Over the weekend the top two finishers from the US Junior Championships competed against the best throwers from North and South America at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships in Peru. US Junior champion Joshua Hernandez of Sam Houston State University came from behind to take the lead in the fourth round and held on to win gold in the junior men’s competition. Cameron Thompson of Connecticut missed out on a medal by just one foot and finished fourth.
Canadian junior record holder Camryn Rogers won the women’s competition. The University of Michigan’s Courtney Jacobsen was the top American in sixth place, just one foot away from the podium. Alyssa Wilson (Donovan Catholic, Toms River, NJ) placed ninth.
Pan American U20 Track and Field Championships 7/21 to 7/23/2017 Chan Chan Stadium, Trujillo, Peru Male Hammer Throw =================================================================== Jr. World: $ 85.57m 7/14/2012 Ashraf Amgad ELSEIFY, QAT PanAm U20: @ 80.21m 2015 HUMBERTO MANSILLA, CHILE Name Age Team Finals =================================================================== 1 Joshua Hernandez 19 United States 72.55m 238-00 FOUL 66.55m 69.19m 71.77m 72.55m FOUL 2 Miguel A Zamora H 18 Cuba 72.03m 236-04 69.25m 70.40m 70.88m FOUL 72.03m FOUL 3 Alencar Chagas Pe 18 Brazil 67.14m 220-03 61.96m 67.14m FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL 4 Cameron Thompson 19 United States 66.84m 219-03 61.31m 66.84m FOUL FOUL FOUL 65.88m 5 Cristhian S Suare 18 Ecuador 65.24m 214-00 61.15m 65.24m 63.66m 63.59m FOUL 61.64m 6 Roberto Montiel 18 Chile 63.55m 208-06 61.84m 62.32m 62.28m 62.28m 61.92m 63.55m 7 Rowan Hamilton 17 Canada 61.77m 202-08 61.77m 52.21m 57.86m 54.71m 57.95m FOUL 8 Vikramjit Gondora 18 Canada 61.57m 202-00 60.83m FOUL 61.08m 61.57m FOUL FOUL 9 Enrique A Martine 19 El Salvador 60.13m 197-03 59.06m FOUL 60.13m 10 Felix Pacheco 17 Venezuela 57.22m 187-09 FOUL 57.22m FOUL Female Hammer Throw =================================================================== Jr. World: $ 73.24m 6/24/2005 Wenxiu ZHANG, CHN PanAm U20: @ 64.80m 2005 ARASAY TONDIKE, USA Name Age Team Finals =================================================================== 1 Camryn Rogers 18 Canada 63.42m 208-01 62.44m 61.31m 63.42m 61.91m 57.98m FOUL 2 Ayamey Medina Roca 19 Cuba 62.18m 204-00 62.18m FOUL 60.19m FOUL 60.94m 61.67m 3 Mariana Garcia 18 Chile 58.90m 193-03 57.27m 58.90m FOUL 58.50m FOUL 58.54m 4 Ana L Bayer 19 Brazil 58.70m 192-07 FOUL 57.04m 58.70m 52.94m FOUL FOUL 4 Chanell Botsis 19 Canada 58.70m 192-07 56.21m 55.69m 57.74m 56.69m 57.41m 58.70m 6 Courtney Jacobsen 19 United States 58.60m 192-03 55.82m 55.64m FOUL FOUL 53.36m 58.60m 7 Ximena J Zorilla 17 Peru 53.93m 176-11 FOUL FOUL 51.84m 51.54m 52.44m 53.93m 8 Dennise L Jacobo 18 Mexico 53.59m 175-10 52.23m 52.94m 51.45m 52.43m FOUL 53.59m 9 Alyssa Wilson 18 United States 51.53m 169-01 FOUL 51.53m FOUL 10 Josefa Munoz 16 Chile 48.53m 159-03 48.53m FOUL 46.41m 11 Federica Bournissen17 Uruguay 43.51m 142-09 43.51m FOUL 42.29m