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Team USATF adds three medals on second day in Tampere


TAMPERE, Finland-- Americans added three medals on the second day of competition at the IAAF World U20 Championships, taking a pair in the men’s 100m, and an historic one in the women’s javelin.

Team USATF crossed the line second and third in a surprise men’s 100m finish which saw Indonesia’s Lalu Muhammad Zohri outlean Anthony Schwartz and win in a national record 10.18. Schwartz’s 10.22 earned him silver with Eric Harrison taking home bronze, also in a personal best 10.22.

Dana Baker’s bronze in the women’s javelin is the first-ever javelin medal for a U.S. man or woman at the World U20s. Baker’s 55.04m/180-7 from the second round was her second-best throw after tossing 55.11 at Javfest on June 29.

Morning session:

110m hurdles

Cory Poole (Gainesville, Florida) and Joseph Anderson (Rancho Cucamonga, California) started the day strong running 13.60 and 13.64, respectively, as they qualified for 110m hurdles semi-final later Wednesday night.


Kyle Garland (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) started day two earning valuable points in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.99. Garland moved on to throw 42.56m/139-6 in the discus and 53.00m/173-8 in the javelin. He pulled together a personal best in the pole vault as he cleared 4.00m/13-1.5 before clocking a 1500m time of 4:58.42 in the last of the ten events. Garland stacked up 7,451 points across the two day event to finish seventh overall.

Women’s shot put

En route to a throws trifecta, Alyssa Wilson (Howell, New Jersey) threw a 17.02m/55-10.25 in the women’s shot put for the best throw of the qualifying round. Both Wilson and Lindsey Baker (East Liverpool, Ohio) hit the automatic qualifying marks an their second throws to move on to the final. Baker’s toss of 15.78m/51-9.25 landed her the fourth seed going into the evening session’s final.

Men’s Hammer

Fraternal twins Steven Feldman and Michael Feldman (Long Island, New York) competed in the qualifying round of the men’s hammer throw. Michael had a strong first toss of 64.01m/210 but was unable to better his mark on his other attempts. After a foul on his first attempt, Steven pulled together a 58.89m/193-2 throw in the second round and remained consistent on his third throw. The brothers fell short of qualifying for the final round.

Women’s 400m hurdles

Brooke Jaworski (Athens, Wisconsin) clocked the fastest time in the first heat of the 400m hurdles as she crossed the finish line in 58.42 to automatically qualify for the semi-final on day three. Jurnee Woodward (Vacaville, California) finished second in her heat to qualify for semifinals with a 58.91. The duo is seeded sixth and 13th, respectively going into the semi-finals.

Men’s 400m

Baylor University’s Howard Fields (Fresno, Texas) narrowly finished second in heat five of the men’s 400m with a time of 47.08 to qualify for semi-finals. Umajesty Williams (Tucson, Arizona) will join Fields in the semi-final as he clocked a 47.16 to take second in the seventh heat. The two will run for a spot in the final on day three.

Women’s 100m

Team USATF women’s captain Twanisha Terry (Miami, Florida) won heat two of the 100m in 11.37 to qualify for the semi-final round. Birthday girl Daija Lampkin (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) won heat four in 11.44 to join Terry in the next round on Thursday.

Men’s 100m

During the men’s 100m semi final, two Team USATF athletes achieved qualifying times to move onto finals. In the first heat, Anthony Schwartz (Miami, Florida) bested his competitors with a time of 10.19 and heads into finals as the favorite. In the third heat, Eric Harrison (Washington, D.C.) crossed the line first with a time of 10.36. The men’s 100m final will be the final event contested on day two.  

Afternoon session:

Men’s 100m final

Team USATF earned two more medals in the men’s 100m final. Anthony Schwartz (Miami, Florida) and Eric Harrison (Washington, D.C.) finished second and third, both clocking 10.22. In a photo finish, Schwartz’s 10.211 edged out Harrison’s personal best 10.220.

Women’s shot put

During the final round of the women’s shot put, Lindsay Baker (East Liverpool, Ohio) threw progressively farther on her first three attempts. On her third throw, she achieved a mark of 15.67m/51-5 . Baker fouled on her final three throws and finished in sixth place overall. Alyssa Wilson (Howell, New Jersey) was unable to land a legal throw, ending the competition without a mark.

Men’s 110m hurdles

Cory Poole (Gainesville, Florida) clocked a 13.68 to win the first semifinal and move on to Thursday’s final. Joseph Anderson (Rancho Cucamonga, California) narrowly missed qualifying for the final as he also ran 13.68, finishing fifth in his heat.

Men’s pole vault

Cole Riddle (Surprise, Arizona) and Zachery Bradford (Bloomington, Illinois) both cleared 5.20m/17-0.75 to qualify for Saturday’s final. Bradford went over on his first attempt, his only vault of the day. Riddle had two misses at his opening height of 5.10m/16-8.75, and also missed his first try at 5.20m, but cleared it second time around to secure a spot in the top 12.

Women’s 800m

Sammy Watson (College Station, Texas) and Caitlin Collier (Jacksonville, Florida) battled a competitive field in the women’s 800m semi-final but came up short of qualifying for the final round. Watson and Collier both finished with a time of 2:03.95 in their separate semi-final heats.

Men’s long jump

JuVaughn Blake (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) and Rayvon Allen (St. Louis, Missouri) finished 9th and 10th in the men’s long jump on day two. Blake’s best jump of 7.63m/25-0.5 was as far as the eighth place finisher but he missed finals based on the second best attempt. Allen’s landed his best jump on his third attempt with a 7.61m/24-11.75 leap to narrowly miss out on finals.

Women’s 400m

The U.S. was represented solely by Taylor Manson (Gainesville, Florida) in the women’s 400m semi-final. Manson finished first out of her heat, crossing the line with a time of 53.00 to automatically qualify for the final. Manson will hit the track for the 400m final on day three as the sixth seed.

Women’s 3000m

Cailie Logue (Erie, Kansas) led Team USATF in the women’s 3000m final with an 11th place finish. Logue battled to the finish to run a personal best time of 9:16.78. Amanda Vestri (Webster, New York) trailed close behind to take 13th with a personal best 9:21.95 finish.

Click here for results. Fans in the U.S. can watch live coverage on the Olympic Channel (also available online).

Day three continues with action starting at 2:05 a.m. ET and at 11:00 a.m. ET. Click here for the full schedule.

Medal table (2)

Silver (2)

Men’s shot put, Adrian Piperi

Men’s 100m, Anthony Schwartz

Bronze (2)

Women’s javelin, Dana Baker

Men’s 100m, Eric Harrison


Dana Baker, women’s javelin bronze medalist on being first Team USATF U20 Javelin medalist: “It’s amazing! Hopefully I’m the first of many. It’s a great feeling, kind of surreal. It hasn’t really set in yet.”

Anthony Schwartz, men’s 100m silver medalist: “This feels great winning a medal here in my first international meet against the best of the best. I didn’t get the result I wanted but I leave here knowing I still have a lot in me and still have the fastest time in the world. It’s really a learning experience knowing that I can be beat. Being beat is actually the best outcome because I now know that I need to train harder.”

Eric Harrison Jr., men’s 100m bronze medalist: “I really want to give props to my coach. I have the best coach in the world. He told me exactly what to do to execute this race. I still have a lot to work on but coming into this meet with the 8th seed and finishing with the bronze medal is an amazing experience. I’m more than thrilled right now.”

Twanisha Terry on her qualifying performance: “I am satisfied with my performance from the line. The goal was to come in and make it out as an automatic qualifier. Going into the semi-final i’ll be focusing on what I did today. The goal is to work on my technique coming out of the blocks, stay in my drive and then run my zones throughout the race.”

Terry on being named Team USATF women’s captain: “Being team captain is going well. I talk to all the ladies, motivate them if they need. If they’re feeling nervous before their race, I’ll give them the comfort they need.”

Terry on her personal goal: “My personal goal is to come out as the U20 100m champion, run another legal sub-11 and to anchor the 4x100m and bring home gold for Team USA.”

Amanda Vestri: “This was my first international meet. It went by a lot quicker than I thought just because I’m really not used to running the 3k that much. I prefer the 5k and 10k but it was a really good challenge for me and i think, all things considered, it was a good race for a PR and it was awesome having my teammate out there. We always run super well together and we know if we see each other we’re doing something good.”

Cailie Logue: “When you can look over and see your teammate it gives you a little boost, knowing there is someone there you train with everyday. It definitely gives you a confidence boost and it was exciting be here together, let alone set personal bests together. It’s exciting looking to the future for us and the future for Iowa State.”

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