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Isiah Young

Isiah Young

Event: 200m
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
PR: 100m, 9.99 (2013); 200m, 19.86 (2013)
Born: 01/05/1990
Current Residence: Oxford, Miss.
Hometown: Junction City, Kan.
High School: Junction City (Kan.) H.S.
College: Mississippi
Coach: Joe Walker
Agent:
Sponsor: Nike
Club:
USA Championships
2013 USA Outdoors Runner-up 200m (19.86)
3rd at 2012 Olympic Trials 200m (20.16)

Collegiate Championships
2-Time SEC Outdoor 200m champion: 2012 (20.32), 2013 (20.20)
2013 SEC Outdoor Runner-up 100m (10.14)
Third at 2012 NCAA Indoors (21.29)

Awards and Honors
Allen Community College Male Track Athlete of the Year

About Isiah
Isiah Young showed remarkable improvement in 2013 by breaking the 20-second barrier in the 200m (19.86) and the 10-second barrier in the 100m (9.99). His rapid ascension led to a runner-up finish in the 200m at both the USA Outdoor Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championships to go along with an unexpected third place finish in the NCAA Outdoor 100m final. Young proved he is an up and comer in American sprinting after qualifying as a member of Team USA in the 200m to the 2012 London Olympic Games. He qualified at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials with a wind-aided time of 20.16. The performance at the Trials came following a complete collegiate season for Young, which included an SEC Outdoor title competing for Ole' Miss. Young just completed his junior season in Oxford after spending his first two years at Allen Community College where he was given their Male Track Athlete of the Year award.
Results
2014:
9th in 200m at Roma (20.91);
2013: 5th at Lausanne 200m (20.48); 7th at Birmingham 100m (10.35); 2nd at USA Outdoors 200m (19.86), 7th in 100m (10.12); 2nd at NCAA Outdoor 200m (20.17), 3rd in 100m (9.96); 1st at SEC Outdoor 200m (20.20), 2nd in 100m (10.14), 6th in 4x100m (39.85), 8th in 4x400m (3:13.62); 1st at Drake 100m (10.07), 4th in 4x100m (39.69), 5th in 4x400m (3:08.25)
2012: 8th in second heat of semi-final at Olympic Games (20.89); 3rd at Olympic Trials 200m (20.16); 7th at NCAA Indoors 60m (6.63); SEC Outdoor 200m champion (20.32); fourth at NCAA Outdoors 200m (20.89); third at NCAA Indoor 200m (21.29)
2011: Memphis Rhodes College Open 100m (10.74) and 200m (21.38) champion

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Outdoor bests - 100m, 9.99 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 13 in the World, ranked No. 7 in the USA by T&FN); 200m, 19.86 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the World, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests - 200m, 20.33 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 23 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests - 200m, 21.14
2010: Outdoor bests - 200m, 21.29
2009: Outdoor bests - 200m, 21.5
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