Elite - July
23 lists have 4,253 performances from 605 meets ranked.
list - Hammer Throw rankings
updated July 21. Nick Owens and Kristen Callan are US#1.
Spier's Top 5
- Jim's June
Race Walk -- updated June
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Pan Am Juniors
Shalonda Solomon 22.93 breaks
Pan Am 200m record -
US piles up 48 medals
"It was a magnificent sight," reports
Jim Spier on Solomon's come-from-behind charge
in the home stretch.
- W-200: Poly Long Beach CA jr Shalonda
Solomon claimed her third gold of the meet
by winning in 22.93 +0.0 over Aneisha McLaughlin
of Jamaica 23.34, smashing the Pan Am meet record
she had set in the prelims at 23.21 +0.4. Solomon
broke the Pan Am championship record (23.29 by Liliana
Allen of Cuba in 1989). Penn State bound Shana
Cox of New York was third in 23.39.
- Team USA
swept all four closing relays
- M-4x100: USA 39.29, Jamaica 39.40,
with Willie Hordge holding off Usain Bolt. Team
USA: 1) Moore, Carlos 2) Collins, Aaron 3) Collins,
Ashton 4) Hordge, Willie
- M-4x400: USA 3:02.88, Canada
3:11.56. Team USA: 1) Coleman, Elzie 2) Wariner,
3) Fergusson, Kenneth 4) Collins, Ashton
- W-4x100: USA 44.00, Jamaica 44.24.
Team USA: 1) Owens, Ashley 2) Broaddus, Juanita
3) Sherman, Alndra 4) Soloman, Shalonda
- W-4x400: USA 3:34.08, Jamaica
3:41.26. Team USA: 1) Lee, Jasmine 2) Perkins,
3) Hastings, Natasha 4) Smith, Stephanie
- W-PV: Brigham Young-bound Julene
Bailey of Idaho 13-3.5 (4.05m) won a tricky
4-way battle over Kira Costa of California
13-1.5 (4.00m), Karla Silva of Brazil
13-1.5, and Adrianne Vangool of Canada12-9.5
(3.90m). An opening miss at 3.70 left Bailey 4th when
the bar was raised to 3.90. Bailey passed this height
as Vangool took the lead by clearing on her first
attempt while Silva and Costa each missed once and
then made it. At 4.00 meters, Bailey, Costa and Silva
tied for the lead with first-attempt clearances as
Vangool dropped out. Silva passed at 4.05m while Bailey
cleared on her second attempt and Costa dropped out.
Both Bailey and Silva missed three times at 4.10m,
so Bailey was the winner and Silva and Costa tied
- W-400H: Wilson Long Beach CA sr Mackenzie
Hill, who will attend UCLA next year, was
third in 58.61 behind Brazil's Amanda Dias
58.09. USA's Tawana Watkins
was DQ'd for hooking the hurdles after finishing third.
- W-1500: Home schooled New Hampshire
soph Chantelle Dron 4:26.66 and Georgetown
bound Elizabeth Maloy NY 4:26.87
won silver and bronze behind Cuba's 800-meter winner
Yuneisi Santiuti Caball 4:24.56,
who ran the last lap in 66 seconds.
- M-1500: Cuba's Maure Sur
Castillo Gera 3:47.13 outdistanced USA's
Raymond Tyler 3:52.96 (4th) and Sam
Vazquez 4:01.63 (7th).
- W-HT: USA's Beth Mallory
189-5 was second to Argentina's Jennifer
- M-400H: U. South Carolina's Kenneth
Ferguson 50.07 was an easy winner.
- W-TJ: USA's Alyce Williams
42-2.75 +0.5 won silver behind the amazing
45-7 +0.0 by Cuba's Yudelkis Fernandez Luis.
- M-200: Jamaican superstar Usain
Bolt 20.13 +0.0 won easily, breaking the
meet record and tying the world junior record of Roy
Martin (USA) set in 1985. USA's David Neville
20.63 was a distant second and Aaron
Collins 20.83 fourth.
- M-TJ: Cuba picked up another TJ gold
with David Girart Rivero soaring
55-6.5 -0.5. USA was out of the medal hunt with Solomon
Welch 50-10 +0.1 finishing 5th and Devon
Fanfair 48-2.5 +0.0 9th.
- M-3k Steeple: USA's Kevin
Davis 9:06.20 was a close second to Ecuador's
Christian Patino 9:05.70.
Blunt East Coast Invitational
- July 18-20 - Complete
- TJ: Rowan Express swept the top
three spots: Andre Tillman 47-9.5,
Terry Wood 47-5.5, and Mark
Sturgis 45-2. Tillman doubled in the
long jump at 23-2.5.
- 200 pre: Christopher
Davis NC 22.15 +0.0.
- 110H: Terry Thornton
VA 14.23 +0.0
- 400H: Reuben McCoy NJ
- PV: Phillip Childers
- 100H: Shantia Moss FL
13.99 -1.4, and she also won the 100m in 12.44
- PV: Jennifer Hansen WV
- TJ: Deborah Hawkins SC
- 100: J-Mee
Samuels NC 10.93 -1.8.
- 400: Justin Oliver of
Track Phi Track won in a swift 47.49 and also
won the 200m in 21.89 -1.5 as fastest qualifier
J-Mee Samuels (22.14 -2.8) skipped the final.
- Brandon Cathcart
NC doubled in 22-1 and 45-3.75.
- Kaetlyn Brown of
River City Elite doubled in 200/400 in 25.20 -1.2
- TJ: Camillia Morman NC
- Deandra Doyely
FL got a hurdle double in 14.72 -0.3 100H and
- Latroya Darrell of
Bermuda won the high jump at 5-8 and was second
in triple jump (38-9).
- Devon Williams MD
doubled 400/1500 in 55.53 and 4:51.22.
- Nwaneri Ogechi of
Comets Track doubled 100/200 in 12.58 -0.8 and
Mountain high for Foot Locker finalists
Megan and Katelyn Kaltenbach (in middle
at right) hosted a retreat of 9 Foot Locker finalists
and one special guest (below) at the Kaltenbach family
condo at Breckenridge CO.
are these runners? Matt Orwick was the first to write
and also the first to be 100 % correct.
Top: Nicole Bohnsack, Megan Kaltenbach,
Katelyn Kaltenbach, and Liza Pasciuto
Ryan Deak, Stephen Pifer, Brent Vaughn, Neftalem Araia,
Chris Solinsky, and Bobby Curtis
Awards: Allyson Felix and LeBron
sprint queen Allyson Felix and Ohio basketball
king LeBron James were named Gatorade high
school athletes of the year at a lavish luncheon in Hollywood
Wednesday (7/16). Afterward, they got the red carpet treatment
at the ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theater.
covers the luncheon in Hollywood.
photo by Kirby Lee
Ryan Deak to
Colorado -- Florida distance star has moved to Colorado
for his senior season and will run for Smoky Hill Aurora HS, home
of the Kaltenbach sisters and Brent Vaughn. Deak was a Foot Locker
cross country national finalist last year, finishing 12th at San
Diego, and is the fifth ranking returnee for 2004.
track is getting bigger and better,
and the Internet is a big reason -- Jeff
Hollobaugh on espn.com.
Cross Country -
less than 2 months away
Iolani Big Aloha Invitational will be
held September 20 at Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii. This is a photo of
one of last year's races. After the races, runners ran across the
road to cool down in the ocean. Thirty mainland high schools are
expected to run in this year's Iolani, twice as many as last year.
Last year's winners were Ruth Graham, Carl Moe, Montgomery CA girls,
and Eisenhower WA boys. The University of Hawaii Big Wave Invitational
for college teams will run in conjunction with the high school meet.
a DyeStat on-site meet
5 - Sunday
US women 2:03.87 crush medley relay field
by more than 3 seconds.
ThunderBolt strikes in the rain!
Usain Bolt JAM 20.40 -1.1 (Michael Grant
beat Poland 1:53.08
story Team USA wins medal count for second straight time
Championships close in a blaze of glory
for Alan Webb - His appendix burst Wednesday
(7/9), requiring immediate surgery. Webb's agent, Ray Flynn said
he had cancelled Webb's entry in some low-key races in Europe this
summer. "He's O.K.," Flynn said. "He's looking forward
to healing up and doing some cross country in the fall." [Walt
Murphy’s News and Results Service]
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throws: Maysville KY senior Josh Fryman,
who crashed into the national spotlight with his last-throw win
of the Nike Indoor shotput in March, swept both shot and discus
at the adidas Outdoor Championships.
- Ted Ginn: Brightest of the new stars at AOC Raleigh was
Glenville OH jr Theodore Ginn, anchoring a national
record 800 SMR and "upsetting" US#1 and US#2 in the
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