Pan Am Jrs 2013 Event Analysis- Day 3

by Jim Spier - Photos by Joy Kamani

Medellin, Colombia

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Saturday August 24, 2013 - Morning Session

Note:  the organizers finally have results of the Decathlon, completed yesterday.  They do not have results of day 1 of the heptathlon (yesterday) and we’re already 2 events into day 2.  We do know that Kendell Williams (Kell, Marietta, GA) is leading after the long jump in which she jumped 20’ plus.  The javelin is about to begin.  Finally, we do not have results from the Women’s hammer even though the awards ceremony for that event is over.  Nor do we have complete results for the Women’s pole vault; we do know first and second places.


Both Americans – Wolf Mahler (Benton, TX) and Devon Williams (Georgia/Kell, Marietta, GA) dropped out.  Devon began the competition with a strain and could only manage the first day’s competition.  Wolf competed through 8 events where he had maintained 5th over two days behind the Cubans and the Brazilians.  The results:

Felipe Vinicius    Brazil   7762
Abdel-Kader Larrinaga Hernandez Cuba   7515
Jeffersonn Santos   Brazil   7478
Orlan Rivero Bernal   Cuba   7231
Zachary Bornstein   Canada   7097
Shawn Beaudoin   Canada   6477
Engeso Gayyel    Surinam  6433
Luis Angel Murillo Moreno  Colombia  6286

10000m Racewalk – Women (no Americans)

Elyse Albino    Brazil   50:26.44
Sara Patricia Pulido   Colombia  50:44.19
Maritza Rafaela Poncio Tzul  Guatemala  50:50.37
Jessica Hancco Merca   Peru   51:02.94
Carolina Marino    Colombia  53:13.09
Cheskaya Rosales   Venezuela  58:07.05

Pole Vault – Women Final

Megan Clark (Duke/Columbus HS, GA) and Bonnie Draxler (Wrightstown, WI) are competing for the US.  All we know at the moment is that Alysha Newman (Canada/Eastern Michigan) won at 14-5.25 (I think) and the World Youth champion, Robeilys Peindado (Venezuela)) was 2nd at the same height. Both set a new Pan American record.



400m Hurdles – Women Semi Finals

For some reason, Autumne Franklin (Harvard/Mc Donogh, Owings Mills, MD) stopped about 2/3rd through the race.  It turns out she has on-going ankle problems and could not continue.  Semi 2 was a great race with Sage Watson (Canada/Florida State) eking out a win over Jade Miller (Great Oak, CA), 57.42 to 57.54.  (Miller will be a teammate of Franklin’s at Harvard in the fall).  Third was 2012 New Balance Nationals Outdoor champion Jessica Gelibert (then at Bay Shore, NY HS, now at Coastal Carolina U, representing Haiti) in 58.13.  The qualifiers for tonight’s final:

Sage Watson    Canada  57.42
Jade Miller    USA  57.54
Jessica Gelibert    Haiti  58.13
Martha Alejandra Gonzalez Angulo Colombia 59.36
Tia-Adana Belle    Barbados 60.27
Alexa Hrycun    Canada  60.35
Tatiana Sanchez    Colombia 62.02
Virginia Villalba    Ecuador 62.36



Hammer – Women Final

We knew that Hassana Divo’ Liser of Cuba would be tough to beat, and that was indeed the case, winning by over 10 feet.  Avana Story (North Carolina/Woodward, College Park, GA), the  2012 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Champion was second, only about 4 feet off her PR.  Cara Mc Clain (Modesto JC/Kimball, Tracy, CA) was 5th and well off her 190+ PR.  Sabrina Gaitan (Guatemala/Sprayberry, Marietta, GA), the US high school leader at 192-5, could manage only 172-5 for 8th.   Gaitan was 3rd at the 2012 New Balance Nationals.
Hassana Divo’ Liser   Cuba   199-11
Avana Story    USA   188-04
Kayla Gallagher    Canada   185-07
Paola Carolina Miranda Cardozo  Paraguay  178-09
Cara McClain    USA   177-06
Danna Marcela Restrepo  Colombia  176-06
Doris Torres    Ecuador  174-03
Sabrina Denise Gaitan Barrera  Guatemala  172-05




Evening Session

Pole Vault – Women Final

Alysha Newman (Canada/Eastern Michigan) won in meet record height (14-5.25) over World Youth champion, Robeilys Peindado (Venezuela) who cleared the same height but had one more miss.  Megan Clark (Duke/Columbus HS, GA) was 5th at 13-1.5 and Bonnie Draxler (Wrightstown, WI) who will be ahigh school senior in the fall was 6th at 12-9.5.  Newman was 6th at 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals where Clark was 11th.  At the 2011 New Balance Nationals Indoor, Clark was 4th and Robin Bone of Canada was 6th.  Megan Clark was 6th at the 2012 New Balance Nationals Outdoor.

Alysha Newman   Canada   14-05.25
Robeilys Peinado  Venezuela  14-05.25
Noelina Madarleta  Argentina  13-01.5
Robin Bone   Canada   13-01.5
Megan Clark   USA   13-01.5
Bonnie Draxler   USA   12-09.5
Giseth Montano Saenz  Colombia  11-05.75
Andrea Conde Olaya  Colombia  10-10


Pole Vault  - Men Final

Shawnacy Barber (Canada/U. of Akron/Kingwood Park, Kingwood, TX), the 2012 New Balance Nationals Outdoor champ and World Junior bronze medalist, got the win.  Dylan Duvio (John Curtis, River Ridge, LA), 5th at 2012 NBNO, was second.  Daven Murphree (Big Sandy, TX), the 2013 NBNO champ was third.
The results:

Shawnacy Barber   Canada   17-06.5
Dylan Duvio    USA   17-00.75
Daven Murphree   USA   16-00.75
Jose Pacho    Ecuador  15-09
-4. Andre Lucas Bento   Brazil   15-09
6. Yefry Mauricio Echeverry  Colombia  15-09
7. Daniel Zupeuc    Chile   15-01


Heptathlon Final

Superior marks in the shot put (41-4.5) and javelin (142-4) by the Cuban Velasquez were the real difference between winning and second place for Kendell Williams.  Nonetheless, it was her second best point total ever.  Kendall Gustafson (Palisades, Pacific Palisades, CA), was a bit off her Arcadia Invitational 5217 best to finish 5th.

Yusleidys Mendieta Velasquz  Cuba   5627
Kendell Williams   USA   5572
(13.48  5-9.75  34-5  24.84  20-2.25  103-0  2:28.43)
Georgia Ellenwood   Canada   5493
Fiorela Chiappe    Argentina  5426
Kendall Gustafson   USA   5138
(14.68  5-6  35-3.75  25.99  18-1.75  130-0  2:31.19)
Katelyn Lehner    Canada   4858
Chelsey Linton    Dominican Republic 4523
Maria Paula Gonzalez Wandurraga Colombia  3679




400m Hurdles – Women Final

Sage Watson (Canada/Florida State) showed her experience with a measured race and getting over a second PR of 56.81 In the process.  Harvard-bound Jade Miller  (Great Oak, CA) was second in 58.12, and 2012 New Balance Nationals Outdoor champion Jessica Gelibert (Haiti/Coastal Carolina U/Bay Shore, NY) was third in 58.20.

Sage Watson    Canada   56.81
Jade Miller    USA   58.12
Jessica Gelibert    Haiti   58.20
Martha Alejandra Gonzalez Angulo Colombia  60.23
Alexa Hrycun    Canada   61.34
Tatiana Sanchez    Colombia  61.36
Tia-Adana Belle    Barbados  61.41
Virginia Villalba    Ecuador  62.29




Shot Put – Men Final

The battle for the medals was between Joshua Freeman (Southern Illinois/Cary-Grove, Cary, IL), Coy Blair (Purdue/Logan-Hocking, Logan, OH) and the Brazilian Nelson Henrique Fernandes.  The Americans prevailed with Freeman and Blair taking 1-2.

Joshua Freeman   USA   66-03.75
Coy Blair    USA   64-07.25
Nelson Henrique Fernandes  Brazil   63-06
Eldred Henry    British Virgin Islands 58-03
Peter Millman    Canada   58-02
Tristan Whitehall   Barbados  57-10.5
Daniel Polinski    Canada   56-08.5
Mario Alberto Lozano Flores  Mexico   55-01

800m – Men Final

The Americans were never really the race.  Marcus Dickson (BYU/White River, Buckley, WA) made a move with 250 meters to go but could not sustain it and got run down by 4 others coming down the homestretch to finish 5th.  Nick Rivera (Texas Tech/Rowland, Rowland Heights, CA) was 7th.

Bryan Antonio Martinez Sanchez Mexico   1:50.35
Miguel Antonio Cifuentes  Colombia  1:51.10
Andre Colebrooke   Bahamas  1:51.47
Corey Bellemore   Canada   1:51.54
Marcus Dickson    USA   1:52.00
Scott Buttinger    Canada   1:52.23
Nicholas Rivera    USA   1:53.88
John Londono    Colombia  1:55.87

High Jump – Men Final

This was a terrific competition between the 2 Americans, Justin Fondren (Alabama/Oxford, MS), the 2011 New Balance Nationals Outdoor champion,  Wally Ellenson (Minnesota/Rice Lake, WI) and the Jamaican Christoff Bryan, the World Youth bronze medalist.  Ellenson and Bryan both jumped 7-1 with Ellenson getting the gold on fewer misses.  Fondren got the bronze.

Wally Ellenson    USA   7-01
Christoff Bryan    Jamaica   7-01
Justin Fondren    USA   6-11.75
Yohan Camilo Chaverra   Colombia  6-10.75
Thiago Julio Moura   Brazil   6-10.75
Alhaji Mansaray    Canada   6-08.75
Fernando Ferreira   Brazil   6-08.75
Arturo Joaquin Abascal Burgueno Mexico   6-08.75

1500m – Women Final

In a slow race run in torrential rains, Kelsey Margey (Villanova, Friends, Locust Valley, NY), the  2012 New Balance Nationals Outdoor mile champ, could not catch Canadian Julia Zrinyi as they both sprinted down the homestretch after a last lap battle.  Margey was second to Zrinyi, 4:38.84 to 4:36.88.  Rachel Stewart (BYU/Great Falls, MT) was 5th in 4:43.75.  The results:

Julia Zrinyi    Canada  4:36.88
Kelsey Margey    USA  4:38.84
Arantza Hernandez   Mexico  4:39.85
Maria Fernandez   Uruguay 4:41.05
Rachel Stewart    USA  4:43.75
Margy Rivera    Colombia 4:46.45
Belen Casseta    Argentina 4:49.97
Gabriela Stafford   Canada  4:53.35





4x100 – Women Final

The US had almost perfect execution on their exchanges to run an outstanding 43.97, second on the world junior list behind Great Britain’s 43.81.  It was the team of Morolake Akinosun (Illinois/Waubonsie Valley, Aurora, IL), Jennifer Madu (Texas A+M/East, Plano, TX), Alexis Faulknor (Central Florida/Serra, Gardena, CA) and Ana Holland (Regis Jesuit, Aurora, CO).

USA 43.97
Canada 46.13
Colombia 46.55
Venezuela 46.70
Jamaica 47.96


4x100 – Men Final

This was a great competition, but the US prevailed.  Like the women, the baton exchanges were excellent.  The team of Tevin Hester (Clemson/Granville Central, Stem, NC), Cameron Burrell (Ridge Point, Missouri City, TX), Riak Reese (Lincoln, Gahanna, OH) and Trayvon Bromell (Gibbs, St. Petersburg, FL) ran a world junior leading time of 39.17.  Jamaica got their only medal of the entire meet, finishing second.

USA    39.17
Jamaica    39.68
Brazil    39.96
Canada    40.43
St. Kitts and Nevis  40.61
Colombia   40.93

Triple Jump – Men Final

The 2013 World Youth Champion, Lazaro Martinez Santrayu, was going to be the one to beat.  Only 15 years old, he has already jumped 54-6.75!  But Timothy White-Edwards (College of the /Hart, Newhall, CA) would mount a challenge.  In fact White-Edwards and Santrayu both jumped 54-1.25 with the Cuban winning on a better second jump.  White-Edwards got his big PR on his final jump, his prior best being 53-1!  Felix Obi (Baylor/Franklin, El Paso, TX) jumped 51-8.25 for 3rd.

Lazaro Martinez Santrayu  Cuba   54-01.25 [1.8]
Timothy White-Edwards  USA   54-01.25 [0.4]
Felix Obi    USA   51-08.25 [0.5]
Alvaro Cortes    Chile   50-03.5 w [2.8]
Pika Dave    Surinam  48-08.75 [0.9]
Juan Fredy Berto   Dominican Republic 48-04.75w [4.4]
Jordan Bruce    Canada   46-08.25w [2.4]
Christian Juanillo   Colombia  45-11.24w [2.4]
3000m Steeplechase – Women Final

Zulema Katia Arenas Huacasi (Peru) broke away from the field and maintained a 60 meter lead for at least half the race.  She won easily by almost 20 seconds.   Briana Nerud (Syracuse/North Shore, Glen Head, NY) was second, and Bethany Neeley (Eastern, Greentown, IN) was 5th.  The results:

Zulema Katia Arenas Huacasi  Peru   10:28.94
Briana Nerud    USA   10:46.88
Elisa Hernandez Sanchez  Mexico   11.02.05
Lucy Basilio Perez   Peru   11:12.24
Bethany Neeley    USA   11:13.51
Regan Yee    Canada   11:13.61
Ashley Laureano Rosado  Puerto Rico  11:33.47
Andrea Montoya   Colombia  12:11.43



Javelin – Women Final

Megan Glasmann (Park City, UT), the 2013 New Balance Nationals Outdoor champ, continues to impress.  She PRed several times this year.  First at the NBNO, then at the USATF Juniors, then at the Javelin Carnival in Pihtipudas, Finland and now in winning the Pan American Junior Championships.  Her monster performance, 176-11, came on the last throw of the competition.  It was a meet record and #2 all-time high school (and # 4 performance ever; only Haley Crouser has ever throw better).  Megan was the leading thrower going into the 8 woman final with a best of 164-0 (49.98m).  In round 4, the Cuban Yulemnis Aguilar Martinez overtook her with a 50m throw (also 164-0).  Megan fouled (intentially) in round 4.  In round 5 she got the lead back with a throw of 167-9.  The Cuban could not respond in round 6 and Megan had the victory.  That’s when she unleashed the 176-11 (53.93m), the final throw of the competition.

Megan Glasmann  USA  176-11
Yulemnis Aguilar Martinez Cuba  164-00
Maria Mello   Uruguay 161-00
Daniella Nisimura  Brazil  160-07
Noelia Cristina Amorim  Brazil  155-10
Estefany Chacon  Venezuela 154-05
Rubenglismar Figueroa  Venezuela 150-01
Odalis Romero Cruz  Puerto Rico 146-06


4x400 – Women Final

The US team ran solo just about the entire race for an easy win at 3:36.48.  The team was:  Robin Reynolds (Florida/Jackson, Miami, FL – 54.1), Kendall Baisden (Detroit Country Day, Beverly Hills, MI – 53.5), Olicia Williams (Baylor/St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY – 54-9) and Courtney Okolo (Texas/Smith, Carrollton, TX - 54-0).

USA   3:36.48
Canada   3:41.53
Colombia  3:44.08
DQ Ecuador



4x400 – Men Final

The US held on to win after having a sizeable lead throughout the race.  The team of Marcus Chambers (Foss, Tacoma, WA – 46.1), Alexis Robinson (Eureka, CA – 46.9), Lamar Bruton (Howard Tech, Wilmington, DE – 46.6) and Juan Paul Green (Illinois/Carol City, Miami, FL – 46.9) ran 3:06.57 and barely edging a fast-closing Brazil (3:06.94).

USA   3:06.57
Brazil   3:06.94
Canada   3:07.61
Colombia  3:10.71
Jamaica   3:10.96

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