Stay tuned right here track fans, as the conclusion to the Outdoor season is surprisingly, and finally, upon us. The IAAF World Juniors are being held in Barcelona, Spain as you read this, and you can look no further for the results than right here.
A quick recap of how the six Ohio athletes fared at the IAAF World Junior Championship. Represting Ohio are: Josh Thompson (Pitt/Steubenville), Kaila Barber (Notre Dame/Midpark), Madeline Morrow (Hoover), Taylor Burke (Florida/Medina), Matias Tayala (Kent State/McDonald) and Quincy Downing (LSU/Glenville).
Arman Hall led a contingent of six athletes who ran their high school track and field in the state of Florida traveled across the Atlantic to Barcelona Spain to compete in the IAAF World Junior Championships this week.
Grafton graduate and current University of Virginia distance runner Kyle King is in Barcelona, Spain this week and will be racing in the 5000 meter run on Saturday at the IAAF World Junior Championships. King qualified for the World Juniors 5K by finishing second at the USATF Junior Nationals last month in Bloomington, Indiana with a time of 14:28.26. King is the lone former Virginia high school prep representing the state on Team USA's 2012 World Junior Championship meet roster.
SUMMER POSTCARDS | All-Met Dondre Echols, who recently graduated from Potomac (Md.), recounts his trip to the IAAF world junior championships in Barcelona. Full Story on Washington Post...
Team USA Has Another Successful Session in Track Qualifying at World Juniors 7/11/2012 BARCELONA, Spain – It was another successful morning at Olympic Stadium for Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona. In three track event qualifying rounds, the U.S. advanced five of six to the next step while Team Co-Captain Gunnar Nixon continued his pursuit of the medal stand in the men’s decathlon.
Texas A&M's Olivia Ekpone claimed a silver medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Friday as she utilized a strong finish in the 200 meters to set a career best time of 23.15 seconds. (via )
LaFond Finishes 19th at World JuniorsMaryland rising sophomore earned trip to Spain July 12, 2012 BARCELONA, Spain - Thea LaFond, a rising sophomore at the University of Maryland, finished 19th in the women's triple jump qualifying rounds at the IAAF World Junior Championships. LaFond had a mark of 41 feet, 6-1/2 inches in the qualifying rounds and did not move on as one of the top 12 athletes to the final. LaFond was competing for her native country of Dominica and qualified for the World Juniors after finishing second at the Central America, Carribean Championships. She already ranks second on Maryland's all-time list in the women's triple jump. Her mark at the World Juniors was the fifth time she has gone better than 41 feet this season. - Terps -
Rising sophomore Thea LaFond posted a career-best in the triple jump recently, earning a trip to the World Junior Championships in Spain. (via )
BARCELONA, Spain – The 1992 U.S. Olympic Team was heralded as one of the best American squads of all-time with 32 medals in tow from a memorable time in Barcelona. The 2012 U.S. team that competed in Barcelona at the IAAF World Junior Championships will go into the history books as one of the best American squads under the age of 20. With 20 medals, and an all-time record 188 points, the junior team captured some magic that was left from the Olympic team of 20 years ago.
Triple jumper Waithe earns bronze medal in El Salvador (via baltimoresun.com)
Dondre Echols concludes senior season in Barcelona at the World Junior championships (via )
14th IAAF World Junior ChampionshipsBarcelona (ESP) - Sunday, Jul 15, 20121500 Metres - W Final-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15 July 2012 - 19:05Position Bib Athlete Country Mark .1 1424 Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon KEN 4:04.96 (CR)2 1618 Amela Terzic SRB 4:07.59 (NJ)3 1219 Senbere Teferi ETH 4:08.28 (PB)4 1420 Nancy Chepkwemoi KEN 4:09.72 .5 1273 Jessica Judd GBR 4:09.93 (PB)6 1733 Mary Cain USA 4:11.01 (PB)7 1212 Alem Embaye ETH 4:12.92 (PB)8 1278 Jennifer Walsh GBR 4:12.96 (PB)9 1606 Maruša Mišmaš SLO 4:14.96 (PB)10 1510 Sofia Ennaoui POL 4:15.23 .11 1409 Saki Yoshimizu JPN 4:16.84 (PB)12 1536 Luminita Achim ROU 4:22.07 .Intermediate Bib Athlete Nation Mark400m 1424 Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon KEN 1:06.86800m 1219 Senbere Teferi ETH 2:14.991200m 1424 Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon KEN 3:19.11