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2019 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships - Day 1 Recap


DURHAM, North Carolina -- Day one of the USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships saw athletes crowned national champions in the steeplechase, race walk, pentathlon and hammer throw at Durham County Memorial Stadium.

The 2019 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships will be broadcast live on Wednesday, June 26 through Sunday June 30 via USATF.TV.

The Championships began with the 13-14 girls division pentathlon. Oteta Kitiona (Mercury Track of Utah) won the division with 2,085 points. Kitiona tied for the win in the 100m hurdles (18.44), but it was her three foot win over the competition in the shot put (8.62m/28-3.5) that helped solidify her win.

Zachary Myers (Unattached) won the boys 13-14 division pentathlon with 2,557 points. Myers won the 100m hurdles (16.02), shot put (12.13m/39-9.75), high jump (1.65m/5-5) and long jump (5.24m/17-2.25) and placed second in the 1500m (5:56.09).

In the girl’s 15-16 division 2000m steeplechase, Alli Crytser (Unattached) took the national title by six seconds with a time of 7:35.11 ahead of second place finisher Victoria Swepson’s (Triangle Champions Track) 7:41.33. Madison Chavez (Pacific Coast Shock Waves) placed third in 8:34.59.

Daniel Norris (Greensburg YMCA) won the Hammer Throw in the 17-18 division by nearly 3 meters with a toss of 48.31m/158-06. Nealon Jones (Let It Fly T) took second with a throw of 45.32m/148-08 and Vishal Turna (Let It Fly T) finished third with a throw of 43.78m/143-08.

In the women’s 17-18 division hammer throw, Kira Linder (Hudson Valley Flight Club) won the event by almost 4 meters with a throw of 45.35m/148-9. Following Linder was Sydney Lake (Unattached) with a toss of 41.45m/136-0 for second, and Abby Venglass (Unattached) placed third with 41.15m/135-0. 

Talia Green (Oakland Cubs) led from start to finish in the 13-14 girls division 3000m race walk. Green won the title in 16:54.23, while Caelin Sloan (Unattached) took second with 17:13.33. 

In the women’s 17-18 division heptathlon, Hayden Colfax (Unattached) is the current leader through three events with 2,413 points. Colfax won the 100m hurdles (16.10) and placed second in the high jump (1.50m/4-11) and shot put (8.40m/27-6.75) and clocked 27.57 in the 200m. Trailing close behind is Grace Henderson (Valley Speedsters) with 2,090 points. 

Results can be found here.

2019 USATF Youth Outdoor Champions

Hammer Throw

Women’s Hammer Throw, 17-18, Kira Linder (Hudson Valley Flight Club), 45.35m/148-9

Men’s Hammer Throw, 15-16, Tyler Wilson (Cornhusker Flyers), 39.83m/130-08

Men’s Hammer Throw, 17-18, Daniel Norris (Greensburg YMCA), 48.31m/158-06

2000m Steeplechase

Girl’s Steeplechase, 15-16, Alli Cryster (Unattached), 7:35.11

Women’s Steeplechase, 17-18, Jessie Connick (Unattached), 8:26.23

Boy’s Steeplechase, 15-16, Tristen Beasley (Bull City Express), 7:24.12

Men’s Steeplechase, 17-18, Raul Chavez (Pacific Coast TC), 6:21.66

Race Walk

Girl’s 1500m Race Walk, 9-10, Kahla Johnson (Notre Dame Track), 15:44.53

Girl’s 1500m Race Walk, 11-12, Noemi Chavez (Pacific Coast TC), 8:39.27

Boy’s 1500m Race Walk, 9-10, Irvin Montes (So Cal Roadrunners), 10:26.80

Boy’s 1500m Race Walk, 11-12, Ahris Mayorga (So Cal Roadrunners), 8:17.40

Girl’s 3000m Race Walk, 13-14, Talia Green (Oakland Cubs), 16:54.23

Girl’s 3000m Race Walk, 15-16, Lucero Chavez (Pacific Coast TC), 20:04.76

Boy’s 3000m Race Walk,  13-14, David Hitch (Unattached), 25:47.72


Girl’s Pentathlon, 13-14, Oteta Kitiona (Mercury Track of Utah), 2,085pts

Boy’s Pentathlon, 13-14, Zachary Myers (Unattached), 2,557pts


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