by Joy Kamani
Summary by Jim Spier
Photos by Joy Kamani
Girls Javelin Qualifying
Haley Crouser (Gresham, OR) wasted no time, getting the auto qualifier on her first attempt, throwing 166-0. The leading qualifiers:
186-3 Christin Hussong Germany
175-8 Alexie Alais France
166-3 Sofi Flinck Sweden
166-0 Haley Crouser USA
163-6 Monique Cilione Australia
162-4 Isamaray Armentero Cuba
Boys 400m Qualifying
Najee Glass (St. Peter's, Jersey City, NJ) ran a controlled race to win his heat easily in 47.92.
Arman Hall, running in the very next race, also ran controlled race, albeit perhaps a bit too hard, winning in 46.76.
Girls Triple Jump Qualifying
Jennifer Madu (East, Plano, TX) and Carla Forbes (Newton North, Newtonville, MA) did not have their best days, with neither making the final. Madu managed 40-9w and Forbes 39-9.25. The top 6 qualifiers
44-9 Khaddi Sagnia Sweden
44-0.5 Sokhna Galle France
43-0.25 Jingyu Li China
42-9 Anna Krasutska Ukraine
42-8.75 Ana Peleteiro Spain
42-3.25 Dior Delophont France
Girls 100m Qualifying (first round)
Myasia Jacobs (Paramus Catholic, Paramus, NJ) qualified easily in 11.85. Jennifer Madu (East, Plano, TX), having just completed the triple jump qualifying, ran in the final qualifying heat and was impressive, winning in 11.79. (I suppose most high level US high school kids are used to running several events per meet).
Girls Shot Put Final
Torie Owers (Athens Academy, Athens, GA) sat third after 2 rounds, but could never get off a better throw in the subsequent rounds. She finished fifth overall with a throw of 47-4.5
Tianquian Guo China 15.24 50-0
Sophie Mc Kinna Great Britain 14.90 48-10.75
Katinka Urbaniak Germany 14.71 48-3.25
Mina Lee Korea 14.65 48-0.75
Torie Owers USA 14.44 47-4.5
Monia Cantarella Italy 14.01 45-11.75
Sositina Hakeai New Zealand 13.73 45-0.5
Filoi Akokuso Australia 13.68 44-10.75
Boys Discus Final
A very nice day for Ethan Cochran (Newport Harbor, Newport Beach, CA) who fouled on his first throw, then moved into second place on his second throw and never relinquished that position. His second throw was a PR of 198-0. He then increased it to 201-4 in round 3.
Fedrick Dacres Jamaica 67.05 219-11
Ethan Cochran USA 61.37 201-4
Gerhard de Beer South Africa 60.63 198-11
Mauricio Ortega Colombia 60.28 197-9
Jan-Louw Kotze South Africa 59.48 195-2
Victor Gardenkrans Sweden 59.18 194-2
Nicholas Percy Great Britain 58.95 193-5
Martin Pilato Italy 57.95 190-1
Girls 400m Hurdles Qualifying
Amber Bryant-Brock (Mc Eachern, Powder Springs, GA) easily advance to the next round with a 61.13 win. Nnenya Hailey (Mt. Vernon Presbyterian, Atlanta, GA) had the fastest time overall, running 58.71. Hailey and Bryant-Brock are currently ranked 2-3 in the world for youth, having run 58.63 and 58.67, respectively this year. They appear to be medal favorites. Bryant-Brock was fifth at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals (NBON) and Hailey was third, which is where her 58.67 was run. Bryant —Brock got her 58.63 in winning the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational.
Boys 400m Hurdles Qualifying
Jonathan Russell (Broad, Run, Ashburn, VA) was nipped at the line in his qualifying heat, though he did run 51.94, good enough for fourth in the world so far. He was fourth at NBON in 52.38 over the 36" hurdles (these are 33").