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Woodbey gets fourth gold on final day of USA Youth Outdoor Championships

7/1/2012
 
ARLINGTON, Texas-- Jaiden Woodbey earned his third national championship title of the week to highlight the final day of competition at the USA Youth Track & Field Championships at Maverick stadium at The University of Texas-Arlington.

Earlier in the week, Woodbey (California Rising Stars Track Club) won the Midget Boys Pentathlon and broke the national record with 2,823 points, bettering the old record of 2,802 points set in 2005 by Devon Blackmon. On Saturday, Woodbey won again in the Midget Boys 200m with a time of 25.85.. Woodbey came back on Sunday to add two more national championships to his repertoire, winning the Midget Boys shot put in 11.97m/39-3.25 and 80m hurdles in 12.07.

“I just wanted to [get a personal record] in everything,” Woodbey said. “My goal is to get 3,000 points [in the pentathlon]. I want to be better than last year. I always want to excel and get better every day.”

Woodbey will have another shot at his goals later this month at the Junior Olympics in Baltimore, Maryland.

Kamran McIntosh-Ross and Kendrick Law met again on the track in the Sub-Bantam Boys 100m. McIntosh-Ross (Metro Atlanta Spirit) went into the race as the top seed, trying to hold off Law (SPAR Track Club), who broke the Sub-Bantam Boys 200m national record on Saturday. In his third time facing Law, McIntosh was able to pull off the victory in an exciting race, running 14.12. Law finished just behind in 14.13.

In the Bantam Girls 100m, Dynasty McClennon was searching for her first individual title of the competition after placing second in the 200m and anchoring the winning 4x100m relay. McClennon (Track Houston Youth Track Club) was seeded first going into the race but was unable to hold off Sierra Beal for the victory. Beal (Mercury Coppell Track Club) won the event in 13.71 while McClennon finished close behind in 13.73.

The Youth Boys 1500m proved to be another duel between Southern Californians Phillip Rocha and Jacob Ogden. The pair already squared off in the 3000m where Ogden came away with the win. Rocha (So Cal Roadrunners) and Ogden (South Orange County Wildcats) ran close together for most of the race leading to another exciting finish for the crowd. Rocha put on a surge in the last lap to give him the victory. Rocha’s time of 4:11.50 bettered Ogden’s by less than a second at 4:12.45.

“I was focused more than ever,” Rocha said. “I prepared more systematically and better than I have my previous races. When the gun went off I felt awesome. I’m glad I won.”

James Smith grabbed his second national championship title of the competition when he won the Bantam Boys 100m and 400m. In less than three hours, Smith (Los Angeles Jets Track Club) won the 100m in 12.81 and doubled back for the 400m running a 59.59. The only Bantam Boy to break 60 seconds, Smith’s nearest competitor finished in 61.53.

National and Junior Olympic record holder in the 800m, Raevyn Rogers went into the Intermediate Girls 400m as the favorite, seeded first by more than three seconds. Rogers (The Wings Track Club, Inc.) displayed another dominating performance in the final, winning by more than two seconds. After clocking a time of 53.68 in her winning 400m, Rogers competed in the last event of the day by anchoring The Wings Track Club, Inc. 4x400m Relay team in the Intermediate Girls division. Rogers and her teammates came away with the win, giving Rogers two national championships for the competition.

Winners from today’s events include:
Youth Girls Long Jump: Rikianne Patterson (5.24m/17-2.25)
Youth Boys Long Jump: Jordan Flowers (5.60m/18-4.5)
Young Men High Jump: Roland Sales (2.05m/6-8.75)
Midget Boys Shot Put: Jaiden Woodbey (11.97m/39-3.25)
Intermediate Boys Javelin Throw: Aaron Ramirez (51.06m/167-6)
Sub-Bantam Girls 100m: Jaida Cole (14.70)
Sub-Bantam Boys 100m:Kamran McIntosh-Ross (14.12)
Bantam Girls 100m: Sierra Beal (13.71)
Bantam Boys 100m: James Smith (12.81)
Midget Girls 100m: Kaytie Black (12.76)
Midget Boys 100m: Donald Evans (12.61)
Youth Girls 100m: Lynna Irby (12.06)
Youth Boys 100m: Anthony Mcfarland (11.09)
Intermediate Girls 100m: Aleia Hobbs (11.77)
Intermediate Boys 100m: Mark Barre’ (10.80)
Young Women 100m: Bria Carter (11.76)
Young Men 100m: Cameron Burrell (10.50)
Young Men Pole Vault: Marcus Kehoe (4.70m/15-5)
Intermediate Boys 400m Hurdles: Garrett Moore (56.75)
Young Men 400m Hurdles: Andre Phillips (53.83)
Intermediate Girls 400m Hurdles: Alaysha Johnson (1:01.64)
Young Women 400m Hurdles: Melissa Gonzalez (1:00.62)
Youth Girls 200m Hurdles: Victoria Powell (27.89)
Youth Boys 200m Hurdles: D’Anthony Walcott (25.51)
Sub-Bantam Girls 1500m: Leah Futey (6:01.00)
Sub-Bantam Boys 1500m: Jalen Cox (5:30.02)
Bantam Girls 1500m: Dallas Jones (5:25.22)
Bantam Boys 1500m: Maxwell Wilson (4:51.23)
Midget Girls 1500m: Haley Herberg (5:06.81)
Midget Boys 1500m: Raymon Ornelas (4:47.43)
Youth Girls Shot Put: Sierra Sheppard (14.08m/46-2.5)
Intermediate Girls Javelin: Chrissy Glasmann (33.19m/108-11)
Sub-Bantam Girls 400m: Jordyn Marshall (1:14.06)
Sub-Bantam Boys 400m: Jaylen Bateman (1:10.76)
Bantam Girls 400m: Rachel Glenn (1:04.40)
Bantam Boys 400m: James Smith (59.59)
Midget Girls 400m: Tylantiss Atlas (59.19)
Midget Boys 400m: DeAngelo Chester (56.99)
Youth Girls 400m: Lynna Irby (54.34)
Youth Boys 400m: JaQuintmin Taylor (50.16)
Intermediate Girls 400m: Raevyn Rogers (53.74)
Intermediate Boys 400m: Emmanual Ogwo (48.06)
Young Women 400m: Marcquita Stalbert (54.25)
Young Men 400m: Dustin James (48.48)
Youth Girls 1500m: Rylee Bowen (4:45.20)
Youth Boys 1500m: Phillip Rocha (4:11.50)
Intermediate Girls 1500m: Rebekah Topham (4:38.37)
Intermediate Boys 1500m: Austin Tamagno (4:08.35)
Young Women 1500m: Nicole Mello (4:45.61)
Young Men 1500m: Christopher Lowery (3:59.32)
Intermediate Boys 110m Hurdles:  Chad Zallow (15.08)
Young Men 110m Hurdles: Joshua Lamers (13.77)
Intermediate Girls 100m Hurdles: Alaysha Johnson (14.02)
Young Women 100m Hurdles: Skylar Ross-Ransom (13.92)
Youth Boys 100m Hurdles: Xavier Jackson (13.55)
Youth Girls 100m Hurdles: Kyla Glenn (14.83)
Midget Girls 80m Hurdles: Jada Hicks (12.30)
Midget Boys 80m Hurdles: Jaiden Woodbey (12.07)
Midget Girls Shot Put: Maya Stanley (9.97m/32-8.5)
Young Women Javelin: Megan Glasmann (42.63m/139-10)
Sub-Bantam Girls 4x400m Relay: The Wings Track Club, Inc. (5:12.62)
Sub-Bantam Boys 4x400m Relay: Los Angeles Jets Track Club (5:00.72)
Bantam Girls 4x400m Relay: Tru Speed Track Club (4:43.44)
Bantam Boys 4x400m Relay: Mercury Elite Track and Field (4:18.17)
Midget Girls 4x400m Relay: The Wings Track Club, Inc. (4:18.52)
Midget Boys 4x400m Relay: DeSoto Swift Track Club(4:00.84)
Youth Girls 4x400m Relay: Track Houston Youth Track Club (3:57.38)
Youth Boys 4x400m Relay: Track Houston Youth Track Club (3:29.99)
Intermediate Girls 4x400m Relay: The Wings Track Club, Inc. (3:44.60)
Intermediate Boys 4x400m Relay: CL Athletics Stars Track Club (3:21.71)
Young Women 4x400m Relay: Track Dynamite (3:43.46)
Young Men 4x400m Relay: Team Xtreme (3:16.93)

Complete results can be found here

Emily Pritt
Communications Intern
USA Track & Field
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