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Sianni Wynn wins sprint trio at USATF Hershey Junior Olympics to land USATF Athlete of the Week

8/3/2018
 

Sianni Wynn (Camden New Jersey) completed a perfect sprint trifecta at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships with 100m and 200m titles alongside a 400m national record.


Wynn set her sights on the 25-year-old girls 9-10 division 400m record after breezing through the preliminary sprint rounds. The 10-year-old shattered the record by almost a full second with her 58.97 sprint and crossed the line alone as she bested the pack by nearly four seconds. After narrowly missing the national 200m record of 26.10 as she picked up her second national title in 26.11, Wynn sprinted her way to another victory in the 100m with a 13.02.


Other notable performances:


William Platts -- Set a world record in the over-90 javelin at the USATF Outdoor Masters Championships. Platts broke the 30m barrier with ease, launching the javelin 31.46m/103-2.5 to break the previous record by 2.9m.


Sean Burrell -- Set two national records at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in the boys 15-16 200m dash. Burrell broke the record in the qualifying round with a 20.90 and came back stronger in the final with a 20.85. He went on to sprint his way to a 400m national title, nearly missing the national record of 45.99 with a 46.03 and took second in the 110m hurdles with a 14.04.


Roy Englert -- Shattered the over-95 800m world record at the USATF Outdoor Masters Championships. The U.S. Navy Veteran knocked down the 27-year-old record by almost five seconds as the first in his age group to run under six minutes with his 5:58.15.


Orville Rogers -- Broke the over-100 400m American record at the USATF Outdoor Masters Championships. Rogers covered the lap in 5:07.26 and had enough left in the tank to compete in the 100m later in the meet.


Sue McDonald -- Set two over-55 American records at the USATF Outdoor Masters Championships in the 400m and 800m. McDonald shattered the 800m record by almost four seconds with her 2:27.00 performance and went on to clock a 400m record with her 1:04.37 lap.


Sandi Morris -- Landed a world lead in the women’s pole vault with a 4.95m/16-2.9 clearance at the Liberty Bridge Jump Off in Greenville, South Carolina. After securing the win with the second best vault of her life, the Olympic silver medalist raised the bar to a world record height, 5.07m/16-7.50 but narrowly missed on three solid efforts.


Now in its 17th year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on USATF.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

 

2018 Winners: January 4, Brian Herron; January 11, Katelyn Tuohy; January 18, Molly Huddle; January 25, Christian Coleman; February 1, Sonja Friend-Uhl; February 8, Emily Infeld; February 15, Kendra Harrison; February 22, Christian Coleman; March 1, Sydney McLaughlin; March 8, Courtney Okolo; March 15, Da’mira Allen; March 22, Lesley Hinz; March 29, Caitlin Collier; April 4, Sydney McLaughlin; April 11, Maria Michta-Coffey; April 18, Desiree Linden; April 25, Twanisha Terry; May 3, Jenny Simpson; May 10, Galen Rupp; May 17, Tori Franklin; May 24, Robyn Stevens; May 31, Ryan Crouser; June 6, DeAnna Price; June 13, Michael Norman; June 20, Alyssa Wilson; June 27, Shelby Houlihan; July 5, Neil Howard III; July 11, Bernard Lagat; July 18, Eric Harrison Jr.; July 25, Courtney Frerichs; August 3, Sianni Wynn.

 

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about his/her performance to communications@usatf.org.

 

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