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Weekend Roundup - August 22, 2017


USA, Canada Split Junior Race Walking Match

ROME, Georgia -- Team USATF and Team Canada each took home a team gold in the 29th USA vs Canada Junior Race Walking Match held in Rome, Georgia on Sunday, August 20. Hosted by the USATF Georgia Association on a one kilometer loop at Heritage Park Trail, the match is the longest continuously contested international dual meet for both countries.

USA women took the top 3 places in the women's 5 km race for the fourth consecutive year to win 16-6. Taylor Ewart (Beavercreek OH/Southwest Ohio TC) clocked 24:32 in first, over a minute ahead of second placer Lauren Harris (Holtsville NY/Walk USA) in 25:27. Completing the USA sweep was 2016 match victor Nayeli Cisneros (Elgin IL/Elgin Sharks).

Down in the scoring through the first half of the men's 10 km, Team Canada improved placings over the final 5 km to gain the points necessary for the team win, 12-10.  Alger Liang, a three time scorer in the meet, moved from third to first over the second half of the race to

win in 48:45. Team USA, finishing 2-4-5, was led by USA Junior Champion Cameron Haught (Enon OH/Southwest Ohio TC) who repeated his silver medal spot from last year in 49:56.

29th USA vs Canada Race Walking Match - 8/20/2017

Heritage Park Trail, Rome GA

Match scores 7-5-4-3-2-1, 3 scorers per country

Women's 5 km

1  Taylor Ewert         USA               24:32 7

2  Lauren Harris        USA               25:27 5

3  Nayeli Cisneros      USA               26:26 4

4  Kayla Allen          USA               27:08

5  Kyra Danielson       Canada            27:23 3

-  Jess Heiser-Whatley Guest-USA       27:26

6  Cassidy Cardle       Canada            27:33 2

7  Kayla Torres         USA               27:54

-  Victoria Heiser-Whatley Guest-USA   28:04

8  Zoe Zhang            Canada            28:58 1

9  Marina Anderson      Canada            30:05

-  Zoi Betties          Guest-USA       31:27

10 Jonna Yu             Canada            31:51

Final: USA 16, Canada 6

Men 10 km

1  Alger Liang          Canada            48:45 7

2  Cameron Haught       USA               49:56 5

3  Kenny Ho             Canada            50:31 4

4  Juan Moscoso         USA               50:31 3

5  Ediardp Uria         USA               51:41 2

6  Giovanni Cisneros    USA               51:57

7  Daniel Soliven       Canada            52:00 1

8  Keenan Hoyer         Canada            54:14

9  Johnny Tse           Canada            56:00

-  Jordan Crawford Guest-USA       56:10

10 Spencer Dunn         USA               57:18

-  Thoreau Kilbourne    Guest-USA       1:05:36

Final: Canada 12, USA 10

Contributed by Steve Vaitones, USATF New England Managing Director

Lawson, Merritt nab victories at Birmingham Diamond League

BIRMINGHAM, England -- World Championships silver medalist Jarrion Lawson jumped to his first Diamond League victory in the men’s long jump, while 2012 Olympic champion Aries Merritt won the men’s 110-meter hurdles as Team USATF claimed nine top-three finishes at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham Sunday in Birmingham, England.

Lawson’s leap of 8.19m easily beat the rest of the field, with fellow Olympian Mike Hartfield finishing third. In the men’s 110m hurdles, it was another 1-3 Team USATF finish with Merritt winning in 13.29 and Olympian Devon Allen coming third in 13.40.

Reigning Olympic champion Ryan Crouser and newly-minted World champion Tom Walsh went head-to-head once again in Birmingham, with Walsh coming out on top with a toss of 21.83m to Crouser’s best of 21.55m. Other second-place finishes included Allyson Felix in the women’s 400m (50.53), Ameer Webb in the men’s 200m (20.26) and Dalilah Muhammad in the women’s 400m hurdles (54.20).


The #RoadToTheFinal ends in Zürich and Brussels at the Diamond League Final. Fans can watch live on NBC Sports Gold and NBCSN. For full results, please visit the Birmingham Diamond League website.



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