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Dumpson, Soto stand out on Day 2 of USATF Hershey Youth Outdoor Championships


MILLERSVILLE, Pennsylvania -- The second day of the Hershey Youth Outdoor Championships was filled with plenty of excitement, as the best youth athletes from around the country took to the track at Biemesderfer Stadium. Following an eventful day one, the young athletes sought the finals with the hopes of standing on the podium.


Day two marked the extension and finals of the decathlon, pentathlon and heptathlon events, as athletes continued their hard work from a day earlier.

After leading the women’s (17-18 age division) heptathlon on the first day of competition, Mya Dumpson improved upon her slight lead with impressive performances on Wednesday. In the 800m heptathlon event, Dumpson ran 2:25.78 to win the event and seal herself as the heptathlon national youth champion with 3,908 points. Dumpson entered the day with a 4 point lead over Jadyn Collier and finished the competition with a 299 point advantage.

Yariel Soto expanded on his impressive 3,295 point total from day one in the men’s decathlon (15-16 age division) with a win in the final event, the 1500m, to clinch his first place finish. Soto paced the 1500m with a time of 4:50.45 to take the decathlon title, 864 points ahead of the second place finisher.

Wednesday morning also marked the boy’s and girl’s (9-10 age division) triathlon event. Nadiah Harley and Anthony Winston finished with 984 points and 675 points, respectively. Both dominated the track from start to finish.

The day proceeded to the 4x800m relays with the boy’s and girl’s 11-12 age divisions. In the men’s race, Miami Northwest Express got out to a large lead behind an impressive first leg of 2:49. The surge continued for the Express, cruising to an impressive victory with a time of 11:15.81.

More exciting competition entailed during the girl’s 11-12 4x800m relay, when the Pacific Coast Shockwaves took a commanding lead throughout the span of the race, subsequently leading the field by 15 seconds, with a championship time of 10:25.58.

In the boy’s (11-12 division) pentathlon, Gregory Foster Jr moved quickly over the 80m hurdles to finish in 11.95, nearly three seconds  ahead of competitors. Foster gained a competitive edge from the blocks and continued to make a move down the track capturing a win in 15.02.

Day three of the Hershey Youth Outdoor Championships begins on Thursday at 8:00 a.m. ET with field events, long-distance races, and more. Follow along with the action with the live webcast on, and join the conversation by following USATF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #HersheyYouth.


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Contributed by Maya Allen & Andrew Eisch, USATF Communications

June 30, 2016 Results


Boy’s decathlon (15-16 division) Finals

Yariel Soto, 5,524 pts.

Mitchell Kennard, 4,660 pts.

Thomas Bradshaw, 4,606 pts.

Men’s decathlon (17-18 division) Finals

Jacob Sobota, 6,054 pts.

Jack Menner, 6,053 pts.

Todd Case Jr., 5,595 pts.

Girl’s pentathlon (11-12 division) Finals

Kiana Siefert, 2,565 pts.

Kennedi Avent 2,560 pts.

Milan Ford, 2,526 pts.

Boy’s pentathlon (11-12 division) Finals

Gary Moore Jr., 2,650 pts.

Gregory Foster Jr., 2,639 pts.

Yan Vazquez, 1,977 pts.

Girl’s Heptathlon (15-16 division) Finals

Lauren Leatherman, 4,272 pts.

Jayla Ellis, 4,061 pts.

Sophia Myers, 3,937 pts.

Women’s heptathlon (17-18 division) Finals

Mya Dumpson, 3,908 pts.

Stephanie Laudien, 3609 pts.

Jadyn Collier, 3,564 pts.

Girl’s 4x800m relay (11-12 division) Finals

Pacific Coast Shock Waves, 10:25.58

Girl’s 4x800m relay (13-14 division) Finals

Pacific Coast Shock Waves, 10:15.79

Girl’s 4x800m relay (15-16 division) Finals

Firebirds Athletic, 9:43.13

Women’s 4x800m relay (17-18 division) Finals

Lightning Running, 9:33.96

Boy’s 4x800m relay (11-12 division) Finals

Miami Northwest Express, 11:15.81

Boy’s 4x800m relay (13-14 division) Finals

Pacific Coast Shock Waves, 9:17.93

Boy’s 4x800m relay (15-16 division) Finals

Juniata Valley Striders, 8:17.49


Men’s 4x800m relay (17-18 division) Finals

Jenks America Track, 8:03.56

Girl’s Triathlon (9-10 division) Finals

Nadiah Harley, 984 pts.

Kassadi Avent, 889 pts.

Alicia Newell, 888 pts.

Boy’s Triathlon (9-10 division) Finals

Anthony Winston, 675 pts.

Xai Ricks, 586 pts.

Elijah Bradley, 505 pts.

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