Ethan Cochran took one throw to qualify for the discus final and one personal best to take silver in the 7th World Youth Championships, held in Lille, France on July 6. First, Ethan threw 60.37m/198-00 and then, in the finals, 61.37m/201-4.
This was RBR’s first visit to the World Youth Champs, and it is an event I would recommend for any track fan! From the opening ceremony, which combined the arts and culture of Lille, with the enthusiasm of teenagers visiting a new country for the first time, to the Lille Metropole Stadium, all was good in Lille.
As I am now in Paris for the AREVA meeting, we will rely on the IAAF and USATF coverage of the event, highlighting the major performances. Know that the US media was the largest contingent in Lille, with the staff of the NSSF, the team that puts on the New Balance Indoor and Outdoor Championships, in attendance.
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updated – Cochran wins silver at World Youth Championships
improve his personal best in the discus by three meters and win the
silver medal during day one of the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships
held in Lille, France, July 6-10.
record in the discus with two throws over 60 meters. After fouling his
first attempt, he first set a PR on his second attempt where he recorded
a 60.37m/198-0 heave. He then followed up with his medal-winning third
throw of 61.37m/201-4. While he did not improve his mark during the next
three throws, it was good enough to hold off the rest of the field who
sat more than half a meter behind him.
track on day one. On her first throw of the competition, she sent the
javelin flying past the qualification mark of 50m. Recording a toss of
50.60m/166-0, Crouser automatically qualified for the final and was done
for the day.
Arman Hall (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) advanced to the semi-finals with ease.
Hall was the only athlete to run under 47-seconds as he won heat five
in 46.76. Meanwhile, Glass won the fourth heat in 47.92
100m to win her heat in 11.79, while Myasia Jacobs (Paterson, N.J.)
also advanced by winning her heat in 11.85.
Ga.) brought more wins in the girls’ 400m hurdles. Bryant-Brock won the
first heat in 1:01.13 to automatically qualify for the semifinals, and
Hailey speed to a 58.71 to win her win her heat and qualify as well.
over the final hurdle side-by-side with three other athletes. In a
sprint to the finish, Russell was narrowly edged out by Yahaya Ibrahim
Barnawai; however, all of the top three ran to personal bests. Russell
advanced to the finals with his quick time of 51.94.
Ga.) threw her best mark of 14.40m/47-3 on her second attempt in the
shot put. Owers’ first international competition capped off a successful
year in which she improved her previous year’s best mark by more than
Carla Forbes (Mattapan, Mass.) leapt to a 12.12m/39-9.25 on her first
jump to record her best mark and give her 13th place of the first group. Madu finished tenth in the second group with her first and best jump of 12.42m/40-9.
track with all seven athletes in running events advancing to the next
with both athletes advancing to the next round. Trinity Wilson (Oakland,
Calif.) won the first race of the meet by taking heat one in 13.59.
Kendell Williams (Marietta, Ga.) also nabbed first in the fourth heat in
effortless after he negotiated the traffic of the field and passed on
the outside. Thornton took second in his heat in 1:52.34. Tre’tez
Kinnaird (Louisville, Ky.) finished fourth in his heat, but was able to
advance to the semi-finals with his time of 1:52.81.
had a strong finish in the first heat to take third place in 4:25.28.
Camille Chapus (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) faced a fast field and rode
the pack to a personal best finish of 4:22.69 to take sixth and advance
to the finals based on time.
to an easy win in the fourth heat of the girls’ 400m. Reynolds won in
54.59 to automatically advance to the semifinals. Kendall Baisden
(Franklin, Mich.) was faced with a lane eight draw for the first time,
but was able to overcome the position to finish second in her heat in
55.58 to advance as well.
boys’ 100m, and he represented his team well as he pulled away from the
rest of heat six to win in 10.67 and automatically qualify for the
fouled on his first and last throws, but thankfully he lobbed the disc
57.13m/187-5 on his second throw to advance to the finals.
toss flying 14.13m/46-4.25 to secure her fourth place and an automatic
qualification to the final. Chamaya Turner (Garden Ridge, Texas) also
threw her best mark of 13.20m/43-3.75 on her final attempt; however, she
did not advance to the finals.
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