The two-lap list is led by phenomenal Sahily Diago, of the strong Cuban team. Diago’s Area junior record of 1:57.74, set in Havana in May, is the second fastest time in 2014 by any female athlete regardless of age.

Diago, who now stands ninth on the junior all-time list, has also proved that it was no fluke by a series of solid performances on the international circuit and she is possibly one of the hottest favourites for any event in Eugene.