USA Youth Champs - Day 4 Updates
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Updates from day one of the World Youth Track and Field Trials and the USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championlships.
In her first jump of finals, Jakiiah Campbell of the Carolina Allstars extended her lead in the bantam girls' long jump to 3.93m/12-10.75 on her way to the win.
Spartan Speedster Avery Mickens led the other intermediate boys' triple jumpers by over five feet with his jump of 13.98m/45-10.5.
Olivia Thorsgaard was the midget girls' high jump champion with her clearance of 1.42m/4-7.75.
Joseph Toye had no misses in on his way to the his final height of 1.75m/5-8.75 which gave him the edge over Rico Tipton and the victory in the youth boys' high jump.
Magdalyn Ewan was just a meter short of 2011 US Outdoor champion Michelle Carter's record in the young women's shot put with a throw of 14.71m/48-3.25.
Valarie Allman improved her lead in the intermediate girls' discus throw by seven feet on her final throw to win with a mark of 40.88m/134-1.
Timon Edelen of the Junior Striders had a close competition with David Sohn in the bantam boys' 300g javelin throw, but his toss of 32.74m/107-5 ultimately held up for the win.
Sarah Lee earned Mt. Pleasant Track Club another vault title with her jump of 3.40m/11-1.75 in the intermediate girls' pole vault.