Bloomington, IN -- The hot temperatures could only be overtaken by the heated competitions on day one of the USATF Youth Outdoor Championships on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
Multi-events, steeplechase and race walking were all on tap for an eventful day both with the weather and on the track.
In the 13-14 boys pentathlon, Matthew Sadler (Tulsa, Oklahoma) dominated the first day, winning four of the five events to finish the day with 2,366 points. He started off by winning the 100 meter hurdles in 15.17 before throwing 11.14 meters/36-06.75 to win the shot put. He swept the high and long jumps as well, leaping 1.60m/5-03 in the high and 5.41m in the long.
In the 17-18 women 2000 meter steeplechase, Kieran Casey (Indianapolis, Indiana) ran an impressive 7:35.94, winning by almost 40 seconds. Ashleigh Resch (Beavercreek, Ohio) won the 17-18 women 3000 meter racewalk in 14:51.89.
In the 17-18 men decathlon, William Zamus Messer (Ashland, Kentucky) also had an impressive day, winning the long jump with a 5.99m leap and the high jump with a 1.95m/6-04.75 leap, finishing the day with 2,930 points.
The combined boys/men 3000 meter racewalk produced a photo finish, with Cameron Haught (Yellow Springs, Ohio) and Anthony Peters (Bartlett, Illinois) matching stride for stride for the whole race. Anthony barely edged out Haught for the overall title with a 12:59.74 and first in the 17-18 men, Haught finished first in the 15-16 boys and second overall with a 12:59.83.
The weather made an appearance on the final race. With one lap to go in the combined boys/girls 1500 meter racewalk, lightning was spotted and competition was halted. After an hour and 20 minute weather delay, the races resumed with a combined girls and then combined boys race.
Day 2 of the USATF Youth Outdoor Championships starts tomorrow at 8 a.m.
For full results and schedule, click here.
Day 1 Winners
100 meter hurdles
13-14 girls-Kendal Drewery-16.51
13-14 boys-Matthew Sadler-15.17
13-14 girls-Makayla Estes-10.03m/32-11
13-14 boys-Matthew Sadler-11.14m/36-06.75
13-14 girls-Kendal Drewery-1.40m/4-07
13-14 boys-Matthew Sadler/William McMurry-1.60m/5-03
13-14 girls-Kendal Drewery-4.95m
13-14 boys-Matthew Sadler-5.41m
13-14 girls (800)-Maria Anderson-2:32.23
13-14 boys (1500)-Mitchell Conard-5:17.22
Pentathlon Day 1 Total
13-14 girls-Kendal Drewery-2509
13-14 boys-Matthew Sadler-2366
100 meter hurdles
15-16 girls-Ariel Okorie-15.44
17-18 women-Madeline Ballardi-15.60
15-16 girls-Julia Howard-1.50m/4-11
17-18 women-Lilia Edwards-1.55m/5-01
15-16 girls-Julia Howard-8.90m/29-02.5
17-18 women-Paige Hackman-9.03m/29.07.5
15-16 girls-Kristen LaCrosse-26.32
17-18 women-Madeline Ballard-26.22
Heptathlon Day 1 Total
15-16 girls-Ariel Okorie-2513
17-18 women-Madeline Ballard-2493
15-16 boys-Matthew Riekens-12.14
17-18 men-Carter Sorenson-12.00
15-16 boys-Timothy Patterson-5.80m
17-18 men-William Zamus Messer-5.99m
15-16 boys-Timothy Patterson-11.06m/36-03.5
17-18 men-Quinlin Preston-12.11m/39-08.75
15-16 boy-Timothy Patterson-1.65m/5-05
17-18 men-William Zamus Messer-1.95m/6-04.75
15-16 boy-John Kellum-52.97
17-18 men-Carter Sorenson-52.24
Decathlon Day 1 Total
15-16 boy-Timothy Patterson-2835
17-18 men-William Zamus Messer-2930
2000 meter steeplechase
15-16 girls-Haley Click-9.23.76
17-18 women-Kieran Casey-7:35.94
15-16 boys-Benjamin Ewert-6:18.84
17-18 men-Cody Jones-6:23.14
3000 meter race walk
13-14 girls-Taylor Ewert-15:54.56
15-16 girls-Nayeli Cisneros-17:44.99
17-18 women-Ashleigh Resch-14:51.89
13-14 boys-Angelo Peters-16:31.69
15-16 boys-Cameron Haught-12:59.83
17-18 men-Anthony Peters-12:59.74
1500 meter race walk
9-10 girls-Jennifer Lopez-9:19.11
11-12 girls-Camila Vicens-7:29.31
11-12 boys-Parker Sines-9:09.83