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LANDOVER, Md. -- Youth Indoor Championships opened Friday as long jumpers brought their best to the weekend’s first national title event while 400-meter preliminary rounds foreshadowed the excitement ahead at the Prince George Sports and Learning Complex.
With clear first-place finishers in the opening long jump competitions, silver and bronze medal podium spots made for two close runner-up battles.
r jumped 5.37m/17.07.5, taking first place by more than a foot and setting a new meet record in the girls 15-16 age group. Ty Horne finished second with her mark of 4.96m/16-03.25 making Izabella Sabharwal’s
4.94m/16-02.5 a close third.
won the boys 15-16 national title, leaping 6.27m/20-07 and 11 inches clear of the next closest competitor. Thomas Alcorn’s
5.99m/19-08 edged out the 5.94m/19-06 jump from Donovan Beckett-Simms
jumped 5.49 to win the girls 17-18 as Jelena Mcnown
and Kela Seals
tied for next best at 5.25/17-02.75.
The 17-18 boys took it to a final as Ryan Thomas won his championship with a jump of 7.03m/22-00.75. Thomas edged out the next closest competitor by three inches. Michael Francis, who took second, jumped 6.78m/22-03 and Marcus Harris won the bronze, landing at 6.39m/20-11.75.
Youth Indoors action continues Saturday with a live webcast on USATF.tv beginning at 9 a.m. ET.
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