2015 Pan Am Jrs 8/2 a.m. Report: Quiet morning before evening finale

by Jim Spier


(the late-finishing women's heptathlon javelin will be covered in tonight's report)

400m Hurdles Semi Finals - Women

Tia-Adana Belle (Barbados/St. Augustine’s), the NCAA Division II champion, won her heat easily in 60.06.  Anna Cockrell (Providence Day, Charlotte, NC) then won her heat easily in 57.71.  She was followed by Paola Moran (Mexico, 58.81) and the 2015 IC4A Champion, Taysia Radoslav (Canada/Cornell, 59.58).  Reonna Collier (Piedmont Hills, San Jose, CA), who suffered a knee injury last month, re-aggravated it badly while warming up and was not able to compete.


Heptahlon – Long Jump

Fiorella Chiappe (Argentina) continues to lead, winning the long jump in 18-06, ½ inch further than Kaylee Hinton.   The standings after 5 events:  Chiappe (3,949); Ashtin Zamzow (Texas A+M) 3,917, then Hinton (Rockwall, TX) 3,903.










Hammer Throw - Men

The South Americans dominated here, with Chilean Humberto Mansilla getting the meet record in winning with a throw of 263-02.  His countrymate, Gabriel Kehr was second in 244-02, and Joaquin Gomez of Argentina was third in 239-07.  Princeton-bound Adam Kelly (Barrington, RI) was fifth in 226-09, and his high school teammate, Bobby Colantonio was 7th in 218-09.  There was a long delay during the hammer while officials made repairs to the hammer cage (see photo at right).


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