Emily Sisson Upsets Jordan Hasay in US JR 3000m

Sisson upset four-time national champion Jordan Hasay to win the
women’s 3,000m while Iowa’s own Alex Gochenour won the heptathlon on
Day 2 of the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships at
Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.


The USA Junior
Championships will serve as the selection meet for the 2010 IAAF World
Junior Championships, July 19-25, in Moncton, Canada. The top two
finishers in each event will compete in Moncton, provided that they
have met the qualifying standard.


Sisson over Hasay in women’s 3,000m


The women’s 3,000m
was a battle between Olympic Trials 1,500m finalist Jordan Hasay and
2010 World XC team member Emily Sisson. With three laps to go, Hasay
moved into the lead with Sisson hot on her heels. With 200m to go,
Sisson took the lead from Hasay before Hasay came back even with her
with 70m to go. Sisson finally took the lead for good 25m from the
finish, going on to win in 9:18.73 to Hasay’s 9:18.92.


Surprise! Local favorite Gochenour wins heptathlon


Local favorite
Alex Gochenour, competing for the Cornhusker Flyers, went into the last
event of the heptathlon needing to beat leader Ashley Smith by roughly
14 seconds over 800m. Smith completed her 800 in 2:35.62. And
Gochenour? She finished in 2:19.14, securing the national title with
5,300 points. Smith finished as the runner-up with 5,270 and Whitney
Fountain, who won the 800m in 2:17.39, was third with 5,179.


Wise holds on to win Dec


Leading the
competition from start to finish, Neamen Wise edged out Kevin Lazas,
7,300 points to 7,291, to win the men’s decathlon. Heading into the
final event, the 1,500m, Wise needed to stay within four seconds of
Lazas to maintain his lead and win the national title. Lazas ran the
1,500m in 4:44.69 and Wise finished in 4:48.67. Earlier in the day,
Wise had won the 110m hurdles in 14.50 while Lazas won the pole vault
in 4.50m/14-9 and the javelin with 55.78m/183-0. 2010 Youth Olympic
Games team member Gunnar Nixon finished third with 7,137.


Around the field


Nick Vena’s first
heave of the evening (19.95m/65-5.5) was enough to win the men’s shot
put, but it was his second throw of 20.14m/66-1 that guaranteed the win
for the rising high school senior from Morristown, N.J. Texas freshman
Hayden Baillio was the runner-up with a best effort of 19.89m/65-3.25.

Andrew Evans won the men’s discus with a toss of 59.10m/193-11, while Andrew Rose was the runner-up with 57.51m/188-8.


Tennessee freshman Justin Hunter won the men’s long jump with a leap of
7.89m/25-10.75 while 2009 World Youth team member Carlton Lavong was
the runner-up with 7.50m/24-7.25. Southern University’s Micah Mcculloch
took third with 7.17m/23-6.25. David Smith won the men’s high jump with
a best clearance of 2.23m/7-3.75 while Maalik Reynolds was the
runner-up at 2.20m/7-2.5.


Kansas’ Andrea
Geubelle soared into the lead in the women’s long jump with
6.20m/20-4.25 on her first attempt and held that lead through four
rounds. On her fifth attempt, Stanford’s Karynn Dunn leapt 6.21m/20-4.5
to edge out Guebelle and walk away with the win. Guebelle finished
second and Jen Clayton was third with 6.04m/19-9.75.


With two fouls
under her belt, Illinois State freshman Brittany Smith was in a
must-mark situation if she wanted to move on to the final in the
women’s shot put. On her third attempt, Smith heaved the ball
15.41m/50-6.75. It was a mark that would stand as the farthest throw of
the day and win Smith the national title. Rachel Roberts first throw of
the day of 15.08m/49-5.75 landed her in second place while TCU’s Kelsey
Samuels was third with 14.96m/49-1.


Kyle Ballew won
the men’s pole vault, while Mark Thomas finished as the runner-up. Each
cleared identical heights of 5.10m/16-8.75, but Ballew achieved the
mark on his first attempt while Thomas needed two.


After first
throwing a foul, Shelby Ashe took the lead in the women’s hammer throw
on her second attempt with a mark of 56.24m/184-6 and never looked
back. Increasing her lead on her third throw with 60.55m/198-8, Ashe’s
fourth throw of the day of 60.76m/199-4 was her best effort of the day
and secured her the win. USC’s Lauren Chambers was the runner-up with


Men’s 3,000m steeplechase


High Point
University’s Dakota Peachee sat between second and fourth place for the
first 2,600m of the men’s 3,000m steeplechase before moving into the
lead on the final lap. Peachee was passed by Virginia Tech’s Jared
Berman on the backstretch before his closing kick with 100m to go
propelled him back into the lead, where he would stay for the remainder
of the race. Peachee won in 9:03.43 to runner-up Berman’s 9:04.76.


Women’s 100m hurdles


Texas A&M frosh Donique’ Flemings , the 2010 NCAA Outdoor champion, won the women’s  100m
hurdles in 13.33 seconds, which matches her career best from earlier
this season. Flemings posted the top time in the prelims with a
wind-aided 13.44 (+2.1mps). Penn State’s Evonne Britton was second in
13.37, while TCU’s Larissa Matthew placed third in 13.44.


Men’s 110m hurdles


Arkansas freshman
Caleb Cross punched his ticket to the World Junior Championships ,
winning the men’s 110m hurdles in a personal-best 13.64. He finished
sixth in the prelims earlier in the day with a then-personal best of
13.91. Johnathan Cabral was the runner-up in 13.70.


Men’s and women’s 100s


LSU’s Takeia
Pinckney dashed to the win in the women’s 100m, stopping the clock at
11.30. Pinckney had qualifed for the final with the fastest time of the
morning round at 11.38. 2009 World Youth 100 and 200m bronze medalist
Ashton Purvis was the runner-up in 11.39 while Clemson’s Stormy
Kendrick was third in 11.40. Ole Miss freshman Michael Granger won the
men’s 100m in 10.30, just ahead of TCU’s Charles Silmon who finished as
the runner-up in 10.33. Georgia’s Eric Harris was third in 10.48.


Men’s 5,000m


Trevor Dunbar, a
University of Portland freshman, took the lead with nine laps to go in
the junior men’s 5,000m and opened the gap all the way to the finish,
winning in 14:34.63. N.C. State’s Andrew Colley was the runner-up in


800m 1st rounds


Penn State’s
Casimir Loxsom had the fastest men’s 800m qualifier on the day, winning
heat 3 in 1:48.79. Nicholas Kaiser won heat 2 in 1:50.13 while 2010
NCAA Outdoor runner-up Robby Andrews of Virginia won heat 1 in 1:51.41.
On the women’s side, Shore AC’s Ajee Wilson, who won heat 2 in women’s
800m qualifying, had the fastest time of the day, crossing the line in
2:07.16. Arkansas’ Stephanie Brown won heat 2 in 2:08.46 and Laura
Roesler won heat 1 in 2:08.85.


USA Outdoor Championships network television coverage begins Friday night!


The 2010 USA Outdoor Championships will be televised on the following dates (All times Eastern):


June 25 – 8:00 – 10 p.m. on ESPN


June 26 – 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on ESPNJune 26 – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on NBC


June 27 – 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on ESPN


June 27 – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on NBC


USA Track &
Field, in conjunction with RunnerSpace, is providing real-time coverage
of all events not broadcast on television. Highlighted competitions in
the webcast include Thursday’s men’s and women’s 10,000m as well as
extensive field event coverage. Webcasts will also include the voices
of elite athletes as guest commentators. The webcasts will be found on
the USATF 2010 Championships page in addition to an already posted
video clip from USATF CEO Doug Logan on the partnership at: www.usatf.org.


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