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Weekend Roundup – June 26, 2017


Dalilah Muhammad highlights deepest 400m hurdle final in US History

SACRAMENTO, California -- The highlight of the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships came Sunday afternoon when 2016 Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad ran 52.64 in the 400m hurdles, leading six women under 54 seconds. While she only finished in sixth position, University of Kentucky commit Sydney McLaughlin smashed her own U20 World Record running 53.82. Team USATF will send Shamier Little and Kori Carter, along with Cassandra Tate, who won the Diamond League trophy last year, to the IAAF World Championships in London.

Other highlights from Sacramento include the men’s shot put, where Ryan Crouser, the gold medalist from the Rio Olympic Games threw 22.65m/73-0.75 to claim the competition in the furthest throw since 2003. Crouser battled 2016 silver Olympic medalist Joe Kovacs in a back and forth tussle for the lead.

In the men’s decathlon, 2012 Olympic silver medalist Trey Hardee found his way back on Team USATF after struggling with injury. Calculating his efforts carefully, Hardee ended the competition with a score of 8225 points

In the men’s 800m, 20 year-old Donovan Brazier claimed the title 1:44.14 to secure a spot on his first senior international team.

In the women’s 1500m, Rio Olympic bronze medalist Jenny Simpson took home her fourth US championship leading Kate Grace and Sara Vaughn on to Team USATF.

Full results from the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships can be found here.

Young athletes demonstrate up and coming talent at USATF Junior Outdoor Championships

SACRAMENTO, California -- High temperatures didn’t prevent track and field junior athletes from exhibiting standout performances and talent at USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, competing concurrently alongside the senior outdoor championships.  


Iowa freshman Laulauga Tasusaga-Collins took the first gold of the Junior Championships with her first round discus throw of 54.04m/177-3, with runner up Pamela Amaechi following behind with a best of 53.10m/174-2.  


Second day highlights came from Tara Davis capturing two Junior Outdoor titles in both the women’s long jump and 100m hurdles on Friday. Davis started her day with women’s long jump, only needing one jump to win the event marking 6.63m/21-9. She followed up hours later with a 100m hurdles performance where she finished with a top qualifying time of 12.95, just beating Tia Jones at the line.


Baylor freshman Maxwell Willis captured the junior men’s 100m in 10.26, reflecting previous elite performances which earned him Big 12 Freshman of the Year. While competing in the 200m the following day, Willis started strong but later fell, leaving Tyrese Cooper to capture the title in 20.89.


A close matchup between Josephus Lyles and Zachary Shinnick battled for first in the 400m, with Shinnick passing Lyles to lead the last 50m, finishing in 45.20.


Watch USATF Junior Outdoor Championships on demand video on USATF.TV +PLUS and find full results here.

Cat Bradley wins the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run

AUBURN, California -- American Cat Bradley won the Western States 100 in a time of 19:31:30. The Western States 100 is a 100.2 mile endurance race that begins in Squaw Valley, California at the site of the 1980 Olympic Games and ends in Auburn, California. The race is considered the oldest 100-mile trail race in the world, since it began in 1974.


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