IAAF World Junior Championships
Aug 15-20, 2006 at Beijing, China
DyeStat on-site coverage
with Doug Speck, Jim Spier, Mike Kennedy and Mike Byrnes

Day 5 - Saturday Aug 19

USA Relay Teams
go for Gold
All four teams advance to finals - world record holding women's 4x100 squad is fastest of heats (43.67) - others face competition. John Hickey nails 4th in men's SP. Darius Reed (110H) makes final.

Day 5 Results - Mike Kennedy's Report - Jim Spier's Report - Doug Speck's Day 5 Photos/Sums - Mike Byrnes' Day Five Musings

  • M-4x400 - USA wins heat 1 in 3:06.07 with Calvin Smith, Rodney Lockhart, Quentin Summers and Bryshon Nellum. 400m silver winner Justin Oliver is ready for final. Russia won heat 3 in 3:05.59, fastest of the round.
  • W-4x400 - USA wins heat in 3:34.83, but Nigeria 3:33.00 and Jamaica 3:33.26 are faster in other heat. Sa'de Williams, Jessica Young, Erin Humphrey and Brandi Cross carry the stick for USA.
  • M-PV - Granite Bay CA sr Scott Roth 5.10 (16-8.75) tied for 13th. After coming successfully in at 5.10, he missed three times at 5.20. Winner was German Chiaraviglio ARG 5.71 (18-8-75).
  • M-110H smi - Washington HS (CO) sr Darius Reed 13.83 -1.3 advances to final on time. U. Fla fr Dennis Martin 13.92 -0.4 misses final.
  • M-SP - Iowa fr John Hickey hit another PR, this time 65-2 on his 2nd throw, to get fourth in the final, the best showing by a US thrower in the meet. Estonia's Margus Hunt completes monster SP/DT double.
  • Heptathlon - Shana Woods finishes 12th with 5311 points after running PB 2:26.95 800m in closing event.
  • W-4x100 - Gold Medal and WR bid begins for Team USA with H2-winning 43.67 prelim (fastest by 0.35). Team of Jeneba Tarmoh, Alexandria Anderson, Elizabeth Olear, and Kenyanna Wilson. 100 Silver medalist Gabby Mayo likely to step in for the final. Anderson took over for injured Bianca Knight, who had with Mayo, Olear, and Tarmoh set WJR 43.29 Aug. 8 in Eugene. (left, Olear and Wilson, photo by PhotoRun)
  • M-4x100 - Hoping to erase disappointment of no finalists in 100 or 200, Team USA (Wells Evander, McKenzie Gordon, Harris Odell, Myers Brandon) wins H2 with world-leading 39.50. Jamaica (39.18) and Great Britain faster in H3, so US will be seeded 3rd in final.
  • W-Hept - Long Beach Poly CA sr Shana Woods fighting to get in top 10. She started today with a 19-04.25 in the LJ, moving to 10th overall, then threw jav 113-3 and is now 12th with tonight's 800 remaining.
  • W-10000 RW - Catherine Hayes 18th of 25 starters in 55:19.64.


Mike Kennedy's report

Day 5 - A.M. SESSION




Xiangdong Bo of China passed 7,000 meters in 30:00.19 and was never headed in winning in 42:50.26. Zhengyu Huang of China was second in 43:13.29 and Yusuke Suzuki of Japan was third in 43:45.62. There were no U.S. entrants.

4 X 100 RELAY

First Two in Each Heat Plus Next Two Fastest Qualify For Final

HEAT ONE—Japan got out well in the center of the track but the race quickly developed between, Russia in lane two and Australia in lane eight. Russia had the slightest of leads and finished with a narrow 40.06 to 40.07 win. Australia was third in 40.11.

HEAT TWO—The United States, running a team of Evander Wells, Gordon McKenzie, Odell Harris and Brandy Myers, had a solid second leg from McKenzie, smooth handoffs all the way, and still they had to hold off Canada, anchored by 200 silver medalist Brian Barnett, 39.50 to 39.64. The time was the fastest junior time in the world this year and Canada set a national junior record. Poland was third at 39.84.

HEAT THREE— Great Britain, running in lane five took the early. Jamaica, one lane outside, trailed the Brits by two meters before Yohan Blake pulled the Caribbean powerhouse to world leading time of 39.18. Jamaica was second at 39.30 and Nigeria third at 39.68.




4 X 100 RELAY

First Two in Each Heat Plus Next Two Fastest Qualify For Final

HEAT ONE—France, with a bombing second leg from Emilie Gaydu and a safe third pass, easy won in 44.02. China was second in 44.99 and Germany was third at 45.10.

HEAT TWO—The United States, running a team of Jeneba Tarmoh, Alexandria Anderson, Elizabeth Olear and Kenyanna Wilson, had little trouble, qualifying in 43.67. The handoff, however, left a lot to be desired. Great Britain was second in 44.33 and Brazil was a time qualifier in third with a time of 44.43.

HEAT THREE— Jamaica with a team of K. Clarke, A. LeRoy, C. Russell and S. Calvert, ran cautiously and relied on Calvert to move the team from third to first over the final 90 meters to win in 44.69. Poland was Second at 44.75 and Russia was a time qualifier in third at 44.92.


Day Two

STANDINGS AFTER DAY ONE—1. Tatyana Chernova, Russia, 3,648; 2. Yana Panteleyeva, Russia, 3,519; 3. Ida Marcussen, Norway, 3,480; 12. Woods, U.S. and Poly High, Long Beach, California, 3,198.

LONG JUMP—Woods jumped 19-4 ¼ on her second attempt, worth 819 points and a five-event total of 4,017 to move from 12th to 10th place. Chernova had the best jump of the competition at 20-10, worth 956 points as she continued to lead with 4,607 points. Panteleyeva leaped 20-3 ¼;, worth 905 points to remain in second at 4,424. Iryna Ilkevych of Ukraine had the second best jump of the competition at 20-5 ¾ to move from fifth to third overall with 4,363 points.

JAVELIN—Woods, using a five step approach, had a best throw of 113-2 worth 562 points to give her a six-event total that left her in 12th place. Chernova again in creased her lead with the events longest throw of 165-8 to total 5,477 points. Marcussen had the second best throw of 149-0 worth 772 points and a total of 5,114 that moved her from fourth to second. Panteleyeva, with a throw of 132-8 worth 676 points and a total of 5,100 dropped to third.






Benjamin Kapligat of Uganda to the field out in a very quick 2:42.08 first kilometer but two laps, passed in 6:08 the field of contenders had been dropped to four: Tareq Taher of Burundi, Bisluke Kiplagat of Kenya, Willy Komen of Kenya and Benjamin Kiplagat of Uganda. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Kiplagat dropped away to finish seventh in 8:34.14. Taher continued to lead with Komen and Bisluke Kiplagat close behind. With one lap remaining, passed in 7:13.54, Koman took a small lead over Taher, who beginning to lose contact but them then pulled even with Komen. As the two went over the final water jump together neither touched the barrier and barely landed in the water and Taher was able to gain a small advantage but then he was overtake by Komen at final hurdle and went on to win, 8:14.00 to 8:16.64. Bisluke Kiplagat was third in 8:18.11.



First Two in Each Heat Plus Next Two Fastest Qualify for Final

HEAT ONE—It couldn’t get much closer before the race. Wojciech Jurkowski of Poland, in lane four, and Darius Reed of the U.S. and Washington High in Denver, Colorado, in lane five, had PBs of 13.48 and 13.47, respectively, for the top entry times. However it was Vladimir who took over midway through the race to win in 13.78. In what turned out to be a battle for second, Jurkowski got of the blocks first but Reed pulled ahead by the fourth hurdle before Jurkowski gained an advantage at the 10 hurdle and win the run in, 13.83 to 13.84, in race run into a 1.3 meter per second wind. Reed advanced as the final time qualifier.

HEAT TWO—Yesterday Konstadtinos Douvalidis of Greece set a champ ship record of 13.46 over the 39 inch hurdles, the new hurdle height for the juniors, but is was a different story here as Artur Noga of Poland overtook Konstandinos at the second hurdle and pulled away for a new record of 13.43. Douvalidis was second in 13.72 and Paul Dittmer of Germany was third in 13.94 in a race run into a 1.4 wind.

HEAT THREE—Gianni Frankis of Great Britain was out fastest but was closely followed by Dennis Martin of the U.S. and the University of Florida. The two were step for step over the first three hurdles before Martin gained a very slight advantage only to se Samuel Coco-Violin of France move to the front and go on to win in 13.64. Frankis held on for second but Xiaofeng Hong of China slipped past Martin after the 10 hurdle to become a time qualifier for the final, 13.86 to 13.92.


First Round

First Three in Each Heat Plus Next Two Fastest Qualify for Final

HEAT ONE—The U.S. running a team of Calvin Smith, Rodney Lockhart, Quenton Summers and Bryshon Nellum led from start to finishing, winning with time of 3:06.07. Great Britain was second in 3:07.02 , Australia third in 3:07.42 and France fourth in 3:07.76. Summers ran a split of 46.09 and Nellum, who floated the first 200 and eased of at the finish was timed in 46.80. The Brits anchor leg Grant Baker let off and when Martyn Rooney is added to the team they will go much faster. The U.S. will also do some substituting for the final.

HEAT THREE— Poland went wire to wire with their last two legs being in the high 46’s. Jamaica was second in 3:08.57 and South Africa third in 3:08.68.

HEAT THREE—After the first lap, the order and the margin between the runners did not fluctuate a great deal except for an important closing rush that gave Belgium third in 3:05.74 and Japan fourth in 3:07.27, making the two time qualifiers. Russia won in a world junior leading 3:05.59 and Kenya was second in 3:05.72.


3,000 METERS


It looked like a runaway on the pre-race form sheet with Pauline Korikwiang of Kenya have a best of 8:42.38 and the next fastest being teammate Veronica Wanjiru at 8:52.9 and Belaynesh Gebre of Ethiopia at 9:00.34. But things did not quite work out that way. The race really got underway when, with two laps to go Korikwiang, Wanjiru, Gebre and Liwel Song of China broke away for the field with three to go, passed in 6:45. They remained in that order until Gebre was dropped with one lap remaining, passed in 7:58.11. The two Kenyans were with 200 remaining, passed in 8:32.15, but it was Wanjiru not Korikwiang that prevailed, 9:02.90 to 9:05.21. Song was third in 9:06.35 and Gebre fourth in 9:10.92.


Second Day

STANDING AFTER SIX OF SEVEN EVENTS—1. Tatyana Chernova, Russia, 5,477; 2. Ida Marcussen, Norway, 5,114; 3. Yana Panteleyeva, Russia, 5,100; 12. Shana Woods, U.S. and Poly High, Long Beach, California, 4,579.


Chernova was only fifth in the final heat in 3:25.49 worth “just” 750 point but it gave her a seven event total of 6,227, which was good enough to take make her champion.. Marcussen finished second in the race in 2:14.07 worth 906 points that gave her a total of 6,020, good enough to remain in second. Panteleyeva was fifth in the race with a time of 2:15.96, worth 879 points and a total of 5,797 points that kept her in third. Woods finished the 800 with a time of 2:26.95 worth 732 points and a final total of 5,311 to finish in 12 th . It is the 11 th best performance in US high school history.


First Round

First Three in Each Heat Plus Next Two Fastest Qualify for Final

HEAT ONE—Coming out of the third turn Nigeria had a five meter lead over Jamaica but Kaliese Spencer moved Jamaica back in front. Jamaica continued to lead until Nigeria moved back in front on the final leg. However, Jamaica was having none of it as Sonita Southern moved the Caribbean nation back in front with less that 200 remaining. Nigeria was not done as Sekinat Adesanya retook the lead for good with a 51.28 anchor leg. Nigeria’s winning time of 3:33.00 was a national junior record. Jamaica was second in 3:33.26, Poland was third in 3:40.93 and Canada fourth in 3:41.25.

HEAT TWO--Sa’de Williams opened up for the U.S. and was in second to Ukraine after the first leg but Jessica Young put the U.S. back in the lead over China and Erin Humphrey, who ran 54.75, increased the margin early in the third lap only to see China close the margin to seven meters with one lap remaining. Brandi Cross took the baton on the final exchanged and anchored in 52.89 to give the U.S. the win, 3:34.83 to 3:35.16. However, it appeared the China anchor X. Li let off a great deal with 60 meters to go and was content to just qualify. Russia was third 3:37.76; Germany was fourth in 3:37.81.


Jim Spier's report

Long Jump Final - Women

The favorite, Rhonda Watkins of Trinidad (and UCLA), moved from third to first in the third round and held on for the win. She jumped 21-2.5. German Anika Leipold had a great final jump of 21-0.75, but that was only good enough for second. Yuan Zhang of China as third at 21-0.5. Arantxa King of Bermuda (and Medford, MA High School) could manage only 18-3.25 and never made it to the final eight. In the qualifying two days ago, she jumped a US High School (equal) lead of 20-1.75.

Javelin Final - Women

Marharyta Dorozhon of Ukraine took the early lead at 189-3 in round 1. She did not improve, and that mark would hold up for the bronze. Sandra Schaffarzik of Germany got the winning throw of 198-4 in round 2 which also was a meet record. Vira Rebryk of Ukraine also go her best in round 2, a throw of 189-7, good enough for the silver and her nation's Junior record.

Pole Vault - Men

German Chiaraviglio ( Argentina), the World Junior leader, thought he'd have a relatively easy time of it. But Leonid Kivalov ( Russia) and Yansheng Yang ( China) gave him "all he wanted". Chiaraviglio cleared 17-7 on his first attempt and Kivalov and Yang both passed. Then Chiaraviglio passed at 17-9.25, with Yang making it on his second attempt and Kivalov on his third. The bar was moved to 17-11.75 with Chiaraviglio making on his second attempt, Yang passing, and Kivalov missing three times to take third. Chiaraviglio made 18-2.25 on his second attempt and Yang on his third, a big PB for him. Chiaraviglio made a World Junior leading 18-4.25 on his third attempt and Yang could not clear that height. Chiaraviglio had the bar moved to World Junior Record height of 19-0.75 but did not have a serious attempt.

Shot Put - Men

What a great meet for Margus Hunt! The winner of the discus took over the lead in this event in round 4 with a throw of 66-2.25. He improved to a World Junior lead of 67-4.25 on his next throw and could not be caught. Mostafa Abdul El-Moaty of Egypt, the early leader at 66-1 had a solid second place, and Yanxiang Guo threw 65-6.25 for third. John Hickey ( U. of Iowa), the leader in qualifying, hit another PR. This time it was 65-2 on his 2nd throw, to get fourth in the final, the best showing by a US thrower in the meet..

Javelin Final - Men

John Robert Oosthuizen of South Africa put the win away with a monster throw of 272-6 on his second throw for a meet record and #3 all-time on the World Junior List. The favorite, Ari Mannio of Finland, eked out the silver on his final throw, tossing the spear 253-6, moving Roman Avramenko of Ukraine (249-4) into third.


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