USA Track & Field National News

BARCELONA, Spain – Team USA stole the show, winning seven medals with two golds, on the fourth evening of competition at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Friday the 13th was not unlucky for the U.S. junior squad at Montjuïc Olympic Stadium as today’s medal haul brought the total to the overall leading count of 13. World Junior titles were claimed on the evening by Eric Futch in the men’s 400 meter hurdles and Ashley Spencer in the women’s 400. Spencer grabbed the gold with a World Junior Championships record time of 50.50.
INDIANAPOLIS - Christian Cantwell has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting a world leading mark in the men’s shot put at the Gill Athletic Field Fest on Saturday, July 7th in Champaign, Ill.
BARCELONA, Spain – Nine from the U.S. National Team at the IAAF World Junior Championships advanced from their rounds of competition to the next level on Thursday morning at Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium. The men’s and women’s 200 meters were a great success for the Americans as the squad went four-for-four in the event’s first round, winning in each heat entered. Eric Futch (Lansdowne, Pa.) cashed a ticket to the finals in the men’s 400 meter hurdles, the U.S. women gained three qualifying spots in the field, and 17-year-old Kendell Williams (Marietta, Ga.) leads the heptathlon after the two primo events – the 100 hurdles and high jump.
BARCELONA, Spain – Three medals, including the squad’s second gold, plus a new American junior record – all in a day’s work for Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona. High school senior Ajee Wilson (Neptune, N.J.) claimed the gold medal in the women’s 800 meters with the best time by an American junior since 1982 – 2:00.91. Two more outgoing high schoolers Arman Hall and Aldrich Bailey grabbed silver and bronze in the men’s 400. And, Brianna Nerud ran another huge personal best (10:00.72) to finish fifth in the steeplechase, resetting the American junior record along with toppling the high school record for a second time in these championships.
INDIANAPOLIS - Christian Cantwell has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting a world leading mark in the men’s shot put at the Gill Athletic Field Fest on Saturday, July 7th in Champaign, Ill.
BARCELONA, Spain – It was another successful morning at Olympic Stadium for Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona. In three track event qualifying rounds, the U.S. advanced five of six to the next step while Team Co-Captain Gunnar Nixon continued his pursuit of the medal stand in the men’s decathlon.
BARCELONA, Spain – Team USA ordered one gold, one silver, and one bronze on day two of the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona. Historic Olympic Stadium was the stage for team co-caption Gunnar Nixon (Edmond, Okla.) to bring home the gold in the men’s decathlon, scoring a new American Junior Record of 8,018 points. Aaron Ernest (New Orleans, La.) grabbed silver in the men’s 100 and Jarrion Lawson (Texarkana, Texas) claimed bronze in the men’s long jump in what was a very productive day for the U.S. squad.
BARCELONA, Spain – Nine in the morning is early for most, but, for Team USA’s Brianne Nerud (North Shore, N.Y.), it was the perfect time to demolish the national high school record in the women’s steeplechase. Nerud’s performance was part of a busy morning at the opening session of the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona. Also highlighting the morning session, Team USA’s sprinting duo of Tyreek Hill and Aaron Ernest easily advanced in the heats of the men’s 100. Hill equaled with the top qualifying mark of the field, running 10.37 to Ernest’s 10.39.
BARCELONA, Spain – For Team USA, the evening session of the opening day at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona was highlighted by a solid finish by Aisling Cuffe in the finals of the women’s 3000, Gunnar Nixon’s taking of the lead in the men’s decathlon, and the American sprinting group cruising through the opening rounds of the women’s 100 and men’s 400.
BARCELONA, Spain – America’s stars of tomorrow will be on display at the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships beginning on Tuesday in Barcelona. Montjuïc Olympic Stadium will be the venue of the six-day competition (July 10-15) that will feature 180 countries and the best athletes in the world under the age of 20.
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