EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Bryan Hudson flexed his muscles triumphantly in the discus on the third day of competition at the USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Southern Illinois University on the Edwardsville campus. Hudson was one of 23 national champions crowned during the third day of competition.

The nation’s top young athletes, who are grouped in two-year age divisions ranging from 8 and under to 17-18-year-olds, are competing in Edwardsville. Competition continues Friday and will conclude Sunday.

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Hudson propelled the discus 30.17m/99-00 to win the boys’ 11-12 discus throw, which was 11 feet farther than the second place finisher.

Hudson’s dominating win was one of many standout performances during the third day of the championships.

In a tighter competition, Alauna Ray out leaped Dasjah Mason to win the women’s 17-18 high jump. Two inches decided the competition, as Ray posted a mark of 1.65m/5-05 and Mason’s best jump measured 1.60m/5-03.

Nia Lyles established a solid mark on her first throw of the 11-12 girls’ discus and won by a comfortable margin. Lyles hurled the discus 29.38m/96-05, more than six feet beyond the nearest competitor.

The 11-12 boys’ javelin competition came down to the final throw. Marcus Hochhalter’s javelin sailed 37.48m/122-11 on his final attempt to take over the lead from Jett Kinder. Hochhalter’s best attempt was eight inches past Kinder’s best mark.

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Thursday’s national champions:

Nicholas Stewart, 17-18 Men’s 3,000m, 9:05.23

Cody Jones, 15-16 Boys’ 3,000m, 9:15.02

Kyndal Stowers, 7-8 Girls’ Long Jump, 3.54m/11-07.50 

Koi Wedderburn, 7-8 Boys’ Long Jump, 3.62m/11-10.50

Ja'Mari Ward, 15-16 Boys’ Long Jump, 7.11m/23-04.00 

Noah Green,13-14 Boys’ Triple Jump, 12.23m/40-01.50

Raynesha Lewis,15-16 Girls’ Triple Jump, 11.82m/38-09.50

Ernest Gardner,17-18 Men’s Triple Jump, 14.47m/47-05.75 

Rylee Collins, 9-10 Girls’ High Jump, 1.20m/3-11.25

Delaney Crawford, 9-10 Boys’ High Jump, 1.35m/4-05.00

Carlie Queen,13-14 Girls’ High Jump, 1.60m/5-03.00

Alauna Ray, 17-18 Women’s High Jump, 1.65m/5-05.00

Veronica Quiett,7-8 Girls’ Shot Put, 3.95m/12-11.50

Payton Hochhalter, 7-8 Boys’ Shot Put, 7.32m/24-00.25 

Courtney Morgan, 13-14 Girls’ Shot Put, 14.28m/46-10.25

Nia Lyles, 11-12 Girls’ Discus, 29.38m/96-05

Bryan Hudson, 11-12 Boys’ Discus, 30.17m/99-00

Connor Roddy, 13-14 Boys’ Discus, 55.47m/82-00

Mariah Frazier, 9-10 Girls Javelin, 19.23m/63-01

Charlotte Maher, 11-12 Girls’ Javelin, 31.95m/104-10 

Marcus Hochhalter, 11-12 Boys’ Javelin, 37.48m/122-11

Allyn Tyer,13-14 Girls’ Pole Vault, 3.40m/11-01.75

Grahm Gonzalez,13-14 Boys’ Pole Vault, 3.75m/12-03.50