The silver medalist found a silver lining.
High School junior Tia Gamble of Texas, went 59.92 to take 2nd in the 400m Hurdles - first high schooler.
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.
2010 WA grad Derek Eager used his last throw to beat WA junior Sean Keller, 227-1 to 219-11 in the men's Junior Javelin.
Shelbi Vaughan, Mansfield Legacy TX (already US#1 in discus with 175-10) won juniors with throw of 165-5
Jen Rhines makes another world team with her 3rd place 31:30.37 in the SR Women's 10K
Former Gig Harbor WA runner Conner Peloquin finished 5th in the Jr Men's 10k.
Gunnar Nixon from OK finished second to his future teammate in the Junior Men's Decathlon
Kayla Beattie of Illinois ran a wire-to-wire 16:29.92 5000 meter run.
Morgann LeLeux won the Jr. Women's Pole vault with a height of 4.15 m.
Tennessee native Kevin Lazas beat future Arkansas teammate Gunnar Nixon in the Junior Mens Decathlon, earing 8016 points to Nixon's 7748.
Shippensburg junior Neely Spence capped a great year with a 7th place six-second PR of 15:27.72 in the SR women's 5K - finishing 7th. Spence was the only collegian in the elite race.
Oregon Duck Parker Stinson won the Junior Mens 10K in 30:25.77.
Ammar Moussa outkicked Oregon frosh Parker Stinson to take the Junior Mens 5K in less than a second in 14:09.61.
North Las Vegas junior Avione Allgood takes the USR and Junior Class Record in the Javelin with a throw of 176-8 in the SR Women's competition. She also took 2nd in the Juniors later in the day.
Gabe Hull of IN wins the Jr Men's Discus with a toss of 194-8.
Methacton grad and Kansas State junior Ryann Krais still needs the A standard (or the Hep winner to get the A), but essentially qualified for her first Senior US World team with a PR of 6030 in the Heptathlon, finishing 2nd by 28 points.
Emily Nist of Idaho, katie Knight of Washington
Immanuel Hutchinson goes 1:48.56 for the Junior Men's 800 Meter title.
Proteau PRed twice on the way to the runner-up spot in the JR Women's High Jump, clearing 5-10.75. The sophomore was the top high schooler.
Oregon native Jonathon Julifs cleared 17-2.75 to take the Junior Men's title.
Stellar NY frosh Mary Cain of Bronxville, finished 2nd in the Junior Women's 1500 in 4:23.59.
Carson threw 167-0 to win the JR Women's title after finishing 9th in the SR Women's event earlier in the day.
Sean McLean, NC 20.64 1.5w 200m Dash win in the Junior Men
Missouri junior Austin Mudd, wins the Junior Men's 1500m Run in 3:48.34.
Waverly Neer, IN, wins the Junior Women's 3000m Run in 9:16.23.
Dominique Gerard of Colorado was the top high schooler in the JR Women's 3000m Steeplechase, going 11:17.75.
Indiana discus athlete Gabe Hull, goes 194-8 to win the Junior Men's title.
A week after taking 2nd at New Balance Nationals, Hempfield (3) junior Kyle Long takes 3rd with a throw of 180-11.
Alexandra Leptich, MI, wins the Junior Women's 3000m Steeplechase in 10:39.46.
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)
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.
Plenty of current and former NC athletes are in Eugene for the country's biggest track & field event.
Allgood USR 176-8 Javelin, Ashe, Hutchinson win Junior titles. McLean, Ndipagbor qualify for 200 finals. (Photo by Don Rich)
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)
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)
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.
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.
Photo by John Olson, SCRunners.com
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.