Carson adds another medal on Day 5 of the 2006 Youth Champs


Jill McCormick
Communications Intern
USA Track & Field

GREENSBORO -Hannah Carson adds to her collection of medals on day five of the 2006 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held at the Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina A&T State University.

The Championships are a national competition with entry based upon qualifying standards for each event and have the same age divisions as the USATF Junior Olympic program. Bantam (10 and under), Midget (11-12), Youth (13-14), Intermediate (15-16) and Young Men/Women (17-18). In addition, this year's meet will serve as one of the selection pool competitions for the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Hannah Carson added a gold medal to her silver and bronze from earlier in the week when she won the Youth Girls javelin with a toss of 37.49meters/123 feet 0 inches. She also placed second in the discus throw at 32.74 meters/107 feet 5 inches and third in the shot put with 13.56 meters/44 feet 6 inches.

In a field of 20 athletes in the Youth Boys 3,000 meters, Roblet Muhudin of Blazers Track Club took the lead on the first lap and never let it go. Muhudin ran 9 minutes 17.18 seconds winning the race over a late push by Harold Lamour of Juventus Track Club (9:17.29). "It was a nice race. I was just cruising in trying to win. I have an 800m to go later today," said Muhudin.

The Young Men's discus proved a repeat of the Young Men's shot put for Jimmie Pacifico. He won with a distance of 52.45 meters/172 feet 1 inch. Walter Bell of Hoover Parks earned his third top-3 finish when he followed Pacifico in second with a toss of 48.32/158-06.

In the Bantam Boys shot put, Clayton Walderzak dominated the field with a toss of 10.90 meters/35 feet 9.25 inches. Marcus Abraham finished second with a throw of 7.88m/25-10.25.

Dione Thomas won the Young Women's long jump with a leap of 5.93 meters/19 feet 5.5 inches. Ashley Hill placed second with a jump of 5.72m/18-9.25.In the Young Women's 200 meter dash, Shayla Mahan of the Motor City Track Club ran away with the title in 23.54 seconds. "It seemed hard because it is hot and I'm sick," said Mahan. "I just tried to stay comfortable."

Joel Coleman and Elias Geydon won their respective divisions of the 800 meters. Coleman of Norfolk Real Deal Track Club barley missed the meet record with 2 minutes 7.77 seconds for the Midget Boys division. The record stands at 2:07.21 set by Reginald Warren in 2001. Geydon, running for Quiet Fire, ran a 2:03.98 to win the Youth Boys division. Roblet Muhudin came back after his victory in the 3,000m earlier in the day to finish second place in the 800m in 2:04.55.

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