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Back-to-back records fall on second day of USATF Hershey National Youth Indoor Championships


STATEN ISLAND, New York - A bevy of repeat record breakers and first time champions marked the second day of competition at USATF Hershey National Youth Indoor Championships at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. In total, 40 meet records have been shattered so far.

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Nathan Cumberbatch (USATF Wisconsin; Milwaukee Mustangs) broke his own 2016 record in the boys’ 11-12 800m in 2:16.37, improving the mark by three seconds. In the girls’ 13-14, Michaela Rose (USATF Virginia; F.I.A. Ambassadors) bettered her 2016 record of 2:15.80 with a new time of 2:15.28.

In several events the record was broken multiple times in the same final, ratcheting up the competition for first place and record owner. The USATF Club 4x55m shuttle hurdle relay boys 15-18 record was bested two times following Newark Flames Track Club 'A'’s 31.34 run. Annarosa Rodriguez (USATF North Carolina) was the top finisher in the girls’ 11-12 1500m race walk, and also the third to break the record that day with her time of 7:43.57.

Tamrat Gavenas (USATF New York; Prospect Par) and Ethan Long (USATF Potomac Valley; Firebirds Athletic) both broke a six-year-old mark in the boys’ 9-10 800m, with Gavenas clinching the title in 2:27.01 in a final burst of speed to the line.

In perhaps the most impressive display of multiple athletes crushing the meet record, eight out of the top ten men’s 17-18 weight throw competitors bested the 2016 record of 19.58m. Jared Briere (USATF New England) ultimately claimed the title with a throw of 22.10m/72-06.25 after a lengthy battle against last year’s third place finisher Michael Feldman (USATF New York). Feldman held on and significantly improved upon his 17.83m throw in 2016 with a new best of 20.95m/68-09.00.

All eyes were on the fastest section of the men’s 17-18 800m when Canoy Tyree (USATF North Carolina) led a tight race for the first 600m, until Jacob Grinwis (USATF Montana; Bozeman Track) went wide and began a last-minute sprint to the front. Grinwis caught Tyree in the race’s final moments to claim the national title and break the meet record in 1:56.15.

V-Tesse Track Club 'A' closed out the day’s records with a new USATF Club 15-18G 4x200m time of  1:40.56.

The final day of competition begins at 9:00 a.m. ET with the 4x800m relays and shot put, triple jump and pole vault. Click for complete schedule here and live results here.

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Meet Records

55m 13-14G – Moforehan Abinusawa (USATF Mid-Atlantic) 7.17

55m 13-14B – Alexander Nunley (USATF North Carolina; Run U Xpress) 6.78

55m hurdles 13-14B– Alexander Nunley (USATF North Carolina; Run U Xpress) 7.75

200m 7-8B - Arthur Jones (USATF Potomac Valley) 30.70

200m 11-12B Nyckoles Harbor (USATF Potomac Valley; Full Speed A) 24.51

200m 13-14G Kayla Davis (USATF North Carolina; Run U Xpress) 24.33

200m 13-14B Sydney Peal (USATF Potomac Valley) 23.14

3000m 11-12G - Clara James-Heer (USATF Michigan; Ann Arbor Track) 10:21.74

3000m 13-14G - Lauryn Heskin (USATF Long Island; Tsc Track Club) 10:11.16

3000m 15-16B - Acasio Pinheiro (USATF New Jersey) 9:00.61

3000m 17-18M - Dakota Mendenhall (USATF North Carolina) 9:01.05

4x55m Shuttle Hurdle Relay - USATF Club 15-18B - Newark Flames Track Club  'A' 31.34

1500m Race Walk 11-12G - Annarosa Rodriguez (USATF North Carolina) 7:43.57

800m 9-10G - Da'mira Allen (USATF Mid-Atlantic Chester Chee) 2:30.41

800m 11-12G - Krianne McBride (USATF South Texas; Texas Thunder Track) 2:21.58

800m 9-10B - Tamrat Gavenas (USATF New York; Prospect Par) 2:27.01

800m 11-12B - Nathan Cumberbatch (USATF Wisconsin; Milwaukee Mustangs) 2:16.37

800m 13-14G - Michaela Rose (USATF Virginia; F.I.A. Ambassadors) 2:15.28

800m 15-16G - Alana Yoder (USATF Mid-Atlantic) 2:19.31

800m 17-18M - Jacob Grinwis (USATF Montana; Bozeman Track) 1:56.15

Long Jump 17-18M - Aron Cruickshank Jr. (USATF New York; Erasmus Hall Campus) 7.08m/23-02.75

Long Jump 7-8G - Winter Eans (USATF Arkansas; Young Phenom) 3.56m/11-08.25

Long Jump 11-12G - Avery Lewis (USATF Mid-Atlantic; Infinity Track) 5.22m/17-01.50

High Jump 9-10G – Brianna Lindo (USATF New York; New York Novas Track Club) 1.30m/4-03.25

TIED - High Jump 13-14B - Zachary Williams (USATF Southern California) 1.75m/5-08.75

Pole vault 15-16G - Erica Ellis (USATF Niagara) 3.75m  12-03.50

Shot Put 9-10G - Saige Nicholson (USATF New Jersey; Hackensack J) 7.71m/25-03.50

Weight throw 15-16G - Annika Kelly (USATF New England) 14.77m/48-05.50

Weight throw 15-16B - Jamie Cocca (USATF Adirondack) 18.66m/61-02.75

Weight throw 17-18W - Sydnee Walker (USATF Georgia; Throw 1 Deep) 18.32m/60-01.25

Weight throw 17-18M - Jared Briere (USATF New England) 22.10m/72-06.25

4x200m 9-10G - New York Novas TC  'A'  1:58.60

4x200m 9-10B - Jaguar Track  'A' 1:59.07

4x200m 11-12G - Infinity Track  'A' 1:49.00

4x200m 11-12B - Full Speed Athletics  'A' 1:45.46

4x200m 13-14G - Run U Xpress 'A' 1:43.05

4x200m USATF Club 15-18G - V-Tesse Track Club  'A'1:40.56

4x200m USATF Club 15-18B - Olympia Track Club  1:30.07

4x200m High School Boys - Mount St. Michael Academy 1:30.85

Distance Medley High School Girls - Penfield Central 3:26.53

Distance Medley High School Boys - Penfield Central 10:45.27


Ashley Mitchell

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