Khalifa St. Fort defended her Pan American Junior Championships 100m crown while fellow South Floridian Symone Mason finished third.
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Jevonte Croal placed fifth in the Long Jump and Kanishque Todman established a Heptathlon National Record while Raheem “Ras” Taylor set an 800m personal best, highlighting the British Virgin Islands’ performances when competition wrapped up at the Pan Am Junior Track and Field Championships in Miramar, Florida on Sunday. (via BVI News)
Recent Western Branch High School graduate Keilah Tyson matched her 11.39 state record performance from the AAA State Championships in June with a runner-up finish (and 1.7 wind legal time) in the finals of the 100 meter dash at the Pan Am Junior Championships last weekend. Tyson made the U.S. team for the Pan Am Junior Games held in Miramar, Florida orginally as an alternate replacement from one of the original team qualifiers at the US Junior Nationals. Another incredible feat for the University of Kentucky signee Tyson in placing second against the best junior age sprinters on two continents (North America & South America). Watch video interview with Keilah Tyson at Pan Am
Last weekend Kansas sprinter Diamond Dixon represented the United States by taking part in the Pan American Junior Games in Miramar, Fla.. The sophomore-to-be nabbed a silver medal in the 400 meter dash while also helping Team USA's 4X400-meter relay team take home gold.
Alec Faldermeyer easily captured the gold medal in the hammer on Sunday at the PanAm Junior Games in Miramar, FL.
What an amazing run on the world stage this July for The Bahamas youth team! Continuing the successes from World Youth, the team collected 10 medals in Florida this weekend including three golds.
National champ Eddie Owens placed second at the Pan Am Junior Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Sunday at the Ansin Sports Complex in Mirmar, Fla. Owens, a recent graduate of Packer Collegiate in Brooklyn, crossed the line in 9:07.11.
Deanna Latham has another piece of hardware to add to her collection, and this one comes along with the pride of representing her country.
Three current Longhorns earn medals at the three-day international meet in Briscoe, Nelson and Dowie.
MIRAMAR, Fla. - Nicholls State University sophomore javelin thrower Jaimee Springer staked her claim as one of the top young javelin throwers in the western hemisphere on Sunday as the Llyodminster, Alberta, Canada native claimed fifth place at the 2011 Pan American Games with a throw of 43.51 m (142 ft. 9.0 in.).
Jason Byrne with Florida Milesplit (flrunners.com) is on site with Todd Grasley and Alex Bundez. Joining them from Bahamas Athletics are Kermit and Keton Taylor.
Anthonique Strachan of The Bahamas wins in world junior leading time and Pan Am Jr. Record.
We talked to World Youth gold medalist and Bahamas national record holder Shaunae Miller about watching this Pan Am from the sidelines.
Cal's Monte Corley captured the men's 400-meter hurdles at the Pan American Junior Championships Saturday in Miramar, Fla., with a personal-best time of 51.21 seconds. The mark broke the Cal freshman record of 51.31 set by Larry Cowling in 1979.
Freshman Ashley Stacey of the Michigan State track & field team placed second in the long jump to earn a silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Junior Championships on Saturday, July 23. The Riverdale, Ill., native turned in a leap of 6.13m (20-1 ½) to finish as the top American in the competition.
Greenville alumna Sandi Morris (University of North Carolina) finished second in the pole vault at Pan American Juniors in Miramar, Fla. Briana Nelson helped the 4x400-meter relay team to a first-place finish Sunday.
Incoming freshman Sam Kennedy placed sixth in the hammer throw at the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships Friday morning at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla.
Heat 2 Preliminaries Wind: 0.9 1 Tyson, Keilah 18 United State 11.46Q 2 Strachan, Anthonique 18 Bahamas 11.53Q 3 Morrison, Natasha 18 Jamaica 11.59Q 4 Clark Jr., Danielle 19 Surinam 11.95 5 Rodriquez, Maria 18 Dominican Republic 11.99 6 Lamboglia, Maria Florenc 19 Argentina 12.17 7 Wattley, Britney 19 British Virg 12.41
We are on site here in Miramar for the Pan American Junior Championships involving the best 19-and-under athletes from North America, Central America, the Carribean, and South America. It's going to be a great show! Our five-person international coverage team will be covering the meet with photo, video, and editorial coverage starting Friday morning through the meet's completion on Sunday evening.
The thirty five member sixth Bahamas Track and Field team this year will participate in the Pan American Jr. Track & Field Championships this weekend in Miramar, Florida.