The silver medalist found a silver lining.
Green-Sea Floyd alumni Matthew Elliot, now running for Brooks and GU Energy, shares his experience after competing at Hayward Field in the U.S.A. Championships.
Photo by John Olson, SCRunners.com
Richard German, a student-athlete at Charleston Southern University and Wando alumni, shares a journal from his triple to USATF Junior Nationals in Eugene, Ore.
For the second time in as many days, UCF freshman Aurieyall Scott is a USA Junior Champion, this time in the 200 meters. Saturday afternoon at Oregon’s Hayward Field, the first-year Knight claimed an individual title at the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, just one day after winning the 100 meter championship.
Allgood USR 176-8 Javelin, Ashe, Hutchinson win Junior titles. McLean, Ndipagbor qualify for 200 finals. (Photo by Don Rich)
Morgan LeLeux (photo above left) went 13-7.25 in the pole vault. Kayla Beattie (photo above right) ran an impressive time of 16:29.92 to win the women’s 5K on Friday by almost half a minute.
Greenville alumna Sandi Morris finished second in the pole vault at USATF Junior Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. (Photo courtesy of Josh Langley)
Josh Lampron prepares for the USATF Nationals as he tries to put-on an encore performance of his national championship race from last weekend. (Photo by Don Rich)
Plenty of current and former NC athletes are in Eugene for the country's biggest track & field event.
Former St. Xavier runner Matt Hillenbrand and Bardstown runner Adam Kahleifeh both coming off their freshmen years at the University of Kentucky will be running in the USATF Junior Outdoor National Championship this week.
A list of both current and past Virginia high school stars competing this upcoming weekend (June 23-26) at the USATF Junior Nationals to be held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Western Branch's Keilah Tyson is actually the lone current high school athlete from Virginia competing in the meet (in conjunction with her competing as well at the Nike Team Nationals with her Western Branch squad). The Virginia high school state record holder in the 100 and 200 meter dash, who will be headed to the Unversity of Kentucky in the fall, will be competing in the 100 meter dash and long jump at Hayward Field. Tyson is seeded fourth in the 100 meter dash with her 11.39 state meet record breaking and importantly wind legal performance, while she should also be in the hunt for the top 2 automatic spots on the US national team for the Pan Am Junior Games in the long jump as well since she went 20'7" earlier in the season. USATF Meet Page Former VA high school athletes competing at USATF Jr. Nationals Virginia Tech freshmen Darrell Wesh (from Landstown HS) - Men's 100m Dash (10.51) VMI freshmen Cabell Willis (from Collegiate School) - Men's 1500m Run (3:55.99) & 5000m Run (8:38.68 3K qualifier) Radford freshmen Brian Gorwitz (from Grafton HS) - Men's 5000m Run (15:04.42) UVA freshmen Colin Mearns (from Jamestown HS) - Men's 3000m Steeplechase (9:03.92) Miami freshmen Lindsi Arrington (from Gar-Field HS) - Women's 1500m Run (4:37.29) UVA freshmen Kathleen Stevens (from Blacksburg HS) - Women's 3000m Run (9:49.45) Virginia Tech freshmen Courtney Dobbs (from Deep Run HS) - Women's 5000m Run (16:46.93) Virginia Tech freshmen Taylor Crosson (from James Robinson HS) - Women's 5000m Run (16:58.24) Radford freshmen Amber Church (from Pulaski County HS) - Women's 100m Hurdles (14.04)