USATF Junior Olympic National Championships (NC) Results

A total of 148 competitors from around the country competed on Monday and Tuesday at the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships in North Carolina. Individuals qualified through 16 regional competitions that took place earlier in the month.

Sophomore Monique Hardy (Webster Thomas, Webster, NY) produced the best overall girl’s result in winning the 17-18 year old category. She only captured the lead in the fourth round, but held on for the win in a close competition. Markayha Billings (Elk Grove, CA) won the 15-16 year old division with her second personal best in as many weeks and the second best mark across all categories.

In the boy’s competitions Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI) won the older age group with the best overall mark. Jacob Wilkins (Bishop England, Mt. Pleasant, SC) was the runner-up and also broke 200 feet for the first time ever in the competition. Freshman Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) won the 15-16 year old division.

Top 10′ results for each division are found below. Complete results are available on the USATF homepage.

USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
July 23-24, 2018
Irwin Belk Stadium - North Carolina A&T University

Hammer Throw 17-18 Division Women (top 10 of 33 competitors)
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    Name                    Year Team                     Finals          
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  1 Monique Hardy             17 Unattached               51.95m   170'05"
  2 Kathleen Young               Unattached               50.89m   166'11"
  3 Shannah Mallett           18 Throw 1 Deep             50.09m   164'04"
  4 Jordan Fong               18 Tahoma Track Club        46.68m   153'01"
  5 Chandler Hayden           18 Unattached               46.55m   152'08"
  6 Hannah Jackson            17 Throw 1 Deep             44.27m   145'03"
  7 Marissa Henley            18 Ocean State Hammerheads  43.30m   142'00"
  8 Bailey Tilley             17 Unattached               43.11m   141'05"
  9 Ashleigh Convery          18 Unattached               42.74m   140'02"   
 10 Emily Danielsson          17 Throw 1 Deep             42.37m   139'00"

Hammer Throw 15-16 Division Girls (top 10 of 43 competitors)
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    Name                    Year Team                     Finals          
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  1 Markayla Billings         16 Golden State Throwers    51.13m   167'09"
  2 Amanda Opp                16 Unattached               41.68m   136'09"
  3 Alexandra Payne           16 Kitsap Fliers            41.22m   135'03"
  4 Karen Odoemene            16 Unattached               40.50m   132'10"
  5 Janae Profit              16 Throw 1 Deep             40.03m   131'04"
  6 Abby Venglass             16 Unattached               39.96m   131'01"
  7 Mary Elizabeth Gill       16 Broward Elite Athletics  39.95m   131'01"
  8 Kira Lindner              16 Unattached               39.52m   129'08"
  9 Sydney Lake               16 Unattached               36.69m   120'04"	
 10 Makayla Hunter            15 Arizona Cheetahs TC      36.61m   120'01"
 
Hammer Throw 17-18 Division Men (top 10 of 44 competitors)
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    Name                    Year Team                     Finals          
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  1 Jacob Furland             17 Unattached               63.27m   207'07"	
  2 Jacob Wilkins             18 Unattached               61.02m   200'02"
  3 Jake Dalton               17 Unattached               59.41m   194'11"
  4 Dylan Beaird              18 Unattached               57.70m   189'03"
  5 Dagne' Buck               18 Golden State Throwers    56.94m   186'09"
  6 Christopher Wren          17 Golden State Throwers    54.56m   179'00"
  7 Justyn Loper              17 Peach State Throwers     54.24m   177'11"
  8 Bryan Quintero            18 Golden State Throwers    54.07m   177'04"
  9 Kaden Elder               18 Unattached               53.53m   175'07"
 10 Benjamin Chappell         17 Unattached               52.74m   173'00"

Hammer Throw 15-16 Division Boys (top 10 of 28 competitors)
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    Name                    Year Team                     Finals          
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  1 Logan Coles               16 Ocean State Hammerheads  58.35m   191'05"
  2 Thomas Kitchell           16 St Jane's                47.82m   156'10"
  3 Darien Semedo             16 Golden State Throwers    47.74m   156'07"
  4 Cameron Cassidy           16 Unattached               47.54m   155'11"
  5 Sean Smith                15 Ridge Runners TXC        44.34m   145'05"
  6 Tristan Gray              16 Unattached               43.88m   143'11"
  7 Christian Burroughs       15 I.E. Stallions Track     42.88m   140'08"
  8 Alex Kang                 16 Throw 1 Deep             42.35m   138'11"
  9 Mason Robinson            16 Unattached               41.97m   137'08"
  10 Nealon Jones             16 Fishers Fire             41.46m   136'00"