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USA Junior Outdoor Championships - Day 1 Updates

6/23/2011
 
Eugene - Gunnar Nixon of Edmond, Okla. and San Diego State's Allison Reaser finished the first day of the junior multi-events in first place at the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships on June 23 in Eugene, Ore.

Updates were provided throughout the day and can be reviewed below. Action resumes tomorrow at Hayward Field, and can be followed on a live webcast provided in partnership with RunnerSpace.com - view online here.

Junior Men's Decathlon (2:50 p.m.)
Gunnar Nixon
Gunnar Nixon  

Gunnar Nixon finished off the first day with a pair of personal bests in the high jump (2.14/7-0.25) and 400 (49.33) to lead with 4,192 points. American Junior Record holder Kevin Lazas is second at 4,103.

Junior Women's Heptathlon (2:15 p.m.)
San Diego State's Allison Reaser made up for a subpar high jump with a 24.30 in the 200 to take the heptathlon lead after day one's events. Reaser, who was 18th at the NCAA championships earlier this month, leads with 3,174 points, 11 ahead of Lindsay Vollmer. Last year's Junior champion, Alex Gochenour, moved up to fourth at 3,126.

Junior Men's Javelin (2 p.m.)
He was the runner-up last year at Des Moines as a high schooler, but UCLA freshman Derek Eager moved atop the podium here with his final-round 69.22/227-1 throw. That throw took him past current Washington high schooler Sean Keller, who finished second at 67.05/219-11.

Junior Men's Decathlon (1:20 p.m.)
Gunnar Nixon got off to a solid start in the decathlon with a personal best time in the 100m of 11.03, and a personal best in the long jump with a mark of 7.30m/23-11.5. However, Nixon's marks were not good enough to maintain the lead. Nixon's future teammate, Kevin Lazas of Arkansas leapt to the lead with a PR toss of 15.25m/50-0 in the shot. After three events, Lazas is in the lead with a margin of 125 points.

For complete results and more information, view the event webpage here.


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