Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The road to London goes through super-hot Sacramento at USATF Outdoors...

Vancouver native Kara Winger is the top seed going into
the USATF championships in the javelin (Howard Lao photo)
If there’s one thing that can be guaranteed for this week’s USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State University in Sacramento, it’s that it will be super-hot!

Temperatures are expected to reach triple digits on Thursday, with the high projected at 108 degrees, and staying that way until Saturday. On the meet’s final day, the high is expected to reach a modest 96 degrees.

Below is the list of athletes with Washington ties who have declared their intention to compete:

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NAME  EVENT MARK
400 METERS
World: 45.50 USA: 45.70 (32/3)
Marcus Chambers Oregon 44.92
Michael Berry Nike 45.55
800 METERS
World: 1:45.90 USA: 1:47.50 (32/3)
Drew Windle Brooks 1:45.02
Shaquille Walker Brooks 1:45.68
Casimir Loxsom 1:46.13
Nicholas Symmonds Brooks 1:49.48
1500 METERS
World: 3:36.00 USA: 3:39.00 (30/2)
Izaic Yorks Brooks 3:38.01
Brannon Kidder Brooks 3:38.79
Travis Burkstrand Brooks 3:38.96
Jordan McNamara 3:39.23
5000 METERS
World: 13:22.60 USA: 13:32.00 (24/1)
Hassan Mead Nike / NIKE OTCE 13:19.16
Garrett Heath Brooks 13:50.63
10000 METERS 
World: 27:45.00 USA: 28:30.00 (24/1)
Hassan Mead Nike / NIKE OTCE 27:34.38
Aaron Nelson Reebok ZAP Fitness 28:53.70
110 HURDLES
World: 13.48 USA: 13.65 (32/3)
Devon Allen NIKE 13.11
400 HURDLES
World: 49.35 USA: 50.50 (28/3)
Craig Allen WSU 49.40
Jeshua Anderson 49.88
HIGH JUMP
World: 2.30 USA: 2.25 (18/1)
Mikel Smith Saint Martin's 2.22
WOMEN
NAME  EVENT MARK
100 METERS 
World & USA: 11.26 (32/3)
Hannah Cunliffe Oregon
800 METERS
World: 2:01.00 USA: 2:02.00  (32/3)
Hannah Fields Brooks 2:00.53
Brooke Feldmeier Oregon 2:01.54
Baylee Mires Brooks 2:02.57
Claudia Saunders Brooks 2:02.68
1500 METERS
World: 4:07.50 (4:26.70) USA: 4:09.50 (4:28.50) 30/2
Alexa Efraimson NIKE 4:09.03
Eleanor Fulton Skechers/HPW 4:11.46
5000 METERS
World: 15:22.00 USA: 15:25.00
Jessica Tonn Brooks 15:33.13
3000 STEEPLECHASE
World: 9:42.00 USA: 9:50.00 (26/2)
Marie Lawrence Oiselle 9:39.32
Marisa Howard Oiselle 9:40.40
Collier Lawrence Oiselle 9:51.13
Caroline Austin 9:51.38
20K WALK
World: 1:36:00 USA: 1:52.00 (18/1)
Katie Burnett 1:39:38
TRIPLE JUMP
World: 14.10 USA: 13.60 (18/1)
Andrea Geubelle 13.62
Blessing Ufodiama 13.47
HAMMER THROW
World: 76.00 USA: 67.00 (18/1)
Britney Henry Oiselle 67.05
JAVELIN
World: 61.40 USA: 54.00 (18/1)
Kara Winger Asics 64.80
Bethany Drake Western Washington 52.40


Note that after each event, both the IAAF standard for competing in the world championships in London in August and the automatic standard to compete in the national championships are listed. After the athlete’s name is the qualifying mark they’ve achieved to enter the meet (marks listed are not necessarily from this season, as USATF accepted athletes into the meet with 2016 marks). Athletes who did not make the auto qualifying mark were added to the field by USATF to fill the fields necessary to contest the proper number of rounds.

Athletes who finish in the top three in each event will have first crack at going to London, assuming they can meet the standard before July 21st.

Notable scratches include Katie Mackey of the Brooks Beasts, who was entered in both the 1500 and 5000, but scratched late Monday night, and Federal Way’s Hannah Cunliffe, who scratched out of the 200, opting only to run the 100. On the men’s side, two-time world championships competitor and 2016 Olympian in the decathlon Jeremy Taiwo is still recovering from injuries and will not compete. 



JUNIOR NATIONALS ALSO HELD IN SACRAMENTO

Washington shot putter
Angel Nkwonta (Paul Merca photo)
The USATF Junior Nationals will also be held in Sacramento Thursday-Saturday at Hornet Stadium, with spots on the line for the Pan Am Junior Championships July 21-23 in Trujilo, Peru on the line.

Thirteen athletes with ties to the state of Washington are making the trip to the California capital to vie for those Pan Am junior team spots, which will go to the top 2 finishers.

Here are the entries for the USATF Junior championships as posted on the USATF web site:

Women:

Aliya Wilson Tahoma HS 100m
Brooke Manson Eastlake HS 800M
Alyssa Foote Seattle Pacific         5000m
Iman Brown Garfield HS (UW) HJ
Lexi Ellis         Curtis HS         TJ
Angel Nkwonta UW         SP


Men:

Khalil Winfrey UW 100
Nate Beamer UW 1500
Nick Laccinole UW 1500
Philip Fishburn Gonzaga 10000
Zach Shugart UW PV
Curtis Stradley Battle Ground HS JT
Jacob Wachtendonk UW JT


NOTE:  USA Track & Field contributed to this report.

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