New Balance Outdoor Nationals / USA Junior Championships

2012 Outdoor Highlights

6/16/12 Weekend

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New Balance Outdoor Nationals, NC

On-Site Coverage

Saturday Highlights

Marshfield powered through a never-give-up field to nab the DMR victory.

Haley Pierce and Tatnall lit up the track this morning with a US#3 A-T 4xMile victory!

Keelin Hollowood made a splash with her 2k Steeple title!

  • Marshfield (MA) won the boys DMR with a huge kick on the anchor leg in 10:01.32!  Titans TC was 2nd in 10:02.13 and the Brothers TC was 3rd in 10:02.94.  Deep field as 7 teams were at 10:10 or under!!
  • Boys & Girls (NY) won the boys 4x400m relay with an epic finish as Robert Rhodes dove at the line only 30m after running a 1:50 800m!  The winning time was 3:14.9.
  • American Heritage (FL) won the girls 4x400m relay with an impressive 3:45.18 clocking.  Wakefield (NC) was 2nd and Garden City (NY) was 3rd.
  • Tatnall (DE) won the girls 4xMile relay with an impressive US#3 All-Time time of 20:02.90 with Pierce taking charge on the anchor leg.  Saratoga Springs (NY) was 2nd in 20:22.12.
  • Ky Westbrook (AZ) won the girls national title over 200m with a time of 23.92w.
  • David Winters (MD) won the 200m dash in a tight race over Tevin Hester with a time of 21.13.
  • Jacob Burcham (WV) takes a tactical race in the boys Mile to win a national title with a time of 4:08.8.
  • Kelsey Margey (NY) comes up big in the girls Mile to cap her HS career with a big 4:45.74!!  Wesley Frazier (NC) was 2nd in 4:48.
  • Raevyn Rogers (TX) ran away with the girls 800m run, winning with a time of 2:05.50.
  • Ahmed Bile (VA) outdueled Zavon Watkins (NY) in the boys 800m run with times of 1:49.85 to 1:49.98! The field was deep as 8 finishers were under 1:52.
  • Kadecia Baird (NY) blazed to a US#18 All-Time 52.14 clocking for 400m to take the national title!  
  • Mike Cherry won the boys 400m dash with a quick time of 46.37.
  • Mount Vernon (NY) won the girls 4x100m relay with a time of 46.87.
  • Uniondale (NY) completed the short relay sweep, taking the boys race with a thrilling come from behind victory in 41.55.
  • Lawrence Central won the boys 4xMile with a time of 17:35.36 with some exciting action back in 2nd.  Trabuco Hills (CA) finished in 17:37.10 and held off Chariho's Mike Marsella who settled for 3rd in 17:37.75.
  • Long Beach Poly (CA) crushed the meet record in the 4x100 Shuttle Hurdles with a time of 58.88.
  • Western Branch (VA) won the boys Shuttle Hurdles and also set a meet record with a time of 57.81.  The time is also US#11 All-Time!
  • Smiths Station crushed the field in the 800 Sprint Medley with a time of 1:30.23 with Quincy Smith splitting 46 on the anchor leg.  The time is US#1.
  • Bay Shore (NY) won the girls 800 Sprint Medley with a US#1 time of 1:44.39.  
  • Keelin Hollowood (NY) won the girls 2k Steeplechase with a time of 6:50.46.
  • Brendan Smith (NY) captured the boys 2k Steeplechase with a time of 5:55.79.

Friday Highlights

Frazier gets a SWEET win after the tough loss last night.

Forbes sprinting down the triple jump runway with gold on her mind.

Green took the boys TJ and is all smiles!

  • Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) won an epic 4x800m relay with a time of 7:34.67! Westfield (VA) was 2nd in 7:35.10.  6 teams broke 7:40 in an incredibly deep field.
  • Ridgewood (NJ) won the girls 4x800m relay with a time of 9:00.43.
  • Edward Cheserek (NJ) won the boys 2 mile run in a time of 8:55.12 while Thomas Graham (NC) was 2nd, giving Edward a good run with a time of 8:56.56.
  • Wesley Frazier (NC) bounced back in a big way from her 3rd in the 5k last night to win the 2 mile run with an impressive time of 10:13.43.  Natalie Shields (UT) finished 2nd in 10:14.16 and Dana Giordano (NJ) was 3rd in 10:16.30.
  • Carla Forbes stretched out to 42' 9.50" to win triple jump and the mark is good for US #1.
  • Jeremiah Green won the boys triple jump with a solid leap of 50-10. That is a new PR and US #5 mark. Three of his five jumps on the day were over the 50-foot mark.
  • Tevon Hester (NC) won the boys 100m dash with a time of 10.50.
  • Ky Westbrook (AZ) took the girls 100m dash title with a time of 11.63. 
  • Cosby (VA) girls just won the 1600m Medley with a blazing 3:55, a US#1 clocking.  Zavon Watkins (1:48.05) outdueled Edward Cheserek on the anchor of the boys 1600 medley, but that was for 2nd place as Union Catholic won the race in a swift 3:43, good for US #1.
  • Matthew Bell (PA) won the boys shot put with a toss of 61-07.
  • Annica Penn (NY) was under the junior meet record in her winning time of 7:42.23 in the Girls Mile Racewalk.
  • Skylar Ross-Ransom (TX) beat out Mollie Williams (NC) 13.59 to 13.76 with positive but legal wind. Her time is the new US #7 time on the year.

Thursday Highlights

  • Ashley Erba (IN) took command just before 3000m and powered her way to the win and a Meet Record clocking of 16:18.21 for US#7 All-Time over 5000m!!  Erba split 10:31.5 through 3200m, blazing!!
  • In the boys 5000m Jake Leingang (ND) won with a solo last mile in 14:27.16, just missing the meet record in his winning performance.


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USA Junior Championships, IN

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Sunday Highlights

  • Mary Cain (NY) rocked the 1500m run with a US#2 All-Time clocking of 4:14.74!!  Hannah Meier (MI) was 2nd in 4:18.44.
  • Tyreek Hill (GA) became a double champion, winning the 100m dash in 10.28 and taking the 200m dash today in a time of 20.57!
  • Izaic Yorks (WA) was 2nd in the men's 1500m run with a time of 3:46.67.
  • Aldrich Bailey (TX) won the 400m dash with a blazing 45.37 clocking.  Arman Hall was 2nd in 45.77.
  • Kendall Baisden (MI) was 3rd in the 400m dash with a quick 52.60 clocking.
  • Darren Fahy (CA) won the men's 3000m Steeplechase with a quick time of 9:06.83.
  • Jennifer Madu won the women's triple jump with a monster leap of 42-09.75.

Saturday Highlights

  • Eric Futch (PA) took the 400IH in dominating fashion, winning with a US#1 clocking of 50.73!
  • Tanner Sork finished an impressive 2nd in the 800m run with a time of 1:49.57.
  • Tyreek Hill (GA) is on to tomorrows final in the 200m dash, winning his heat with a comfortable 21.35.
  • Dezerea Bryant and Shayla Sanders led all qualifiers in the 200m dash with times of 23.31 and 23.49.

Friday Highlights

  • Shelbi Vaughn won the discus throw with two amazing US Record throws of 196-11 and and other-wordly 198-9! Can't wait to see her throw in Spain!!
  • Rudy Winkler (NY) won the Hammer Throw with an impressive toss of 70.75 meters on his 3rd attempt to win and punch his ticket to Barcelona!
  • Sean Keller (WA) won the Javelin with a toss of 72.41 meters.
  • Haley Crouser (OR) is also Barcelona bound with a big win in the javelin throw with a toss of 50.79 meters (166-7)! (Video Interview)
  • Eric Futch PA) cruised to a US#1 51.18 clocking in the 400IH. 
  • Tyreek Hill (GA) got redemption this week after the false start in NYC. He won the 100m dash with a time of 10.28 to earn a trip to Spain. He said he is looking forward to his primary event the 200 tomorrow, an event where he was all-time US #2 just a few weeks ago. (Video Interview)
  • Brianna Nerud (NY) won the girls 3k Steeplechase with a time of 10:23.87.
  • Dezerea Bryant won the girls 100m dash in 11.43 with Jennifer Madu (TX) 2nd in 11.57 and Shayla Sanders (FL) 3rd in 11.58.  Also in 11.58 was Kali Davis-White in 4th.
  • Ajee Wilson (NJ) leads all 800m qualifiers with a time of 2:08.00.
  • Jesse Garn (NY) is the boys 800m leader with a time of 1:50.19.
  • Devon Allen (AZ) leads the 110H qualifiers with a time of 13.59.
  • In the 1500m prelims Josh Lampron (3:53.12), Izaic Yorks (3:50.62) and Craig Nowak (3:50.73) all qualified for the finals.
  • HS girls dominated the girls 1500m prelims with Mary Cain (NY) leading in a very relaxed 4:24.25.  Cayla Hatton (MA), 4:25.64, Hannah Meier (MI), 4:24.57, Cami Chapus (CA), 4:28.62, Nikki Hiltz (CA), 4:29.51, and Sara Tsai (OR), 4:30.95 all made the finals.
  • Maryland senior Dondre Echols beat out the collegiate competition to win the 110 Hurdles in a US #5 13.56. (Interview | Race Footage)

Brianna Nerud made a splash in the Steeplechase.

Haley Crouser takes aim.

Sean Keller launches the Javelin.