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runs to Paris
Third place finish in senior USA Nationals 200 puts Los Angeles
Baptist HS senior on Team USA for the senior World Outdoor Championships
in Paris in August.
Named outstanding athletes of the junior division, which will send
a US team to the Pan American Games in Barbados next month, were
Poly Long Beach CA jr Shalonda Solomon (100-200
double), U. South Carolina fr Kenneth Ferguson
(110-400 hurdle double), and Notre Dame fr Molly Huddle
(meet record 9:19.52 in the 3000 meters).
photo by John Dye
Oustanding Athletes in USA Junior Nationals
Shalonda Solomon, Kenneth Ferguson, and Molly Huddle
photo by Victah Sailer
all eyes and
lenses point to the finish line at USA Nationals at Stanford
photo by John Dye
New Yorkers (Syosset and Bay
Shore) enjoyed a top down day in California
photo by John Dye (substituting for Donna on the side)
high school highlights
Felix wins ticket to Paris in senior women's 200
W-100H:Alandra Sherman TX 13.36 +2.3 was second to UCLA's
Dawn Harper 13.28.
M-110H: Kenneth Ferguson 13.60 -0.4 led collegians
to the first four spots, with James Logan CA soph Kevin Craddock fourth
W-2k Steeple: Heather Iatauro NY 7:01.36 was fourth,
with Baylor's Angela Marvin 6:42.82 winning.
W-Hammer: Danielle Dufresne RI 177-6 was the best
high schooler at 4th, with Syracuse U's Kristen Michalski winning
W-100: Poly Long Beach CA jr Shalonda Solomon 11.40
+0.7 and Colorado Springs sr Ashley Owens 11.60 made the US team.
M-TJ: Devon Fanfair TX 49-4.5 +1.9 was second behind
Stanford's Solomon Welch 50-2.5 -2.4.
M-100: Mount San Antonio College's Carlos Moore 10.38
+0.0 was the day's most ecstatic winner, followed by Kenny O'Neal
10.40. High schoolers, Willie Hordge TX and Earvin Parker TX were
given the same time (10.48) for third and fourth.
W-TJ: Erica McLain TX 42-2 -2.3 missed repeating
on Team USA by 2 inches as collegians Alyce Williams 42-7.5 -2.9 (George
Mason) and Ychlindria Spears 42-4 -2.5 (Texas) finished 1-2.
W-1500: Bromfield MA senior Ari Lambie 4:20.20 was
a convincing winner, challenged only by home schooled soph Chantelle
Dron NH 4:26.08.
M-1500: Georgetown freshman Chris Lukezic 3:49.69
defended his title, and AOC Raleigh mile champion Sam Vazquez FL 3:50.85
kicked from 7th to 2nd in the stretch.
W-400: Macon GA sr Stephanie Smith improved on her
US#1 ranking by winning a very fast race in 52.04, followed closely
by college freshman Angel Perkins 52.06 and A.P. Randolph NY jr Natasha
M-400: Newburgh NY jr Elzie Coleman 47.06 was third
behind collegians Ashton Collins 45.64 (Texas) and Jeremy Wariner
W-800: Topeka KS jr Trisa Nickoley 2:08.13 made the
US team with a game second to collegian Ashley Patten 2:07.60.
M-800: Portland OR sr Mike McGrath, the year's fastest
prep 800m runner, rallied for second in 1:49.36 behind Kent State's
Michael Inge 1:47.89, with Russell Brown NH kicking to third in 1:50.16.
W-400H: Wilson Long Beach CA sr Mackenzie Hill 58.39
was barely beaten by South Carolina's Tawana Watkins 58.39.
M-400H: Stephenson GA sr Jeremy Burton 51.92 was
the best high schooler at 4th as South Carolina's Kenneth Ferguson
50.70 completed his MVP double.
W-3000: Smoky Hill Aurora CO sr Megan Kaltenbach
9:44.21 held off Jenks OK sr Brianna McLeod 9:46.66 for second, but
both were far behind Notre Dame freshman Molly Huddle 9:19.52, who
broke the 22-year-old meet record (Ceci Hopp 9:21.0h).
M-5000: Portland OR jr Galen Rupp 14:28.00 looked
like the winner when he overhauled front running Colorado U. freshman
Tim Nelson on the next to last lap, but Nelson responded with a scorching
57-second final lap to win going away in 14:21.46.
5 HS winners - Allyson
Felix wins first round against pros
in junior finals Saturday:
- photo at right, Poly Long Beach
CA jr Shalonda Solomon 23.37 -1.5 200m
- Elyria OH sr Tianna Madison 20-3.5
+4.1 LJ (Renee Williams CA 20-2.5 +2.7). Defending champion
Erica McLain TX had a bad day, with two fouls and then a
sub-par 16-9.25 on her last attempt.
- Skyview Nampa ID sr Julene Bailey
13-6.5 PV US#3 all time. Kira Costa, who set the
national record at 13-8.5 at the Golden West last Sunday,
was off her form, but made the US team for the Pan Am Games
with her second place at 12-11.5.
- Red Oak TX sr Michelle Carter,
the high school national record holder, won the shot put
with a throw of 52-8, with Liz Podomonick MN a strong second
- Sandy OR sr Tommy Skipper,
who set the high school record last Sunday at the Golden
West (18-3), went over 18 feet again at 18-0.5. He missed
three times attempting to raise his record to 18-4.5.
photo by John Dye
7,431 -- 9 points short of his own Jr Decathlon record
Bernard Williams wins men's 100
1 Bernard Williams NIKE 10.11 1.6
2 Tim Montgomery NIKE 10.15 1.6
3 Jon Drummond NIKE 10.18 1.6
Kelli White wins women's 100
1 Kelli White NIKE 10.93 -1.1
2 Torri Edwards adidas 11.13 -1.1
3 Gail Devers NIKE 11.16 -1.1
4 Inger Miller NIKE 11.17 -1.1
6, 110H - Donovan Kilmartin ID won his third event of the decathlon
Event 7, Discus - Kilmartin was third with 125-9.
After 7 events Kilmartin had 5,364 points, 71 behind last year at
Event 8, Pole Vault - Kilmartin won at 16-00.75,
his fourth event win. Total for 8 events: 6,244.
Javelin - With a third place mark of 167-10, good for 606 points,
Kilmartin boosted his total through 9 events to 6,850, just 590 points
short of his HS record decathlon score of 7,440 last year. His 2002
time of 4:43.15 in the closing 1500m was worth 661 points, so he can
run slower today and still beat the old record.
1500m - Kilmartin ran 4:56.31 for 581 points, leaving him just
9 points short of his record.
Favored defending champion Donovan
Kilmartin, Eagle ID senior, gets off to a good start
with an 11.20 100 meters, best in the field. But a sub par long
jump of 23-0.75 (his best is 24 feet) and high jump of 6-6.25
(he is usually in the 7-foot range) left Kilmartin behind last
year's pace (when he scored a HS junior record total of 7,440).
At the end of Day 1, Kilmartin had 3,877 points, 72 behind last
|The best athletes ages 14 to 19 compete for spots
on Team USA at the Pan American Junior Championships at Barbados July
17-19. Top preps and college freshmen generally make up the team,
which is drawn from the top 2 finishers in the Junior Nationals.
Super-elite juniors sometimes step up to the seniors. This year it
is Allyson Felix. The Los Angeles Baptist HS senior has the fastest
200m time in the world this year (the world junior record 22.11 at
Mexico City), and she will run in the senior women's 200.
in with chairs for the long day ahead.
at Media Conference Wednesday
"Would you like to have your world record back?
"I WILL get it back."
"I don't train for second or third."
USA Junior Nationals on DyeStat
- Palo Alto CA - Sanya Richards doubles over Allyson Felix
and Monique Henderson. Donovan Kilmartin runs away with decathlon title.
Bershawn Jackson beats Kenneth Ferguson in 400H. Richard Smith wins
800 and Chris Lukezic the 1500.
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