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  • National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

    The NJO begins today at Morgan State University in Baltimore MD, with 8000 athletes said to have entered. (See front page article.)
    This meet can act as a pacifier for those with the shakes waiting for the OG to begin.

    But the article didn't say WHO will be competing.
    Will any/all of the "Magnificent Seven" girls be there??
    Meaning Mary Cain, Brianna Nerud, Haley Crouser, Shelbi Vaughan, Kendell Williams, Cayla Hatton, and Ajee Wilson.
    Then there's Aldrich Bailey, Tyreek Hill, Gabrielle Williams, and several other biggies.

    If you want, let this be the thread for the entire week!!

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    Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

    Check out the meet records!!
    (Sorry, can't provide the link. Go to USATF site, click on "stats", then "event/meet records", and VOILA!!)

    There are 6 groups.....8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18.
    I went down the entire list, and noticed a few things......

    The boys names aren't familiar to me until you get to the 13-14 age group, where Obea Moore first appears.
    The next two boys groups have SOME familiar names, but not nearly as many as the girls!!
    It seems the youngest age group (8 and under) was either just begun in 2011, OR......every single record was broken last year!!
    Probably the former!!

    Some MAJOR current stars ran this meet (and hold the meet records!!).
    Lashinda Demus, Sandra Richards-Ross, Jordan Hasay, and numerous others.
    Like I said, the girls records are FILLED with familiar names!!

    So this promises to be an EXCELLENT meet.
    First event starting very soon!!

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    • #3
      Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

      Is there any link to getting ongoing results, like at the Trials and other meets?
      The USATF site has the schedule of events, meet records, etc, but no event by event results as they happen!!
      If someone knows of where to find them, please provide the link here.

      Thank you!!!

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      • #4
        Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

        Results will appear here -- http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/USATFJ ... hedule.asp

        When you see an event designation (IW, YW, IM, YM, etc.) change color, that means there is a result at that link.

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        • #5
          Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

          Originally posted by gm
          Results will appear here -- http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/USATFJ ... hedule.asp

          When you see an event designation (IW, YW, IM, YM, etc.) change color, that means there is a result at that link.

          Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!

          A million kisses sent your way (if you're female.... )
          A vigorous handshake if you're a dude!!

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          • #6
            Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

            I'll be there Wednesday.Where are the best local spots to eat ? 8-)
            "Sprintin' ain't easy,baby !

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            • #7
              Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

              Thus far, one meet record has been broken.
              The age 17-18 girls hammer.
              Avana Story threw 54.30 to beat Lauren Chambers record of 53.55.
              Otherwise, it's been mainly multi's and walks.
              Same for tomorrow.
              The bulk of the meet begins Wednesday.

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              • #8
                Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

                The age 17-18 Boys Dec was won by Scott Filip (B 1995), with 6727.
                The age 17-18 Girls Hept was won by Kendall Gustafson (B 1995) with 4812.
                The age 17-18 Girls 3K Walk was won by Maite Moscoso in 14:58.77.
                The reason I mentioned Moscoso's time is because it came (by far!) the closest of ANY of the walks to the JO meet record, Moscoso missing by about 9 seconds.
                The US needs more good walkers!!
                With Trevor Barron and Tyler Sorensen (Sorensen holds one of the JO meet records!!) as inspiration, the US may be resurgent (FINALLY!!!!) in the walks!!

                As noted earlier, the bulk of the meet begins tomorrow!!

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                • #9
                  Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

                  Day isn't done yet, but here's the records set so far today, plus a few other significant items.

                  Well, it wasn't a record, but it was close.
                  In the age 15-16 Girl's LJ, Courtney Corrin (B-1997) jumped 6.08. The JO record is 6.15.

                  In the age 9-10 Girl's HJ, Victoria Plummer (B-2002) jumped 1.50, breaking the JO record of 1.45!!

                  The age 17-18 Girl's SP saw Christina Hillman (B-1993) throw 16.41 to smash the old JO mark of 15.82!!

                  In the Boy's JT, age 8 and under, Maalik Murphy threw a great 33.29 to utterly destroy the old JO mark of 25.10!!

                  Also, Aldrich Bailey......We all know him, right??........ran a 100 Q of 10.47.

                  In the Familiar Names category, I noticed a Lauren Williams (B-1999 Quiet Fire TC) finished 2nd in the 100 Q with a 12.00.
                  Any relation to Lauryn Williams??

                  Finally, there's a Mikiah Brisco (B-1996) who finished 2nd in the 100 Q with a 11.95.
                  Is she the daughter of 1984 Olympian Valerie Brisco??

                  More to come!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

                    One more JO meet record to report:

                    In the age 8 and under group 200 Q's, Nathan Leacock (B 2004) ran 29.42 to crack the record of 29.71.
                    And two others also broke the old record!!

                    Aldrich Bailey, who earlier Q'ed in the 100, Q'ed in the 200 with his 21.05.
                    Not a record.

                    Four more full days to go!!!

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                    • #11
                      Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

                      Early results from the 4th day show 2 good marks:

                      Isaiah Bond (B-2004) broke the record set by Nathan Leacock just yesterday in the age 8 and under 200, running a JO record in his semi of 29.37. Leacock had run 29.42.

                      Aldrich Bailey continues to show good form, running his 200 semi in 20.82, after having run a 10.42 100 Q and a 21.05 200 Q.

                      More to come!!

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                      • #12
                        Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

                        A pretty quiet day on the record front, but consider that most of the running events were prelims or semis.
                        Anyway, Nathan Leacock, who earlier lost his 200 record, gained one in the age 8 and under 400 Q's, running 68.41 (1:08.41), beating the JO mark of 68.56.
                        A 4X100 team called Miramar Optimist TC, in the age 9-10 girls category, ran their Q in 53.44, beating the old JO mark of 53.62.
                        Not a record, but a "star" name showed up in the age 17-18 girls 400 Q.
                        Kendall Baisden ran an easy 55.17 to qualify 2nd in her heat.

                        The final 3 days should be a bit busier in the record department, as it's mostly finals from here on, with a few semis thrown in.

                        Back tomorrow!!

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                        • #13
                          Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

                          As I expected, the record breaking heated up today, with all finals and some semis.
                          Lots to report!!

                          In the boys HJ final, Sean Lee (B 2000) jumped 1.76, barely beating the JO record of 1.75.
                          In the boys 100 semi, Jordan Byrd (B 2000) ran 11.68, beating the JO mark of 11.70.
                          No record, but also in the boys 100 semis, in the eldest group, Aldrich Bailey continues his good running with a 10.45 Q.
                          But Mustaq'eem Williams had a faster time, 10.39 Q.

                          The girls SP mark in the 8 and under category was SMASHED, with Kemora Daniel putting 7.34, the old JO mark being 6.69!!
                          In the semis of the boys 400, in the 8 and under group, the new JO record just set yesterday, 68.41, was also SMASHED.....by THREE runners!!
                          Thomas Williams led the Q's in the new JO mark of 65.84, followed by Gaven Williams (No relation, as they're from different states!!) in 65.98, and then by one of the old record setters, Nathan Leacock, in 66.18.
                          And that's just the semis!!

                          Finally, while no record, worth mentioning that "star" Kendall Baisden ran her 400 semi in 53.37.
                          And yes, this day ain't over yet!!!

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                          • #14
                            Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

                            Today's events are done.
                            Only one more JO record to report.
                            In the semis for the girls 4X400 in the 8 and under group, the L.A. Jets TC broke the JO mark of 5:05.18 with their 4:58.22.

                            Tomorrow is all finals, except for semis in various groups of the long hurdles.
                            Sunday is all finals!!

                            Stay tuned!!

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                            • #15
                              Re: National Junior Olympics: July 23-29

                              LOTS to report, and the day isn't over yet!!

                              In the girls 8 and under LJ, Azariyah Bryant (B 2004) leaped 3.73, breaking the JO mark of 3.38.
                              And FOUR other young girls broke it!!
                              In the "No Record, but..." category are four items:

                              1. In the Boys HJ, Dakarai Hightower (Son of Stephanie??), B-1994, jumped 2.21, missing the JO mark of 2.23!!
                              2. Shamier Little, a big name from the WJ's, ran her 400H semi in 60.16.
                              3. Not about who won the girls 3K in the age 11-12 category, but worth mentioning that the JO record in this event is held by.....Claudia Francis!!! Her record is 10:12.47 from 2005.
                              4. Finally, Aldrich Bailey won the 200 final in 20.78. (The JO record is 20.50 by Quincy Watts!!)

                              Four more records to report!!

                              In the boys SP, Dylan Carter (B 2002) smashed the JO mark of 12.44 with his put of 13.40.
                              In the boys 200, the ubiquitous record breaker, Nathan Leacock (B 2004), shattered yet another JO mark, winning the final in 28.65 (Old JO mark was 29.71!!).
                              And FIVE others either broke or tied the old record!!
                              In the girls 200 final, Kaylin Whitney (B 1998) ran 23.41 to break the JO mark of 23.63.

                              Two things about Ms Whitney's record!!

                              One, her time was faster than the two older age group winners ran!!
                              Two, the old JO record she broke had been held by none other than.......Sandra Richards (nee Ross)!!!!! SRR had run 23.63 in 1999!!

                              Last but not least, in the girls 800, Lucea Wright (B 2004) broke the JO mark of 2:43.61 with her time of 2:38.26.

                              The end-of-day report.....with little doubt of more JO records.......coming later today!!

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