Thursday, July 28, 2016

Future stars break three national youth records on third day of USATF JOTF Championships


SACRAMENTO -- Strong performances across all age groups resulted in three national youth records and a slew of new champions, and set the stage for competitive semi-finals on the third day of USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships at Sacramento State.

The Pacific Coast Shock Waves rolled to a national record in the boys’ 13-14 4x800m relay, dropping .33 seconds off the previous mark with their 8:23.70. Wildcat Youth Sports held the record for 11 years at 8:24.03.

Sean Burrell (Clinton, Louisiana; USATF Southern), who won the pentathlon on Monday, sped to a national record in the prelims of the boys’ 13-14 200m hurdles, clocking 23.90 to lop .09 off the previous record set in 2003 by Trey Charles of Smyrna, Georgia.

Another national youth record fell in the heats of the boys’ 11-12 200m, with Thomas Williams (Tulsa, Oklahoma; USATF Oklahoma) zipping to a 23.34 to take .03 off the existing record, set in 2009 by Bryce Love.

Fresh off a bronze medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland, Bronson Osborn (Anaheim, California; USATF Southern California) added a men’s 17-18 shot put title with his 19.07m/62-6.75 throw. Osborn, who also captured the California state gold in June, won by two feet.

Josiah Peters (Philomath, Oregon; USATF Oregon), one of USATF’s youngest future stars, won the boys’ 7-8 mini-javelin throw with an impressive 29.09m/95-5, a full two meters farther than second place. In the girls’ division, Jada Lubin (Acworth, Georgia; USATF Georgia) threw the gold-winning distance of 18.55m/60-10 in the final flight.

Dillon McCarthy (Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; USATF South Carolina) avenged his 2015 third-place pole vault finish by vaulting over 3.85m/12-07.50 to win gold in the boys’ 13-14 division. Silver medalist Kylor Aguilar (Abilene, Texas; USATF Southwestern) cleared 3.55m/11-07.75.

Established track star Jayhlen Washington (Wilmington, North Carolina; USATF North Carolina) took home his sixth USATF title of 2016 and first national gold in the men’s 17-18 long jump with a distance of 7.50m/24-07.25. Jayhlen previously won at USATF Region 3 Junior Olympic Championships and USATF North Carolina Junior Olympic Championships earlier this year.

In the girls’ 15-16 shot put, Tedreauna Britt (Summerville, South Carolina; USATF South Carolina) succeeded 2015 girls’ 13-14 champion Tayla Schwarz’s 12.92m/42-04.75 (Dixon, Illinois; USATF Illinois) with an astounding 13.45m/44-01.50.

New York state high school indoor and outdoor champion Lanae-Tava Thomas (Henrietta, New York; USATF Niagara) was less than six inches off the national record in the girls’ 15-16 long jump, spanning 6.01m/19-8.75. She beat Texas 5A state champ Jasmine Moore (Mansfield, Texas; USATF Southwestern) by seven inches.

Only an illegal 2.3 mps aiding wind kept Braylon Thomas (Fayetteville, North Carolina; USATF North Carolina) from breaking the JO meet record in the 8 & under boys’ 200m, where he ran 28.47. The record of 28.65 was set four years ago by Nathan Leacock.

Tomorrow’s events begin at 8:00 a.m. PT with the first round of girls’ 13-14 and boys’ 13-14 1500m. Follow along with the action on and join the conversation by following USATF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #JOTF and #USATFuturestars.

A total of 7,524 athletes will compete this week at Sacramento State, making the 50th anniversary event the largest USATF Junior Olympics ever west of the Mississippi.

For more information on the 2016 USATF Junior Olympics National Championships, visit:

Triple Jump (13-14B) Finals
Elliot Barner, 12.71m/41-08.50
High Jump (9-10G) Finals
Samara Thompson, 1.40m/4-.07.00
Javelin Throw (8 & under B) Finals
Josiah Peters, 29.09/95-05
Javelin Throw (9-10B) Finals
Eugene Brooks IV, 44.18m/144-11
Pole Vault (13-14G) Finals
Montana Piper, 3.40m/11-01.75
Triple Jump (15-16B) Finals
Courtney Thomas, 14.11m/46-03.50
Shot Put (15-16G) Finals
Tedreauna Britt, 13.45m/44-01.50
High Jump (17-18W) Finals
Carly Hinkle, 1.75m/5-08.75
Pole Vault (13-14B) Finals
Dillon McCarthy, 3.85m/12-07.50
Javelin Throw (8 & under B) Finals
Jada Lubin, 18.55m/60-10
Javelin Throw (11-12B) Finals
Charlie Allison, 47.58m/156-01
Long Jump (17-18M) Finals
Jayhlen Washington, 7.50m/24-07.25
Shot Put(17-18W) Finals
Kathleen Young, 14.80m/48-06.75
Shot Put (17-18M) Finals
Bronson Osborn, 19.07m/62-06.75
400M Hurdles (15-16B) Prelims
James Smith, 56.08
Chase Murray, 56.28
Cass Elliott, 56.62
400M Hurdles (17-18M) Prelims
Brent Carroll, 53.78
Julian Body, 53.83
Akaash Clayton, 54.19
400M Hurdles (15-16G) Prelims
Tamia Badal, 1:03.55
Gaby Garza, 1:04.78
Sierra Fletcher, 1:04.90
400M Hurdles (17-18W) Prelims
Sarah Yocum, 1:01.30
Kristen LaCosse, 1:02.02
Erin Marsh, 1:02.57
200M Hurdles (13-14G) Prelims
Ashton Lindley, 27.54
Markalah Hart, 27.60
Jadyn Mays, 27.79
200M Hurdles (13-14B) Prelims
Sean Burrell, 23.90 (National record)
Anthony Taylor, 25.32
Deyondre Davis, 25.35
800M (7-8G) Prelims
Yamilet Lopez, 2:40.81
Londyn Atkinson, 2:42.70
Tamani Sauls, 2:44.02
800M (7-8B) Prelims
Bradley Quezada, 2:37.79
Elias Radley, 2:39.89
Tyson Cotchery, 2:39.94
800M (9-10G) Prelims
London Harden, 2:23.96
Alissa Graham, 2:26.92
Kenyah Conner, 2:27.41
800M (9-10B) Prelims
Brendan Johnson, 2:20.84
Brandon Leacock, 2:25.45
Johnathon Lindon, 2:26.44
800M (11-12G) Prelims
Makayla Clark, 2:16.95
Raquel Majors, 2:21.42
Lucea Wright, 2:21.67
800M (11-12B) Prelims
Thomas Williams II, 2:07.78
Maxwell Mitchell, 2:13.55
Byrum Brown, 2:13.91
800M(13-14G) Prelims
Chloe Foerster, 2:15.16
Sophie Atkinson, 2:18.56
Victoria Vanriele, 2:18.97
800M (13-14B) Prelims
Erick Steward, 2:00.32
Sean Burrell, 2:03.02
Ian Gilmore, 2:04.38
800M (15-16G) Prelims
Alyssa Brewer, 2:15.40
Hayleigh Palotti, 2:15.95
Toi Williams, 2:16.90
800M (15-16B) Prelims
Jason Gomez, 1:56.86
Beau Brannan, 1:58.35
Johan Correa, 1:58.82
800M (17-18W) Prelims

800M (17-18M)Prelims
Britt Sease, 1:53.66
Derrick Simmons, 1:54.86
Devan Kirk, 1:55.67
200M (8 & under G)  Prelims
Mayen Usoro, 29.90
Olivia Harris, 29.95
Laila Walls, 30.63
200M (8 & under B)  Prelims
Braylon Thomas, 28.47
Rhoan Kaulder, 28.84
Carter Williams, 29.30
200M (9-10G)  Prelims
Tarrianna Jackson, 27,33
Naia Carter, 27.74
Stacey Onyepunuka, 27.86
200M (9-10B)  Prelims
Orlando Thompson, 26.68
Mark Fyffe, 27.10
James Wreh II, 27.28
200M (11-12G)  Prelims
Ramiah Elliott, 25.55
Jazlynn Gibbs, 25.92
Chardai Victorian, 25.95
200M (11-12B) Prelims
Thomas Williams II, 23.34 (National Record)
Xavier Simpson, 24.10
Nyckoles Harbor, 24.71
200M (13-14G) Prelims
Kayla Davis, 24.12
Kennedi Sanders, 24.60
Diandrenique Gaines, 24.66
200M (13-14B) Prelims
Ashton Allen, 22.40
Sean Burrell, 22.56
Kelee Ringo, 22.79
200M (15-16G) Prelims
Lanae-Tava Thomas, 24.19
Lauryn Hall, 24.34
Kelcie Simmons, 24.35
200M (15-16B) Prelims
Khafre Brown, 21.36
Jacory Patterson, 21.71
Glenn Bender, 21.74
200M (17-18W) Prelims
Charminiqu Hackney, 24,48
Morgan Burks-Magee, 24.55
Demi Washington, 24.65
200M (17-18M) Prelims
Tyler Terry, 21.21
Joe Williams, 21.33
Jayson Ashford, 21.37
4X800M Relay Finals
Los Angeles Jets, 10:04.45 (11-12G)
Pacific Coast Shock Waves, 9:45.85 (11-12B)
Track Houston Youth Track, 9:25.33(13-14G)
Pacific Coast Shock Waves, 8:23.70; National Record (13-14B)

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