USATF Junior Championships (OR) Women’s Results

ca135d19-b571-40dd-b48f-77d69dd70463In the first day of action at the USATF Junior Championships, high school junior Haley Showalter (Valor Christian, Highlands Ranch, CO) captured the victory with a come-from-behind effort of her last attempt. The USATF Junior Championships are open to all athletes born in 1995 or younger. The top two finishers earn the right to represent the US at the World Junior Championships in Eugene later this month. Showalter, the 2014 high school leader and also a Youth Olympics team member in the discus, is two years younger than most of her competitors yet managed to overtake Brooke Anderson of Northern Arizona University on her last attempt. But Anderson is likely not too disappointed since she also qualified for the World Junior Championships and has a slightly better personal best than Showalter.

In total, six of the eleven competitors were high school athletes. After Showalter, Lena Giger (Highland, CO) was the next highest finisher. She was knocked off the podium into fourth place in the final round but still put in a strong effort. Senior Nyla Woods (Henry W. Grady, Atlanta, GA) also broke into the top five.

USATF Junior Championships
Hayward Field - Eugene, OR
July 5, 2014

Junior Women's Hammer Throw
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    Name               Year Team                            Finals           
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  1 Haley Showalter      JR Valor Chr, Highlands Ranch, CO  57.81m   188-08
  2 Brooke Andersen         Northern Arizona Univ           56.26m   184-08
  3 Freya Block             Southern Illinois Univ          54.49m   178-09
  4 Lena Giger           SR Highland, IL                    54.35m   178-03
  5 Nyla Woods           SR Henry W. Grady, Atlanta, GA     53.52m   175-07
  6 Brianna Heilsnis        Clayton State Univ              52.00m   170-07
  7 Mareena DiMilia         Sacred Hart University          51.46m   168-10
  8 Kelli Thomas         SR Luella, Locust Grove, GA        50.70m   166-04
  9 Casidy Callahan         Wake Forest University          48.04m   157-07
 10 Elisa Grandemange    SR Kamiakin, Kennewick, WA         47.61m   156-02
 11 Alva Hicks           SR Classical, Providence, RI       46.45m   152-04

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