What a week of track and field in Greensboro! The USATF Junior Olympics have been awesome. Thanks to Lionel Leach and his crew. Also what a treat to have a Free Live Webcast hosted by Runnerspace.

Anyway......we've found a few stories you may like including the links to the USATF Results pages and their own daily recaps.
Check it out! 



DAY 1 Recap 

Day 2 Recap

Day 3 Recap

Day 4 Recap

Day 5 Recap

Day 6 Recap

On Saturday, Thompson helped lead the 400-meter relay group from the Major Impact Track Club out of Alpharetta to a fourth-place finish in the 17-18 year old race with a time of 41.42 seconds, improving on the time the team comprised of Thompson, William Brown, Phillip Moore and Zachary Gunnz ran in 41.6 during the preliminary portion.

Trenton Stringari finished 15th in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2013 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Greensboro, N.C. on Friday.

Eleven months a year, Tia Jones is either competing or training for several track events. So it’s no coincidence that she is one of the top competitors in the Junior Olympic National Championships at N.C. A&T’s Irwin Belk Track.

Incoming Lady Tiger eighth grader Amalie Brewer continued her busy summer of pole vaulting on Wednesday with a competition 1,200 miles away.

Kayla Blair ran a personal best in the 800 meters, finishing in 2 minutes, 21.789 seconds for 19th overall. She also joined Alexis Cooke, Skyler Cooke and Taylor McAnney to help the MAC team to a personal best time of 10:32.99 and 12th place.

In May Chestatee High's Brandon Thompson showed the state that his best times on the track will still in front of him.

Nebraska Association athletes won 14 medals, including two golds, during the first five days at the U.S. Track and Field National Junior Olympics at North Carolina A&T. Omaha Burke sophomore Andy Vasquez won the 15-16 boys 3,000-meter race walk in 15:07.63, and Lauren Harris of the Wings of Omaha Track Club won the 9-10 girls triathlon with 1,329 points. Harris also finished sixth in the high jump at 3-11?¼.

Pollard won the 3,000 meters in the boys’ 15/16-year-old division Friday at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships, one of the premier events in the country. Pollard finished in 8 minutes, 47.42 seconds, almost 15 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

Trenton Stringari finished 15th in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2013 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Greensboro, N.C. on Friday.

Eight-year old Gillian Terry and 10-year old Lauren Richards enjoy other sports besides track and field. But there are reasons why the Harrisburg girls think that running is special.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/26/4186137/harrisburg-runners-club-has-2.html#storylink=cpy

Rockwall High School and Club Vaultitude standout Kaylee Hinton opened the 47th USATF Junior Olympic Championships in Greensboro, N.C. earlier this week by winning All-American heptathlon honors for the second straight year. 

Rachel Rhodes, a senior-to-be at Williamsville High School, finished 19th out of 43 entries in Wednesday’s 17-18 women’s 800-meter run preliminaries in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships.

Amanda Pasko spent the twilight moments of a warm summer night in Waltham last Tuesday racing up and down J. Lee Gould Track working out in anticipation of this week’s Junior Olympic Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.

Miah Nelson, a soon-to-be junior at Permian, qualified for the 800-meter finals Wednesday at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships.

Wooddell  is one of 80 national qualifiers in both the 100 and 200 for the 13-14 age division. The first round, semifinals and final heats are scheduled for today in the 200, while the same qualifying rounds await Wooddell in the 100 beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Tia Jones, Joseph Anderson, Eric Allen and Tyler Deshon Carter hope to quadruple medal at the Junior Olympics. Tia Jones will battle in the girls’ 13-14 division in the 100m, 200m, 100m hurdles and 200m hurdles. Jones comes in the with top seed time in the 100m hurdles and 200m hurdles. She is second in the 200m and third in the 100m.

Izabel Lopez of the Imperial Valley Suns track and field team conditions at the Central Union High School track on July 16. (FERNANDO ACOSTA JR. PHOTO / July 23, 2013)

Headed by coaches Bob Gaede and Marshall Tagaban, the fourteen have been culled from six different schools from around the Valley to constitute this year’s Imperial Valley Suns team and will participate in a variety of events.

Natalie Rogers and Payton Fuller each qualified for the event back in June after beating out hundreds of young athletes during a meet in Hayward.

As an incoming freshman this fall at Parkersburg High School, Logan Wooddell has high aspirations when the track season arrives.

The Wellesley Youth Track & Field Club sent its first team ever to the USATF National Youth Track and Field Championships in St. Louis on June 25-30 for an invitational meet open to athletes nationally who achieve a certain performance standard in a given event.

Sanford's Chelan Stanford will compete in her first USATF (USA Track and Field) National Junior Olympics this weekend and she's going into the high jump event there at a new personal best.

Hunterdon Lions Track Club won the girls and boys 11-12 division 4X800 relays in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Regional Championships last week. They are among the club members who qualified for the USATF National Championship Meet, which started on Monday in North Carolina. 
Rising Valley High School junior Abby Buchan has continued to excel in track and field competitions over the summer. - See more at: http://www.montgomery-herald.com/sports/x1724759988/Buchan-advances-to-national-meet#sthash.keHekmPP.dpuf
Martianna Johnson won the javelin with a throw of 20.26 meters to highlight the local contingent's performance.

Willem Van Eck and Will Scheetz of Los Altos and Drew Russert of Mountain View have joined brothers Danny and Brian Yeager and fellow Los Altos resident Kelly McConnell as qualifiers for the national meet.
Staten Island’s youth track and field stars - West Brighton’s Zivi Magenheim, and the Island Express quartet of William Cuthbertson, Oadhan Lynch, Zachery Henriquez and Patrick McGarty

Starting this fall, Newton track and field athletes Clare Martin and Jared Prior will be competing on opposite sides of town as part of the Newton South and Newton North programs, respectively. This week, however, both are representing the Waltham Youth Track Club at the Junior Olympic National Championship in Greensboro, N.C.

On Friday, July 5, Anoush Krafian, Emily Quinn, Lucas Ribeiro and Chris Sandvik competed for the Waltham Track Club at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Region 1 Junior Olympic championships and national qualifier. 

 ShaRaya Quinn went out for track in eighth grade at the suggestion of a friend who thought she was fast. Now, as a high school senior, she has a state title in the 300m hurdles and is moving on to the Junior Olympics in the 100m and 400m hurdles.

Fitchburg High track athlete Emmanuel "Abbi" Bamgbose had shown some promise in the long jump and triple jump as an underclassman, but it wasn't until this past season, as a junior, that he transformed into a major star.

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The other regional champions are affiliated with the Mobile City Speed club. Olivia Beard won the 11- and 12-year-old girls' pentathlon, Hilary Nelson won the 13- and 14-year-old girls' javelin and Stone Smith won the 800- and 1,500-meter runs in the 8-and-younger boys' division. PLUS Photo Gallery

Pedagogy Track Club is comprised of athletes from Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties between the ages of 15 and 18 who participate in Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and USA Track & Field sanctioned meets in Florida. They have recently participated in two qualifying meets in the USATF Junior Olympic series. 

Oak Harbor’s Tyler Sievert and his younger sister Hope Sievert like to work out with the “chase me down” program. Sievert can’t quite catch her brother but both siblings are quite accustomed to running at the front of the pack. Hope will compete at National Junior Olympics for the third time this year while Tyler will participate for the first time.

That’s because the Corsicana kids were just short of amazing in the regional track meet in College Station two weeks ago. They qualified 42 kids for this weekend’s state track & field meet in Corpus Christi, and most of them qualified in more than one event. - See more at: http://corsicanadailysun.com/sports/x1538948405/GC-track-Statebound-Corsicanas-Team-Supreme-track-club-sends-42-to-state#sthash.57AgzNXy.dpuf

The Athens Youth Academy track and field team is sending 11 athletes to compete in USATF National Junior Olympics this week at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.“This is our goal,” AYA coach Danny Riddle said. “When we start out, we start out talking nationals and we try to build from that.”

Elicia and Ian Wood of Point Pleasant competed at Olivet College on July 11-14 for the opportunity to advance onto the National Championships.