Q: How did you get in to running? A: I've always liked running since I was little. It was never like I'm going to be competitive, I just enjoyed it. As you grow up in the Hispanic culture, you're expected to work. Every summer from when I was 12 up through high school I had a job in the summer. When I first started running, I remember tell my parents I was joining this thing called track and field and they were like what is that. They didn't really know what was going on and I just told them I was going to go run. And they were actually kind of mad at me. Coming from such a small village they didn't realize where track and field could take me. In the first year or two they started noticing how it was taking me places. I started winning little meets in the area and I was in the newspapers. After that, when they started noticing it, they totally changed. They were so supportive and were there for anything I needed. But I had a job, I went to school and I ran on top of that.
July 28, 2008 from USATF press release (OMAHA NE) Trinity Wilson of the East Oakland YDC shattered the national youth record in the youth girls 100-meter hurdles Sunday, clocking 13.85 to shave .16 off the previous record set in 2001 by Domenique Manning to highlight the final day of the 42nd USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships at Burke High School.
July 25, 2008 from USATF press release (OMAHA NE) Stacey Destin of Boynton Beach, FL, cleared 1.69m/5-6.25 on her third attempt to set a bantam girls' national record in the high jump Thursday on day three of the 42nd USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships at Burke High School.
July 24, 2008 from USATF press release (OMAHA NE) 2007 World Youth team member Howard Shepard helped his Texas Stars club to a scintillating win in the young men's 4x800 relay Wednesday to cap off the second day of the 42nd USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship at Burke High School.
July 23, 2008 from USATF press release (OMAHA, NE) National youth records fell in the intermediate girls' and young women's 2000-meter steeplechase races, and a meet record went down in the race walk to highlight opening day action Tuesday at the 42nd USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships at Burke High School.
July 21, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS) Team USA dominated the competition by capturing more medals than any other country and rewriting the record books at the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Track & Field Championships, July 18-19 in Toluca, Mexico.
July 17, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS IN) - Seventy-eight athletes will represent The Team USA roster for theat the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Track & Field Championships, whose roster was announced Wednsesday by USA Track & Field. The event will be held July 18-20 in Toluca, Mexico.
Photo: Marcus Boyd. Winning both 4 x 400 relays in convincing fashion kept the United States atop the medal count as the 12th IAAF World Junior Championships concluded on Sunday evening in Zdzislaw Stadium. In addition to earning two more gold medals with the relay efforts, the U.S. also had a silver medal from the 110-meter hurdles. As a result, the American topped the medal chart with 17 total medals, which included 11 gold, four silver and two bronze medals.
July 11, 2008 from USATF press release / The USA Track & Field Foundation awarded numerous youth grants during their 2008 summer Board of Directors meeting in Eugene, OR, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic on Friday. The largest grant, of $5000, was made to the Carrie Tollefson Training Camp in Minnesota to assist with expenses and scholarships for youth athletes.
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.
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