at the AAU Junior Olympics

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Ten hurdles stood between Morgan Roundtree of Motor City Track Club (MI) and gold at the AAU Junior Olympic Games on Tuesday.

She lined up against the nation's sixth-fastest 15-16yo girl this year -- not to mention, defending champion Makeriah Harris.

But when the starting gun went off, it was Harris who led the way over the first three. Then Harris clipped a hurdle and nearly fell to the track.

Roundtree saw an opening.

While Harris was able to regain control, Roundtree stayed with her. Coming off the bend, the race was essentially neck-and-neck.

Entering the homestretch, Harris made her final push.

But as the penultimate hurdle approached, she hesitated. Roundtree didn't. 

The Motor City athlete pressed on and crossed the line first with a new personal best of 59.34 seconds. 

Harris earned silver with a time of 1:01.12 and Joslyn Hamilton of Raleigh, North Carolina was third with a 1:01.59. 

* Morgan Roundtree reflects on 400mH performance at the AAU Junior Olympic Games

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AAU National Championships-Jr Olympic - Organization License 
           2022 AAU JO Games - 7/30/2022 to 8/6/2022           
                 North Carolina A&T University                 
Event 139  Girls 400 Meter Hurdles 15-16 years old
    National: N 57.83  8/3/2011    Shamier Little, Chicago, IL 
    Comp#  Name                Year Team                Finals
  1 #7420 Morgan Roundtree    06 Detroit, MI              59.34
  2 #8993 Makeriah Harris     06 Baton Rouge, LA        1:00.12
  3 #11475 Joslyn Hamilton    06 Raleigh, NC            1:01.59
  4 #2637 Lindsay Johnson     06 Redford, MI            1:01.68
  5 #11331 Lauren Bickerdt    07 Detroit, MI            1:02.65
  6 #11296 Sydney Glee        07 Atlanta, GA            1:02.68
  7 #12080 Kailyn Head        06 Denton, TX             1:02.76
  8 #11299 Danayja Harper     06 Atlanta, GA            1:03.34