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Four Athletes Claim Multiple Titles on Day Two of World Youth Trials

6/26/2013
 
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Alexia Harron-Thomas, Marlon Humphrey, Kenzo Cotton and Ky Westbrook each won two titles on the second day of the World Youth Track & Field Trials at Southern Illinois University at the Edwardsville campus.

The World Youth Trials gives 16 and 17-year-old athletes from across the nation the chance to represent Team USA at the 8th IAAF World Youth Championships to be held July 10-14, in Donetsk, Ukraine.

For free LIVE and on-demand coverage of the World Youth Trials and USA Youth Track & Field Championships, visit www.usatf.tv. USATF.tv is the home for original programming and on-demand videos of all the 2013 USATF Championships Series.

Westbrook (Chandler, Ariz.) edged out Ariana Washington (Signal Hill, Colo.) in the women’s 200m final by five-hundredths of a second. Westbrook sprinted across the finish line in 23.27 to capture her second championship. Her first title occurred earlier in the day in the women’s 100m final, where Westbrook dashed across the finish line in 11.65 seconds.

Humphrey (Hoover, Ala.) made it two-for-two in the men’s hurdle events. First Humphrey ran to victory in the 110m hurdles, where he easily won in a time of 13.67 into a 3.1mps headwind. Humphrey secured his second win of the day in the 400m hurdles where he edged Kenneth Selmon (Mableton, Ga.) to take the win in 50.75, while Selmon clocked in just behind him in a time of 50.90.

Competing in the heptathlon was not enough for Harmon-Thomas (Lawrence, Kan.), she added the open high jump to her plate too. Harmon-Thomas secured her first victory of the day in the high jump as she recorded a best clearance of 1.75m/5-08.75, nearly two inches higher than her closest competitor. Then Harmon-Thomas maintained her day one lead in the women’s heptathlon. She posted the best long jump of the day with a mark of 5.85m/19-2.5, and she went on to win with a margin of 187 as she won with 5,184 points.

Cotton (La Vista, Neb.) won the men’s 100m and 200m trial titles. In the morning, he ran the 100m in 10.69 seconds. Five hours later, it was a different race with the same result, as Cotton finished first in the 200m with a time of 21.26 seconds.

Sprinting down the homestretch of the women’s 400m, Olivia Baker (South Orange, N.J.) pulled away late to post a time of 52.71 to win the trial title. Baker finished six-tenths of a second ahead of second-place finisher Raevyn Rogers (Houston, Texas).

World Youth Track & Field Trial Champions

Darby Gilfillan (Denver, Colo), Women’s 3,000m, 10:47.11

Reno Tuufuli (Las Vegas, Nev.), Jr., Men’s Discus Throw, 59.52m/195-03

Ashlie Blake (Las Vegas, Nev.), Women’s Shot Put, 58-11.50

Alexa Harmon-Thomas (Lawrence, Kan.), Women’s High Jump, 1.75m/5-08.75

Desiree Freier (Fort Worth, Texas), Women’s Pole Vault, 4.00m/13-01.50

Dior Hall, (Denver, Colo.) Women’s 100m Hurdles, 13.53

Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Ala.), Men’s 110m Hurdles, 13.67

Alexa Harmon-Thomas (Lawrence, Kan.), Women’s Heptathlon, 5,184 points

Ky Westbrook (Chandler, Ariz.), Women’s 100m, 11.65

Kenzo Cotton (La Vista, Neb.), Men’ 100m, 10.69

Alexa Efraimson (Camas, Wash.), Women’s 1500m, 4:23.12

Blake Haney (Bakersfield, Calif.), Men’s 1500m, 4:00.71

Olivia Baker (South Orange, N.J.), Women’s 400m, 52.71

Ryan Clark (College Park, Ga.), Men’s 400m, 46.89

Samantha Gonzalez (Carrollton, Texas), Women’s 400m hurdles, 59.73

Isaiah Moore (Burlington, N.C.), Men’s Long jump, 7.24m/23-09.00

Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Ala.), Men’s 400m hurdles, 50.75

Raevyn Rogers (Houston, Texas), Women’s 800m, 2:05.33

Robert Ford (San Antonio, Texas), Men’s 800m, 1:51.13

Michael Monroe (Manhattan, Ill.), Men’s high jump, 2.10m/6-10.75

Keturah Orji (Budd Lake, N.J.), Women’s triple jump,13.31m/43-08.00

Ky Westbrook (Chandler, Ariz.), Women’s 200m, 23.37

Kenzo Cotton (La Vista, Neb.), Men’s 200m, 21.26

Emma Fitzgerald (Wayland, Mass.), Women’s javelin throw, 51.17m/167-10

John Lint, Men’s Octathlon, John Lint



For more information on the 2013 World Youth Track & Field Trials, including live results and webcast information, visit www.usatf.org.

Joey Lamar
Communications Intern
USA Track & Field
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