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Youth Boys' 400m Age 17-19, Finals 1 - Age under 20 Jul 11, 2020

Youth Boys' 400m Age 17-19, Finals 1 - Age under 20- - - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- Alamosa (CO) High School graduate Ian Jackson earned the AAU West Coast Junior Olympic Games Championship in the boys' 17-18 division on Saturday, posting the day's fastest effort of 49.88 seconds. Out of Lane 8. The Coloradoan, who won a Class 3A state championship in the 400m as a junior in 2019 -- in 48.97 -- staved off hot temperatures and an hour-plus delay win over a talented field. Eastview's (MN) AJ Green was the only other runner under 50 seconds on the day, going 49.96.

Pacific Coast Shockwaves Coach Mike Bryson Jul 15, 2020

Interview with Pacific Coast Shockwaves head coach and founder Mike Bryson in review of the West Coast AAU Junior Olympics held the previous weekend in Las Vegas where temperatures hovered around 110 degrees during the day. Coach Mike discusses the history of his club, challenges during the novel coronavirus pandemic, preparation or lack there of in advance of the meet, performances that produced more than a dozen age group champions and 15 runner-up medals, and a look-ahead to the scheduled AAU Nationals in Florida.RUN OF SHOWIntroduction [0:00]Background on the Pacific Coast Shockwaves AAU track club [28:00]"Beauty of the sport translates to everything you're going to do in life." [3:03]How many athletes have come through the club in the last six years? [3:48]What's been the hardest part for the club during the pandemic? [5:52]How much training were athletes able to do before the meet in Las Vegas? [8:24]Were you surprised the meet remained on the schedule? [10:12]A lot of the results, with 13 event champions, "were expected." [13:25]Victor Solario ran a 1500m solo time trial in March in 4:55. [15:10]Next up the JO Nationals in Florida: "That's a tricky one." [17:15]Mike, thank you for joining us. [19:54]Photos by Olivia Expone and Cory Mull

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