Team USA Juniors to compete in Japan

INDIANAPOLIS – A select group of U.S. junior athletes will compete in the 2011 Germany-Japan-USA Trilateral Friendly Indoor Meet on Saturday, February 5 in Osaka, Japan.

The competition will consist of junior athletes (ages 16-19) competing in the 60 meters, 60m hurdles and long jump. Athletes were selected first by using the 2010 end of year high school rankings in the 100m, 100m/110m hurdles and long jump. Athletes were also invited to join the squad based on top indoor performances this season. The Team USA roster follows:

Men

60 Meters:

Damiere Byrd – 100m PR: 10.42 Ronald Darby – 100m PR: 10.55

60-Meter Hurdles:

Kenneth Minkah – 110m Hurdles PR: 13.62

Demetrius Lindo – 110m Hurdles PR: 13.7

Long Jump

Marquis Dendy – Long Jump PR: 7.44m/24-5 Leon Samuels – Long Jump PR: 7.59m/24-11

Women

60 Meters:

Myasia Jacobs – 100m PR: 11.44

Christal Peterson – 100m PR: 11.55

60-Meter Hurdles:

Shelley Black – 100m Hurdles PR: 13.79

Trinity Wilson – 100m Hurdles PR: 13.49

Long Jump:

Amber Dandy – Long Jump PR: 6.10m/20-0.25 LeTristan Pledger – Long Jump PR: 6.17m/20-3

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