The first thing you should know about Sydney McLaughlin is that she’s 14 years old. A shade over 5 feet, 8 inches, the soon-to-be sophomore from Union Catholic, N.J., may be tall for her age, but she’s still 14.
Two years old. Most babies are playing with blocks, but not Kaylin Whitney. She was preparing her legs for block starts. The explosiveness and power in the top high school sprinter in the country came from what else; a Jolly Jumper. An internet search shows an image for the toy which looks like a trampoline for tots. Whitney says she was always in the Jolly Jumper and remembers those days fondly.
A couple of interesting situations occurred at the USATF Junior Nationals with either event champions or top 2 finishers with the IAAF World Junior qualifier standard not meeting the criteria to be selected by the USATF and/or eligible according to the IAAF to be on the US team for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Eugene. Here is our unofficial World Junior Championships "Snub Team" for the United States.
Photos by Matt Holton and Kiana Smith.
Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA's 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Kim Batten considers one of her protégés, recent New Balance National Outdoor 400m IH champion Kenny Selmon of Pace Academy, Ga., among a very small group that have potential to match the excellence of past great U.S. Olympians and his consistency to never break stride in the demanding race.
Thanks to YouTube and the internet, Myles Marshall has had the chance to watch one of the all-time great 800-meter races in U.S. history over and over again, a race that holds special meaning to the senior-to-be from Kingwood High in Texas.
Photos by Matt Holton and Kiana Smith.
It's been a long, and wildly successful, season for Elise Cranny, but the race of her dreams still awaits. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
By her high standards, heptathlete Ashlee Moore didn’t have her best outing at the Great Southwest Classic in early June. The recent graduate of Hamilton High, Az., wasn’t exactly pleased with her performance last week at the USATF Junior National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, either. One could only imagine what would happen when she does get it all together?
Photos by Matt Holton and Kiana Smith.
A list and table of winners from the US Junior Nationals and qualifiers for the World Junior Championships. Top 2 advance to World Juniors as long as they meet the IAAF meet qualifying standards.
Photos by Matt Holton and Kiana Smith
What is required to make the 2014 IAAF World Championships squad for Team USA below! Find out here with the USATF Junior National Outdoor Track & Field Championships approaching as the sole qualifier meet for World Juniors, which will be for the first time held on US soil at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in late July.
Tennessee’s Harrison Williams considers his mental approach to the decathlon his strength. The recent Memphis University School graduate demonstrated his ability to remain focused to the task at hand during last week’s USATF Junior National Championships (June 27-29) in Sacramento, Calif., held separately from this weekend’s meet in Eugene, Ore.
The stages keep getting bigger for childhood friends Trayvon Bromell and TJ Holmes. The pair have been racing each other since they were in grade school. They joined the same youth track club and grew up together. They both attended high school in south Saint Petersburg and they both landed on the prestigious Baylor track team for their first year of collegiate track. They are college roommates and will even be rooming together for the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon this week.
Coverage central from MileSplit of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships. Find twitter updates, links to all important meet information, pre-meet coverage and stories as well as our comprehensive on-site coverage over the next week at Hayward Field with video interviews, recaps, stories, photos, results, and more!
Haley Showalter dominated the Great Southwest hammer earlier this summer with a PR throw of 193-4. Photo by Alan Versaw.
CHARLESTON – The best thrower in South Carolina – and one of the best at her sport in the country – has hopes of performing this summer on a much bigger stage, but she needs your help.
Zaza finishes 4th in the high hurdle world junior final! Ryan finishes 7th in the triple jump! Shearn finishes 15th in the 10,000 meter run!
Girls shot put national record holder Raven Saunders tuned up in between competing in the U.S. Juniors last weekend and World Juniors in two weeks with the Burke graduate putting together an impressive series at in Illinois at the Chicagoland Throws with four marks over 50 feet.
The IAAF World Junior Championships will have a Florida flare this week. Nine Sunshine State speedsters will represent team USA on the largest stage for U20 track and field athletes while three others will represent others countries in this six day event. Stay tuned to flrunners and MileSplit for live results, photos, video interviews,and recaps of all the action!
Start lists and live results from the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
After winning the NCAA Championship 100 meter dash last month at Hayward Field, Trayvon Bromell returned to the historic University of Oregon track for USA Juniors. The performance wasn't quite the 9.97 he put up to win his first title as a Baylor freshman, but his 10.07 was good enough for the win and a spot on team USA at the World Junior Championships next week. Bromell, one of the favorites to bring home gold will be blogging throughout his journey over the next week.
North Schuylkill Alum Brendan Shearn has had an impressive first season at the University of Pennsylvania. The North Schuylkill alum was a varsity performer for the cross country team, scoring in every competition for the Quakers in 2013 on their way to a 4th place finish at the 2013 NCAA Mid Atlantic Regional Championships at Lehigh University. In track, Shearn earned a top five finish while running a personal best at The Penn Relays in the 10000 meter run (29:49.04). That performance earned him a ticket to the NCAA East Regional Preliminary Championships, where he would go on and finish 20th out of 48 runners. Shearn extended his outdoor season and competed in the 10000 meter run at the USATF Junior National Championships, earning a runner up finish and a ticket to the IAAF World Youth Championships later this month! PennTrackXC caught up with the former two time state champion and got some of his thoughts on his first collegiate season, his performance at Junior Nationals and the upcoming World Youth meet.
Eighty-nine athletes will represent Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships this week (July 22-27) at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. Eighty-nine of some our best teenagers (age 19 and under) from coast to coast that will be matching their talents against some of the finest across the globe. The Ocean State has two of its athletes in Eugene, former Barrington High all-stater Charlie Ionata and Central grad Clarence Gallop. Both earned their spots by placing 1-2 in the hammer throw at the USATF Junior Nationals on July 5.
Over a decade has passed since a major international sporting event was held on U.S. soil. However, that will all change July 22-27 with the 177 member federations and the 1,758 junior athletes, ages 16-19, entered to compete in the 16th IAAF World Junior Championships at Historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
Burke's Raven Saunders shares a video saying thank you for helping her reach the fundraising goal.
Raven Saunders has been named the 2013-14 Gatorade National Track & Field Athlete of the Year (via USA Today High School Sports)
Kaylin Whitney records her second medal of the World Junior Championships; a golden token for the USA's new golden girl. Baylor freshman TJ Holmes takes home bronze and the 4x100m relay teams advance to the finals. Check out all the photos from day four!
Former Butler Great Tretez Kinnaird did a radio interview last week about the IAAF World Junior Championship in Eugene.
Hope High junior Quashira McIntosh is the lone Rhode Island runner at this week's IAAF World Championships, held Tuesday through Sunday at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field. McIntosh will be competing as a member of the Virgin Islands National Team. Unlike the U.S. athletes, she was chosen to represent her homeland based on her previous performances and did not have to run in a qualifier.
The provisional entry list for the 2014 World Junior Championships to be held next week at University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene with a total of 167 countries represented among 1,540 athletes entered. The official start lists which include the final scratch downs will become available on Monday, July 21st at 4 PM PST before the first day of competition.
Jim Spier of the NSAF makes his medal count prediction for Team USA in the upcoming World Junior Championships this week, being held for the first time on American soil at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Spier projects 17 medals for the US junior women and 13 medals for the US junior men for a total haul of 30 medal.
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