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USA Junior Outdoor Championships - Day 2 Updates

6/24/2011
 
EUGENE - Multi-eventers Kevin Lazas set a new junior record and Allison Reaser had the highest meet score in more than a decade to steal the show at the day two of the 2011 USA Junior Championships. 

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.

5:30 p.m. -- Record day for Razorback
University of Arkansas Razorback Kevin Lazas recorded the highest score ever by an American with these junior implements with 8,016 points. Lazas' future teammate Gunnar Nixon was not far behind with 7,748 points. Nixon was in the lead through the 110m hurdles until Lazas moved to the lead with impressive marks in the pole vault (5.05m/16-6.75) and a personal best in the javelin (59.38m/194-9).

4:30 p.m. -- Sophomore wins long jump
Devin Field won his first national junior title as a high school sophomore from Lancaster, Texas. Field narrowly won by half an inch in 7.53m/24-8.5 with a +2.5 wind reading. Terrance Williams of North Texas was the runner-up in 7.52m/24-8.25.

2:50 p.m. -- McKelvey tosses title

Kyle McKelvey won his first national junior title with his win in the men's shot put. Winning in 19.19m/62-11.5 on his fourth throw, McKelvey was able to beat second place Caleb Whitener of Georgia who threw 19.06m/62.5 before fouling on his final three throws.

2:45 p.m. -- Multi PR's in multi-events

Allison Reaser of San Diego State University took the lead in the junior women's heptathlon after four events, and never relented. Winning by a margin of 154 points, Reaser accumulated 5,359 points. Reaser's mark is the best since 2000 at the USA Junior Championships. Reaser excelled throughout the two-day event with personal best marks in the shot put, 200m and 800m. Deanna Latham of Wisconsin finished second in 5,205 points. Defending champion Alex Gochenour withdrew after the long jump.

2:40 p.m. -- 110H gold...Gators gotta Lovett

On the heels of a stellar 13.23 in the prelims earlier today, the second-fastest time ever by an American junior, Florida's Eddie Lovett hurdled to national gold in the junior men's 110H, stopping the clock at 13.33. California high schooler Jonathan Cabral, who ran for Team USA at the 2010 World Junior Championships and had a swift 13.36 in the prelims, was on Lovett's shoulder through the last hurdle but fell and finished seventh. Silver went to Roy Smith of North Carolina at 13.49, and bronze was won by Allen Williams in 13.84.

2:30 p.m. -- Wilson walks away with 100H title
California prep star Trinity Wilson was a convincing winner in the junior women's 100H, taking the gold with a 13.15, putting her 10th on the all-time U.S. junior list. Clemson's Bridgette Owens, who earlier this year moved to No. 6 on the all-time list with a 13.08 at the NCAA East regional, was second in 13.46, while Dior Hall, a Colorado high school sophomore-to-be, took third at 13.53.

2:00 p.m. -- Dudley clears first national title
On his last attempt at 2.20m/7-2.5 Edward Dudley of Lake Erie College sailed over the bar and won his first national junior title. Maalik Reynolds of the University of Pennsylvania earned runner-up honors in 2.17m/7-1.5, and David Smith of Auburn cleared the same height for third.

1:35 p.m. -- Prandini wins in second event of the day

Returning to the long jump runway moments after finishing fifth in the 100m finals, Jenna Prandini leaped to a winning mark of 6.24m/20-5.75 with a wind reading of +2.1.  Michigan's State's Ashley Stacy took the runner-up spot in 6.21m/20-4.5

1:20 p.m. -- Monster throw for Faldermeyer
UCLA's Alec Faldermeyer launched a huge personal best on his final throw with a mark of 73.52m/241-2. Faldermeyer's mark was nearly an 18-foot improvement over his previous best this season of 68.20m/223-9. Greg Skipper finished in second (67.23m/220-7) and Jordan Arakawa finished in third (65.99m/216-6)

1:10 p.m. -- Bracy rides wind to speedy 100m
Florida High School sensation Marvin Bracy won the finals of the men's 100m in a speedy 10.05 with a +2.2 wind reading. Auburn freshman Keenan Brock clocked a 10.22 and Oliver Bradwell took the third spot on the podium in 10.29.

1:05
p.m. -- Scott PR's in 100m final
Aurieyall Scott may have gotten out of the blocks with the slowest reaction time of the field; however, her top speed was enough to secure her with the national title in a personal best time of 11.12. English Gardner maintained her second-place position in the prelims and clocked an 11.18. USC's Jessica Davis took third in 11.40. 

12:55
p.m. -- Card claims shot title
Kelsey Card bettered her seed mark by nine inches to win the junior national title in 15.46m/50-8.75 on her third toss. Christina Hillman launched one at fifty feet even (15.24m) to take the runner-up spot.

12:40 p.m. -- LeLeux squeaks out win in vault
Louisiana high school standout, Morgann LeLeux won her first national junior title with a clearance of 4.15m/13-11.25. Sandi Morris of North Carolina equaled that mark, but was given second place based on her number of misses at an earlier height. Stephanie Richartz of Illinois finished out the podium in 4.05m/13-3

12:35
p.m. -- Jr. Women's 100m hurdle prelims
Clemson University's Bridgette Owens owns the fastest time from the women's prelims in 13.36, followed by Trinity Wilson and Melia Cox.

12:30 p.m. -- Jr. Men's 100m hurdle prelims
Eddie Lovett of Florida clocked the fastest time in 13.23 to win the second heat. Johnathan Cabral  was the next fastest at 13.36.

11:30 a.m. -- Jr. Men's 100m prelims
Marvin Bracy clocked the fastest time out of prelims in 10.32, followed by heat 1 winner Keenan Brock of Auburn in 10.32, and Prezel Hardy of Texas A&M in 10.32.

11:25
a.m. -- Scott speeds to 100m finals
Aurieyall Scott of the University of Central Florida speed to the quickest time of two preliminary heats of the women's 100m in 11.22. Her time is faster than last year's winning time out of finals at this event. Freshman sensation English Gardner won the second heat in 11.40.

11:15
a.m. -- Jr. Men's 1500m prelim
Both heats of the junior men's 1500m races ran in large packs, with the leaders not gaining much ground even though the finish line. Omar Kaddurah won the first heat in 3:53.84, and Elias Gedyon won the second heat in 3:56.97.

11:05 a.m. -- McGee prelim winner
Cory McGee of the University of Florida won the second and fastest heat of the women's 1500m prelims. The field false-started once, and then ran in a large pack, with Mcgee and Shayla Houlihan leading by a slight margin. With a kick to the finish that had four women seemingly cross at the same time, eight women from the second heat advanced to the final. Mary Cain of the Bronxville Track Club won the first heat in 4:30.19.

10:50
a.m. -- Beattie bests the field in 5,000m
High schooler Kayla Beattie of Woodstock, Ill. ran away from the field and ran a solo effort in most of the junior women's 5,000m. Beattie finished in 16:29.92, followed by two Virginia Tech teammates, Taylor Crosson and Courtney Dobbs who both dipped under the 17-minute mark.

10:40 a.m. -- Stinson wins on home track
Wile the men got off to a relatively slow start, University of Oregon freshman Parker Stinson began to push the pace of the junior men's 10,000m with two miles remaining and string out the tightly bunched pack of runners. Stinson's challenger for the win was Alex Monroe of Lock haven University; however, Stinson maintained a nearly four-second lead to win in 30:25.77.

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

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