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World Youth Trials and USA Youth Champs - Day 1 Updates

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Madeleine Meyers kicked off the 2011 World Youth Track & Field Trials with an exciting start, as she set a new high school record in the 2,000meter steeplechase on the first day of the combined trials and USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Updates were provided throughout the day, and can be reviewed below:

World Youth Track and Field Trials

Boy's 3,000m
Darren Fahy of San Diego was able to hold off runner-up Connor Rog to win the trials in 8:35.17.

Boy's shot put
Tyler Schultz of South Dakota won the shot put on his final attempt with a heave of 20.08m/65-10.50.

Girls discus throw
With a throw of 49.41m/162-01 Chamaya Turner brought home the win in the girl's discus trials.

Madeleine Meyers of Seattle, Wa. set a new high school national record in the 2,000m steeplechase with her time of 6:32.02 on her way a victory in the 2,000m steeplechase. Northwest Florida Track Club's Dillon Worley improved on his seed time to win the boy's 2,000m steeplechase in 6:08.35.

Boy's pole vault
New Balance Outdoor Nationals champ Jacob Blankenship captured another prestigious win with his jump of 4.90m/16-0.75 in the boys' pole vault.

Girls' long jump
California's Kira Moreland only needed one attempt to win the girls' long jump competition with her distance of 5.82m/19-1.25.

Hammer throw
New Balance Outdoor Nationals champ Rudy Winkler added another title to his resume, winning the  hammer throw with a heave of 70.98m/232-10.
Cara McClain  defeated Ashlen Veatch by just a foot on her way to a win in the girls' hammer throw.

Boys' triple jump
Jaelen Spencer came out the winner in the boys' triple jump, recording his best mark of 15.35m/50-4.5 on his first attempt.

Boys' javelin throw
Colby Travis of the Arizona Puma Track Club won the boys' javelin throw with his toss of 64.67m/212-2.

USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships

In the first completed multi-event of the Youth Championships, Margaux Jones took top honors in the youth girls pentathlon. Jones faced stiff competition from Shayla Brougthon of the East New York Impalas who scored an equal number of points in the high jump. But in the end, Jones amassed 3,437 points to runner-up Broughton's 3118 points. In the youth boy's pentathlon, Joseph Jenkins of the Newroc Rockets was named the national champion with 1,011 points. The heptathlon and decathlon competitions are ongoing and will be completed tomorrow.

2,000m steeplechase
Julianna Vanderhout of the Arizona Flames Track Club won the intermediate girls national title in 7:38.55. Meanwhile, in the young women's steeplechase, Destiny Jenkins of the Newroc Rockets ran away from the field to win in 7:20.16.

South Orange County Wildcat team member Drake Johnston brought his club its first win of the meet by winning the intermediate boys steeplechase in 6:29.08. In the young men's division, Joshua Espinoza of Deer Valley won by nearly 22-seconds to brake the tape in 6:10.48.

Race walk
Jacqueline Chazotte of the Asheville Lightning won the title for the young women's 3,000m race walk with her time of 21:02.20. TexaStrong Running Club's Killian Tooke bested teammate Mario Guerra with his time of 16:09.25 for the young men's title.

Isis Welch of Metropolis Track Club was the winner of the youth girls' category with a time of 22:10.90, and Andy Vasquez of the Cornhusker Flyers was the youth boys' winner in 18:18.51.

In the boys' intermediate 3,000m race walk, Travis Menghini won in 19:31.25, while Texas Titans Track Club's Sierrah Martinez walked away with the win in 21:50.47.

Michael Leong claimed the title in the bantam boys' age group with a time of 11:51.06. Rileigh Powers won the bantam girls' race walk with a time of 9:31.53.

Ryan McCulskey of the Comets Track Club won the midget boys' 1,500m race walk in a time of 10:00.98, while Central Florida Track Club's Jenna Terry took the title on the girls' side in 8:44.33.

Competition resumes tomorrow and continues through Sunday, July 3. Results and webcast information can be found online at

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