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USA Junior National Championships

Hayward Field, University of Oregon, Eugene OR
June 25-28, 2009

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 Californians come up big on final day of Juniors

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Sunday - Final day bonanza for CA

Alitta Boyd CA claimed a horizontal jumps sweep, extending out to 43-08.00w (+4.0) for the TJ win.

Jordan Hasay, making most of her decision to run the Junior 1500, led nearly the entire way and made University of Virginia standout Morgane Gay chase her to the line, 4:18.99 to 4:20.81.

Mac Fleet made it a 1500 sweep for Cal natives bound for Oregon, following Hasay's win with a come-from-behind 3:47.44 victory of his own.

Turquoise Thompson was second in the Junior 400H with a US#1 57.93 clocking.

Reggie Wyatt (left, photo by John Nepolitan) took the Men's 400H in 50.02.

Tavaris Tate wrapped up an undefeated high school season with a 46.04 400 victory.

Joe Whelan and Alyssa Allison grabbed US#1's in 3k steeple with runner-up efforts

Sam Crouser won the jav with a throw of 220-05.

Sunday High School PHOTOS by John Nepolitan and  Robert Rosenberg

Robert Rosenberg Sunday USATF Gallery

Saturday - USRs: Finley 204-03 Jr. DT, Goodwin 26-10 LJ; Goodman sprint double w/ #5 all-time 22.74w 200

Marquise Goodwin won the Jr LJ with a barely windy 26-01.50 (+2.1), then returned in the Senior Men's LJ and finished 5th with a USR 26-10.00 (+1.3), taking down the 20 year-old mark of 26-09.25 by Dion Bentley in 1989.

Mason Finley CO got his second USR in as many days, hitting a national HS record 204-03 with the Junior implement in the discus.

 Anna Jelmini CA was the first Junior of the meet to claim a double title, adding a 174-10 win in the discus throw to Friday's 53-00.00 SP victory.

Chalonda Goodman (right, photo by John Nepolitan) repeated her 100-200 sweep from Nike Outdoor Nationals by turning the same double in Eugene, pairing her Friday 100 win with a #5 all-time, all conditions, 22.74w (+2.6) 200 in the final.

Saturday High School PHOTOS by John Nepolitan and  Robert Rosenberg

Robert Rosenberg Saturday USATF Gallery

Friday - USRs for Beach, Finley; WDII rips 13.16w 110H; Goodman rolls 11.19w 100

Finishing with a 4:07.85 1500, Curtis Beach NM wins the Junior Mens decathlon, setting his third Deca USR with 7599 (Jr. implements).

Mason Finley CO finishes 2nd to collegian Jordan Clarke in the Junior shot put, but hits USR 66-01.50 with the 6k ball.

Wayne Davis II NC, tops a deep Junior 110H field in the second-fastest FAT time in history, all-conditions, running a windy 13.16 (+3.8)

In the Junior Women's 100m, Chalonda Goodman clocks 11.19w (+2.8) to take the final after ripping 11.17w in the prelims.

Anna Jelmini continues her strong weekend with a 53-0 win in the Junior Women's shot put.

Friday High School PHOTOS - by John Nepolitan and Robert Rosenberg

Robert Rosenberg Friday USATF Gallery

New Mexico multi star Curtis Beach runs a World Junior 1500 decathlon record of 4:07.85 to wrap up his 3rd decathlon record of the year - Photo by John Nepolitan

Thursday - Jelmini with 7th in Senior DT, Whitt 17-2.75 PV, Beach leads Day 1 of Jr. decathlonDave Devine Story

Californian Anna Jelmini launched the fourth best throw in prep history with a 187-09 to take 7th place in the Senior Women's DT.  

Oklahoma vault star Jack Whitt cleared 17-02.75 to take the Junior Mens pole vault

National HS decathlon record-holder Curtis Beach (Albuquerque TC NM) leads the Junior Mens decathlon after Day 1 with 3974 points. 

Jordan Hasay
finished 10th in the first (semi-final) round of the Senior Womens 1500 in 4:19.61

Justin Shirk
competed in the Senior Mens javelin, finishing 20th with a throw of 200-08

John Nepolitan Thursday Preps Gallery

Robert Rosenberg Thursday USATF Gallery

California throws star Anna Jelmini winds up during the Senior Womens discus, where she finished 7th - Photo by Robert Rosenberg

Junior Nationals Winners Table
MEN (prep winners in bold)
WOMEN (prep winners in bold)
 Marcus Rowland (Auburn) 10.02w (+2.4)
 Chalonda Goodman GA 11.19w (+2.8)
 Keyth Talley (North Texas) 20.86 (+2.4)
 Chalonda Goodman GA 22.74w (+2.6)
 Tavaris Tate MS 46.04
 Alishea Usery (Florida) 53.91
 Chanelle Price (Tennessee) 2:06.79
 Joe Abbott (Washington State) 1:51.54
 Mac Fleet CA  3:47.44
 Jordan Hasay CA 4:18.99
 no event for men
3000 (W)
 Elizabeth Hynes IL 9:51.0h
 Colby Lowe (Oklahoma State) 14:31.27
 Aisling Cuffe NY  16:43.58
 Parker Stinson TX  31:18.1310000 (M)
no event for women
 Sean Soderman (Appalachian State)  9:05.82
3k Steeple
 Natalie Busby (Syracuse) 10:55.25
 Wayne Davis II NC 13.16w (+3.8)
 Shericka Ward (Villanova) 13.47w (+2.6)
 Reggie Wyatt CA  50.02
 Dalilah Muhammad (USC)  57.32
 Marquise Goodwin 26-01.50w (+2.1)
 Alitta Boyd CA 20-07.25w (+2.4)
 Ricky Robertson MS 7-01.75
 Maya Pressley FL  5-11.50
 Will Claye (Oklamhoma)  56-03.00w (+2.7)
 Alitta Boyd CA 43-08.00w (+4.0)
 Jack Whitt OK 17-02.75
 Natalie Willer (Nebraska) 13-11.25
 Jordan Clarke (Arizona State)  67-01.50
 Mason Finley CO 66-01.50  USR w/ 6k shot
 Anna Jelmini CA 53-00.00
 Mason Finley CO 204-03 USR w/ 1.75k disc
 Anna Jelmini CA 174-10
 Sam Crouser OR 220-05
 Casey Wagner (South Florida)  150-00
 Conor McCullough CA 247-00
 Casey Kraychir CA  187-09
 Curtis Beach NM  7599  USR w/ Jr. implements
Multis Ryann Krais (UCLA) 5344
 Trevor Barron PA 43:36.38  10k Walk
 Allison Chin OH 56:01.21

  • 18 Burning questions for the weekend at Hayward - SteveU poses 9 big questions on the men's side, and 9 more on the women's side.
  • USATF Prep Prospects - Mike Kennedy looks at the top high schoolers entered in the USATF Jr. Nationals, plus leading collegians - Men | Women