Final day of competition breaks records at 2006 USA Youth Champs


Jill McCormick
Communications Intern
USA Track & Field

GREENSBORO - Numerous athletes win multiple titles at 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.

William Wynne of Titans Track started day five off with a new meet record of 51.68 seconds for the Intermediate Boys 400 meter hurdles. Bayand Kamani set the previous record of 51.71 in 1996. "It felt good, it was my best time but not my best race," said Wynne. "It was hard for me to maintain my correct leg, then I just came through and finished strong. I just wanted to come out here and get the record." Wynne came backlater in the day to win the 110 meter hurdles in 14.26.

2005 USATF Youth Athlete of the Year Ebony Collins, running for Quiet Fire, competed in four individual races, winning two of them. Collins won the Young Women's 400 meter hurdles in 58.92 seconds and the open 400 meter dash in 52.66. In the 100 meter hurdles Collins placed third in 14.17, and in the 100 meter dash she placed fourth in 11.80.

Shayla Mahan won the Young Women's 100 meter dash in 11.63 seconds adding to her 200 meter dash victory on Saturday. "It felt good, I felt better then I did yesterday. My time was slow, but I'm glad I won."

In the Midget Girls 400 meter dash, Robin Reynolds broke the meet record, winning in 54.73 seconds. The previous record was held by Ebony Collins at 55.54. Reynolds time was the fastest recorded 400m time of the day in all female divisions until Collins surpassed it with her Young Women's winning 52.66. "My goal was to beat the record, that was a good time," said Reynolds.

Joel Coleman of Norfolk Real Deal Track Club won the 100 meters in 12.20 seconds. Coleman won the 800 meters on Saturday with 2:7.77.

In the Bantam Boys 400 meters, Jordan Pitts won the title at 60.04 seconds. Following Pitts for second place was Bryce Love in 1:03.22.

In the Bantam Girls 1,500 meters, Janice Lane dominated the field in 5 minutes 2.58 seconds. Taylor Welker finished second with 5:21.83.

In the Youth Boys 1,500 meters, Roblet Muhudin won his second title of the weekend crossing the line in 4 minutes 14.25 seconds. Muhudin won the 3,000 meters yesterday, and placed second in the 800 meters.

In the 4x100 meter relay Quiet Fire set a new Intermediate Girls meet record with a time of 45.45 seconds. The previous record was set by Visions Track Club in 1996 in 45.57.

Team Scores

Bantam Girls- California Rising Stars Track Club (59), Long Beach Sprinters (36), Illinois Elite Track Club (35), Titans Track Club (35)

Bantam Boys- Glenarden Track Club (38), California Quicksilver (37), Los Angeles Jets (33)

Midget Girls- Gazelle Track Club (74.5), California Rising Stars Track Club (61.5), Metropolis Track Club (42)

Midget Boys- Norfolk Real Deal (48), Track Phi Track Elite (41), Charlotte Panthers (28), Glenarden Track Club (28)

Youth Girls- Quiet Fire (129), Team Evolution (43), Norfolk Real Deal (38)

Youth Boys- Track Houston (48), South Orange County Wildcats (37), Gazelle Track Club (34), CA Rising Stars (34)

Intermediate Girls- Quiet Fire (62), Cornhusker Flyers (48), Track Houston Youth Track Club (37)

Intermediate Boys- Titans Track (73), Track Houston (49), Glenarden Track Club (43)

Young Women- Cornhusker Flyers (54), Quite Fire (37), Track Eastern Carolina (36)

Young Men- Track Houston (66), Track Eastern Carolina (35), Rolling Thunder (34)

For more information on the 2006 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships, including results and complete coverage of this year's events, visit