World U20 Championships: Day Five

* South Carolina's Jayla Jamison (left, right) finished second in the 200m and contributed to the U.S.'s silver in the 4x100

Photo Credit: USATF 

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The primetime races of Friday's World U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia, may have been the event's concluding 4x100s. 

But you could have also made an argument for the women's 200m. 

In the final, two Americans found themselves in the hunt for medals. 

Jayla Jamison, the University of South Carolina freshman, would go on to pocket a new personal best and a second-place finish in 22.77 seconds, just a shade behind Jamaica's 22.65 from Brianna Lyston

Lake Oswego (OR) rising senior Mia Brahe-Pedersen, meanwhile, was fourth overall in 23.06 seconds. 

The performance added to the U.S.'s total of 27 top eight finishes, including 13 podium medals. 


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Women's 10K RW: The Americans finished 28th and 34th in this final, with Talia Green finishing in 51:12.16 while Angelica Harris followed in 52:32.40.


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Men's Triple Jump: Floyd Whitaker, a '21 graduate of Highland Regional (NJ) and a freshman at Minnesota, was fifth overall with a personal best leap of 16.01 meters (52 feet, 6.5 inches). Texas' Solomon Washington, the '21 Round Rock Stony Point alum, was eighth in 15.55m (51-0.25).

Men's Javelin: Monmouth freshman Evan Niedrowski was eighth overall with a mark of 69.25 meters (227-2.5).

Women's 4x100: Jamaica was the top squad in the prelims and once again toppled the Americans in the final, scoring a World U20 record of 42.59 seconds behind the efforts of Serena Cole, Tina Clayton, Kerrica Hill and Tia Clayton. The U.S. team of Jayla Jamison, Autumn Wilson, Iyana Gray and Shawnti Jackson put down an American U20 record of 43.28 seconds.

Men's 4x100: The Americans finished third behind Japan (39.35) and Jamaica (39.35), clocking a time of 39.57. The team consisted of Laurenz Colbert, Michael Gizzi, Brandon Miller and Johnny Brackins


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Floyd Whitaker

The University of Minnesota freshman popped a new personal best of 52 feet, 6.5 inches in the final to finish fifth overall. 


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GoldMixed 4x400, Tarik Robinson-O'Hagan (shot put), Roisin Willis (800m), Amanda Moll (pole vault), Akala Garrett (400mH)

Silver: 4

Bronze: 4


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The final day of action from the World U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia. The finals remaining are men's discus, women's high jump, women's 100mH, women's triple jump, women's 1,500m, men's 800m, women's 5K, men's 3K steeple, women's 4x400 and the men's 4x400.