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16 additional athletes crowned champions at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympics


Sacramento, CA -- Day five of the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships crowned 16 additional Junior Olympic champions on and off the track. 

There are two days of competition remaining at USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships. All competition will be broadcast live on USATF.TV+. The broadcast will begin each day at 8:00am PT with the first scheduled running event.

Live results can be found here and the competition schedule here.

In the first final of the day, Spencer Werner (TNT Track Academy) won the boy’s 15-16 3000m run. He made a strong move after his third lap to enter the lead pack and continued to move up until he headed into the bell lap in first. Werner had the fastest 3000m of the day with 8:46.04. 

Quinton Stringfellow (Unattached) was the only athlete to jump over 49 feet in the men’s 17-18 triple jump. On his last attempt of the finals, Stringfellow jumped 15.32m/50-3.25 for the title. Davyd Davydenko (High Voltage) moved from third to second place on his final jump with 14.74m/48-4.5. 

The Herpin sisters will be taking home a pair of national titles with their performances in the girl’s 15-16 discus throw and 9-10 shot put. 

Older sister, Chrystal Herpin (Unattached) dominated the field in the discus. She maintained the lead from her first throw but was able to improve to 48.19m/158-01 on her last throw to win gold. Kylie Herpin (Unattached) won the shot put on her first attempt with a throw of 10.13m/33-3.

In the boy’s 11-12 high jump, Porter Gibbs (Unattached) cleared the 1.55m/5-1 over his remaining competitors to take first place. Kendon Jones (Unattached) jumped 1.50m/4-11 on his first attempt for second place and Andrew Vanegas (Valley United Track Club) placed third with the least amount of misses at 1.50m.

Spencer Young (Los Angeles Jets) was in a league of her own in the girl’s 13-14 javelin throw. On her second attempt in the field series she threw 46.73m/153-3 to win gold. Katharine Beachler (Cornhusker Flyers) took home the silver medal with a throw of 34.31m/112-6. 

Keaton Daniel (Unattached) cleared 4.85m/15-11 to win the men’s 17-18 pole vault. Daniel made close attempts to clear 5.18m/17-0 but was unsuccessful. Zachary Klobutcher (Unattached) placed second, clearing 4.70m/15-5. 

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Day 5 champions

3000m run

Boy’s 3000m, 15-16, Spencer Werner (TNT Track & Field Academy), 8:46.04

Men’s 3000m, 17-18, Tobias Wolfson (MHS Track Club), 8:42.11

Long Jump

Girl’s Long Jump, 8 & Under, Kniyah Cook (Pacific Coast Shock Waves), 3.79m/12-5.25

Girl’s Long Jump, 13-14, Sophia Beckmon (Step Ur Game Up), 5.52m/18-1.5

Triple Jump

Women’s Triple Jump, 17-18, Ashley Moore (Nevada Track Club), 12.47m/40-11

Men’s Triple Jump, 17-18, Quinton Stringfellow (Unattached), 15.32m/50-3.25

High Jump

Boy’s High Jump, 11-12, Porter Gibbs (Unattached), 1.55m/5-1

Boy’s High Jump, 15-16, Isaac Osifo (Major Impact Track), 2.00m/6-6.75

Javelin Throw

Girl’s Javelin Throw, 13-14, Spencer Young (Los Angeles Jets), 46.73m/153-3

Boy’s Javelin Throw, 13-14, Kyle Kaufelds (Palmetto Track & Field), 59.06m/193-9

Discus Throw

Girl’s Discus Throw, 15-16, Chrystal Herpin (Unattached), 48.19m/158-1

Boy’s Discus Throw, 15-16, Brett Schwartz (Nek Track Club), 48.14m/157-11

Shot Put

Girl’s Shot Put, 9-10, Kylie Herpin (Unattached), 10.13m/33-3

Girl’s Shot Put, 11-12, Aja Johnson (Valley United Track), 12.11m/39-8.75

Pole Vault

Men’s Pole Vault, 17-18, Keaton Daniel (Unattached), 4.85m/15-11


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