Wednesday’s World Juniors Results, Summaries & Photos

by Joy Kamani

Men's Long Jump

Another great competition with the medals determined on the final jumps. Taylor Stewart of Canada moved into third on his final attempt, jumping 25-0.5. With two jumpers remaining, it was Eusebio Caceres of Spain leading at 25-4 and Luvo Manyonga of South Africa second at 25-3.25. Manyonga jumped 26-2.75 to take the lead. Caceres responded with 25-11 but it wasn't enough. Justin Hunter (Ocean Lakes, Virginia Beach, VA) had two fouls, getting his 6th place jump of 24-6.25 on his second attempt.

1. Luvo Manyonga South Africa 26-2.75

2. Eusebio Caceres Spain 25-11

3. Taylor Stewart Canada 25-0.5

4. Caio dos Santos Brazil 24-8.5

5. Jhamal Bowen Panama 24-7

6. Justin Hunter USA 24-6.25

7. Ching-Hsuan Lin Taipei 24-4.5

8. Ankit Sharma India 24-3.5

9. Kamal Fuller Jamaica 23-11

10. Lourival Neto Brazil 23-7.5

11. Raymond Higgs Bahamas 23-3.25

Justin Hunter

Men's 100m Final

Dexter Lee (Jamaica) won this but it wasn't easy. Michael Granger of the US (Mississippi) had the best start, then Jimmy Vicaut (France) at 30 meters. Lee steadily gained and had to hold off Charles Silmon of the US (TCU). It was Lee at 10.21 and Simon at 10.23. Vicaut was close by at 10.38 and Granger finished third in 10.32.

Charles Stilmon

Dexter Lee- gold

Women's Javelin Final

What a great competition! Coming in to the event, the world leader, Maria Murillo (Colombia) was the favorite. She had a best of 187-6. In the first round Sanni Utraiainen of Finland was the leader at 178-2. Murillo responded in round two with 178-7 for the lead. It stayed that way through round 3. Then Lina Muze of Latvia, with a prior best of 180-0, got off a "big one" of 185-10. Utrianinen improved to 181-7 in round 5, a personal best, but stayed in second. At the end of round six, it was Muze and Utriainen sitting first and second. Utriainen got off another improvement, throwing 186-0. Muze, the final thrower of the competition could not better that so Utriainen was the champion, winning on her final throw. American Allison Updike (Tamaqua, PA) had a very good meet, throwing close to her personal best, finishing eighth in 164-4.

1. Sanni Utriainen Finland 186-0

2. Lina Muze Latvia 185-10

3. Tazmin Brits South Africa 178-11

4. Maria Murillo Colombia 178-7

5. Rafaela Goncalves Brazil 174-10

6. Lismania Munoz Cuba 173-5

7. Hanna Habina Ukraine 166-4

8. Allison Updike USA 164-4

9. Lisanne Schol Netherlands 160-10

10. Sarah Mayer Germany 160-4

11. Tiffany Perkins Canada 150-4

12. Min-Fang Chen Taipai 139-3

Men's High Jump qualifying

Nine cleared 7-1.5 and another three at 7-0.25. The auto qualifier was 7-2.25 which no one attained. So the top 12, therefore, advanced to the final: the aforementioned nine, and the next three at 7-0.25 in order of fewer misses. Mutaz Barshim of Qatar and Qichao Jin of China were "clean" at 7-1.5 (meaning no misses whatsoever en route to 7-1.5). David Smith (Lovejoy, Hampton, GA) was one of those at 7-1.5. He finished =2nd based on his misses. Maiik Reynolds (Westminster, Atlanta, GA) could manage only 6-10.75 and did not advance.

Men's Shot Put Final

The big news is that the smallest and youngest competitor won the event. Jacko Gill of New Zealand, who won't turn 16 until December, took the lead on his first attempt with a throw of 66-5. That was the World Junior leading throw. He improved on his second attempt to 68-1.5, the winning toss. Nick Vena (Morristown, NJ) could not get out of fourth place, throwing 64-1.25. Hayden Baillio (Texas) fouled 3 times, unfortunately.

Results 1. Jacko Gill New Zealand 68-1.5

2. Bozidar Antunovic Serbia 66-3.25

3. Yongheng Ding China 66-1

4. Nick Vena USA 64-1.25

5. Meng Li China 62-10.75

6. Lukas Weisshaidinger Austria 62-5.25

7. Darlan Romani Brazil 60-11.5

8. Frederic Dagee France 60-8

9. Marcel Bosler Germany 60-6.5

10. Maksim Zakharanka Belarus 60-6

11. Jacek Wisniewski Poland 58-10.75

12. Hayden Baillio USA no mark

Nick Vena

Women's 100m Final

The favorite, Jodie Williams (Great Britain), delivered as promised, running 11.40 (-0.7). Takeia Pinckney (LSU), with a great start, took the silver in 11.49. Bronze went to Jamille Samuel of the Netherlands in 11.56. American Ashton Purvis (St. Elizabeth, Oakland, CA) was fourth in 11.60.

Takeia Pinckney- Silver

Ashton Purvis - 4th

Women's 5,000m Final

Emily Sisson-6th - 15:48.91, breaking Caitlin Chock's 2004 record of 15:52.88 Emily Sisson

Women's 100m Hurdles Semi-Finals

Heat 1 (+2.0) — Isabelle Pederson (Sweden), with great international experience, won handily in 13.49. Donique Flemings (Texas A+M) had the poorest start of the field (.214 reaction time) and could manage only 13.79 in 5th

Doniqué Flemings

Heat 2 (+1.6) — Evonne Britton (Penn State) ran a strong race, making up a slight deficit at the sixth hurdle to take the lead and never relinquishing it. She ran 13.58 to win, with Danielle Williams of Jamaica in second (13.63).

Qualifiers for the final:

Isabelle Pederson Norway 13.49

Jenna Pletsch Germany 13.62

Gayathri Govindharaj India 13.71

Jessica Alcan France 13.76

Evonne Britton USA 13.58

Danielle Williams Jamaica 13.63

Nooralotta Neziri Finland 13.73

Miriam Kehl Germany 13.73

Men's 400m Semi-Finals (3 heats: First 2 of each heat and two fastest non-qualifiers advance to the finals)

Heat 1 — Errol Nolan (Houston) and Marcell Nagy of Hungary ran together for 300 meters, with Nagy pulling away at that point. It was Nagy at 46.23 and Nolan at 46.47

Eric Nolan

Heat 2 — Kirani James was the class of the field, charging to the front and taking a significant lead by 300m and then relaxed. The field began to catch up with him and he had to "unrelax" to get the win. He won in 46.27, with Marco Kaiser of Germany at 46.40 grabbing the second auto qualifier spot.

Heat 3 — Josh Mance (Chino Hills, CA) had local favorite Alistair Moona to his outside. Mance looked strong throughout, pacing himself beautifully, to win in 46.43. Moona ran 46.83 in second.

Josh Mance

Men's 100m Semi-Finals

Heat 1 (+2.6) — Great start for Michael Granger (Mississippi) who led the entire race. He won in 10.51 just ahead of Jason Rogers of St. Kitts at 10.56

1. Michael Granger USA 10.51

2. Jason Rogers St. Kitts and Nevis 10.56

3. Julien Watrin Belgium 10.62

4. Patrick Fakiye Australia 10.71

5. Takumi Kuki Japan 10.71

6. Gideon Trotter South Africa 10.76

Michael Granger

Heat 2 (+2.2) — Jimmy Vicaut of France appeared to play with the field, significantly easing up at the end and winning in 10.38. Charles Silmon (TCU) was second in 10.48

1. Jimmy Vicaut France 10.38

2. Charles Silmon USA 10.48

3. Waide Jooste South Africa 10.72

4. Deji Tobais Great Britain 10.73

5. Dario Horvat Croatia 10.75

6. Ryo Onabuta Japan 10.77

7. Bernard Brady Jamaica 10.78

Heat 3 (+0.9) — Dexter Lee, the favorite, stumbled and almost fell 3 steps after the start. He recovered well, but could not hold off local favorite Aaron Brown of Canada. It was Brown 10.62 and Lee 10.66.

1. Aaron Brown Canada 10.62

2. Dexter Lee Jamaica 10.66

3. Warren Fraser Bahamas 10.72

4. Ayobami Oyebiyi Nigeria 10.81

5. Hassan Taftian Iraq 10.89

6. Delmas Obou Italy 10.89

Aaron Brown of Canada

Women's 100m semifinal

Heat 1 — It was Tatjana Pinto (Germany) all the way winning in 11.68. Takeia Pinckney (LSU) managed to hold for second and automatically qualify in 11.71.

1. Tatjana Pinto Germany 11.68

2. Takeia Pinckney USA (LSU) 11.71

3. Loudia Laarman Canada 11.73

4. Fany Chalas Dominican Republic 11.87

5. Marilyn Nwawulor Great Britain 11.95

Heat 2 — Ashton Purvis (St. Elizabeth, Oakland, CA) had a great start and led the entire way, winning in 11.68. Leena Gunther of Germany was second in 11.72.

1. Ashton Purvis USA 11.68

2. Leena Gunther Germany 11.72

3. Barbara Leonicio Brazil 11.78

4. Anasztazia Nguyen Hungary 11.92

5. Siedatha Palmer Jamaica 11.93

Heat 3 — World Youth Champion Jodie Williams (Great Britain) made it look easy, winning in 11.59. Jamille Samuel of The Netherlands was second in 11.68. Williams looks to be the favorite.

1. Jodie Williams Great Britain 11.59

2. Jamille Samuel Netherlands 11.68

3. Stella Silas Nigeria 11.78

4. Caitlin Sargent Australia 11.90

5. Mujinga Kambundji Switzerland 11.92

Men's Shot Put — Qualifiers to the Final

Yongheng Deng China 65-11.5

Nicholas Vena USA (Morristown, NJ) 65-3.5

Bozidar Antunovic Serbia 63-4

Hayden Baillio USA (Texas) 63-7.75

Meng Li China 63-6.25

Jacko Gill New Zealand 63-3.25

Jacek Wisniewski Poland 62-7.75

Darian Romani Brazil 62-3.25

Lukas Weisshaidinger Austria 62-1.25

Maksim Zakharanka Belarus 62-0.25

Marcel Bosler Germany 61-11

Frederic Dagee France 61-11

Both Nicholas Vena (Morristown, NJ) and Hayden Baillio (Texas) achieved automatic qualifiers. Vena threw 65-3.5 on his first attempt and, after fouling on is first attempt, Baillio thew 63-7.75. Vena leads group A and Baillio is third in group B

Women's Triple Jump - Qualifiers to the Final

Dailenys Alcantara Cuba 44-6.75

Maja Bratkic Slovenia 44-1.5

Valeriya Kanatova Uzbehkistan 43-10

Lina Deng China 43-9.75

Neele Eckhardt Germany 43-1

Kristina Makela Finland 42-10.75

Andrea Geubelle USA (Kansas) 42-8.75

Magane Beaufour France 42-8

Laura Samuel Great Britain 42-7

Govindharaj Gayathri India 42-7

Tatiana Cicanci Moldova 42-6.75

Kateryna Kravchenko Ukraine 42-2

Womens 400m semi-finals

Heat 1

Bukola Abogunloko Nigeria 52.86

Bianca Razor Romania 53.06

Jody Ann Muir Jamaica 53.20

Regina George USA (Arkansas) 53.59

Anneliese Rubie Australia 54.39

George ran a strong first half but started to lose ground at 350 meters. She held on for fourth will little hope of advancing. However, her "time qualifier" held up.

Heat 2

Margaret Etim Nigeria 52.63 Q

Shaunae Miller Bahamas 53.21 Q

Barbara De Oliveira Brazil 53.60

Ella Rasanen Finland 53.73

Katherine Reid Canada 53.80

Heat 3

Chantel Malone British V.I. 53.37 Q

Stacey-Ann Smith USA (Texas) 53.48 Q

Chanice Chase Canada 53.72

Maria Lebedeva Russia 53.86

Rashan Brown Bahamas 54.14

Chantel Malone was thc class of the field here, but Stacey-Ann Smith stayed with her and finished a strong second.

Womens 800m semi-finals

Heat 1

Annet Negesa Uganda 2:02.37

Elena Lavric Romania 2:02.53

Sarah Kelly Great Britain 2:02.89

Laura Roesler USA (South, Fargo, ND) 2:04.34

Carly Pacholski Canada 2:05.99

Camilla de Bleecker Belgium 2:06.44

Alana Brooks of Trinidad led at 200 (28.37). Negesa took over soon thereafter, passing 400m at 59.76 and 600m at 1:30.06. Laura Roesler could not maintain contact and finished fourth.

Laura Roesler does not qualify for final

Heat 2

Cherono Koech Kenya 2:04.21 Q

Ekaterina Zavyalova Russia 2:04.33 Q

Ajee Wilson USA (Neptune, NJ) 2:04.33

Natoya Goule Jamaica 2:05.07

Joanna Jozwik Poland 2:05.09

Selina Buchel Switzerland 2:07.28

Ajee Wilson qualifies on time

Ajee Wilson lead from the gun, running 32.59 for 200m and 60.98 for 400m. She was passed down the homestretch by Koech and, thinking she would qualify automatically being in the top two, let up. As she did that, a charging Zavyalova caught her. It took while to read the photo, but the Russian was given the nod over Wilson. As Ajee now knows, you can never lose your focus at this level. Wilson qualified on time for the final, however.

Heat 3

Rose Mary Almanza Cuba 2:04.22 Q

Corinna Harrer Germany 2:04.35 Q

Nelly Jepkosgei Kenya 2:05.13

Annie Leblanc Canada 2:05.17

Angela Smit New Zealand 2:05.51

400 hurdles Men

Heat 1

Emir Bekric Serbia 51.68 Q

Jack Green Great Britain 52.16 Q

Jeremiah Mutah Kenya 52.53

Le Roux Hamman South Africa 52.66

Yousef Karam Kuwait 54.63

Heat 2

Stef Vanhaeren Belgium 51.64

Varg Konigsmark Germany 51.78

Xavier Carrion Spain 51.80

Amadou Ndiaye Senegal 51.83

Francesco Patano Italy 52.51

Heat 3

Boniface Tumuti Kenya 51.46 Q

Jose De Leon Italy 51.86 Q

Michael Cochrane New Zealand 52.25

Tobias Gehl Germany 52.28

Sasha Alexeenko Australia 52.71

Heat 4

Takatoshi Abe Japan 50.53 Q

Ziad Azizi Tunisia 51.40 Q

Chieh Chen Taipai 52.26

Radek Fischer Czech Repub. 52.64

Pieter Marx South Africa 52.89

Abdelmalik Lahoulou Algeria 53.00

The fastest time thus far.. Abe led from the gun and made very few mistakes for an easy win.

Heat 5

Hederson Estafani Brazil 52.07 Q

Patrick Maher Ireland 52.46 Q

Oyvind Kjerpeset Norway 51.82 Q

Steven White USA (North Texas) 53.27

Ali Al-Ghamdi Saudi Arabia 56.04

Steven White

Heat 6

Jehue Gordon Trinidad 51.58 Q

Leslie Murray Virgin Islands 51.94 Q

Juan Stenner Mexico 52.29 Q

Hakim Reguieg France 52.85

Juan Martinez Dom Republic 52.88

Rasmus Magi Estonia 53.86

Gordon, the World Junior leader, made it look easy. He has a best of 48.47 and his race displayed why he is capable of doing that. He literally walked the last 20 meters.

Heat 7

Joao De Oliveira Brazil 51.92 Q

Jonathan Puemi Switzerland 53.25 Q

Sheroid Evans USA (Dulles, Sugar Land, TX) 53.44 Q

Jose Castaneda Mexico 53.62

Mitja Lindic Slovenia 54.15

Evans had a slight lead in the middle of the race but only for a hurdle ot two. He started to fade but came back after hurdle 9, making sure he was one of the three auto qualifiers. So it appears that Evans only will be the qualifier to advance to the next round.

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