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Pan American Junior Championships

Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Fri., July 31 - Sun., Aug. 2, 2009


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Day 3: Finley gets a shot/discus sweep!
Coloradoan sets 2nd USR for Jr implement; Team USA take 4x4s;
Boyd takes long jump; Wynne over Wyatt in 400H

Sunday - RESULTS, Full Highlights, Photos

Mason Finley CO (photo at left by Joy Kamani, NationalScholastic.org) wins shot in USR (with Junior Weight implement) and Pan Am Jr record 66-09.75, for a DT/SP sweep, and new USRs in both

Alitta Boyd CA takes the LJ with a 19-11.50 into a 1.9 headwind, giving her gold and silver

Team USA's men
(Clayton Parros, Duane Walker, Joey Hughes and Tavaris Tate) rolled to an easy win in the 4x400 with 3:03.25

Team USA's women (Alishea Usery, Angele Cooper, Kellie Schueler, Diamond Richardson) outfought Jamaica in the 4x400, 3:36.34 to 3:37.65

William Wynne (U of Florida) takes 400H with teammate Reggie Wyatt CA 3rd at 50.61

Saturday - Goodman earns 2nd and 3rd Golds!  RESULTS, Full Highlights, Photos

World Junior leader Chalonda Goodman GA (photo at left by Joy Kamani, NationalScholastic.org) continued her long string of titles with a 23.08 200 finals victory (+1.3w), completing a 100/200 double; Tasha Allen WI 2nd 23.51

Curtis Beach NM finally pulled away from tough teammate Gray Horn, 7,377 to 6,982, in the decathlon.

Field event winners included Jack Whitt OK (17-00.75 PV) and Maya Pressley FL (5-09.25 HJ)

Sarah Andrews TX and Aisling Cuffe NY went 1-2 in the 5000 with 16:42.38 and 16:47.45

The Team USA women grabbed a 44.09 4x100 relay win, just 0.80 off the WJR, while the Team USA men closed out Day 2 with the 4x100 win in 39.06, just .40 off the WJR.

2008 WJ champ and WJ#1 Marquise Goodwin (Rowlett TX) suffered a tough upset LJ loss to Panama's Jhamal Bowen, 25-10.75 (+1.3w) to 25-09.25 (+1.2w).

WJ#2 and HS USR-setter Anna Jelmini (Shafter CA), lost for the first time this year in the DT, taking 2nd with 180-02.

Friday - USR, WJR for Wayne Davis II!!! - RESULTS, Full Highlights, Photos

Wayne Davis II NC (photo at right, Joy Kamani, NationalScholastic.org) scorched a USR 13.08 (+2.0) in the 110H final.  That tops both the auto-timed USR of 13.30 by Chris Nelloms in 1990 and is superior to Renaldo Nehemiah's 12.9h from 1977. It's also a WJR with 39" hurdles

Mason Finley CO crushed his own USR for the Junior weight discus with a 214-04 victory,

Anna Jelmini CA took the SP with 53-08.50

Chalonda Goodman GA blazed to a US#1 11.22 100 (+0.8), moving to #10 all-time.

Mac Fleet CA outsprinted Canadian Jeremy Rae in a taut 1500, 3:48.04-3:48.29, and Jordan Hasay (Mission Prep CA) reigned supreme over the women's 1500, winning in 4:26.26.

"I feel like it's destiny to come here and run" - Wayne Davis II - His family is from Trinidad and Tobago and he is completing a long-sought goal by coming here to compete - SteveU Interview

Wayne Davis II, Anna Jelmini, and Curtis Beach are among the stars competing at Pan-Am Jrs.  File photos from USATF Juniors by John Nepolitan and Robert Rosenberg

Friday A.M. preview
  • 3-time USR-setter Curtis Beach NM begins bid to win another decathlon title
  • In the 1500, three Team USA preps from the west coast - US#1s Jordan Hasay CA and Mac Fleet CA, as well as Taylor Wallace OR - will try and negotiate early morning start times in the final.  Fleet will battle Canadian star Jeremy Rae, among others.  Rae came to the USA to win the NSIC and Penn Relays miles this year
  • NON/NIN champ and US#1 Tavaris Tate MS will compete in the 400 semis
Friday P.M. preview
  • US#1 Wayne Davis NC will hope to win in front of family and friends in his family's home country, as he competes in the 110H semis and finals
  • US#1 Chalonda Goodman GA will shoot for gold in the 100 semis and finals
  • Prep shot/discus king and queen Mason Finley CO and Anna Jelmini CA will begin their bids for doubles as US#1 Finley battles the discus field and US#1 Jelmini takes on the shot competition.  It is Jelmini's last chance to break the USR in the shot.  Texas prep Matt Kosecki is also in the DT final
  • US#1 Sam Crouser OR and Matt Byers KS go for medals in the javelin
  • US#1 Shade Weygandt TX will shoot for the win and the USR in the pole vault
  • US#2 Alitta Boyd CA goes for the first of a hoped-for jumps double as the triple jump is contested
  • Tate hopes to run and win the 400 final after the morning semis
  • Beach completes Day 1 of the decathlon


Friday July 31st, 2009

Session 1

No Time Event Gender Phase
101 07:00 10,000m Walk Women Final
102 09:00 100m Men Decathlon
103 09:15 1500m Women Final
104 09:40 1500m Men Final
105 09:45 Long Jump Men Decathlon
106 10:00 400m Women Semi-Final
107 10:20 400m Men Semi-Final
108 11:00 Shot-Put Men Decathlon

Session 2
No Time Event Gender Phase
109 16:00 High Jump Men Decathlon
110 16:00 100m Hurdles Women Semi-Final
111 16:00 Discus Throw Men Final
112 16:20 110m Hurdles Men Semi-Final
113 16:30 Shot Put Women Final
114 16:40 100m Women Semi-Final
115 17:00 100m Men Semi-Final
116 17:00 Pole Vault Women Final
117 17:00 Triple Jump Women Final
118 17:00 Javelin Throw Men Final
119 17:30 100m Hurdles Women Final
120 17:40 110m Hurdles Men Final
121 17:55 400m Women Final
122 18:10 400m Men Final
123 18:20 400m Men Decathlon
124 18:45 100m Women Final
125 19:05 100m Men Final

Saturday August 1st, 2009

Session 3

No Time Event Gender Phase
201 07:00 10.000m Walk Men Final
202 09:00 100m Hurdles Women Heptathlon
203 09:20 110m Hurdles Men Decathlon
204 09:45 High Jump Women Heptathlon
205 10:15 Discus Throw Men Decathlon
206 11:00 4x100m Women Semi-final
207 11:15 4x100m Men Semi-Final
208 11:15 Hammer Throw Men Final
209 11:30 Pole Vault Men Decathlon

Session 4
No Time Event Gender Phase
210 16:00 Shot Put Women Heptathlon
211 16:00 200m Women Semi-Final
212 16:00 Javelin Throw Men Decathlon
213 16:00 Discus Throw Women Final
214 16:20 200m Men Semi-Final
215 16:30 High Jump Women Final
216 16:30 800m Women Semi-Final
217 16:40 800m Men Semi-Final
218 17:00 Long Jump Men Final
219 17:10 3,000m Steeplechase Men Final
220 17:15 Pole Vault Men Final
221 17:30 400m Hurdles Women Semi-Final
222 17:45 400m Hurdles Men Semi-Final
223 18:00 10,000m Men Final
224 18:40 200m Women Final
225 18:50 200m Men Final
226 19:00 200m Women Heptathlon
227 19:10 1500m Men Decathlon
227 19:25 5000m Women Final
228 19:55 4x100m Women Final
229 20:15 4X100m Men Final

Sunday August 2nd, 2009

Session 5

No Time Event Gender Phase
301 09:00 Long Jump Women Heptathlon
302 10:00 Hammer Throw Women Final
303 10:10 Javelin Throw Women Heptathlon
304 10:20 4x400m Women Semi-Final
305 10:30 4X400m Men Semi-Final

Session 6
No Time Event Gender Phase
306 16:30 Long Jump Women Final
307 16:45 400m Hurdles Women Final
308 17:00 400m Hurdles Men Final
309 17:00 High Jump Men Final
310 17:00 800m Women Final
311 17:10 800m Men Final
312 17:20 800m Women Heptathlon
313 17:30 Shop Put Men Final
314 17:30 Triple Jump Men Final
315 17:30 Javelin Throw Women Final
316 17:40 3000m Women Final
317 18:10 5000m Men Final
318 18:40 3,000m Steeplechase Women Final
319 19:15 4x400m Women Final
320 19:25 4x400m Men Final