Watson Wins at World Youth Trials in Dominant Fashion

At the World Youth Trials today in Lisle, Ill., Samantha Waston secured a spot on Team USA for the  IAAF world Youth Championships.  The event, being held on the campus of Benedictine University serves as the selection meet for the upcoming IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Columbia. The top two athletes in each event were eligible for selection to the team with up to a total of 49 athletes selected.

After qualifying for the girl’s 800m finals with a time of 2:10.72 in the 1st round yesterday Watson, a raising junior at Rush-Henrietta High School, dominated the finals, winning in a new personal best of 2:04.27.  Her margin of victory was 3.7 seconds and her time makes her the fourth fastest high schooler in the country this season. Watson’s impressive season also includes the #3 US time in the 400m (52.69) and #9 US time in the 1500m (4:25.24).  watch race

Katrina Patterson (Clarence Center, NY) finished third in the girl’s 3000m run with a time of 10 minutes, 13.62 seconds.

Samantha Peterman (Springville, NY) finished fourth in the girl’s 1500m run with a time of 4 minutes, 43.06 seconds. 

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Morgan 5th in Decathlon at USA Championships

The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for open and junior (ages 20 & under) athletes began Thursday on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon and will run through Sunday.  Eight (8) open athletes and five (5) junior athletes from the Niagara association are entered in the championships.  

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Day 2 Recap - Mike Morgan
(Ontario, NY / SUNY Buffalo) highlighted Friday’s performances with a fourth place finish in the men’s decathlon. Morgan was only 130 points shy of earning a spot on the World Championship team.

Day 3 Preview - Saturday's competition includes Donald Pollitt (Syracuse, NY / Syracuse) and Freddie Crittenden (Syracuse, NY / Syracuse) in the men’s 110m hurdles, seeded #21 and #27 respectively.  

JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 
Day 2 Recap - 
In the junior championship on Friday, Mitchell Moore (Jamestown, NY / SUNY Buffalo) finished 10th in the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 54.58 seconds. Devon Patterson (Buffalo, NY) finished 13th in the shot put with a throw of 18.57 meters. 

Day 3 Preview  - Heading into the final day of the junior championships, Tyler Ranke (Rochester, NY / SUNY Albany) and Dan Huben (Williamsville, NY / Cincinnati) are seeded #4 and #5 in the men’s junior 3000m steeplechase finals.

Huddle Claims First 10,000m National Title on Day One of USA Championships in Oregon

The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for open and junior (ages 20 & under) athletes began yesterday on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon and will run through Sunday.  Eight (8) open athletes and five (5) junior athletes from the Niagara association are entered in the championships.  

American 5,000m record holder Molly Huddle (Providence, RI / Saucony), surged ahead in the final lap to win her first 10,000m track title running 31 minutes, 39.20 seconds. On switching running the 10,000m on the track, Huddle stated, “I felt good during the 10k’s I did on the road, but they’re a little more intense on the track. I’m happy with how it went. I was pretty confident in my kick.” The Elmira, New York, native (Notre Dame HS) will represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in late August in Beijing. On Sunday, she will attempt to also make the national team in the 5,000m. She is the defending champion in the event.   10,000m women's video

Jesse Garn (Marcellus, NY / SUNY Binghamton) ran 1:48.59 in the 1st round of the 800m but failed to advance to the semi-finals. After the first day of the Decathlon Mike Morgan (Ontario, NY / Buffalo) is currently in 5th place with 3999 points, 488 points behind leader Jeremy Taiwo. Morgan will finish up competition this afternoon with five events remaining.

Open Championship Results Summary

Place  

Athlete             

Event     

 

City                 

Affiliation                  

 Performance  

1.

Molly Huddle

10000m

 

Providence, RI

Saucony

31:39.20

18.

Jesse Garn

800m

 

Marcellus, NY

SUNY Binghamton

1:48.59

TODAY IN EUGENE

Today three Niagara athletes will compete in the junior championships with Mitchell Moore (Jamestown NY / SUNY Buffalo) leading the charge with the #11 seed in the 400m hurdles. Devon Patterson (Buffalo, NY) and Michael Egotanda (Vestal, NY / University of Colorado) are both scheduled to complete today with #12 seeds in the shot put and long jump, respectively.

 

Athlete

Event

City   

Affiliation      

Event TIme # 

 

Devon Patterson

Shot Put 

Buffalo, NY

 

1:05 PM PT

 

Mitchell Moore

400m Hurdles    

Jamestown, NY    

SUNY Buffalo

1:45 PM PT

 

Michael Egotanda

Long Jump

Vestal, NY

Colorado

2:00 PM PT

 

 

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