Top Day 1 highlights: Cunningham over Krah in great 110H battle, Washington wins discus
- 13.56 boys’ 110m hurdles (39”) for standing US#2 Trey Cunningham (Winfield City, AL jr) and US#1 Marcus Krah (Hillside, NC sr), with Cunningham getting the narrow win by less than .01.
206-3 boys’ discus (Youth 1.5kg) final for the win by Turner Washington (Canyon del Oro, AZ jr), four feet further than his HS implement PR and several feet ahead of the competition. Washington also won the boys’ shot put (Youth 5kg) with 55-8.5.
More Highlights on the Field: Several near PRs for Team NSAF
- 54-3.5 girls’ shot put (Youth, 3kg) final victory for KD Young (Warrensburg-Latham, IL jr) and 43-3.75 for Sydnee Walker (Throw 1 Deep, GA jr), placing 4th. It was a near-PR for Young with the smaller Youth implement.
- 213-5 boys’ javelin throw qualifier by Liam Christensen (Academic Magnet, SC jr), placing 4th and qualifying for the final against a field that included Cuba’s Guillermo Martinez at 254-3.
- 41-0 girls’ triple jump for Jaimie Robinson (Homewood-Flossmoor, IL jr) in 9th place, just off her PR, but just missing qualifying for the final against an ultra-elite Cuban/Caribbean field (three over 44 feet). Arielle Mack (Burges, TX jr) was 12th with 37-9.5 – though she had a tiny toe foul over 40 feet.
- 154-6 girls’ discus throw for KD Young (Warrensburg-Latham, IL jr) and 145-8 for Khayla Dawson (Olympic, NC sr), both near-PRs and placing 6th and 8th against a field that included pros/elites – with Yaime Perez, 2012 Olympian and 2010 World Junior champ, winning at 219-10.
- 168-10 near-PR girls’ hammer throw by Sydnee Walker (Throw 1 Deep, GA jr) and 122-5 for KD Young (Warrensburg-Latham, IL jr), placing 4th and 7th in a field that included Cuban Yirisleydi Ford (227-8) – who was the 2009 Pan Am Jr champ and competed in the World Champs last year in Beijing.
- 5-3.5 girls’ high jump prelim for Kenya Livingston (Rocky River, NC soph), qualifying 2nd for the final – though she cleared a higher bar in warmups, where she was led to believe the competition had begun.
- 22-7.25 boys’ long jump prelim by Jalen Seals (Fort Worth Boswell, TX jr) and 22-2.25 by Noah Igbinoghene (Hewitt-Trussville, AL jr), placing 10th and 12th in a field that included Cuban winner Jose Despaigne at 25-6.25.
More Highlights on the Track: Wins for Ripslinger, Clark
- 4:41.44 girls’ 1,500m final win for Joy Ripslinger (Assumption, IA jr), a near-PR and winning by more than two seconds.
- 11.63 girls’ 100m dash prelim by Tamara Clark (High Point Central, NC jr), 11.75 for Daija Lampkin (Middletown, DE jr) and 11.81 for Kaylor Harris (Mesquite Horn, TX jr). Clark won the 2nd of 3 prelims, qualifying 2nd overall into the semis, while Lampkin was 3rd in H1 (7th overall) and Harris 3rd in H3 (8th overall). Cuban Arialis J. Gandulla was fastest at 11.43.
- 10.56 boys’ 100m dash prelim by Darrell Singleton (West Ashley, SC jr) and 10.73 for Eric Harrison, Jr. (St. John’s College Prep, DC jr). Singleton was 2nd in H1, qualifying 5th overall to the semis, behind heat winner Cuba’s Reynier Mena – the 2015 Pan Am Juniors champ and defending 200 champ here (3rd in 100). Harrison was 4th in the 4th heat, qualifying 12th overall. Fastest overall was Cuba’s Harlan A. Perez at 10.44.
- 13.38 girls’ 100m hurdles final (30”) by Caitlyn Little (Hoover, AL jr), just nipped for the win by Cuba’s Keily L. Perez at 13.37. Milan Young (Houston Lamar, TX jr) was 3rd at 13.76.
- 13.87 girls’ 100m hurdles final (33”) by Timetria Mitchell (Miami NW, FL sr), taking 4th behind Cuban winner Belkis Milanes at 13.32. Mitchell had qualified 3rd into the final at 14.20 earlier.
- 49.68 boys’ 400m dash prelim for Ryne Bevan (North Paulding, GA jr), placing 6th in his heat in his secondary event. He’ll run the 800 later in the weekend.