AAU JO Games day two recap: We have our first record
GREENSBORO, NC — Day two of the AAU Junior Olympics on Sunday was more or less the same at North Carolina’s A&T Stadium, with the climax of multiple events to accompany the longer walk finals.
The end of the weekend also featured his first national AAU record, with an Illinois-based athlete Heather Durant — a qualifier for the Under-20 World Championships — winning the 3,000m walk record (read more in the summaries below).
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9-year-old girls triathlon: audriana carr, competing in her first-ever track competition, won with a total of 908 points. She was particularly impressive in the 200m, passing in 30.80 seconds.
Triathlon boys 9 years old: Cameron Cay of Topeka, Kansas became a national champion with 655 points. His best event of the day was the shot put with a 25-08 throw to score 356 points. Cameron Turner of Virginia Beach, Va., was second with 562 points and scored big in the high jump and shot put competitions. georgia Charles Fourr won bronze with 508 points.
Girls 10 Triathlon: Brielle Hudson (Cornwall, NY) was back, winning her second straight triathlon title with 1,341 points. She was only 62 points away from setting a new national record. Ayla Cromedy (Abington, Pennsylvania) finished second with 1,310 points.
Triathlon boys 10 years: Aedyn Etheridge (Olathe, Kansas) and Jahmaikel McKenzie (Leander, Texas) were the only boys today to score over 800 points. McKenzie finished with the gold medal with 850 points, while Etheridge was second with 813 points, respectively. Kaden King (Indianapolis, Ind.) tallied 757 points in the high jump, shot put and 400m.
11-Year-Old Boys’ Pentathlon: Jonathan Johnson (Fairburn, Ga.) topped the overall standings, earning a winning score of 2,391 points. He racked up 799 in the 80 mH after his time of 13.65. Legend White-Thomas second second with 2,260 points.
11-year-old Girls Pentathlon: It was a tight competition in this event between Mylan Clay and Kennedy McCarter. Clay finished the day leading with 2,543 points. She scored big in the 80mH when she clocked 13.27 to earn 952 points. McCarter was 27 points behind with 2,516 points. from michigan Blake Ruffin won bronze with 2,237 cumulative points.
12-Year-Old Women’s Pentathlon: Less than 60 points separate first from second, with Ava Fanchi (Tampa, Fla.) winning the overall title with 3,110 points. She was particularly powerful in the 80mH, where she ran the fastest time of the heat at 12.59 seconds. Khloe Washington (Wichita Falls, Texas) was second with 3,053 points and Isabella Alvarez (Absecon, NJ) was third with 3,043.
Pentathlon boys 12 years old: Quincey McLean (Wichita, Texas) won gold with 2,509 points in the 80 mH, long jump, shot put, high jump and 1,500 m. Jonathan Greene (Austin, Texas) scored 894 points in the 80 mH to bring his tally to 2,361 total points in the meet. Stanley Dinkins (Detroit, Michigan) finished third with 2,342 points.
Heptathlon Girls 15-16 years old: Behind a victory in the 200m and performances as runners-up in the 100mH, long jump and 800m, Yierra Flemmings (Cameron, Texas) won the AAU title with a total points of 4,581. Not too far behind her was Brianna Rivers (Houston, Texas) with 4,507 points, including 916 points earned in the high jump – she clocked an impressive 5-8.75.
Decathlon boys 15-16 years old: Logan Anderson (Edinboro, Pennsylvania) pocketed a big victory with a final score of 5,865 points. He finished with the second fastest 1,500m of any athlete, with a time of 4:47.57. Swayde Griffin (Lago Vista, Texas) finished second with 5,748 points.
Women’s Heptathlon 17-18 years old: Carlee Rocheford (New Hampton, Ia.) won the title with a winning total of 4,735 points. She scored over 800 points in the 100mH and high jump. Kessiah Bemis (Fayetteville, Ar.) won the silver medal with 4,505 points and Josie Settle (Kelso, Wa.) finished third with 4,375 points.
Decathlon Men 17-18 years old: The final events are postponed to Monday.
3000m 13-year-old girls: that was it Leandra Young‘s (St. Louis, Mo.) from start to finish as she won her second straight race walking title at the AAU Junior Olympics in 19:29.78. Wynter Green (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) was second in 20:01.87.
13 years old Boys 3,000m Walking: Bryce Hammond of Sanford, Fla., won the race by a considerable margin, but last year’s 12-year-old 1,500m champion, Isaiah Edwards (Leander, Texas), showed enough determination to claim his second consecutive victory. Edwards slowly closed the gap over the final 800 meters and took the lead before the bell lap. Edwards crossed the finish line in 18:03.73, followed by Hammond in 18:15.98.
March of the 3000 m girls of 14 years: jade jones took the lead and never looked back as the Dayton Wolverines Track Club (Oh.) walker took the win in 20:10.75. In a tight race for second place, Ompa-Andyl Chanel (Phenix City, Al.) edged out Paula Davis (Bronx, NY), clocking 20:23.30 to Davis’s 20:24.81.
14 years old Boys 3,000m Walking: Milo Bullaro (Elgin, Ill.) started to separate from the rest of the field over the final 1,200 meters en route to a national title in 16:35.75. Behind Bullaro was Ambler, from Pennsylvania Jack Clement with a second time of 17:35.76.
15-16 years old Girls 3000m walk: Chiasia Edward (Columbia, Mo.) won dominantly. She crossed the finish line at 6:00.19, nearly two minutes ahead of Sophia Rankin (Charlottesville, Va.) who clocked 20:14.03. Kasmere Booker (Hampton, Virginia) finished third with an official time of 21:01.69.
15-16 years old Boys 3,000m Racewalk: It was a battle to the finish line between Brock Schweikert (Columbia, Missouri) and Judah Edwards. But it was Schweikert, the defending champion, who made a late push to win in 16:53.82. Edwards (Leander, Texas) was second in 16:55.83 while Marc Batista (Windsor Mill, Md.) crossed the finish line as the third-best finisher in 19:38.38.
17-18 years old 3000m walk women: Heather Durant (Elgin, Ill.) broke a record, setting a new AAU National Record of 14:03.32. His sister, Hannah Durant, finished second with a time of 15:55.84. Guailinex de Jesus (Jayuya, PR) finished third with a time of 16:12.32.
3000m walk men 17-18 years old: Kaleb Schweikert (Columbia, Mo.) clinched gold with a time of 16:58.42. Aiden Snyder (Clarksville, TN) and wild tyair (Wilmington, Delaware) finished second and third in 18:08.28 and 19:47.88 respectively.
STAT OF THE DAY
Heather Durant set a new AAU national record in the women’s 3000m race walk 17-18 with this winning time
MVP OF THE DAY
Logan AndersonGenderal McLane (Edinboro, Pennsylvania)
On day two of the decathlon, he looked particularly strong in the 110mH (15.36) and 1,500m (4:47.57) as he maintained his lead on day 1 and finished with a winning score of 5,865.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Do you have a favorite Olympian, role model or inspiration?”
“Usain Bolt…because he’s the fastest man.”
audriana carrHarleysville (PA) – 9-year-old girls triathlon champion