NSAF brings you the IAAF World U20 Champs
Anthony Schwartz and Eric Harrison win silver and bronze in the men's 100 final.
The NSAF is once again on-site with Team USA at an IAAF World meet and we're excited to share our coverage with you. This time it's the 2018 World U20 (Under-20) Championships (formerly World Juniors), taking place this week in beautiful Tampere, Finland.
We're just over halfway through the week and so far we've seen a half-dozen medals by Team USA, as well as others by athletes repping other nations who have competed for U.S. high schools and universities. Many of these athletes have been New Balance Nationals champions and All-Americans -- and/or represented Team NSAF in our Caribbean Scholastic meets, and our Javelin and Triple Jump Projects.
So far we have seen great performances by the likes of Dana Baker in the javelin (bronze), Tripp Piperi in the shot (silver, American Jr record), Twanisha Terry in the 100 (silver, after meet record in semis), Taylor Manson (bronze 400), Anthony Schwartz and Eric Harrison (silver and bronze 100), Jamaicans (who prepped in U.S.), Damion Thomas (110H gold) and Briana Williams (100 gold) and many others.
Photos below include Piperi, Wiliams, Terry, Baker and Manson.
Those still going for the gold and other medals include Mondo Duplantis (pole vault), Tia Jones (100H), Tzuriel Pedigo (javelin), Tara Davis and Jasmine Moore (long and triple jump), Cory Poole (400H), Josh Hoey (800) and many others.
Our coverage includes video interviews, great photos and daily recaps. Check out what we've got so far:
- Daily Recaps by Jim Spier (w/Joy Kamani and John Nepolitan photos): Tues. AM | Tues. PM | Wed. AM | Wed. PM | Thu. AM | Thu. PM | Coming HERE: Friday/Saturday/Sunday
- Photo Galleries by John Nepolitan, Runnerspace.com/DyeStat.com on NSAF Facebook (and check for more rest of week): Tues. AM | Tues. PM | Wed. AM | Wed. PM | Thu. AM | Thu. PM
- Video Interviews: NSAF Facebook feed | NSAF IAAF U20 Video Playlist
- Also photos/highlights on NSAF Twitter Feed and NSAF Instagram Feed.
More KEY LINKS
NSAF Stat Links
NSAF Executive Director Jim Spier, who has attended nearly every IAAF Junior and Youth championship, has produced a set of 2018 IAAF U20 Team USA Stats
- 2018 IAAF U20 Form Chart -- A look at how Team USA athletes compared against the world when the team was announced.
- 2018 U20 Team USA: Athletes by College or HS -- List of all high school and college affiliation for Team USA.
- 2018 U20 Team USA: Athletes by State -- Which states have produced the most Team USA athletes? Find out here.
- 2018 U20 Team USA Team Analysis -- A different look at the USA roster and athletes' HS/college plus seasonal and career bests.
- 2018 U20 Team USA: CSI-NSAF Status -- Identifying athletes who have competed with Team NSAF at the Caribbean Scholastic Invite.
- US Javelin History at the IAAF U20 Champs -- Team USA has been challenged to be successful at the U20 Champs. That could change this year with Project Javelin Gold's Dana Baker and three other talents.
- TEAM USA Roster -- 79 athletes from 24 states, including many current and former NBN All-Americans and Team NSAF athletes.
- TEAM USA Coaching Staff -- Coaches Kim Dismuke (head coach men) and Sandy Fowler (head coach women) will lead Team USA.
From the IAAF
- Meet Home Page -- Where it all starts
- Provisional Entries -- Viewable and downloadable PDFs, posted July 5.
- Timetable and Results -- Standard daily schedule with start lists and immediate results upon event completion.
- IAAF Previews -- The IAAF staff previews each event.
- How to Follow page -- As much info as IAAF can cram on to one page, including live blog, TV and streaming info, social media, other site coverage, downloadable Facts and Figures handbook, records, world lists, historical results and more!
- Tampere 2018 -- A partner site with the IAAF and Tampere Local Organizing Committee, filled with both IAAF and local info. This is a must, whether you are here for the meet or following from afar and wondering about our hosts!
Photos by John Nepolitan, Runnerspace.com, DyeStat.com