National high school record holder Shelby Ashe (St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA) easily won the USATF junior national title on Thursday. After fouling her first throw and taking an easy second throw, Ashe took the lead in the third round and didn’t look back. As the competition finished, she was more than ten feet ahead of second place thrower Lauren Chambers and set a new meet record. Chambers, who threw with Ashe as a member of the Throw1Deep throwers club last year, is currently a freshman at the University of Southern California. Earlier this month, Ashe also broke the national junior record set by Chambers earlier in the season. Patrice Gates (Villa Rica, GA), another member of Throw1Deep, also placed third. By placing in the top two spots, Ashe and Chambers qualified to represent the U.S. at the World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada next month. The junior men’s championship will take place Friday morning.
2010 USA Track & Field Championships - 6/23/2010 to 6/27/2010 Drake Stadium - Des Moines, Iowa Women Hammer Throw Junior ========================================================================== WJC Qual: $ 55.00m Name Year Team Finals ========================================================================== Finals 1 Shelby Ashe Throw 1 Deep 60.76m$ 199-04 FOUL 56.24m 60.55m 60.76m 55.99m 57.88m 2 Lauren Chambers USC 57.54m$ 188-09 55.25m 56.93m 57.45m 57.54m 57.17m 55.85m 3 Patrice Gates Throw 1 Deep 56.01m$ 183-09 51.40m 54.13m 56.01m FOUL 55.20m 55.29m 4 J'Quyra Moncur-Blue unattached 54.20m 177-10 FOUL 52.09m FOUL 54.20m FOUL FOUL 5 Erin Atkinson unattached 53.27m 174-09 FOUL FOUL 52.39m FOUL 53.27m 46.09m 6 Jessica Harrison Tennessee 52.75m 173-01 FOUL FOUL 50.23m FOUL 51.26m 52.75m 7 Kimberly Fortney Southern Ill 51.97m 170-06 FOUL 50.05m FOUL 51.97m 51.58m FOUL 8 Rosemary Read New Hampshire 49.75m 163-03 45.73m 47.84m 49.75m 47.36m FOUL 47.36m 9 Ashlen Veatch unattached 49.02m 160-10 48.42m 49.02m FOUL 10 Taylor duPont Throw 1 Deep 48.27m 158-04 FOUL 46.42m 48.27m 11 Jianna Williams Throw 1 Deep 48.01m 157-06 47.70m 48.01m FOUL 12 Brittany Smith unattached 47.90m 157-02 FOUL FOUL 47.90m 13 Jasmine Simpson unattached 46.22m 151-08 FOUL 46.22m FOUL 14 Michelle Anumba Duke 45.99m 150-11 44.68m 44.14m 45.99m 15 Emily Hunsucker Colorado 45.40m 148-11 44.81m 45.40m 45.00m 16 Brynn Forsythe Troy State 41.80m 137-02 39.29m 41.80m FOUL -- Jazmin Miller Mississippi FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL -- Suzee Mills Kennesaw State FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL