With the banners of the taking an interest countries out of sight, Great Britain’s Morgan Lake brings her arms up in triumph in the wake of winning the high hop with a leeway of 6-4. Lake, who likewise won the heptathlon, is the main competitor to claim two individual gold awards at the IAAF World Junior Championships at memorable Hayward Field.
EUGENE, Ore. – Four months back, on a site visit to Hayward Field in planning for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, IAAF General Secretary Essar Gabriel remained at the Powell Plaza access to the storied office and conveyed a decided message:
“TrackTown, here we come.”
On Sunday, at the finish of the memorable meet, which was hung on U.S. soil interestingly, Gabriel had a lot of kind words for the residents of TrackTown, who showed their energy for the game, as well as more vital, their inviting and liberal nature as they respected their guests from a far distance with open arms.
“The guarantee is conveyed,” Gabriel told Register-Guard sports feature writer Austin Meek.
The six-day meet pulled in 51,532 fans, and saw two world junior records, seven title meet records, 21 world-driving junior imprints, and 84 national junior records.
Group USA drove the award tally with 21 – 11 gold, five silver and five bronze – tying its best general execution since the 2002 IAAF World Junior Championships in Jamaica.
There was no deficiency of highlights on the last day of the meet.
- In the best ladies’ 100-meter obstacle last ever arranged at these titles, Team USA’s Kendell Williams earned the gold award with a meet record time of 12.89 seconds, scarcely edging partner Dior Hall, who built up a U.S. secondary school record of 12.92, bringing down an imprint that had remained for a long time.
- Incredible Britain’s Morgan Lake turned into the solitary World Junior member to win two individual gold decorations with a leeway of 6 feet, 4 inches in the high hop. The 17-year-old Lake additionally won the heptathlon.
- Sixteen-year-old Lazaro Martinez of Cuba wowed the group with his triumphant exertion of 56-2 1/2 in the triple bounce, almost two feet superior to anything his nearest rival. It was Cuba’s fifth gold decoration in the triple bounce in the 15-year history of the meet.
- Camas High School (Wash.) higher ranking than be Alexa Efraimson pushed hard from the begin in the ladies’ 1,500 meters, however inevitably blurred to 6th, while Stanford-bound fellow team member Elise Cranny shut well to take fourth. The race was won by Ethiopia’s Dawit Seyaum in 4:09.86.
- Kenya’s 1-2 punch of Alfred Kipketer and Joshua Masikonde overpowered the men’s 800-meter field. After a rankling opening lap of 49 seconds, Kipketer pulled away for a prevailing win, 1:43.95 to 1:45.14.
- Group USA cleared the gold decorations in the meet-finishing up 4×400-meter transfers. The ladies’ group of Shamier Little, Olivia Baker, Shakimba Wimbley and Kendall Baisden won in 3:30.42, while the men’s squad of Josephus Lyles, Tyler Brown, Ricky Morgan and Michael Cherry hit the tape in 3:03.31.