Junior Olympics update

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July 31, 2011

The USATF Junior Olympics (edit: not to be confused with the AAU version), which have been taking place this week in Wichita, wrap up today.

The most recent local staging of the championships was in 2006, when Morgan State hosted.

From an article that year on the struggles of going up against national competition:

... the challenge of facing opponents who are able to train outdoors all year isn't always a bad thing for the state athletes. The Glenarden Track Club's Krystin Lawson finished third in the intermediate girls 100 and credits her personal best time of 11.70 to the level of competition.

"It's challenging," said Lawson, a 16-year-old who will run at the new Henry A. Wise High School in Upper Marlboro this year. "I think, if anything, these girls help push me to get a faster time."

Top finishers from this week will be in the selection pool for next summer's World Junior Championships ...

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Today's last event is the Javelin Throw, scheduled for 4 tonight.

For ongoing schedule and results, click here.


 


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Addition: The AAU version of the 2012 Junior Olympics will be held in Houston.

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