Monday, July 18, 2011

Incoming Washington frosh Julifs & Daigre, along with Eager & Keller set for Jr Pan Ams...

USA Track & Field officially announced that incoming University of Washington freshmen JJ Julifs and Derrick Daigre, along with UCLA freshman Derek Eager from Renton, and Heritage High School's Sean Keller will be part of the Team USA delegation that will compete in this weekend's Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Miramar, Florida.

Julifs and Eager were the national junior champions in the pole vault, and javelin respectively, at last month's USA Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Daigre, from Kent-Meridian HS in Kent and Keller, from Heritage HS in Vancouver, both finished second in the 800 and javelin in Eugene.

The complete USATF release can be read here.

On the pro circuit, the start lists for Tuesday's 22nd Meeting Internazionale di Atletica Leggera in Lignano, Italy are now available here.

Auburn/Riverside alum Jordan McNamara, who set personal bests in his last two races in Dublin, and Liege, will compete in the men's 1500 against a slew of Americans including former University of Oregon teammates Matthew Centrowitz and AJ Acosta, along with Oregon Track Club teammate Russell Brown.

Washington State alum Ian Waltz will contest the discus against a field of local throwers.

Brie Felnagle from Tacoma drops down in distance to the 800 meters against a field of predominantly Americans, including Maggie Vessey, Alice Schmidt, Geena Gall, Treniere Moser, and Morgan Uceny.

Washington alum Katie Follett moves up in distance to the 5000, with again a field of predominantly American runners including Olympians Jen Rhines and Amy Yoder Begley, along with Amy Hastings and Angela Bizzari, both of whom are chasing the IAAF "A" standard in that event of 15:14.00 to assure a three-woman Team USA squad for next month's world championships.

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