Sunday, July 31, 2011

2011 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Sunday, July 31

M70 1500 Meter Run
USATF: # 5:12.40
Name Age Team Seed Finals Points
1 Weddle, Thom M72 Minneapolis, MN 5:36.17 5:43.25 8 5:43.243
2 Gauntner, Richard M70 San Diego, CA 5:43.25 6 5:43.246

Combined Team Scores - 248 Events Scored
1) TNT International Racing C 674 2) So Cal Track Club (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) 556
3) Over The Hill TC 413.50 4) Atlanta Track Club 326
5) Potomac Valley Track Club 272 6) Carolinas Track & Field C 219
7) Mass Velocity Track Club 202 8) Shore Athletic Club 120
9) Golden West Athletics Club 106 9) Houston Elite Track and F 106
11) SC Striders Track Club (Anaheim, CA) 105 12) Athena 102
13) Bohemia Track Club 101 14) Southwest Sprinters TC 90
15) Greater Philadelphia TC 73 15) Philadelphia Masters 73
17) Pegasus A.C. 68 17) Syracuse Chargers Track C 68
19) Colorado Masters Track & F 66 19) Twilight Throwers 66
21) Florida Athletic Club 61 22) Oregon Track Club Masters 58
23) Team Ohio 57 24) Playmakers Racing 56
25) Midwest Masters T&F Club 54 26) Central Park Track Club ( 49
27) Miami Valley TC 48 27) Long and Strong Throwers 48
27) Springbok Track Club 48 30) Waterloo Track & Field Cl 44
31) Throw1deep Club 38 31) San Diego Track Club 38
33) World Class Racewalking 36 34) Northport Running Club 32
35) Club Northwest 31.50 36) Hurley's Heroes Track Clu 30
37) AZ Desert Throwers 29 38) Golden Stars 28
39) The New England 65 + Runni 25 39) Liberty Athletic Club 25
41) Raritan Valley Road Runner 24 41) New Balance Excelsior 24
41) 2nd Wind Track Club 24 44) Pacific Coast Track Club (Oxnard) 22
44) Dominion Track Club 22 44) Southeast Runner's Club 22
47) Fleet Feet Racing 20 48) Sprint Force America 19
49) North Jersey Masters 18 50) Achilles International, M 17
50) The Western Pennsylvania T 17 52) Greater Springfield Harri 16
52) Tamalpa Runners, Inc. (Marin County, CA) 16 52) High Altitude Racewalk Te 16
52) Green Mountain Athletic As 16 52) RIADHA 16
52) Morris County Striders 16 52) Seattle Master AC 16
59) Genesee Valley Harriers 15 59) Texas Express TFC 15
59) Carolina Godiva Track Club 15 62) U.S. Army 14
62) Running Spot Earth Drummer 14 62) Golden State Throwers 14
62) Reno Tahoe Athletics 14 62) Westchester Track Club 14
62) Run N Fun 14 68) Adirondack Athletic Club 13
69) Dave's Racing Team 12 69) Big River Running Company 12
69) Greater LI Running Club 12 69) Track West (Santa Monica, CA) 12
73) Clifton RoadRunners Club 11 73) Igloi Track Club 11
75) The Finger Lakes Runners C 10 75) East Coast Hurricanes 10
77) A Running Start Track Club 9 77) Hartford Track Club 9
79) Buckeye Striders 8 79) Raleigh Walkers 8
79) Thor's Stone Athletic Club 8 79) Tri-Valley Athletics 8
79) Hawaii Masters Track Club 8 79) Central Mass Striders 8
79) Silver Streaks A.C. 8 79) Eliot Track Club 8
79) Park Racewalkers, USA 8 88) The Woodlands Pole Vault 7
88) Nashville Striders 7 88) South Florida Racewalkers 7
91) Greater Boston Track Club 6 91) Team Ohio Track Club 6
91) Impala Racing Team 6 91) Ann Arbor Track Club 6
91) University of Chicago Trac 6 91) Fleet Feet Albany Racing 6
91) Kansas City Smoke 6 98) Fleet Feet/Essex Racing 4
98) Greensburg YMCA Track & Fi 4 98) Minnesota Distance Runnin 4
98) Parkside Athletic Club 4 102) South Jersey Athletic Clu 3
102) Rochester Rockback 3 104) Pony Express Track & Fiel 2
104) Colonial Road Runners 2 104) Empire Runners Club of So 2
104) Track Club L.A. 2 108) G-Force Vault Club 1

Event 581 M35 1500 Meter Run
35 USATF: # 3:32.51
Name Age Team Seed Finals Points
1 Givens, Barry M37 Irvine, CA 4:13.10 4:17.40 8

Athletes soar to new heights on the last day of Masters

CLEVELAND, OHIO -- As the competition on the final day of the 2011 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships came to a close, so did the high-flying assault on the records books by Johnnye Valien and Paul Babits.

Johnnye rockets to record
Johnnye Valien, of Los Angeles, Calif., set the American record in the W85 high jump with a clearance of .90m/2-11.5. She surpassed her previous record of .84m/2-9 set earlier this month in Sacramento. Training in the searing heat of California, Valien arrived in Cleveland prepared to endure four straight days of intense summer competition.

Valien, who competes for the SC Striders Track Club, capped off a tremendously successful meet that included two additional gold medals in the long jump (1.85m/6-1) and shot put (6.32m/20-9). On day three, in one of the fastest W85 100m finals ever, both Patricia Peterson and Valien broke the previous American record, running 22.38 and 22.82, respectively.

Babits barely misses world record
Paul Babits’ second attempt at 4.77m/15-7.75 in the M50 pole vault was the closest he came to bettering his own world record of 4.76m/15-7.25. Babits, of Fort Wayne, Ind., finished the competition with a clearance of 4.60m/15-1 - good enough for gold by more than half a meter.

His illustrious pole vaulting career, which includes an Olympic Trials birth, began as a young child when his father encouraged him to vault over a fence using a bamboo stick. More than 35 years later Babits has the highest M50 vault in the history of the sport.

Peterson flirts with own American Record
Patricia Peterson, of Albany, N.Y., nearly broke her own pending American record in the W85 200m. Earlier this month in Sacramento, Calif., Peterson ran a time of 51.43 to demolish the previous W85 record of 60.31 held by Carol Peebles.

During today’s competition, Paterson ran the W85 200m in 51.73, winning the gold medal and coming incredibly close to her own American record. During her championship heat, Paterson was pulled along by a younger field of runners 10-15 years her junior.

97 year old wins eight golds
Leland McPhie, of San Diego, Calif., put on a one-man show as he won three gold medals today and eight over the four days of competition. He emerged victorious in the M95 long jump (1.0l2m/3-4.25), shot put (4.96m/16-3.25), weight throw (4.63m/15-2), 100m (30.86), triple jump (2.76m/9-0.75), high jump (.70m/2-3.5), discus (9.76m/32-0) and javelin (8.14m/26-8). McPhie, who competes for the So Cal Track Club, braved the sun and relentless heat to accumulate his haul of gold medals.

American relay records set during day four include:

M70-79 shuttle hurdles – Over The Hill TC ‘B’
- Barry Kline (Washington, Pa.), John Sloan (Hartville, Ohio), Charles Bartholomew (Mercer, Pa.) and Grover Coats (Warrensville Heights, Ohio) – 1:10.70
M80-89 4x100m – Over The Hill TC ‘E’
- Jack Greenwald (Seville, Ohio), George Riser (Lyndhurst, Ohio), John Means (Richmond Heights, Ohio) and George Roudebush (Chardon, Ohio) – 1:26.38

W30-39 4x100m - Carolinas Track Club ‘A’
- Anne Sluder (Pineville, N.C.), Kris Kazebee (Charlotte, N.C.), Melanie Walker (Lawndale, N.C.) and Toccata Murphy (Alexis, N.C.) – 53.52
W30-39 4x400m – Over The Hill TC ‘A’
- Belinda McCoy (Cleveland, Ohio), Joslyn Coats (Oakwood Village, Ohio), Susan Isabella (Highland Heights, Ohio) and Mya Sullivan (Garfield Heights, Ohio) – 5:14.52
W50-59 shuttle hurdles – non-club
- Kay Glynn (Hastings, Iowa), Linda Lowery (Decatur, Ga.), Jo Phelps (Chesapeake, Va.) and Kathleen Shook (Zionsville, Ind.) – 1:08.75

Ohio athletes who won national championships on day four of competition:

M30 - Timothy Budic, Berea, Ohio, 1500m, 4:07.03
M35 – Omar Nash, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10,000m race walk, 51:34.50
M45 – Khalid Mulazim, Cleveland, Ohio, 200m, 22.69
M45 – Jonathan Bartos, Waynesville, Ohio, pole vault, 4.35m/14-3.25
M50 – Derek McKinley, Hudson, Ohio, 400m hurdles, 1:04.65
M60 – Chris Schmid, Wooster, Ohio, 10,000m race walk, 52:25.50
M65 – Stephen Robbins, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 200m, 26.01
M80 – Jack Shuter, Worthington, Ohio, 10,000m race walk, 1:35:08.90
M80 – Jack Greenwald, Seville, Ohio, 200m, 35.59
M85 – George Riser, Lyndhurst, Ohio, discus, 26.78m/87-10
M85 – George Riser, Lyndhurst, Ohio, 200m, 41.27
M85 – Denver Smith, Louisville, Ohio, javelin, 24.12m/79-1
M90 – John Means, Richmond Heights, Ohio, 200m, 41.60

W60 - Barbara Broad, Pepper Pike, Ohio, 1500m, 5:28.70
W60 - Mary Hartzler, Gahanna, Ohio, javelin, 26.98m/88-6

1. TNT International Racing Club 674
2. So Cal Track Club 556
3. Over The Hill TC 413.50
4. Atlanta Track Club 326
5. Potomac Valley Track Club 272

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James Brewer (University of Bath, England; University of California, Berkeley) twelfth in UK Championships 1500m finals

1500m Final:

1 James Shane (Newham EB) 3mins 36.22secs

2 Andrew Baddeley (Harrow) 3:39.44

3 Nick Mccormick (Morpeth) 3:41.66

4 Steve Mitchell (B&W) 3:42.38

5 Philip Hurst (Elswick) 3:44.14

6 Frank Baddick (Newham EB) 3:44.28

7 Chris Warburton (Notts) 3:44.33

8 Mark Mitchell (Forres) 3:44.44

9 Bruce Raeside (Notts) 3:44.99

10 Kris Gauson (EAC) 3:46.76

11 James Thie (Cardiff) 3:48.35

12 James Brewer (Chelt'ham; University of California, Berkeley) 3:50.68

Jamie Nieto wins high jump, Charonda Williams third in 200 in Arzana, Italy

Terra Sarda International Meeting
ARZANA, Sardinia
July 30, 2011

by Keith Conning

Arzana is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ogliastra in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 90 km northeast of Cagliari and about 10 km west of Tortolì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,660 and an area of 162.5 km².[1]

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and before Cyprus). It is an autonomous region of Italy, and the nearest land masses are (clockwise from north) the French island of Corsica, the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Tunisia and the Spanish Balearic Islands.


Record WR 2.45 Javier SOTOMAYOR CUB Salamanca 27/07/1993
ER 2.42 Patrik SJOBERG SWE Stockholm 30/06/1987
IR 2.33 Marcello BENVENUTI Verona 12/09/1989
MR 2.25 Luca TOSO ITA Cagliari

Final Stadio Comunale Sturrusè - 30 July 2011 - Start Time: 19:23 - End Time: 20:12
Pos. Bib Athlete Year Cat. Country Mark
1 3 NIETO Jamie 1976 M USA USA (Valley HS, Sacramento 1994; Sacramento CC 1996; Eastern Michigan 1998) 2.20 (7-2 1/2)
1.90 1.95 2.00 2.03 2.05 2.08 2.10 2.13 2.15 2.18 2.20 2.23 2.25
- - - - - - O - O - XXO - XXX

2 1 BIAGGI Lorenzo 1990 M ITA ITALY 2.13
1.90 1.95 2.00 2.03 2.05 2.08 2.10 2.13 2.15 2.18
- - O - XO - XXO O - XXX

3 2 GASPARIN Alberto 1993 M ITA ITALY 2.00
1.90 1.95 2.00 2.03

200 metres WOMEN - RESULTS

Record WR 21.34 +1.3 Florence GRIFFITH-JOYNER USA (Jordan HS, Los Angeles Seoul 29/09/1988
Florence Griffith-Joyner (born Florence Delorez Griffith[1]), also known as Flo-Jo (December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998) was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the "fastest woman of all time" based on the fact that she still holds the world record for both the 100 metres and 200 metres, both set in 1988 and never seriously challenged. She died of epilepsy in 1998 at the age of 38.
ER 21.71 +0.7 Marita KOCH GDR Karl Marx Stadt 10/06/1979
IR 22.60 +1.1 Manuela LEVORATO Siviglia 24/08/1999
MR 22.49 Galina MALCHUGINA RUS Cagliari

Final Stadio Comunale Sturrusè - 30 July 2011 - Start Time: 19:42 - Wind: +0.4
Pos. Lane Bib Athlete Year Cat. Country Mark
1 4 1 TOWNSEND Tiffany 1989 W USA USA (Killeen HS, TX 2007; Baylor 2011) 22.88
2 6 3 ANDERSON Alexandria 1987 W USA USA (Morgan Park HS, Chicago, IL 2005; Texas 2009) 22.90
3 5 2 WILLIAMS Charonda 1987 W USA USA (Samual Gompers Continuation School, Richmond, CA 2005; Laney College, Oakland 2007; Arizona State U 2009) 22.97
4 3 4 CARAVELLI Marzia 1981 W ITA ITALY 23.59
5 2 5 ARCIONI Giulia 1986 W ITA ITALY 23.74
6 1 6 SALVAGNO Maria Aurora 1986 W ITA ITALY 24.40

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Five American records set in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Day three of the 2011 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships saw five more American records fall. Carol Young of Marietta, Ga. continues her crusade of the American record book as she set her second record in three days.

Competition resumes tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. at the George Finnie Stadium at Baldwin Wallace College. Admission is free.

Young sets another record
Just as she did during day one of the USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Young, competing for the Throw1deep Club, needed only one throw to improve her own W70 American record of 12.53m/41-1 in the weight throw. Young heaved a 12.73m/41-9 bomb on her first attempt to surpass the record she set in 2008. She also holds the W65 American weight throw record of 13.04m/42-9, which has stood for the last six years.

Former Texas Longhorn sets American record in M75 100m
Robert Whilden of Houston, Texas has set multiple records at both the international level and at his alma mater, the University of Texas. Whilden, who competes for the Houston Elite Track and Field Club, can now add another American record to that list. He crossed the line in the M75 100m in a blistering 13.67 seconds, surpassing the previous record of 13.72 seconds set in 1992 by Payton Jordan.

Payton Jordan (March 19, 1917 – February 5, 2009) was the head coach of the 1968 United States Olympic track and field team, one of the most powerful track teams ever assembled, which won a record twenty-four medals, including twelve golds. He was born in Whittier, California. Jordan was exceedingly successful as a collegiate track coach for a decade at Occidental College and for 23 years at Stanford University. A star three-sport athlete in his youth, Jordan more recently became one of the most dominant track athletes of all time, as a sprinter, in senior divisions (age 50 and over). Jordan died of cancer at his home in Laguna Hills, California on February 5, 2009.

United States records in masters athletics
75-79 13.72 Payton Jordan 1917-Mar-19 75 1992-May-30
^ Note: Melvin Larsen has an equal time of 13.72, also with NWI that is not listed as = the record

Whilden, who already has the distinction of holding the world record in the M70 100m at 12.77 seconds, was .13 seconds from matching the world mark in the M75 division. Aside from being an elite Masters athlete, Whilden was once a world class sprinter at UT; earning three All-American honors, running on three world record setting 440-yard relay teams, and he also was a finalist in the 200m at the 1956 Olympic Trials.

1956 Men- Los Angeles - June 29-30
200 Meters - June 30, 15.20 Hr
1. Bobby Morrow (Abilene Christian) 20.6 equals world record
2. Thane Baker (USAF) 20.7 (+0.08)
3. Andy Stanfield (NYPC) (20.8-0) 20.9 (+0.26)
4. Dick Blair (Kansas) 21.2 (+0.59)
5. Theo Bush (US-A) (21.2-0) 21.3 (+0.67)
6. Bobby Whilden (Texas) (21.6-0) 21.4 (+0.82)
7. Rod Richard (US-A) (21.7-0) 21.5 (+0.93)
8. Larry McBride (US-A) (21.8-0) 21.6 (+1.04)
Source: The History of the U.S. Olympic Trials - Track and Field 1908-2000

Midwest Masters T&F Club’s Welding sets American record
Ruth Welding of Elk Grove Village, Ill. set the W55 American weight throw record when she launched the weight 13.60m/44-7 - furthering the previous mark of 13.50m/44-5 thrown by Myrle Mensey in 2002. All of Welding’s six throws measured more than 12m, with two sailing past the 13m barrier. Her recording setting throw came on her fifth attempt of the day and each measured throw would have been long enough to earn her gold in the W55 age division.

Stephens improves own W35 American mark
All but one of Jennifer Stephens’ weight throws surpassed her previous American record of 10.60m/34-9, which she set in 2009. Stephens, of Fairfax, Va. heaved a throw of 11.75m/38-6 to improve her American record by more than a meter. She will continue to compete for the Potomac Valley Track Club on day four in the high jump.

Notable Performances:

Magdalena Kuehne, of Tujunga, Calif. duplicated her own pending W80 American record when she tripled jumped 5.68m/18-7.75. Kuehne, who competes for the SC Striders Track Club also jumped 5.68m/18-7.75 earlier this month.

Ohio athletes who won national championships on day three of competition:

M40 – John Wirtz, Avon Lake, Ohio, discus, 52.20m/171-3
M45 – Landen Summay, Cincinnati, Ohio, 800m, 2:03.04
M65 – Stephen Robbins, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 100m, 12.51
M65 – Ronald Legg, Beach City, Ohio, 10,000m, 40:52.96
M80 – Jack Greenwald, Seville, Ohio, 100m 16.42
M85 – George Roudebush, Chardon, Ohio, weight throw, 7.03m/23-0
M85 – Denver Smith, Louisville, Ohio, triple jump, 6.03m/19-9.5
M85 – George Riser, Lyndhurst, Ohio, 100m 17.97
M90 – John Means, Richmond Heights, Ohio, 100m, 18.13

W50 – Christine Ganz, Broadview Heights, Ohio, 10,000m, 37:12.23
W60 – Mary Harzler, Gahanna, Ohio, 3k shot put, 9.48m/31-1.25
W60 – Mary Harzler, Gahanna, Ohio, weight throw, 14.17m/46-6
W70 – Monica Ols, Parma, Ohio, 100m, 28.59

3,000m splits enough to set American records
It has been confirmed that Mark Green of Reno, Nev. and Chris Schmid of Wooster, Ohio both set American records yesterday in the 3,000m race walk en route to winning their 5,000m race walk events. Green, who competed in the M55 division, split 15:03.03 for 3,000m, bettering the previous record of 15:35.73 set by James Carmines in 2000. He finished the race in 25:33.88, running a near perfect race as evident by his seed time of 25:30.00.

Schmid, one of the many local Ohioans to earn national championships so far at this meet, competes for World Class Racewalking in the M60 division. He demolished the previous American record of 15:51.80 set by Norm Frable in 2007, splitting 15:06.29 for 3,000m. As was the case with Green, Schmid emerged victorious in his age group, winning gold with a time of 26:05.80.

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James Brewer (University of Bath, England; Cal) qualified for the UK Championships 1500m finals

UK Championships

18:04 - 1500 METRES - Men - Heats - Heat 2 START LIST
First 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 3 fastest times (q) qualified

Personal Best Season Best
1 Ian WILLIAMSON BIRCHFIELD 3:45.46 3:48.11

2 James SHANE NEWHAM EB 3:39.11 3:39.11

3 Nick SAMUELS SALE 3:44.20 3:44.85

4 Stephen DAVIES BELGRAVE 3:38.50 3:42.95

5 Philip HURST ELSWICK 3:43.35 3:43.35

6 Ieuan THOMAS CARDIFF 3:47.14 3:47.14

7 Steve MITCHELL B&W 3:41.92 3:41.92

8 Richard GOODMAN SHAFT'BURY 3:45.77 3:46.84

9 David FORRESTER STHELSUT 3:40.81 3:44.98

10 Carl BRADBURY READING 3:47.72 3:47.72

11 Colin MCCOURT AFD 3:37.06 3:40.02


17:57 - 1500 METRES - Men - Heats - Heat 1 OFFICIAL RESULTS
First 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 3 fastest times (q) qualified

1 Mark MITCHELL FORRES 3:47.27 Q

2 Andrew BADDELEY HARROW 3:47.35 Q

3 Bruce RAESIDE NOTTS 3:47.80 Q

4 David PROCTOR ROCHDALE 3:48.11

5 Andy WILES N MARSKE 3:48.90


7 Daniel CLORLEY LUTON 3:51.91


9 Luke MINNS BLACKPOOL 3:53.78



Split Times

400 Andrew BADDELEY HARROW 1:03.50
800 Bruce RAESIDE NOTTS (1:02.83) 2:06.33
1200 Andy WILES N MARSKE (58.81) 3:05.14
Finish Mark MITCHELL FORRES (42.13) 3:47.27

18:04 - 1500 METRES - Men - Heats - Heat 2 OFFICIAL RESULTS
First 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 3 fastest times (q) qualified

1 James SHANE NEWHAM EB (Essex Beagles) 3:44.08 Q

2 Steve MITCHELL B&W 3:44.41 Q

3 Philip HURST ELSWICK 3:44.90 Q


5 Richard GOODMAN SHAFT'BURY 3:45.66 PB



8 Stephen DAVIES BELGRAVE 3:48.41


10 Colin MCCOURT AFD 3:56.51

11 Nick SAMUELS SALE 3:57.39

12 Ieuan THOMAS CARDIFF 4:03.66

Split Times

400 James SHANE NEWHAM EB 1:02.47
800 James SHANE NEWHAM EB (59.76) 2:02.23
1200 James SHANE NEWHAM EB (59.39) 3:01.62
Finish James SHANE NEWHAM EB (42.46) 3:44.08

18:11 - 1500 METRES - Men - Heats - Heat 3 OFFICIAL RESULTS
First 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 3 fastest times (q) qualified

1 Chris WARBURTON NOTTS 3:44.44 Q

2 Kris GAUSON EAC 3:44.50 Q


4 Frank BADDICK NEWHAM EB 3:44.53 q

5 James THIE CARDIFF 3:44.67 q PB

6 Richard WEIR DERBY 3:45.74 SB



9 Tim DALTON SEVERN 3:48.25

10 Chris GOWELL SWANSEA 3:51.01

11 Michael SALTER LEEDS 3:51.76

12 Adam CLARKE AFD 3:56.96

Split Times

800 Nick MCCORMICK MORPETH (1:01.74) 2:01.06
1200 Nick MCCORMICK MORPETH (1:01.15) 3:02.21
Finish Chris WARBURTON NOTTS (42.23) 3:44.44

University of California Bio

James Brewer


Cheltenham, England

Last College:
University of Bath


Track: Reached the semifinals of the 1500 meters at the 2009 World Championships, running a PR 3:37.17 in the first round and 3:37.27 in the semis ... fell just 0.08 seconds shy of qualifying for the final ... finished second at the European Under-23 Championships in the 1500 ... ran a 3:54.80 mile at the Aviva London Grand Prix on July 25 ... owns a best of 1:47.92 in the 800 and was runner-up in the event at the European Junior Championships in 2007 ... won a silver medal in the 1500 at the Under-23 European Championships in 2009. Personal: Born June 18, 1988, in Cheltenham, England ... mother is Heather Brewer ... has two older sisters - one is a dance instructor and the other is studying for a Ph.D. in sports psychology ... spent one year at the University of Bath before transferring to Cal ... undeclared major.

Cheltenham ( /ˈtʃɛltnəm/), also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a spa town and borough in Gloucestershire, on the edge of the Cotswolds in the South-West region of England. It has an image of being respectable and wealthy, and is the home of the flagship race of British steeplechase horse racing, the Gold Cup, the main event of the Cheltenham Festival held every March. The town hosts several festivals of culture.
Krah, Blake and Novy collect second win at Junior Olympics

WICHITA, KAN. - Despite an afternoon weather delay, several athletes collected their second win of the meet on day four of competition at the USATF National Junior Olympics Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Marcus Krah of the Durham Striders, fresh off his winning performance in the triple jump, was victorious in the youth boys' long jump with a mark of 6.50m/21-4. Yesterday, Krah's leap of 13.43m/44-0.75 improved a 31-year-old record in the triple jump.

Vegas Valley Track Club's Ashlie Blake was another athlete who earned her second victory with a win in the intermediate girls' shot put. Blake's throw of 15.08m/49-5.75 was just 12 centimeters short of Michelle Carter's national age group record in the event. Blake set a new National Junior Olympics meet record yesterday in the discus throw with her toss of 46.61m/152-11.

Fellow thrower Tera Novy of Team Evolution claimed her second gold medal as she won the young women's discus with a mark of 46.57m/152-9. Novy was victorious in Friday's shot put competing, throwing 13.67m/44-10.25.

Tadepalli spins to victory
Kushaal Tadepalli of Valley United Track Club (Granada Hills, CA) was victorious in the midget boys' shot put throw. Tadepalli switched from the glide to the spin on his fifth throw, and launched a toss of 14.93m/48-11.75, a three foot improvement on his personal best.

"I felt really good," Tadepalli said. "When I came here, I just felt like I was going to do really well."

Although Tadepalli's mark was the best throw by more than two feet, he wasn't sure if it would hold up for the win.

"I thought another competitor would match my mark at least, but fortunately for me, they didn't," he said.

On the hill above the shot put ring, Tadepalli had a small cheering section urging him on.

"My dad and sister were there, and the rest of my team," Tadepalli said. "It really encouraged me to do my best."

Field outshines competition
Texas Faces' Devin Field topped a competitive field in the young men's long jump, finishing in first with a leap of 7.58m/25-10.5. Field, who competed for Team USA this past weekend at the Pan Am Junior Championships, came into the meet with high expectations.

"I was looking for the win and the sophomore record because last year I came three inches short of the freshman record, and this year I was three inches short of the sophomore record," Field said. "My farthest jump in the prelims was 26 feet, but I fouled it."

Field and the other long jumpers had the crowd at Cessna stadium slow-clapping and cheering them on.

"The crowd was a real big help," he said. "My team and other kids with their support, it just felt good."

For Field, a veteran of the National Junior Olympics meet, the win was a redemption of sorts.

"I've had a bad losing at Junior Olympics, so this was kind of nice," Field said.

Leleux tops vaulters
Morgann Leleux of New Heights walked away with the victory in the young women's pole vault, falling just short of the national record. Leleux, who also competed at Pan Am Championships this past weekend, jumped the winning height of 4.00m/13-1.5, but wasn't able to clear 4.22m/13-10 to best Natalie Willer's age group benchmark.

"At Pan Am Games, I broke a pole, so they shipped down some poles that we got in yesterday," Leleux said. "We were just kind of trying them out today, and we weren't exactly sure where to put standards and stuff. That kind of messed me up."

Like many other events schedule for the afternoon, the pole vault faced a delay.

"We were supposed to compete at 2:30 and it's like 8 o'clock now," Leleusx said after the event ended. "I think I warmed up three times. It took forever."

Leleux, who will have another shot at the record later this summer, was content with just getting out and competing.

"This is my last summer with my dad as my coach, so I'm just taking all the chances to spend with him that I can," she said.

Other event winners from today's competition include the following:

-Keandre Bates, Team Bliss TC-intermediate boys' triple jump (14.26m/46-9.5)
-Mimieux Land, Ruff Riders TC-young women's high jump (1.75m/5-8.75)
-Kamil Henry, Speed City TC (Carson, CA)-bantam girls' 300g javelin throw (28.36m/93-0)
-Amar Elmore, Do Right Educational Sports-sub-bantam boys' 2k shot put (7.91m/25-11.5)
-Gabe Hull-young men's 1.6k discus throw (61.24m/200-11)
-Emily Brigham-intermediate girls' pole vault (3.55m/11-7.75)
-Bonee Harden, Las Vegas Blazin One'z-sub-bantam girls' shot put (6.69m/21-11.5)
-Sean Lee, USA High Jump Club-midget boys' high jump (1.65m/5-5)
-David Sohn, Carolina Elite-bantam boys' 300g javelin throw (35.82m/117-6)
-Cyna Ries, Colorado Flyers-intermediate girls' long jump (5.82m/19-1.25)
-Cierra Brown, Northwest TC-young women's triple jump (12.51m/41-0.5)
-Olivia Vazquez, Cental Valley Roadrunners (Modesto, CA)-midget girls' 300g javelin throw (33.35m/109-5)
-Amirali Patterson, Valley United TC (Granada Hills, CA)-intermediate boys' shot put (16.72m/54-10.25)
-Cori Runnels, Northwest Flyers-youth girls' discus throw (38.31m/125-8)

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Mulazim, Maxwell and Wilson set world records at Masters


CLEVELAND, OHIO -- For the second straight day, the USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships began with heavy morning showers. The rain eventually subsided and the clouds parted, allowing many of the masters athletes to shine. Several world records fell during the second day of competition, including one set by Khalid Mulazim of Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland man sets world record
Running faster than most runners half his age, Khalid Mulazim of Cleveland, Ohio, set the world record in the 400m by posting a time of 50.18 seconds. Mulazim, who competes for Southwest Sprinters TC, broke Fred Sowerby’s previous world record of 50.20 seconds set in 1994. Although the 400m is considered a relatively short race, he still managed to gap the rest of the field by nearly five seconds.

When Mulazim was asked how long he thought his world record could stand the test of time, he was quick to respond, “about a month” noting how he plans on running a sub-50 second 400m in the near future.

Best 90+ athlete in the world breaks another record
Perhaps the most inspiring performance of the day was turned in by Ralph Maxwell, 91, of Alamo, Tex. in the pole vault. Maxwell soared over 1.43m/4-8.25 to win his age division and eclipse the previous world record of 1.42m/4-7.75 set by Vic Younger of Australia in 2003. Maxwell’s world record performance comes only three weeks after he solidified his status as the best 90+ athlete in the world by winning the 2011 World Masters Athletics Championships in the decathlon with a total of 7069 points.

Having already clinched the victory in the M90 division, he decided to withdraw from the competition after clearing the record setting height. Maxwell, who is also a renowned vocalist and song writer, then demonstrated some of his other talents at the end of the competition when he began singing for fans and reporters.

Wilson hurdles into the record books
Thaddeus Wilson of Oxnard, Calif. won the M60 100m short hurdles with a world record time of 14.37 seconds. He bettered the previous record of 14.62 seconds set by Courtland Gray of the United States in 2004.

In a race where results are so often determined by fractions of a second, Wilson powered over the hurdles and won in dramatic fashion, bettering his nearest competitor by a whopping 2.18 seconds. Wilson who competes for the Pacific Coast Track Club battled a slight headwind of .4 meters per second on his way to setting the world record.

Mulazim was only one of many Ohio residents to earn a national championship title during day two of competition. Other Ohio runners who won gold medals today are:

M30 - Timothy Budic, Berea, Ohio, 3000m steeplechase, 9:55.05
M50 - Charles Greene, Dayton, Ohio, javelin, 52.43m/172-0
M60 - Chris Schmid, Wooster, Ohio, 5000m race walk, 26:05.80
M70 - Grover Coats, Warrensville Heights Ohio, long jump, 4.08m/13-4.75
M70 - John Sloan, Hartville, Ohio, hammer throw, 29.12m/95-6
M85 - George Roudebush, Chardon, Ohio, hammer throw, 19.44m/63-9
M85 - Denver Smith, Louisville, Ohio, pole vault, 1.70m/5-7
M80 - Jack Greenwald, Seville, Ohio, 400m, 1:35.66
M90 - John Means, Richmond Heights, Ohio, 400m, 1:42.69

W50 - Lynn McConnell of Quaker City, Ohio, 5000m race walk, 43:15.76.
W60 - Mary Hartzier, Gahanna, Ohio, discus, 25.30m/83-0
W70 - Rita Matz, Lebanon, Ohio, discus, 18.78m/61-7

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Friday, July 29, 2011

California athletes in Stockholm Diamond League

Jesse Williams (USC 2006), who was born in Modesto, CA on Dec. 27, 1983, placed second in the men's high jump at 2.32 meters 7-7 1/4. He won the USATF National Championships in Eugene, Oregon on June 26, 2011 at 2.37m 7-9 1/4, a personal best. He is the leading jumper in the world.

IAAF World List Men's High Jump
Updated as at: Friday Day/Month/Year 29/07/2011
World Record 2.45 (8-0 1/2) Javier Sotomayor (CUB) - Salamanca, 27/07/1993
Mark Athlete Nation DOB Pos Venue Date
2.37 Jesse Williams USA 27/12/1983 1 Eugene, OR 26/06/2011 USATF National Championships
2.36 Aleksey Dmitrik RUS 12/04/1984 1 Cheboksary 23/07/2011
2.36 Aleksandr Shustov RUS 29/06/1984 2 Cheboksary 23/07/2011
2.35 Aleksey Dmitrik 1 Huelva 02/06/2011
2.35 Dmytro Dem'yanyuk UKR 30/06/1983 1 Stockholm 18/06/2011
2.35 Mutaz Essa Barshim QAT 24/06/1991 1 Kobe 09/07/2011
2.34 Jesse Williams 1 Walnut, CA 16/04/2011 Mt. SAC Relays
2.34 Ivan Ukhov RUS 04/04/1986 3 Cheboksary 23/07/2011
2.34 Andrey Silnov RUS 09/09/1984 4 Cheboksary 23/07/2011
2.34 Ivan Ukhov 1 Stockholm 29/07/2011
2.33 Jesse Williams 1 Doha 06/05/2011 Diamond League
2.33 Kyriakos Ioannou CYP 26/07/1984 2 Doha 06/05/2011
2.32 Ivan Ukhov 1 Ostrava 31/05/2011
2.32 Raul Spank GER 13/07/1988 2 Ostrava 31/05/2011
2.32 Raul Spank 1 Eugene, OR 04/06/2011
2.32 Andrey Silnov 2 Eugene, OR 04/06/2011
2.32 Jesse Williams 3 Eugene, OR 04/06/2011 Prefontaine Classic
Source: IAAF

Carmelita Jeter (Bishop Montgomery High School, Torrance, CA 1998; CS Dominquez Hills 2003) won the women's 100 in 11.15.

World List Women's 100 meters Updated as at:30/07/2011
World Record 10.49 Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) - Indianapolis, IN, 16/07/1988
Mark Wind Athlete Nation DOB Pos Venue Date
10.70 2.0 Carmelita Jeter USA 24/11/1979 1 Eugene, OR 04/06/2011
10.76 1.1 Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM 15/05/1982 1 Ostrava 31/05/2011
10.84 0.3 Veronica Campbell-Brown 1 Kingston (NS), JAM 24/06/2011
10.86 1.9 Carmelita Jeter 1 Kingston (NS), JAM 07/05/2011
10.86 2.0 Marshevet Myers USA 25/09/1984 2 Eugene, OR 04/06/2011
10.87 2.0 Kerron Stewart JAM 16/04/1984 3 Eugene, OR 04/06/2011
10.87 1.6 Marshevet Myers 1h1 Eugene, OR 23/06/2011
10.88 1.7 Carmelita Jeter 1h3 Eugene, OR 23/06/2011
10.91 0.6 Kelly-Ann Baptiste TRI 14/10/1986 1 Paris Saint-Denis 08/07/2011
10.92 1.2 Veronica Campbell-Brown 1 Shanghai 15/05/2011
10.94 1.9 Kelly-Ann Baptiste 2 Kingston (NS), JAM 07/05/2011
10.95 1.2 Carmelita Jeter 2 Shanghai 15/05/2011
10.95 2.0 Shelly-Ann Fraser - Price JAM 27/12/1986 4 Eugene, OR 04/06/2011
10.95 1.8 Veronica Campbell-Brown 1h1 Kingston (NS), JAM 24/06/2011
10.95 0.6 Veronica Campbell-Brown 2 Paris Saint-Denis 08/07/2011
10.96 0.8 Ivet Lalova BUL 18/05/1984 1 Sliven 02/07/2011
10.97 0.3 Kerron Stewart 2 Kingston (NS), JAM 24/06/2011
10.99 -0.1 Carmelita Jeter 1r1 Walnut, CA 16/04/2011
10.99 1.8 Oludamola Osayomi NGR 26/06/1986 1r1 São Paulo (IDCM) 22/05/2011
11.00 2.0 Sherone Simpson JAM 12/08/1984 5 Eugene, OR 04/06/2011
11.01 1.8 Alexandria Anderson USA 28/01/1987 2r1 São Paulo (IDCM) 22/05/2011
11.02 2.0 Alexandria Anderson 6 Eugene, OR 04/06/2011
11.03 0.6 English Gardner USA 22/04/1992 1 Tucson, AZ 14/05/2011
11.04 1.6 Kerron Stewart 1h2 Kingston (NS), JAM 24/06/2011
11.04 1.6 Alexandria Anderson 1sf1 Eugene, OR 24/06/2011
11.04 0.6 Kerron Stewart 3 Paris Saint-Denis 08/07/2011
11.05 1.7 Schillonie Calvert JAM 27/07/1988 1 Hengelo 29/05/2011
11.06 1.9 Murielle Ahoure USA 23/08/1987 1r1 Greensboro, NC 15/05/2011
11.07 1.9 Sherone Simpson 3 Kingston (NS), JAM 07/05/2011
11.07 1.9 Kerron Stewart 4 Kingston (NS), JAM 07/05/2011
11.07 -0.7 Carmelita Jeter 1sf3 Eugene, OR 24/06/2011
11.08 1.0 Ivet Lalova 1 Izmir 21/05/2011
11.08 2.0 Blessing Okagbare NGR 09/10/1988 7 Eugene, OR 04/06/2011
11.08 1.5 Candyce McGrone USA 24/03/1989 1 Des Moines, IA 10/06/2011
11.09 0.0 Carmelita Jeter 1 Daegu 12/05/2011
11.09 0.2 Marshevet Myers 1r2 Ponce 14/05/2011
11.09 1.1 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie BAH 16/01/1976 2 Ostrava 31/05/2011
11.09 1.5 Kimberlyn Duncan USA 02/08/1991 2 Des Moines, IA 10/06/2011
11.09 1.6 Mikele Barber USA 04/10/1980 2h1 Eugene, OR 23/06/2011
11.09 1.3 Alexandria Anderson 1h4 Eugene, OR 23/06/2011
11.09 1.4 Ruddy Zang Milama GAB 06/06/1987 1 Albi 29/07/2011

Alysia Johnson (Canyon HS, Canyon Country 2004; California 2008) was sixth in the women's 800 meters in 2:00.69.

World Leaders Updated as at:29/07/2011
World Record 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) - München, 26/07/1983
Mark Athlete Nation DOB Pos Venue Date
1:56.95 Mariya Savinova RUS 13/08/1985 1 Cheboksary 22/07/2011
1:56.99 Yuliya Rusanova RUS 03/07/1986 2 Cheboksary 22/07/2011
1:57.19 Ekaterina Kostetskaya RUS 31/12/1986 3 Cheboksary 22/07/2011
1:58.03 Mariya Savinova 1h5 Cheboksary 21/07/2011
1:58.03 Svetlana Klyuka RUS 27/12/1978 4 Cheboksary 22/07/2011
1:58.12 Sviatlana Usovich BLR 14/10/1980 1 Szczecin 25/06/2011
1:58.21 Kenia Sinclair JAM 14/07/1980 1r1 Stockholm 29/07/2011
1:58.25 Ekaterina Kostetskaya 1r4 Moskva 10/07/2011
1:58.25 Elena Kofanova RUS 08/08/1988 5 Cheboksary 22/07/2011
1:58.27 Halima Hachlaf MAR 06/09/1988 1 Oslo (Bislett) 09/06/2011
1:58.29 Kenia Sinclair 1 Eugene, OR 04/06/2011
1:58.30 Liliya Lobanova UKR 14/10/1985 1r2 Yalta 31/05/2011
1:58.33 Alysia Johnson Montano USA 23/04/1986 1 Eugene, OR 26/06/2011

Stockholm Diamond League results on Friday.

Men's 200 1. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) 20.03 2. Alonso Edward (Panama) 20.47 3. Ainsley Waugh (Jamaica) 20.56 4. Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (Norway) 20.67 5. Richard Thompson (Trinidad and Tobago) 20.85 6. Trell Kimmons (U.S.) 20.94 7. Jeremy Dodson (U.S.) 21.32

Men's 400 1. Jermaine Gonzales (Jamaica) 44.69 2. LaShawn Merritt (U.S.) 44.74 3. Chris Brown (Bahamas) 44.79 4. Angelo Taylor (U.S.) 44.82 5. Rondell Bartholomew (Grenada) 45.32 6. Jonathan Borlee (Belgium) 45.45 7. Renny Quow (Trinidad and Tobago) 45.99 8. Johan Wissman (Sweden) 46.16

Men's 1,500 1. Silas Kiplagat (Kenya) 3:33.94 2. Asbel Kiprop (Kenya) 3:34.42 3. Nicholas Willis (New Zealand) 3:34.49 4. Daniel Kipchirchir Komen (Kenya) 3:34.51 5. Collins Cheboi (Kenya) 3:35.07 6. Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba (Kenya) 3:35.83 7. Lopez Lomong (U.S.) 3:35.87 8. Jeffrey Riseley (Australia) 3:36.16

110 Hurdles 1. Jason Richardson (U.S.) 13.17 2. David Oliver (U.S.) 13.28 3. Dwight Thomas (Jamaica) 13.40 4. Aries Merritt (U.S.) 13.41 5. Tyrone Akins (U.S.) 13.61 6. Omoghan Osaghae (U.S.) 13.65 7. Joel Brown (U.S.) 13.71

Men's 3,000 steeplechase 1. Paul Kipsiele Koech (Kenya) 8:05.92 2. Benjamin Kiplagat (Uganda) 8:14.42 3. Jonathan Muia Ndiku (Kenya) 8:17.77 4. Hillary Kipsang Yego (Kenya) 8:19.30 5. Jairus Kipchoge (Kenya) 8:19.41 6. Elijah Chelimo Kipterege (Kenya) 8:24.98 7. Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong (Kenya) 8:30.46 8. Abubaker Ali Kamal (Qatar) 8:38.36

Men's high jump

1. Ivan Ukhov (Russia) 2.34 2. Jesse Williams (U.S.) 2.32 3. Moataz Essa Barshim (Qatar) 2.30 3=. Andrey Silnov (Russia) 2.30 5. Aleksandr Shustov (Russia) 2.30 6. Jaroslav Baba (Czech Republic) 2.27 7. Aleksey Dmitrik (Russia) 2.22 8. Kyriakos Ioannou (Cyprus) 2.22 8=. Raul Spank (Germany) 2.22

Men's long jump 1. Mitchell Watt (Australia) 8.54 2. Yahya Berrabah (Morocco) 8.40 3. Irving Jahir Saladino Aranda (Panama) 8.19 4. Robert Crowther (Australia) 8.12 5. Ignisious Gaisah (Ghana) 7.99 6. William Claye (U.S.) 7.98 7. Morten Jensen (Denmark) 7.98 8. Tyrone Smith (Bermuda) 7.92

Men's discus 1. Virgilijus Alekna (Lithuania) 65.05 2. Piotr Malachowski (Poland) 64.96 3. Frank Casanas (Spain) 63.42 4. Erik Cadee (Netherlands) 63.21 5. Gerd Kanter (Estonia) 62.98 6. Maert Israel (Estonia) 62.11 7. Benn Harradine (Australia) 61.99 8. Martin Wierig (Germany) 61.92

Men's javelin 1. Andreas Thorkildsen (Norway) 88.43 2. Matthias De Zordo (Germany) 84.37 3. Stuart Farquhar (New Zealand) 84.21 4. Vitezslav Vesely (Czech Republic) 83.44 5. Sergey Makarov (Russia) 82.26 6. Oleksandr Pyatnytsya (Ukraine) 79.83 7. Tero Pitkaemaeki (Finland) 77.82 8. Harri Haatainen (Finland) 76.10

Women's 100 1. Carmelita Jeter (U.S.) 11.15 2. Marshevet Myers (U.S.) 11.21 3. Kerron Stewart (Jamaica) 11.27 4. Candyce McGrone (U.S.) 11.49 5. Mikele Barber (U.S.) 11.49 6. Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (Bahamas) 11.52 7. Schillonie Calvert (Jamaica) 11.58 8. Ezinne Okparaebo (Norway) 11.61

Women's 800 1. Kenia Sinclair (Jamaica) 1:58.21 2. Malika Akkaoui (Morocco) 1:59.75 3. Yuneysi Santiusti (Cuba) 2:00.06 4. Alice Schmidt (U.S.) 2:00.25 5. Svetlana Klyuka (Russia) 2:00.44 6. Alysia Johnson (U.S.) 2:00.69 7. Halima Hachlaf (Morocco) 2:00.70 8. Caster Semenya (South Africa) 2:01.28

Women's 5,000 1. Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya) 14:20.87 2. Sally Kipyego (Kenya) 14:43.87 3. Sylvia Kibet (Kenya) 14:45.31 4. Shalane Flanagan (U.S.) 14:46.80 5. Priscah Jepleting Cherono (Kenya) 14:51.55 6. Pauline Chemning Korikwiang (Kenya) 14:52.51 7. Mercy Cherono (Kenya) 14:58.66 8. Dolores Checa (Spain) 15:02.24

Women's 400 hurdles 1. Kaliese Spencer (Jamaica) 53.74 2. Melaine Walker (Jamaica) 54.71 3. Nickiesha Wilson (Jamaica) 55.80 4. Hanna Yaroshchuk (Ukraine) 56.22 5. Ti'erra Brown (U.S.) 56.58 6. Lauren Boden (Australia) 56.60 7. Queen Harrison (U.S.) 56.99 8. Anna Jesien (Poland) 58.09

Women's pole vault 1. Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia) 4.76 2. Silke Spiegelburg (Germany) 4.70 3. Jennifer Suhr (U.S.) 4.64 4. Svetlana Feofanova (Russia) 4.64 5. Fabiana Murer (Brazil) 4.51 6. Monika Pyrek (Poland) 4.51 6=. Martina Strutz (Germany) 4.51 8. Angelica Bengtsson (Sweden) 4.41

Women's triple jump 1. Olha Saladuha (Ukraine) 15.06 2. Yargelis Savigne (Cuba) 14.87 3. Caterine Ibargueen (Colombia) 14.83 4. Mabel Gay (Cuba) 14.57 5. Dana Veldakova (Slovakia) 14.21 6. Anna Kuropatkina (Russia) 14.06 7. Malgorzata Trybanska (Poland) 14.02 8. Katja Demut (Germany) 13.85

Athlete Spotlight - Marquise Goodwin

It’s called the Red River Rivalry and pits two of the premier programs in college football against each other. Major bragging rights are annually on the line when the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners meet up in one of the more heated contests each season in college football.

Many plays can decide a football game, but during the 2009 version of the Red River Rivalry one specific 5-foot-9, 177-pound wide receiver made all the difference.

When speedy and undersized Texas Longhorn Marquis Goodwin returned a kick 95 yards for a touchdown to secure a 16-13 Texas win, he was nothing short of an instant hero in the Lone Star state. At that moment, an appearance in the 2011 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships was the furthest thing from his mind. After all, being one of the best in the country in two different sports isn’t something that happens often.

In a couple of quick seasons with Texas as a wide receiver and a long jumper, Goodwin has accomplished more than most people ever dream of.

His latest accomplishment on the track was winning the long jump at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in June in Eugene, Ore. and earning a spot on Team USA for the World Championships August 27-September 4 in Daegu, South Korea. And for Goodwin, making the world team along with his continued success on the football field didn’t come by accident

“Both,” Goodwin said when asked which was more gratifying, scoring the touchdown against Oklahoma or making the World Championships team. “They were both goals that I wanted to achieve. They were goals that I had and now I have to go out and set new ones.”

Those new objectives and his attention now shift specifically for Daegu and eventually the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London.

“I want to get on the medal stand, but my ultimate goal is not just to win a medal, it’s to win the [gold] medal,” Goodwin said. “I’m not training this hard to win just any medal.”

Goodwin essentially came from nowhere to win the long jump at USA Outdoors in 8.33m/27-4. It was easily a personal best for him and the first time he has jumped over 27 feet.

The win in Eugene also marks the beginning of a concentration on solely track and field for Goodwin. Shortly after the USA Outdoor Championships he announced he will redshirt the upcoming football season for the Longhorns to turn all his attention to track and field with the hopes of reaching the goals he set out for himself in Daegu and London.

“Coach (Mack) Brown was very supportive,” Goodwin said of the support of his decision by the Texas’ head football coach. “He knew what my chances were coming in and he knew that making the Olympic team has always been one of my aspirations.”

While a return to football is imminent, right now it’s all about track and field for Goodwin. He has full intentions to return for his final two years as a wide receiver for Texas in 2012 and 2013. After his collegiate eligibility is used up for both sports he will be faced with a decision of a career as a professional track and field athlete or a possible career in the National Football League. However, at the moment his aspirations remain clear.

“I really don’t know, time will tell,” Goodwin said about which sport he plans to pursue. “That’s a long time from now and I will worry about it then. Right now I am concentrating on the World Championships.”

With endless potential and a point in his life with few limits, Goodwin has a resume which speaks for itself.

A USA Outdoors champion, Goodwin also won the 2010 NCAA long jump championship, is a three-time Big 12 champion and a two-time World Junior champion. While still a high school athlete, he placed fifth in the long jump in the open division at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and set a national high school record in the process. On the football field he has caught 61 passes in just his two seasons.
With goals that change with each competition, Goodwin will look at each track and field competition or at each Red River Rivalry with the same outlook – doing all he can to be the best. Those goals to be the best will be on his mind when he lands in Daegu.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Three records fall on day three of USATF National Junior Olympics

WICHITA, KAN. - Three national youth records fell as competition continued on day three of the USATF National Junior Olympics Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Marcus Krah of the Durham Striders leapt to a record-setting distance in the youth boys' triple jump. Krah won the competition with a jump of 13.54m/44-5.25, but because the mark was heavily wind-aided, it was ineligible for the record. Instead, another mark from the competition, 13.43m/44-0.75, was submitted for the record.

Another national record fell in the youth boys' pole vault, as Adam Coulon of Flying Dragons Track Club cleared 4.30m/14-1.25 to collect the win. The previous record of 4.28m/14-0.5 stood for 34 years and was set by Bill Lange.

Gray vaults to national record
Lone Star Pole Vault Club competitor Meagan Gray set a youth girls' pole vault national record with her height of 3.50m/11-5.75. Gray's mark exceeded Carissa Culver's previous record of 3.41m/11-2.25 set back in 2007. Gray, who will enter high school in the fall, was competing in her first National Junior Olympics competition,

"I was kind of looking to break the record, but I just wanted to come in here and have fun since it's the first time I [competed at Junior Olympics]," Gray said. "I was nervous at first because all of these girls have been doing for it a long time, but I felt very confident in the surroundings. The weather was perfect, and everybody was there to support me."

Gray, a former gymnast, is a relative newcomer to the pole vault. She started in seventh grade and has excelled quickly in the event.

"The first time I [pole vaulted], I jumped like eight or nine [feet]," she said. "I thought that was super high, but now it seems like super low compared to what I'm jumping now."

Although Gray fell short of the next height in the progression, she's confident that it's within reach.

"I've tried to clear 11-10 for the past week now, but I think I might get it soon," Gray said. "I think I might get it at the next meet."

Blake sets PR and meet record
Ashlie Blake's (PS Vegas Flyers) winning toss in the intermediate girls' discus throw earned her a National Junior Olympics meet record and personal best. Blake set the record on her third throw, only to improve that mark in finals, finishing with a best toss of 46.61m/152-11.

"I felt nervous because [second place finisher Kennedy Blahnik] has been beating me for the last few years," Blake said. "I just went out there and tried to throw my best."

Although Blake was seeded third in the event, she entered the competition with lofty goals.

"My goal was to PR, get the record, and come away with the win," she said.

Blake, who competes in all the throwing events, considers the discus and shot put her favorite events. Friday, she will contend for the shot put title as the top-ranked competitor.

"Discus is all technique," Blake said. "You got to have it precise, or it just won't go far."

Kline brothers finish 1-2 in shot put
Jeremy and Jermaine Kline, twin brothers who hail from Illinois, were the top two finishers in the young men's shot put. Jeremy came out on top with his toss of 19.95m/65-5.5, while Jermaine finished close behind with a mark of 19.71m/64-8.

"I had higher hopes for what I want to do today, but I felt good kind of overall," Jermaine said. "The ring was really slippery and I didn't expect that."

"I just wanted to beat him," said Jeremy of his brother. "I did, so I'm good."

Jeremy and Jermaine, who compete for Dupage Track Club, can't help but be competitive in everything they do.

"We're always competing cause he thinks he's better," Jeremy joked. "We'll like see who can lift more or eat more."

Regardless of their competitive natures, both brothers help push each other in training and competition.

"It kind of just like motivates you to work harder than the other person, but I think that's how a person gets better" Jermaine said. "If you have someone that you're like close to or admire a lot, you try to work twice as hard. In the long run it pays off."

Below are some other highlights and notable performances from day three of the meet:

Laque Moen-Davis of the Midwest Striders earned her second gold medal of the meet with a win in the young women's long jump. Moen-Davis, who won the heptathlon competition on Wednesday, finished with a mark of 5.94m/19-6. One of her jumps appeared to surpass the national youth record for the event, but was called a foul.

Margaux Jones was another competitor to claim her second national title. Her clearance of 1.65m/5-5 in the youth girls' high jump was good for first place. Jones was the pentathlon champion for her age group. Later in the week, she will compete as one of the top-ranked entrants in the 100m hurdles and long jump competitions.

Brothers Marcus and Carlan Naisant of the Arizona Flames claimed a 1-2 finish in the midget boys' 300g javelin throw. Marcus was the top competitor with a throw of 46.06m/151-1, while Carlan finished the competition in second with his toss of 42.96m/140-11).

Other event winners from today's competition include the following:

-Blake Hurlock, Pleasanton Heat Running Club-intermediate boys' 3,000m (8:55.62)
-Jacob Smith-young men's 3,000m (8:41.25)
-Mykhiyah Williams, Metropolis TC-bantam girls' high jump (1.35m/4-5)
-Nataliyah Friar, St. Louis Lightning-intermediate girls' triple jump (12.17m/39-11.25)
-Bryan Bjerk-intermediate boys' discus throw (47.47m/155-9)
-Jamichael Henry, Spar TC-intermediate boys' long jump (7.00m/22-11.75)
-Caleb Cavanaugh, Track Houston-bantam boys' high jump (1.45m/4-9)
-Carlie Queen-midget girls' high jump (1.60m/5-3)
-Daia Hansford, Bowie Boys & Girls Club-sub-bantam girls 300g javelin throw (18.13m/59-6)
-Tora Novy, Team Evolution-young women's shot put (13.67m/44-10.25)
-Marquis Dendy-young men's triple jump (15.62m/51-3)
-Damon Bonds, St. Louis Flames TC-midget boys' long jump (5.37m/17-7.5)
-Maalik Murphy, Speed City TC-sub-bantam boys' 300g javelin throw (25.10/82-4)
-Mikayla Dishazer-bantam girls' 6 lb. shot put (9.64m/31-7.5)
-Addyson Smith-Central Valley Roadrunners-midget girls' discus throw (32.32m/106-0)

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Young sets hammer record at USA Masters

CLEVELAND, OHIO -- Carol Young of Marietta, Ga. headlined the opening day of the 2011 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships with an American Record in the W70 hammer throw.

Competition resumes tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. at the George Finnie Stadium at Baldwin Wallace College. Admission is free.

Hammer throw gold stays forever Young
One throw is all Young needed to better her own American record of 29.06m/95-4 in the W70 division. As the rains cleared and the sun beamed down on the throwing ring in Cleveland, Ohio, Young, who competes for the Throw1deep Club, seized the opportunity by launching the hammer a staggering 29.66m/97-3 on her first throw.

All of Young’s throws, ranging from 29.06m to 22.03m, would have earned her first place, as she truly dominated her age division unlike any other field athlete at the meet. Young also holds the women’s 65-69 American record at 35.93m/117-10, which has stood for more than six years.

Bernhard flirts with American record
Tom Bernhard of Castro Valley, Calif. crossed the finish line only 4 seconds over the American record of 17:19.00 set by Clive Davies more than 30 years ago. Battling adverse conditions with periods of rain all morning long, Bernhard, who competes for New Balance Excelsior, won the M60 5,000m race in a time of 17:22.80. The closest competitor crossed the line nearly two minutes behind, leaving Bernhard left to run the majority of the race alone.

Bernhard’s performance was so impressive that even the M55 5,000m runners, who competed on the track at the same time as the M60 couldn’t match his pace. Sam Torres of Toledo, Ohio won the M55 race in 18:27.70.

Meiler wins double gold
Flo Meiler, besides having one of the most ‘sport-appropriate’ names in all of track and field, took home two gold medals on the first day of competition. Meiler, of Shelburne, Vt. and competing for Mass Velocity Track Club, earned her first gold medal in the W75 hammer throw, where she won the event on her second throw of 19.87m/65-2. Five of Meiler’s six throws of the day traveled over 17m/55-9.

Meiler’s second gold medal came in the W75 pentathlon. Competing in a grueling line-up of five events, the hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800m run, she amassed 3,320 points. The morning rains proved to be troublesome for some of the pentathlon athletes. Meiler slipped and fell in the 800m run; however, she was still able to gather herself and finish the race strong – strong enough for an overall gold medal.

Other spectacular performances from the first day of competition included local favorites
Barbara Broad of Peper Pike, Ohio who won the W60 5,000m race in a time of 20:37 and Sam Torres of Toledo who claimed gold in the M55 5,00m in 18:27.70. Beth Simpson of Conneaut, Ohio sent the hammer flying 27.39m/89-10 to win the W30 hammer throw. Mary Hartzler had an outstanding day in the W60 hammer as the resident of Gahanna, Ohio improved her seed mark by more than a meter to win in 36.98m/121-4. George Riser of nearby Lyndhurst won the M85 shot put in 9.04m/29-8.

Masters standout Oneithea Lewis of Oakland Garden won the W50 hammer throw with a mark more than 10 meters further than the rest of the field in 53.36m/175-0. Michael Janusey of Venetia, Penn. and David Kohls of Lafayette, Calif. won the M50 and M55 pentathlons respectively iwith identical scores of 2942 points. Steeplechaser Ross Bolding of Monticello, Ark. won gold in his very first pentathlon. Bolding won the M65 age division with 2,517 points.

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Running USA's State of the Sport 2011 - Part IV: Largest Road Races
Quad-City Times Bix 7 Attracts Young Talent
The San Francisco Marathon is Ready to Run on Sunday
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Quad-City Times Bix 7, Davenport, IA, July 30
Challenge Cancer 5K, St. Paul, MN, July 30
Burning River 100 Mile, Cleveland, OH, July 30-31
USA 100 Mile Trail Championships
San Francisco Marathon, CA, July 31
TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K, Cape Elizabeth, ME, Aug 6
Atlanta's Finest 5K, GA, August 6
Salinas Valley Half Marathon, Salinas, CA, August 6
Inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Providence Half-Marathon, RI, August 7
Twins TC 4K, Minneapolis, MN, August 7
Step Up for Cancer, Denver, CO, August 7
La Sportiva 10K @ 10,000 Feet & 5K, Vail, CO, August 7
New Balance Falmouth Mile, Falmouth, MA, August 13
Grand Finale 5K, Atlanta, GA, August 13
Panerathon 5K & 10K, Colorado Springs, CO, August 13
New Balance Falmouth Road Race, Falmouth, MA, August 14
The Hottest Half & 10K, Dallas, TX, August 14
Ragnar Relay Great River, La Crosse, WI, August 19

Running USA State of the Sport 2011: Largest Road Races

Record number of finishers in top 100 U.S. timed races; growth in races with over 50K finishers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (July 27, 2011) - Each year Running USA releases statistics for the nation's top road races including such popular lists as the Top 100 U.S. Timed, Largest Festivals, Largest by Distance, Largest by State, Women-Only, World's Largest and Youth Runs. To see where your favorite road races ranked in 2010 or what the #1 race is in the different largest race categories, go to:

Top 100 U.S. Timed - In 2010, the Top 100 U.S. Timed list accounted for just over 1.4 million finishers (a record) compared to 922,500 finishers in 2000, up more than 51%, and as a benchmark, in 2000 the 100th race on the list had just over 3,600 finishers, while by 2010 that number had grown to more than 7,000. Last year, a record 42 half-marathons made up the Top 100 U.S. Timed list, and four of those half-marathons were inaugural events.

By comparison, in 2000, there were only 11 half-marathons on the Top 100 U.S. Timed list and none were inaugural. As mentioned in previous State of the Sport Reports, since 2003, the half-marathon has been the fastest growing distance in the U.S. with an incredible 24% annual growth the past two years.

Largest by Distance - If you think a marathon or half-marathon distance had the largest race field in the nation, think again. In fact, the top 3 largest road races for 2010 were two 10Ks and a 12K all with more than 50,000 timed finishers each: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race 10K (50,918), Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K (50,721) and Dick's Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER 10K (50,477); it was the first time that more than two U.S. road races exceeded 50,000 timed finishers in the same year.

During the Second Running Boom, the 15K and 10 mile have also shown impressive, but relatively quiet growth compared to the more talked about half-marathon and marathon. In 2010, for example, for the first time, three U.S. 15Ks had more than 10,000 finishers: Gate River Run (13,342), Hot Chocolate (12,338) and Boilermaker (11,540) and there were none in 2005, while in the 10 mile, three races had more than 15,000 finishers: Blue Cross Broad Street Run (26,266), Army Ten-Miler (21,744) and Credit Union Cherry Blossom (15,762) with none in 2005.

To view the largest races in the U.S. by distance, click here:

Largest by State - The ING New York City Marathon weekend including the Marathon, Continental Airlines International Friendship Run 4K, NYRR 5 Mile and Run With Champions youth event rank New York #1 with the largest festival event on the map with nearly 62,000 estimated finishers (the vast majority timed with a world record 44,977 finishers in the Marathon), but other states have stand-alone large events topping the list too such as the "Show Me" state of Missouri (Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Festival 5K - 55,419 estimated finishers), Georgia (Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race 10K - 50,918), Washington (Lilac Bloomsday 12K - 50,721) and Colorado (Dick's Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER 10K - 50,477).

Largest Festivals - Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events include 8 races in the top 15 festivals for 2010. Overall U.S. Festivals continue to experience tremendous growth. For example, in 2010, the 50th largest festival had 22,089 finishers compared to 2009 when the 50th largest festival had 19,450, and over ten years ago only 12,000 finishers.

Women-Only - Of the largest women-only races (95% or greater female finishers), seven of the top 15 were half-marathons in 2010. The top 3 events spanned from the west coast to the east coast, with the Nike Women's Half-Marathon in California (15,556), Disney Princess Half-Marathon in Florida (11,359), and the St. Luke's Women's Fitness Celebration in Idaho (11,041 estimated finishers). In 2010, there were more than 20 women-only events with 2000-plus finishers.

World's Largest - With 67,999 timed finishers, the Sun-Herald City2Surf 14K in Sydney, Australia was the world's largest road race in 2010. For the first time, six marathons - New York City, London, Chicago, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo - had more than 30,000 finishers in the same year, while the U.S. again had 7 of the 15 largest marathons in the world. There were also nine half-marathons worldwide with more than 19,000 finishers (a record) and a record-tying seven with more than 20,000 finishers (also 2009). Last year, the United States had 14 of the top 20 half-marathons in the world.

Largest Youth - With the development of the final mile programs and the majority of road race events now incorporating a youth component, youth runs across the nation have also experienced explosive growth the last 5-10 years. Running USA estimates that there were more than 40 youth events in 2010 that surpassed 2,000 youth finishers at a single event.

For summaries of all four parts of the 2011 Running USA State of the Sport Report, visit

Quad-City Times Bix 7 Attracts Young Talent

Young up-and-comers in the sport are favored in 37th edition of storied race

Courtesy Don Doxsie, Quad-City Times

DAVENPORT, Iowa - The Quad-City Times Bix 7 is attracting a younger crowd this year.

There is a good chance that the men's winner in Saturday's 37th edition of the race will be among the youngest in the race's history.

Two of the top five seeds are 22 or younger. Pre-race favorite Allan Kiprono is 21.

The Bix 7 has had only one men's winner younger than that. Lawrence Kiprotich was a month short of his 20th birthday when he pulled a stunning upset to win the 2006 race. All the other winners in the past 10 years have been 25 or older.

But don't be shocked if Kiprono and fellow Kenyan Lani Rutto, 22, beat some much older elite runners to the tape. Each has been racing in the U.S. for less than a year.

Kiprono's first race in this country was the Beach to Beacon 10K last August. Rutto never had run a U.S. road race until this spring.

The top U.S. hopeful, two-time Bix champion Meb Kefelzighi, withdrew from the race because of an Achilles injury. Ryan Hall, who won the race in 2010, will not return to defend his title.

In the women's race, rising star Misiker Mekonnin of Ethiopia, 25, has been awarded the No. 2 bib normally given to the pre-race favorite.

Mekonnin was a relative unknown before a breakthrough victory in the Lilac Bloomsday 12K in Spokane, Wash., in early May. She displayed a tremendous finishing kick to defeat fellow Ethiopian Wude Ayalew by a single second.

Mekonnin was expected to be one of two Ethiopians with a good chance of winning here, but Ejegayehu Dibaba was forced to withdraw this week because of visa problems.

Mekonnin's primary competition now is expected to come from Kenyan runners. Caroline Rotich, who was fourth in the Boston Marathon in April, figures to be the prime contender, and the field also includes Catherine Ndereba and Gladys Asiba, each of whom has the advantage of having run the Bix six times previously. Ndereba has won the race three times - in 1999, 2001 and 2003.

Former Iowa State national champion Lisa Koll, who won the Bix 7 last year, has opted not to return to defend her championship.

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The San Francisco Marathon is Ready to Run on Sunday, July 31

Event announces partnership with global information company Wipro Technologies

SAN FRANCISCO- The San Francisco Marathon (TSFM), set for Sunday, July 31, 2011, announced a partnership with Wipro Technologies. Wipro will be the presenting sponsor for 2011 and title the marathon in 2012 and 2013.

Known for its beautiful scenic views, TSFM presented by Wipro is the only race that
runs in the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge. The USATF certified loop course starts at the Ferry Building, runs along the Embarcadero, over the Bridge, along the coastline, through Golden Gate Park and the Haight-Ashbury District and past AT&T Park.

TSFM presented by Wipro is rated one of the top marathons in the US, is the largest marathon in Northern California, the 13th largest marathon in the US and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. It generated over $42 million in economic output impact for the city of San Francisco in 2010.

The winner of last year's marathon and course record holder, Keith Bechtol, will be returning this year to run the half-marathon while three time winner, Andrew Cook, hopes to regain the course record he set in 2007. Michael Wardian, another elite to watch, won the National Marathon in Washington D.C. in five of the last six years and
won the US 50K championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Several celebrities that are running to raise money and awareness for their favorite charities. Sophia Bush of the television show One Tree Hill will be running the 5K to promote volunteerism as well as raise money for The Nature Conservancy. Bush will be hosting the Fundraiser Superstar Tent where all runners who raise $1,000 or more for an approved charity will have access to this tent at the start/finish line.

Jared Fogle, spokesperson for Subway, will be running with Olympic Gold Medalist
and Dancing with the Stars Champion, Apolo Ohno, to raise awareness for the Jared Foundation whose mission is to stamp out childhood obesity. Ada Wong and Jesse Atkins, contestants of season 10's Biggest Loser, will be running the first half-marathon to raise funds for the American Red Cross.

Marathon events include the full marathon, two half-marathons, a 5K, a
progressive marathon and the Munchkin Kids Run. See more details at

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Multis shine on day one and two of the USATF National Junior Olympics

WICHITA, KAN. - Margaux Jones, who competed for California Rising Stars in 2010,won her first event of the meet with her performance in the youth girls' pentathlon on day one of the USATF National Junior Olympics Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Jones' final score of 3,436 fell less than 100 points shy of Alyissa Hasan's national youth girls' record.

"I didn't run the best in my hurdle time, so I knew I had to make up some points," Jones said. "From then on I was set straight to do better than I did at previous meets."

Jones ran 15.27 in the 100m hurdles, threw the shot 8.76m/28-9, leaped 1.60m/5-3 in the high jump, dominated the long jump competition with a jump of 5.73m/18-9.75 and finished the 800m in 2:31.25.

"I got a lot of points in the long jump," she said. "It was the first event that I started doing when I started running track, and it was the first event that I went to Junior Olympics in. From then on it was always my favorite."

Jones, who has won numerous national titles in the pentathlon, long jump and high jump, may call it quits in the multi-events.

"I'm actually not planning on doing the heptathlon next year," Jones said. "I don't really want to learn how to do another event because I have so many different events that I do individually. So I figured instead of doing a whole bunch of events, I'd just do a few and be good at them."

Thomas hammers through competition
Kelli Thomas of Throw 1 Deep (Marietta, GA) won the intermediate girls' hammer throw with her toss of 44.08m/144-7. On her sixth and final attempt of the competition, Thomas launched a two meter personal best throw to take over the lead from Sidnie Wilder (Cameron, Wisconsin).

"[Going into my last throw] I was thinking either I get it or I go home with nothing," Thomas said. "She threw after me, so I got to see what she did. I knew whatever she put down, that's how it was going to be."

Wilder fouled her last throw, and Thomas walked away with her first Junior Olympic title. Although Thomas has tried her hand at several of the throwing events, she has found her niche in the hammer.

"It's different from discus and shot put cause there's not a lot of movement in shot put or discus, you just got that one turn or glide," she said. "In hammer, you have a chance to fix all that when you get through with your first turn, you can correct it. Its over pretty quick, but you have a chance to get your mind right."

Worley hurdles to victory
Dillon Worley (Northwest Flyers. Houston, TX) defended his 2010 USATF National Junior Olympic title with a victory in the young men's 2,000m steeple chase. Worley cruised to a time of 6:06.36 to better his seed time set at the regional meet.

"My game plan was just to go out and take the lead right from the beginning," Worley said. "I was going for the record, but the weather conditions just didn't help me out."

Worley, who competes for the Northwest Flyers, only started the steeple chase last year.

"My coach really pushed for me to do it, and my brother ran it too, so that's how I got into steeple," he said. "I like it cause it's a hard race not everyone can do."

Other event winners from today's competition include the following:

-Justin Collins, Speed City TC (Carson, CA)-youth boys pentathlon (3,314)
-Ashley Weber (Buena, SIERRA VISTA, AZ) Class: 2012.-young women's hammer throw (48.56m/159-4)
-Taylor Gerard, Zoom TC, Lone Tree, Colorado-intermediate girls' 2,000m steeple chase (7:40.29)
-Leslie Schilsky, Northwest flyers, Houston-young women's 2,000m steeple chase (7:33.22)
-Jackson Bertoli (Terri Haute South HS, Indiana 2014)-intermediate boys' 2,000m steeplechase (6:30.79)
-Caitlin Palacio, Lsi Sprint, San Jose, CA-youth girls' 3,000m race walk (16:28.70)
-Andy Vazquez, Cornhusker Flyers-youth boys' 3,000m race walk (16:17.94)
-Joshua Whitener, Throw 1 Deep Club-intermediate boys' hammer throw (58.37m/191-6)
-Taylor Ewert, Miami Valley TC-bantam girls' 1,500m race walk (8:36.09)
-Emilio Andrean, Northwest Flyers-bantam boys' 1,500m race walk (9:47.21)
-Kirra Facer, Temecula Valley Time Machine-midget girls' 1,500m race walk (8:15.66)
-Ryan Thong, Equalizers TC, Orange County, CA-midget boys' 1,500m race walk(7:47.51)
-Edward Brentnall, Throw 1 Deep Club-young men's hammer throw (58.68m/192-6)

Goodale sets three PR's to claim heptathlon title
Sarah Goodale bettered her personal best heptathlon score by 200 points on her way to a victory in the intermediate girls' division. On day one, Goodale ran 15.71 in the 100m hurdles, cleared 1.55m/5-1 in the high jump, tossed the shot put 9.44m/30-11.75, and ran a 26.99 in the 200m. She highlighted day two with a mark of 5.06m/16-7.25 in the long jump, a heave of 31.50m/103-4 in the javelin and a time of 2:26.41 to finish the event with an overall score of 4,454.

"I've been training a lot for this meet and had a couple of PR's in a lot of events," Goodale said. "The ones that went better were shot put, javelin and long jump. Those were kind of my weaker events, so I was able to PR in all of those. I ran faster in the 800m and hurdles and the 200m than my last heptathlon, so that went well too."

Goodale, who began track as a hurdler and high jumper, started the multi-events on the suggestion of her coach. After her first pentathlon, she fell in love with the multis.

"I like that you don't have to be great at one thing," she said. "You can kind of just be able to do everything. I really like being able to try all the events and be out there for a long time."

After a long season, Goodale is happy to walk away with the victory.

"I'm really excited," Goodale said. "I worked a lot this summer, and I'm glad it's really paying off."

Chavez strolls to race walk victory
Alejandro Chavez took home the USATF Junior Olympics young men's race walk title with his winning time of 14:05.53. Chavez, who represents South Texas Walking Club, crossed the line more than a minute ahead of the second place finisher.

"It was pretty hot," Chavez said "I was shooting for the national record because last year I missed it by four seconds. I wanted to do it, but I didn't take into account the heat. I started on pace, and then I just died. Most importantly, I finished the race."

When Chavez first started race walking in middle school, he thought it seemed easy. Over the years, he has realized the challenges that the unique event presents.

"The most challenging part is to keep it legal," Chavez said. "I've been disqualified two times before. It's hard because even in the last 100m, if you're not legal they'll automatically disqualify. It doesn't matter what distance you're at."

For Chavez, race walking isn't just about winning titles or medals.

"In fifth grade, I wasn't really good at other sports, and I was headed towards obesity and diabetes," he said. "It's changed me, its changed my life. I've lost weight, have good health and am no longer on my way to diabetes."

Johnson proves best in multi
In the bantam boys' triathlon, Jalen Johnson rode two personal bests on his way to a multi-event victory. Jones opened up with a toss of 8.82m/28-11.25 in the shot put, and followed that performance up with a clearance of 1.30m/4-3.25 in the high jump. In the 400m, Jones clocked the second best time at 1:02.97 on his way to a final score of 983.

"I PR'ed in the shot put and the high jump," Jones said. "My 400m I don't know what happened. It was just really hot."

Jones, who also won the bantam boys' triathlon title last month at the USA Youth Championships, enjoys the diversity of the multi-events.

"I get to try new and different events, and most of the events are easy," he said. "I guess I'm just athletic."

Although Jones has found success in several events, including the long jump which he is seeded first in, it's not all about winning for him

"I just want to keep running because it's fun," Jones said.

Other event winners from today's competition include the following:

-Wolf Mahler-young men's decathlon (6930)
-Laque Moen-davis, Midwest Striders-young women's heptathlon (4692)
-Danai Metoyer, United Southern Express TC-midget girls' pentathlon (2678)
-Brenda Mccollum-intermediate girls' 3,000m race walk (16:27.25)
-Aadrian Mccollum-young women's 3,000m race walk (16:50.02)
-Nathaniel Roberts, Bowerman AC-intermediate boys' 3,000m race walk (14:40.53)
-Tierra Crockrell-bantam girls' triathlon (1422)
-Joseph Delgado, YMCA Team Idaho-intermediate boys' decathlon (6,508)
-Jaiden Woodbey, California Rising Stars TC-midget boys' pentathlon
-Ceoni Bennett, Kyra Carroll, Selah Dixon, Martayja Hill-United Stars TC-midget girls' 4x800m (10:19.52)
-Terrell Davis, Myles Lewis, Daerribiyean Turner-Texas Storm TC-midget boys' 4x800m (9:53.15)
-Jordyn Colter, Julia Hall, Aubrey Till, Katie Till-Zoom TC-youth girls' 4x800m (9:51.28)
-Philip Hall, Patrick Mccall, William Wicks, Luis Remigio-Fayetteville Flyers-youth boys' 4x800m (8:54.85)
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U.S. High School Hammer Throw List



260’00” Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-28-08

Class Records

213’00” Conor McCullough FR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-22-06
243’11” Conor McCullough SO Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-03-07
260’00” Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-28-08
256’09” Conor McCullough SR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 04-18-09


238’09” Brad Bolton SR El Toro, Lake Forest, CA 06-12
229’05” Greg Skipper SR Oregon City, OR 06-11
224’04” Rudy Winkler SO Averill Park, NY 07-17
222’07” Enrique Gaitan SR Sprayberry, Marietta, GA 06-02
213’06” Jon Lawson SR Prairie, Brush Prairie, WA 05-07
210’01” Ben Glauser SR Athens Academy, Athens, GA 06-02
206’04” Chukwuebuka Enekwechi SR Francis Lewis, Fresh Meadows, NY 07-10
206’02” Nathan Loe SR Woodland, Cartersville, GA 06-02
205’10” Joe Velez JR Classical, Providence, RI 04-06
205’03” Nate Irwin SR Chariho, Wood River Junction, RI 05-28
204’01” Bryn Campbell JR Canal Winchester, OH 07-10
203’04” Mike Maloof SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 05-28
203’04” Edward Brentnall SR Lovett, Atlanta, GA 06-02
200’11” TJ Servino SR Monroe Woodbury, Central Valley, NY 06-17
198’06” Jeremy Tuttle SR Buena, Sierra Vista, AZ 06-03
195’11” Ryan Minor SR South Brunswick, Southport, NC 06-24
195’08” Kevin Conway JR Westerly, RI 05-09
195’03” Andrew Dunkleberger SR Whitfield Academy, Mableton, GA 05-22
193’07” Reuben Horace JR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 05-28
192’02” Michael Foley JR Norte Dame Preparatory, Scottsdale, AZ 05-07
191’08” Jonathan Murray SR Coeur D’Alene, ID 06-12
191’04” Drew Staskiewicz SR Millard North, Omaha, NE 07-10
187’08” Gustavo Reynoso SR Classical, Providence, RI 05-28
187’08” Christopher Hand SR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 06-05
187’05” Chris Ackell SR Brookfield, CT 06-15
185’04” Tyler Dukes SR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 05-04
185’04” Mike Montavon SR Centerville, OH 03-26
185’03” Joel Caballero SR Classical, Providence, RI 05-28
181’08” Darien Thornton JR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 04-02
180’07” John Celona JR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 05-28
180’04” Carlos Mangum SO Central, Providence, RI 06-02
179’11” Austin Funk JR Post Falls, ID 06-18
179’05” Sam Hacker JR Gig Harbor, WA 07-20 *
178’06” Josh Whitener SO North Paulding, Dallas, GA 06-11
178’02” Benny McGowan JR Centerville, OH 04-26
177’10” Cameron Brown JR Ravenwood, Brentwood, TN 04-22
174’11” James Rowland SO Northside, Jacksonville, NC 07-08 *
174’06” Mike Bennett SR Centerville, OH 03-26
173’07” Colin Minor FR South Brunswick, Southport, NC 07-03
173’05” JD Roth SR Nanuet, NY 06-01
172’11” Isaiah Simmons SR Woodbridge, VA 06-17
172’05” Luis Alvarez SR Mt. Pleasant, Providence, RI 05-03
172’02” Joe McGuire SR Westerly, RI 06-04
171’07” August Wolf JR Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY 05-06
171’05” Chase Carroll SO North Cobb Christian, Acworth, GA 06-11
171’03” Jared Harrison SR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 03-26
171’02” Matt Gama SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 04-27
170’10” Alex Briggs JR Portsmouth, RI 07-17
170’00” Kevin Stanley SR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 06-18
170’00” Steve Lefebvre SO LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI 05-07
169’11” Charlie Ionata SO Barrington, RI 06-09
169’04” Kody Robison SR Millikan, Long Beach, CA 04-17
168’11” Tyler Meyer JR Buchanan, Troy, MO 07-16
167’08” Brian Hamann SR Cumberland, RI 05-21
166’11” Logan Pressley JR North Buncombe, Weaverville, NC 07-08 *
166’06” Kyle White JR Centralia, WA 07-02
166’03” Mahlik Handley SR South Kingstown, Wakefield, RI 06-04
166’03” Nikolas Huffman SO Virginia, Bristol, VA 04-22
165’07” Damon Unland SO Ferris, Spokane, WA 05-29
164’09” Jeff Rutherford SR Eastwood, Pemberville, OH 04-16
164’06” Gabriel Arcaro FR Burlington, MA 05-26
164’05” Vincent Ziraldo JR Redwood, Visalia, CA 07-10
164’00” Bryan Hayashida SR Elk Grove, CA 06-11
163’07” Travis Pickett JR Snohomish, WA 04-16
163’02” Chip Sudbeck SR Camas, WA 05-29
163’01” Ian Montague SR Norte Dame Preparatory, Scottsdale, AZ 05-07
162’10” Ed Cummins JR Lincoln, RI 06-09
162’09” Andy Miller SO Capital, Olympia, WA 07-20 *
162’05” Matt Casbarro SO Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 05-28
162’04” Riley Tuttle SR North Kingstown, RI 05-28
162’04” Robert (Casey) Edwards SR Vestavia Hills, AL 07-10 *
162’04” Dylan Dyke SO Waverly, OH 04-26
162’03” Timmy Brennan SO Princeton, NJ 06-15
162’01” Curtis Bleasdale JR Vacaville, CA 06-12
161’10” Aaron Zedella SO St. Edward, Lakewood, OH 07-03
160’10” Joseph Covino JR Cumberland, RI 06-02
160’10” Austin (AJ) Riddle SO Memorial, Houston, TX 07-03
160’08” Robert Palazzo JR Classical, Providence, RI 06-09
160’07” Clarence Gallop SO Central, Providence, RI 06-02
160’03” Isaac Graves SR Glacier Park, Snohomish, WA 05-29
159’07” John Goddard SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 05-28
159’03” John Higgins JR Glacier Peak, Snohomish, WA 04-16
158’00” Triton Pitassi SO Camas, WA 05-29
158’00” Tom Harty SR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 04-26
156’04” Derek Benn SR North Kingstown, RI 04-29
156’02” Cook, Austin SO Overton, TX 06-03
156’00” Jared Ballenger FR Freemont Ross, OH 05-27
155’11” Derek Ferra JR East Greenwich, RI 06-02
155’08” Carson Frost SR Sonora, CA 06-12
155’07” Jamie Brown SR Portsmouth, RI 05-28
155’02” Evan Fleming SR Classical, Providence, RI 04-27
154’09” Dan Isaac SR Downey, CA 07-21 *
154’03” Adam Sparks JR Northridge, Tuscaloosa, AL 07-10
154’00” Joe Vincent SO Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 06-02
153’11” Mathew DePina SO Central Falls, RI 05-28
153’07” Kyle Littles SO Holy Innocents Episcopal,Sandy Springs,GA 06-11
153’01” Kevin Conner SO Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 04-06
153’00” Bryan Rhodes JR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 04-25
152’09” Jonas Mims JR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 05-04
152’08” Zachery Driver SO Classical, Providence, RI 06-02
152’00” Nicholas Evans SR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 05-29
151’09” Dylan Gardner SO Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 04-06
150’09” Kenneth Brinson 8TH Marist, Atlanta, GA 05-15
150’09” Brian Bianchi SO West Warwick, RI 05-06
150’06” Nicholas Rea JR Sheldon, OR 04-23
150’01” Phil Maloney JR Portsmouth, RI 05-14

243’09” Rudy Winkler SO Averill Park, NY 06-15
213’03” Joe Velez JR Classical, Providence, RI 06-28
187’03” Reuben Horace JR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 06-28
180’06” Cameron Brown JR Ravenwood, Brentwood, TN 06-28
178’05” Gabriel Arcaro FR Burlington, MA 06-21
177’06” Carlos Mangum SO Central, Providence, RI 04-02
168’04” Chase Carroll SO North Cobb Christian, Acworth, GA 05-22
167’01” John Celona JR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 04-02
164’01” Charlie Ionata SO Barrington, RI 04-02

National Record

248’11” Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 07-12-08

Class Records

203’11” Conor McCullough FR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-17-06
218’01” Rudy Winkler SO Averill Park, NY 07-17-11
248’11” Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 07-12-08
247’00” Conor McCullough SR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-26-09


220’07” Greg Skipper SR Oregon City, OR 06-24
218’01” Rudy Winkler SO Averill Park, NY 07-17
217’06” Brad Bolton SR El Toro, Lake Forest, CA 05-07
211’11” Enrique Gaitan SR Sprayberry, Marietta, GA 05-08
203’00” Nathan Loe SR Woodland, Cartersville, GA 05-15
202’10” Ben Glauser SR Athens Academy, Athens, GA 06-12
201’09” Chukwuebuka Enekwechi SR Francis Lewis, Fresh Meadows, NY 06-01
191’10” Edward Brentnall SR Lovett, Atlanta, GA 06-12
179’05” Brian Uthe SR Governor Thomas Johnson, Frederick, MD 09-12
175’06” Colin Minor FR South Brunswick, Southport, NC 05-14
174’09” Mike Maloof SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 04-02
174’05” Michael Foley JR Norte Dame Preparatory, Scottsdale, AZ 06-24
172’07” Zack Larrabee SR Sarasota, FL 06-04
169’01” Jonathan Murray SR Coeur D’Alene, ID 06-24
169’00” Josh Whitener SO North Paulding, Dallas, GA 06-12
167’10” Joe Velez JR Classical, Providence, RI 07-17
162’07” Gabriel Arcaro FR Burlington, MA 07-17
146’02” Kody Robison SR Millikan, Long Beach, CA 04-17

National Record

219’07” Conor McCullough SR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 07-22-09

Class Records

149’09” Zack Richards FR Monroe, WA 07-03-05
186’03” Wes Wright SO Villa Rica, GA 06-04-06
210’11” Walter Henning JR St. Anthony's, South Huntington, NY 06-20-06
219’07” Conor McCullough SR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 07-22-09


202’10” Brad Bolton SR El Toro, Lake Forest, CA 04-30
176’10” Enrique Gaitan SR Sprayberry, Marietta, GA 11-27
174’03” Chukwuebuka Enekwechi SR Francis Lewis, Fresh Meadows, NY 05-28
160’06” Andrew Dunkleberger SR Whitfield Academy, Mableton, GA 06-12
157’10” Mike Maloof SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 07-17
153’05” Michael Foley JR Norte Dame Preparatory, Scottsdale, AZ 04-02
150’06” Sam Hacker JR Gig Harbor, WA 07-02
143’07” Reuben Horace JR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 07-17

National Record

214’04” Shelby Ashe JR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 06-15-10

Class Records

173’04” Casey Kraychir FR Twentynine Palms, CA 05-04-07
180’04” Casey Kraychir SO Twentynine Palms, CA 07-09-08
214’04” Shelby Ashe JR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 06-15-10
211’01” Shelby Ashe SR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 05-15-11


211’01” Shelby Ashe SR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 05-15
198’10” Diana Levy’ SR Kennesaw Mountain, Kennesaw, GA 06-12
181’01” Deanna Price SR Buchanan, Troy, MO 07-09
174’02” Katie Kraychir SR Twentynine Palms, CA 06-04
174’01” Robyn McFetters SR Barrington, RI 05-21
170’06” Jianna Williams SR South Paulding, Douglasville, GA 05-15
170’01” Taylor Dupont SR Star’s Mill, Peachtree City, GA 06-12
169’07” Torie Owers JR Athens Academy, Athens, GA 06-11
165’08” Monica Phillips JR Pope, Marietta, GA 05-22
165’05” Cara McClain JR John C. Kimball, Tracy, CA 06-12
163’01” Ashley Weber JR Buena, Sierra Vista, AZ 07-10
162’00” Jackie Leppelmeier SR McComb, OH 04-29
161’04” Ashlen Veatch JR Cave Spring, Roanoke, VA 06-28
159’06” Aleide Fernandes SR Central Falls, RI 07-17
156’11” Maggie DuFault JR Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 06-04
156’00” Becky Cousens JR Portsmouth, RI 04-02
155’11” Avana Story JR Woodward Academy, College Park, GA 06-11
153’11” Jessica Imani SR Corona del Mar, CA 06-12
153’00” Karina Foster SR Bloomfield, CT 06-09
152’11” Sabrina Gaitan 8TH J.J. Daniell MS, Marietta, GA 06-12
152’02" Laura Schroeder SR Medidian, Stanford, MI 07-03
152’00” Kadijah Johnson SR Central Falls, RI 05-07
151’06” Carly Pendleton SR Woodmore, Elmore, OH 06-18
150’05” Cynthia Watt SR Mt. Vernon, NY 04-21
148’07” Diamond Higgins SR Kennesaw Mountain, GA 05-22
147’07” Sally Marie Futch SR Bulloch Academy, Statesboro, GA 06-12
145’11” Sidnie Wilder FR Cameron, WI 06-28
145’02” Grace Janes JR Rogers, Newport, RI 05-07
144’06” Heather Vermillion SR Redwood, Visalia, CA 05-30
144’04” Erica King SO Cuyahoga Falls, OH 07-03
143’03” Sophie Hallam-Eames SR Nathan Hale, Seattle, WA 05-22
143’00” Adrienne Thornton JR John D. O’Bryant, Roxbury, MA 04-02
141’06” Lissette Mendivil JR Redwood, Visalia, CA 04-17
141’02” Shreese Daniels SR Steilacoom, WA 07-02
140’10” Alyssa Maker SR Our Lady of Mercy, Fairburn, GA 11-27
140’05” Kelli Thomas FR Luella, Locust Grove, GA 07-02
139’06” Josie Hardin SO Harrison, Kennesaw, GA 06-11
139’00” Nicole Johnson SO Central Falls, RI 05-06
138’10” Sophie Lozano SR Francis Howell, St. Charles, MO 07-16
138’06” McKenzie Warren JR Sandy, OR 07-10
138’03” Ann Dagrin JR Classical, Providence, RI 05-21
137’11” Lauren Sens SR Elk Grove, CA 06-11
137’10” Savannah Gordon SR Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY 06-18
137’01” Imani White SR Longwood, Middle Island, NY 05-07
136’11” Leah Colbert FR Buchanan, Troy, MO 07-16
136’04” Michaelyn Mills JR Meade, Spokane, WA 07-10
136’02” Destinee Barrette SO Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 06-09
136’01” Cortney Miller SO Calvery Chapel Christian, Las Vegas, NV 06-03
135’04” Gabby Despinasse JR University, Baton Rouge, LA 07-10
135’02” Melanie Raterman SO Warrenton, MO 06-18
134’09” Marthaline Cooper SO Classical, Providence, RI 06-04
134’01” Dorienne Ordaz JR Bravo Magnet, Los Angeles, CA 04-17
133’07” Sequoia Watkins SR T.C. Roberson, Asheville, NC 04-22
133’01” Emily Flynn JR University, Spokane, WA 07-10
132’03” Thalia Rosario SR Mt. Pleasant, Providence, RI 06-04
131’07” Sarah Hussey SR Elk Grove, CA 06-11
130’08” Carolyn Gravelle JR Snohonmish, WA 05-22
129’10” Amber Sudzius JR Brentwood, TN 07-10
129’06” Dakota Kliamovich JR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 07-10
129’04” Leia Mistowski FR Narragansett, RI 04-25
128’04” Danielle Borriello FR Ellenville, NY 06-18
128’04” Ana Padgett 8th Red Mountain, Mesa, AZ 06-18
128’02” Alexis Pike JR Smithfield, Esmond, RI 05-28
128’00” Molly McCullough SO Mission Viejo, CA 04-17
127’10” Jennifer Cabral JR Central Falls, RI 05-28
127’10” Madeline Middlebrook SO Fort Zumwalt West, O’Fallon, MO 07-23 *
127’09” Brittany Christiansen SR Sachem East, NY 06-18
127’09” Stephanie Goei SR Shorewood, WA 05-29
126’02” Avione Allgood JR Legacy, North Las Vegas, NV 04-23
126’00” Casidy Callahan SO Ogden, UT 06-12
125’09” Angle Rodgers SR Everett, WA 07-02
125’08” Kayla Loop JR Asotin, WA 06-18
125’07” Joan Wagner SR Hopewell Valley, Pennington, NJ 06-18
125’04” Venetcia Ortiz SO Central Falls, RI 07-17
125’02” Jaclyn Galdun SR Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY 06-02
123’09” Brianna O’Grady SO South Kingstown, Wakefield, RI 05-28
123’08” Katie Wardsworth SO Central Valley, Spokane, WA 06-18
123’01” Heidi Furman JR Tri Valley Secondary, Grahamsville, NY 06-02
123’00” Kamryn Brinson 7TH Marist, Atlanta, GA 05-22
121’11” Becca Leppelmeier SO McComb, OH 06-28
121’08” Hannah Steele JR Windom, MN 07-10
121’07” Meagan Heffelfinger JR Vista del Lago, Folsom, CA 07-10
121’03” Gabby Smith SO Narragansett, RI 06-09
121’02” Megan Rose Chapman SR Stonington, Pawcatuck, CT 04-21
121’01” Dominique Darby JR Tri Valley Secondary, Grahamsville, NY 04-16
120’10” Theresa Seide SR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 05-04
120’09” Nyla Woods FR Henry W. Grady, Atlanta, GA 06-12
120’04” Catherine Maloney JR LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI 05-10
120’04” Alyssa Gary JR Liberty Benton, Findlay, OH 04-21
120’02” Rachel Martschinske JR Camas, WA 04-16
Standards: boys’ 5k – 160’, 12# - 150, 6k - 145’, 16# - 140’, girls’ 4k 120’.

Although the 5k hammer throw is not normally contested in the U.S. it is conducted in some meets. Boys’ 5k performances of 160’ or more in an officially sanctioned meet will be included in the performance list providing the athlete is 16 or 17 years old through December 31, 2011 (born in 1994 or 1995) in accordance with IAAF guidelines for Youth Athletes.
* - Addition or improvement since last update.

’ – Foreign student/athlete.

Cutoff 07-24-11 Updated 07-28-11

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