Photo: Oregon's Galen Rupp, 22, is going to Beijing and will represent the U.S. in the mens 10,000m! There were some great performances by high schoolers and college track & field athletes at the competition! Thanks for Victor Sailer and Lisa Coniglio from www.PhotoRun.net and John Nepolitan for their photos.
July 8, 2008 from USATF press release (Bydgoszcz, Poland) Three of the four U.S. sprinters advanced to the final of the 100 meters during Tuesday's evening session to conclude the first day of the World Junior Championships. There was one casualty, though, with a false start in the men's race. However, in the middle distance events the U.S.
July 8, 2008 from USATF press release (Bydgoszcz, Poland) American sprinters and jumpers fared very well in the morning session of the opening day at the 12th edition of the World Junior Championships. Both entrants in the 100 and 400 for the men and women moved on to the next round while a pair of men's long jumpers qualified for the final.
July 8, 2008 from USATF press release (Bydgoszcz, Poland) On the eve of the 12th edition of the World Junior Championship, the United States team is ready for Tuesday's opening day at Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium. A record number of nations will be competing in these Championships at a stadium bearing the name of one of the best Polish post-war distance runners.
July 7, 2008 from USATF press release - USA Track & Field today announced the Team USA roster for the 12th IAAF World Junior Championships, to be held July 8-13, in Bydgoszcz, Poland. A total of 79 athletes - 40 men and 39 women - will be part of the U.S. delegation for the World Junior Championships. The U.S.
Womens 1500 Meter Run: U.S. leader Shannon Rowbury won the first heat easily in 4:11.75 to post the fastest time of the day, but it was the fifth-place finisher in the second heat who was the focus of the sell-out crowd. Multi-time USATF youth, Junior Olympic and Junior champion Jordan Hasay, a 16-year-old high school junior from California, broke the national high school record with her fifth-place time of 4:14.50. Lindsey Gallo won the heat in 4:12.54.
July 3 2008 from Running USA wire (RIVERBANK, CA) In its third decade of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in partnership with RISE Magazine, has announced German Fernandez (file photo) of Riverbank High School (Riverbank, Calif.) as its 2007-08 Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
Robin Reynolds (Miami Northwest Express Track Club) collected her third and fourth individual titles at the 2008 USA Youth Track & Field Championships, after winning the youth girls 100 and 400 meters on the final day of competition. Reynolds darted down the 100m straightaway in a wind aided 11.98 seconds to claim her third win of the championships.
June 29, 2008 from USATF press release (CHARLOTTE, NC) - Conor McCullough shattered the young men's hammer throw record at the 2008 USA Youth Track & Field Championships at the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center on the campus of University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
June 24, 2008 from USATF press release (CHARLOTTE, NC) - Ryan Crouser (Team Oregon USA) collected his third individual title Firday at the 2008 USA Youth Track & Field Championships at the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center on the campus of University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
Photo of top high schooler Chanelle Price. 800 Meters Three-time U.S. Outdoor champion and two-time Olympian Hazel Clark is out to regain her supremacy in the women's 800 meters after finishing as the runner-up at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships to the then-reigning NCAA champion, Alysia Johnson.
CHARLOTTE - The 2008 USA Youth Track & Field Championships wrapped up the second day of competition at the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center on the campus of University of North Carolina - Charlotte, events highlighting the day included the 4x800 meter relay and multi-events.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two-time U.S. Junior champion's Jessica Beard and Walter Henning won their third consecutive national title's in the women's 400 meters and men's hammer throw, respectively, and Henning broke the American Junior record Sunday at the 2008 USA Junior Track & Field Championships.
June 20, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS) - More than 2,000 of the top youth track and field athletes in the nation will be on hand at the 2008 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 24-29, at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte in Charlotte, NC.
June 19, 2008 - from USATF press release INDANAPOLIS - Track and field's next generation of elite athletes will meet on June 20-22 at the 2008 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Athletes will be competing for a spot on the U.S. team that will compete at the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland in July.
June 18, 2008. From USATF press release. USA Track & Field will heighten anti-doping education initiatives at its three youth national championships in 2008 and will begin in-competition drug testing at the 2009 championship events. The programs are a partnership with the U.S.
LSU won the women's team crown for the first time since 2003 and Florida State repeated as men's champions at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships over the weekend at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. The women's championship all came down to the final event between LSU and Arizona State.
June 14-2007 From USATF press release. Arizona State senior, Jacquelyn Johnson, has been named the nation's top female collegiate track and field athlete for 2008, for which she will receive the Honda Sports Award, given to the top women athletes in each of the 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports.
June 13, 2008 from Walt Murphy's News and Results Service. The NCAA Division One Championships are from (June 11-14) in rain-drenched Des Moines, Iowa. Threats of flooding have forced some teams to relocate. CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV) will be airing live coverage on Friday, June 13th from 7-10 p.m. CST.
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