World Junior Championships Notes - Day 2 Evening

A blog of the experiences of Jim Spier throughout the World Juniors.

A blog of the experiences of Jim Spier throughout the World Juniors.

Day 2, Evening

Some team stats about the team which you may not get anywhere else:

Of the 77 athletes on the team, 50 are college students and 27 are high school students (or had just finished their senior year in high school.

Colleges with the most amount of athletes on the team:

South Carolina - 5

Arkansas - 3

Texas A+M - 3

Baylor - 2

BYU - 2

Louisville - 2

Oregon - 2

Princeton - 2

Tennessee - 2

High Schools represented by more than one athlete (whether current student or grad)

Mt. Pleasant, San Jose, CA - 2 (Janeba Tarmoh, Vashti Thomas)

Eleanor Roosevelt, Greenbelt, MD - 2 (Takecia Jameson, Donte Holmes)

Clear Brook, Friendswood, TX - 2 (Erica Alexander, Maston Wallace)

States represented (location of high school of athletes)

CA - 14

TX - 10

NC - 5

FL - 4

IL - 4

MD - 4

GA - 3

OH - 3

OR - 3

PA - 3

CT - 2

IN - 2

MI - 2

NJ - 2

NY - 2

OK - 2

TN - 2

VA - 2

KS - 1

KY - 1

LA - 1

MA - 1

ME - 1

MS - 1

ND - 1

SD - 1

World Juniors 2010

We went to a reception held by the Moncton (Canada) Organizing Committee. The meet will be held in Moncton, Canada in July 2010. Moncton is north of Nova Scotia, in New Brunswick. It should be an interesting place to have a meet. It will also be lobster season, and the meet will take place during the Scallop Festival

Triple jump — I always amazed (maybe I shouldn't be) of some of the innovations in the sport. The first was the reaction times for the sprinters, listed on the results sheet. But this one boggles the mind: the length of the hop, step and jump for each athlete! I'm not sure how it is done but will find out.


Todays events

Marquise Goodwin with his gold medal

Men 800m — Elijah Greer, the only American in the semis, got an introduction to big time running in this race, running against the World Junior leader Khaki, from Sudan (1:42.). He just couldn't keep up with the pace, and finished 6th in 1:50., well "out of the money".

Women 400m semis — Both Americans advanced. Jessica Beard easily in winning her heat and Lanie Whitaker on time. The top 2 of each of the 3 semis automatically qualified and then those 2 with the next fastest times. Lanie Whitaker was fourth in semi 1 and had to wait until all three heats were completed to find out if she qualified. She did.

Women shot put qualifying — Chinwe Oworo managed 10th overall (50-6.75) to qualify for the final. Becky O'Brien (48-5.5) did not advance.

Men 10000m final — Kenyans (of course) dominated, with both having 48 second PR's, running close to 27:30. Don Cabral got a PR finishing 17th in 30:47.55. Daniel Dunbar was 19th in 30:51.67.

Marquise Goodwin Long Jump

Men Long Jump final — Marquise Goodwin got the first US gold, getting the US High School lead of 25-4.75 on his first jump. Christian Taylor has had better days, managing only 7th.

Janeba Tarmoh 100m Dash

Women 100m — the smooth Janeba Tarmoh won a close race. Shayla Mahan was 6th.

Men 100m — Dexter Lee of Jamaica wins this meet after winning the World Youth Championships last year. Terrell Wilks was third.

Photos by Joy Kamani

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