Listed here in reverse order are the USATF daily JO Championship reports with PA event winners and links to the full recaps.
Twelve USATF Pacific athletes were crowned Champions on the final day of the 2019 USATF Hershey Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships. They included the Marshall brothers of God Speed Track Club (Stockton, CA), who dominated the 110m hurdles. Jadyn Marshall ran 14.17 for the gold in the boy’s 15-16 race and Jamar Marshall finished strong over the final hurdles to win the men’s 17-18 hurdles in 13.57.
Jamar (l), Jadyn (r)
(photo from 2019 Meet of Champions, Milesplit.com)
- Boy’s 1500m, 9-10, J Hardway Jr. (Hercules Running Rebels), 4:52.90
- Boy’s 1500m, 13-14, Broen Holman (Sonora, CA), 4:15.90
- Girl’s 1500m, 15-16, Harper McClain (St. Helena, CA), 4:36.38
- Women’s 1500m, 17-18, Kyra Pretre (Menlo Greyhounds), 4:46.14
- Men’s 400m, 17-18, Omodiaogbe Oboh (ISC International), 47.54
- Boy’s 100mh, 13-14, Miles Robert (Umoja), 13.51
- Boy’s 110mh, 15-16, Jadyn Marshall (God Speed Track Club), 14.17
- Men’s 110mh, 17-18, Jamar Marshall (God Speed Track Club), 13.57
- Boy’s 100m, 15-16, Malachi Bibbs (Sparks, NV), 10.74
- Boy’s 200mh, 13-14, Nickolas Miller (East Bay Elite), 25.44
- Boy’s Long Jump, 9-10, Osani Gayles (God Speed Track Club), 4.54m/14-10.75
- Girl’s Shot Put, 13-14, Galadriel Mellion (Stockton, CA), 15.27m/50-1.25
Day 6 brought forth seven USATF Pacific Junior Olympic Champions!
Sacramento, CA — The first wave of running finals took place on day six of the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships. The day was full of national titles, photo finishes and new national records.
Among these, Harper McClain was noted in USATF’s highlight report as follows “she capped off her first year of running track the right way. McClain became a national champion in the girl’s 15-16 3000m run with a 9:51.21. ” Below: Harper McCain at the May 18, 2019 NCS MOC Meet; photo courtesy of redwoodempirerunning.com.
- Girl’s 3000m run, 11-12, Shea Elmore (Los Gatos), 10:15.77
- Boy’s 3000m run, 13-14, Broen Holman, (Sonora), 9:11.43
- Girl’s 3000m run, 15-16, Harper McClain (St. Helena), 9:51.21
- Boy’s 800m, 9-10, J Hardaway Jr. (Hercules Running Rebels), 2:21.98
- Women’s 4x100m relay, 17-18, Norcal Elite Track Club, 45.78
- Boy’s Long Jump, 8 & Under, Kedari Hogan (Hercules Running Rebels), 4.29m/14-1
- Girl’s Discus Throw, 13-14, Galadriel Mellion (Stockton), 40.46m/132-9
There were no USATF Pacific winners in the Day 5 events. Check out the top performances in the USATF Day 5 summary below.
There were no recorded USATF Pacific winners from the Day 4 events, although four new national records were set. Read about these and more in the Day 4 summary below.
Lucas Beyon (Marin Waves Track and Field) won the Boy’s Javelin, 8 & Under with a toss of 27.81m/91-3.
Rithika Vatturi (Mission Valley Track and Field) dominated the women’s 17-18 3000m Race Walk. Vatturi had more than a 50 second lead on the rest of the field to claim the USATF title with a time of 16:55.85.
- Adeline Johnson (Marin Waves Track and Field) won the 15-16 Girl’s 3000m Race Walk in 17:18.44
- Lake Tahoe Track Club won the Boys 15-16 4x800m relay in 8:01.71
- Menlo Greyhounds won the Women’s 17-18 4x800m relay in 9:13.29
- Menlo Greyhounds won the Men’s 17-18 4x800m relay in 7:52.81
Miles Roberts (Umoja) won the boy’s 13-14 pentathlon with 3,039 points. Roberts had dominant performances in the 100m hurdles and high jump, ran 13.89 in the hurdles for 989 points and cleared 1.80m/5-10 for 627 points.
In the girl’s 13-14 3000m race walk, Reese Gentry (Unattached) dominated the field with a 50-second lead on second place. Gentry crossed the finish line in 15:22.38 to win the title. Talia Green (Oakland Cubs) and Madison Morgan (Katy Express TC) had a battle for second place that ended in a photo finish. Green prevailed, taking second with 16:14.48 and Morgan finished third in 16:14.50.