Five HS Athletes Will Compete At U23 NACAC Championships

* Mia Brahe-Pedersen could compete in four events at the 2023 NACAC U23 Championships in Costa Rica

Photo Credit: Bobby Reyes/MileSplit

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61 athletes were selected to compete for Team U.S.A. in San Jose, Costa Rica for the U23 NACAC Championships from July 21-23.

The U.S. team comprises of 28 women and 33 men. Five high school athletes will be among the American contingent. 

Two competitors from Oregon will have a moment to shine in Costa Rica.

The first is Mia Brahe-Pedersen. Her name has been prevalent recently as she was the youngest girl in the field at USATF Outdoor Championships in the 100m and 200m finals,  where she finished seventh and eighth, respectively. L

The rising senior at Lake Oswego will compete individually in the 100m and 200m while being in the relay pools for the 4x100m and 4x400m. This season, she ran the second-fastest 100m in the country with a time of 11 seconds and a No. 2 all-time 200m performance of 22.45.

From Oregon City, Sophia Beckmon -- who was the runner-up in the 100m and 200m and the long jump at Nike Outdoor Nationals -- will represent the U.S. in the long jump.

Beckmon's season best mark is 22-4, which is the best effort by a high school girl this spring.

Next is Hana Moll. The World U20 champion made her second U.S. team and will look to add a NACAC U23 title to her resume.

The Washington recruit is ranked 33rd in the world in this event with a 15-1.5 clearance from the USATF Outdoor Championships. The clearance improved on her national high school record mark. 

Ellie Shea, who represented the U.S. at the U20 World Cross Country Championships this fall, will compete in the 1,500m.

At the USATF Outdoor Championships, she was one of the youngest competitors in the field and finished 28th overall with a 4:20.11. She owns a personal best of 4:14, which she clocked last season.

There was one high school boy listed on the roster for the states. Ashton Torns, an Austin Westlake (TX) graduate and University of Miami signee, will be a part of the 4x100m relay pool.

Below are the full rosters for the women's and men's teams. 

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Women's Roster



Addison Wiley1,500m
Asherah CollinsTriple Jump
Bailey Lear4x400m, 4x400m Mixed
Claire BryantLong Jump
Corinne JemisonDiscus
Destiny Huven100mH, 4x100m
Ellie Shea1,500m
Euphenie AndreTriple Jump
Hana MollPole Vault
Jadin O'BrienHeptathlon
Jaida RossShot Put
Jalani DavisShot Put, Hammer
Jan'Taijah Ford4x400m
Jenna RogersHigh Jump
Jarmaisha Arnold400m, 4x400m
Kaila Jackson4x100m
Kiah Williams4x400m, 4x400m Mixed
Layla Roebke5K
Maura HuwaltJavelin
Megan AlbamontiJavelin
Mia Brahe-Pedersen100m, 200m, 4x100m, 4x400m
Rayniah Jones100mH, 4x100m
Shani'A Bellamy400mH
Shelby FrankDiscus
Sophia BeckmonLong Jump
Sydney HornPole Vault

Vannesa Watson

Ziyah Holman


400m, 4x400m, 4x400m Mixed

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Men's Roster



Aidan ElbettarDiscus
Andrew TaylorHigh Jump
Ashton Torns4x100m
Blaise Atkinson4x100m
Braden PresserJavelin
Brice Chabot 200m, 4x100m
Caleb Cavanaugh400mH
Carson Williams3K Steeplechase
Clayton SimmsPole Vault
Cole Sprout5K
Connor Schulman110mH
Connor Washington200m, 4x100m, 4x400m
Darius Rainey400m, 4x400m, 4x400m Mixed
Dash SirmonJavelin
Heath BaldwinDecathlon
Hunter GarretsonPole Vault
Jason SwarensShot Put
Jayden Smith110mH
Jeremiah DavisLong Jump
Kade McCallHammer
Kason O'RileyHigh Jump 
Kyle MoisonHammer
Lamar Smith4x100m
Malcolm ClemonsLong Jump
Maxwell OtterdahlShot Put, Discus
Rodney Heath Jr.100m, 4x100m
Russell RobinsonTriple Jump
Salif ManeTriple Jump
Samuel Allen10K Race Walk
Samuel Blaskowski100m, 4x100m

Sean Dolan

William Jones

Will Sumner


400m, 4x400m

800m, 4x400m

Related Links: 

NACAC U23 Championships Meet Page