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The USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships comes to a close in Hornet Stadium


Sacramento, CA -- The USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships came to a close on its seventh day. The athletes didn’t let the 105 degree heat in Hornet Stadium stop them from winning national titles and breaking national records. 

All seven days of competition will be available on USATF.TV+ and all post-race results can be found here

In the boy’s 8 & under 1500m, Victor Jaimez-Solorio Jr. (Unattached) set a new national record of 5:02.37. Jaimez-Solorio broke the record by over five seconds with almost a 10 second lead on the field. The previous record was set by Daniel Skanders in 2014. 

Kareem Knox II (Las Vegas Heat) took home the title in the boy’s 8 & under 100m and broke the national record. He crossed the finish in 13.53 to better the record of 13.65. Knox also placed second in the 200m final by seven one-thousandths on day six. 

Two national records fell in the 4x400m relay. The boys of Afterburners Track ran 4:40.65 to run a new 8 & under boys record. Following their performance two teams ran under the national record in the boy’s 9-10 race. The Tri City Jaguars led from start to finish to win in 4:06.96 and the Mark Trail Flying Eagles had a strong finish for second in 4:08.85. 

Payton Payne (Glenarden Track) broke her own record in the girl’s 11-12 100m. She ran 11.75 to better her time from the prelim of 11.76.

The Marshall brothers of God Speed Track Club dominated the 110m hurdles. Jadyn Marshall ran 14.17 for the gold in the boy’s 15-16 race and Jamar Marshall finished strong over the final hurdles to run 13.57 in the men’s 17-18 hurdles. 

Galadriel Mellion (Unattached) threw 15.27m/50-1.25 to win the girl’s 13-14 shot put by over seven feet. Treasure Brown (Los Angeles Jets) placed second with a throw of 13.01m/42-8.25 on her fifth attempt. 

Shawnti Jackson (Run U Xpress) is following her father, Bershawn ‘Batman’ Jackson’s footsteps with her triple crown effort this week. Jackson ran 53.98 in the girl’s 13-14 400m while chasing Pan-American U20 champion, Kayla Davis’ record. Jackson returned to the track later to win the 100m in 11.57 over the field and on day six she won the 200m title in 24.12. 

In the men’s 17-18 400m hurdles, Clayton Keys (Track Houston) and Kirk Collins (Unattached) rose above the rest. Keys won the gold in 52.26 and Collins followed in 52.39. 

World record holder in the 14-year-old high jump, Trey Tintinger (Helena Nova) won the men’s 17-18 high jump with a jump of 2.17m/6-10.75.

Day 7 Champions


Girl’s 1500m, 8 & under, Yasmin Lopez (Pacific Coast Shock Waves), 5:21.60

Boy’s 1500m, 8 & under, Victor Jaimez-Solorio Jr., (Unattached), 5:02.37

Girl’s 1500m, 9-10, Micah Neal (Mach 1 TC), 5:08.40

Boy’s 1500m, 9-10, J Hardway Jr. (Hercules Running Rebels), 4:52.90

Girl’s 1500m, 11-12, Adelynn Rodriguez (El Paso Flames), 4:50.42

Boy’s 1500m, 11-12, Adam Divinity (Unattached), 4:41.83

Girl’s 1500m, 13-14, Arielle Mckenzie (Pacific Coast Shock Waves), 4:38.01

Boy’s 1500m, 13-14, Broen Holman (Unattached), 4:15.90

Girl’s 1500m, 15-16, Harper McClain (Unattached), 4:36.38

Boy’s 1500m, 15-16, Spencer Werner (TNT Track & Field Academy), 4:01.80

Women’s 1500m, 17-18, Kyra Pretre (Menlo I Greyhounds), 4:46.14

Men’s 1500m, 17-18, Tobias Wolfson (MHC Track Club), 3:57.77


Girl’s 400m, 8 & under, Zy’Ahnna Hayes (Vegas Stealth Youth Track), 1:10.31

Boy’s 400m, 8 & under,  Marquece Bruner (Sheldon Jr Huskies), 1:06.12

Girl’s 400m, 9-10, Markayla Blackstock (Unattached), 1:01.68

Boy’s 400m, 9-10, Prentice Jones Jr (Tri City Jaguars), 1:00.07

Girl’s 400m, 11-12, Jada Edwards (Eagles Elite), 57.42

Boy’s 400m, 11-12, Chase Hansen (Valley United Track Club), 56.05

Girl’s 400m, 13-14,  Shawnti Jackson (Run U Xpress), 53.98

Boy’s 400m, 13-14, Charis Jackson (NTX Jackrabbits), 50.73

Girl’s 400m, 15-16, Aaliyah Pratt (MVP League), 53.60

Boy’s 400m, 15-16,  Joel Ekeanyanwu (NXT Jackrabbits), 47.83

Women’s 400m, 17-18, Alysia Johnson (Bull City Express), 53.72

Men’s 400m, 17-18,  Omodiaogbe Oboh (ISC International), 47.54

Short Hurdles

Girl’s 80mh, 11-12, Simone Bernard (O.F.F. Track), 12.36

Boy’s 80mh, 11-12, Blake Williams (North DeKalb Blaze), 12.18

Girl’s 100mh, 13-14, Ana-Liese Torian(Warrior Athletic TC), 14.23

Boy’s 100mh, 13-14, Miles Robert (Umoja), 13.51

Girl’s 100mh, 15-16, Jalaysiya Smith (North Texas Cheetahs Track), 13.55

Boy’s 110mh, 15-16, Jadyn Marshall (God Speed Track Club), 14.17 

Women’s 100mh, 15-16, Kaylah Mccall (Zephyrs Track), 13.56

Men’s 110mh, 17-18, Jamar Marshall (God Speed Track Club), 13.57


Girl’s 100m, 8 & under, Melani Dogget (Major Impact Track), 14.29

Boy’s 100m, 8 & under, Kareem Knox II (Las Vegas Heat), 13.53 

Girl’s 100m, 9-10, Zion Bullard (Lane 4 Track Club), 13.39

Boy’s 100m, 9-10, Noah Roberts (Quicksilver Track), 12.80

Girl’s 100m, 11-12, Paytone Payne (Glenarden Track), 11.75 

Boy’s 100m, 11-12, Keynan Cotton (Bellevue Breeze Rec Track), 11.94

Girl’s 100m, 13-14,  Shawnti Jackson (Run U Xpress), 11.57

Boy’s 100m, 13-14, Zion Ragins (A STARS), 11.12 

Girl’s 100m, 15-16, Kennedi Sanders (XCEL Athletics Track and Field), 11.67

Boy’s 100m, 15-16, Malachi Bibbs (Unattached), 10.74 

Women’s 100m, 17-18, Taylor Gilling (TNT Track and Field), 11.96

Men’s 100m, 17-18, Devon Brown (Seattle Speed Track), 10.65 

Long Hurdles

Girl’s 200mh, 13-14, Tia Williams (Drive Phase TC), 26.46

Boy’s 200mh, 13-14, Nickolas Miller (East Bay Elite), 25.44

Girl’s 400mh, 15-16, Jasmine Gryne (D.C. Express Track), 1:00.52

Boy’s 400mh, 15-16, BriYon Watts (Zephyr Track), 54.88

Women’s 400mh, 17-18, Alexander Webster (Ferrari TC), 59.55

Men’s 400mh, 17-18, Clayton Keys (Track Houston), 52.26

4x400m relay

Girl’s 4x400m relay, 8 & under, Pacific Coast Shock Waves, 5:03.84  

Boy’s 4x400m relay, 8 & under,  Afterburners Track, 4:40.65 

Girl’s 4x400m relay, 9-10, Desoto Nitro, 4:30.71 

Boy’s 4x400m relay, 9-10, Tri City Jaguars, 4:06.96

Girl’s 4x400m relay, 11-12, Pacific Coast Shock Waves, 4:02.51 

Boy’s 4x400m relay, 11-12, Valley United Track Club, 3:58.72  

Girl’s 4x400m relay, 13-14, Los Angeles Jets, 3:49.29

Boy’s 4x400m relay, 13-14, NTX Jackrabbits, 3:32.45 

Girl’s 4x400m relay, 15-16,  MVP League, 3:43.73

Boy’s 4x400m relay, 15-16, Texas Storm Track, 3:18.85

Women’s 4x400m relay, 17-18, Take Off, 3:42.78

Men’s 4x400m relay, 17-18, Track Houston, 3:13.72

Long Jump

Girl’s Long Jump, 9-10, Nia Faulknor (So Cal Running Cougars), 4.46m/14-7.75

Boy’s Long Jump, 9-10, Osani Gayles (God Speed Track Club), 4.54m/14-10.75

High Jump

Girl’s High Jump, 11-12, Mary Taylor (Dave Bethany TC), 1.45m/4-9

Men’s High Jump, 17-18, Trey Tintinger (Helena Novas), 2.10m/6-10.75

Javelin Throw

Boy’s Javelin Throw, 15-16, Dash Simon (Unattached), 57.44m/188-5

Women’s Javelin Throw, 17-18, Riley Traeger (Unattached), 42.76m/140-3

Discus Throw

Boy’s Discus Throw, 11-12, Carson McInerney (Tri State Track and Field), 35.62m/116-10

Boy’s Discus Throw, 13-14, Benjamin Shue (Unattached), 49.97m/163-11

Shot Put

Girl’s Shot Put, 8 & under, Carter Crayton (Charlotte Flights), 6.84m/25-5.25

Girl’s Shot Put, 13-14, Galadriel Mellion (Unattached), 15.27m/50-1.25 

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