Team USATF set to compete at 2017 Pan American Junior Championships
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Team USATF set to compete at 2017 Pan American Junior Championships

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LIMA, Peru -- Team USATF’s brightest young stars are set to compete at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships in Lima, Peru. The three-day meet kicks off Friday, July 21 and runs through Sunday, July 23.

The 85-athlete roster is highlighted by some of the most accomplished juniors in the United States, including high school stars Tara Davis(Agoura, California), Tyrese Cooper(Miami Gardens, Florida) and Adrian Piperi(The Woodlands, Texas) as well as rising NCAA talent Taylor Werner(Bloomsdale, Missouri) and Brandee’ Johnson(Suffolk, Virginia).

On the women’s side, the team is highlighted by the U.S high school record holder in the hurdles, Tia Jones(Marietta, Georgia) and Davis, the American junior record holder in the long jump. While this will be Jones’ first time representing Team USATF at Pan Am Juniors, she won bronze in the event at the IAAF U20 Championships in 2016 and set a world youth best at the 2016 USATF Junior Championships in Clovis last June. Davis is also no stranger to international competition. The Agoura, California native brought home a gold medal in the long jump from the IAAF World Youth Championships in 2015.

Joining Davis and Jones in the sprint events will be Brandee’ Johnson, who recently completed a stellar freshman season at the University of Florida. Johnson was the bronze medalist in the 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Youth Championships in 2015 and represented Team USATF at the IAAF U20 Championships last year.

The distance events will be highlighted by Werner andMichelle Magnani (Moorpark, California), both of whom have represented the United States internationally before. Werner was eighth at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge and capped a tremendous freshman campaign at the University of Arkansas, qualifying for all three NCAA Championships and earning All-American honors at the 2016 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. Magnani of Oklahoma State University earned all Big-12 honors in cross country and was the USATF Junior Cross Country Champion in 2017. She represented Team USATF at the IAAF U20 Cross Country Championships finishing 37th.

On the men’s side, the roster is highlighted by the 2015 IAAF World Youth Champion in the shot put, Piperi and Cooper, the high school national champion at 200 and 400 meters. Piperi, a University of Texas signee, is the 2017 UIL Texas 6A State Champion and the 2017 USATF Junior Outdoor runner-up. Cooper completed an impressive 200-400 double at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, winning the 200m in 20.99, just 34 minutes before he won the 400m title in 45.89.

In the distance events, IAAF U20 Cross Country team member Alec Haines (Stillwater, Oklahoma) will represent Team USATF in the 5000m. Haines capped a successful first year at Oklahoma State University with a pair of top-10 finishes at the Big-12 Indoor Track and Field Championships in the mile and 3000m to go along with his 2017 USATF Junior Outdoors title in the 5000m.

Fans can join the conversation by following USATF on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchatand Facebookand using the hashtag #PanAmJrs.

For more information regarding the 2017 Pan Am Junior Championships, please visit the Peruvian Federation’s Facebook pagefor schedule, live streaming information and more.

Pan American Junior Championships - Team USATF Roster


First

Last

Event

Hometown

Obiageri

Amaechi

Discus Throw

Princeton, NJ

Joseph

Anderson

110m Hurdles

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Sanaa

Barnes

High Jump

Keller, TX

Laurie

Barton

800m

Clemson, SC

Timothy

Bason

3000m Steeple

Plainsboro, NJ

Rachel

Baxter

Pole Vault

Orange, CA

Tarrik

Brock Jr

100m

Winnetka, CA

Cravont

Charleston

4x100m Relay

Charlotte, NC

Liam

Christensen

Javelin Throw

Mt Pleasant, SC

Nayeli

Cisneros

10k Race Walk

Elgin, IL

Caitlin

Collier

800m

Jacksonville, FL

Cameron

Cooper

800m

Detroit, MI

Tyrese

Cooper

200m

Miami Gardens, FL

Tierra

Crockrell

Heptathlon

Calabasas, CA

Steven

Cross

10,000m

Merritt Island, FL

Gabriele

Cunningham

200m

Raleigh, NC

Tate

Curran

Pole Vault

Redondo Beach, CA

Tara

Davis

100mH/Long Jump

Agoura, CA

Carson

Dingler

Pole Vault

Bolingbroke, GA

Samantha

Drop

5000m

Lancaster, PA

Sarah

Edwards

3000m Steeple

Bellingham, MA

Eric

Edwards Jr

110m Hurdles

Houston, TX

Taylor

Ewert

10k Race Walk

Beavercreek, OH

Rhesa

Foster

Long Jump

Clovis, CA

Kyle

Garland

Decathlon

Philadelphia, PA

Jordan

Geist

Shot Put

Cabot, PA

Katelyn

Gochenour

Javelin Throw

Logan, IA

Abigail

Green

3000m

Bethesda, MD

Isaiah

Griffith

Triple Jump

Lincoln, NE

Alec

Haines

5000m

Stillwater, OK

Justin

Hall

Long Jump

Blue Springs, MO

Quincy

Hall

400m Hurdles

Visalia, CA

Alexandra

Harris

3000m Steeple

Stony Point, NY

Cameron

Haught

10k Race Walk

Enon, OH

Joshua

Hernandez

Hammer Throw

El Paso, TX

Brian

Herron

4x400m Relay

Decatur, GA

Dennis

Hicks

Triple Jump

Northridge, CA

Isaiah

Holmes

High Jump

Roseville, CA

Sean

Hooper

4x400m Relay

Fort Worth, TX

Terrell

Jackson

800m

Memphis, TN

Courtney

Jacobsen

Hammer Throw

East Greenwich, RI

Brandee’

Johnson

400m Hurdles

Suffolk, VA

Tia

Jones

100m Hurdles

Marietta, GA

Josephus

Lyles

400m

Clermont, FL

Michelle

Magnani

1500m

Moorpark, CA

Symone

Mason

100m

Miami, FL

Arria

Minor

4x400m Relay

Denver, CO

Jasmine

Moore

Triple Jump

Grand Prairie, TX

Nathan

Mylenek

3000m Steeple

Clarkston, MI

Samantha

Noennig

Shot Put

Mayville, WI

Ariel

Okorie

Heptathlon

Junction City, KS

Gabriel

Oladipo

Discus Throw

Missouri City, TX

Sydney

Otto

Javelin Throw

De Pere, WI

George

Patrick

Decathlon

Brentwood, TN

Dylan

Peebles

200m

Raleigh, NC

William

Petersson

Javelin Throw

Frisco, TX

Adrian

Piperi

Shot Put

The Woodlands, TX

Cory

Poole

400m Hurdles

Gainesville, FL

Aidan

Reed

10,000m

Cedar City, UT

Jaevin

Reed

400m

Frisco, TX

Madeleine

Reed

1500m

Highland Village, TX

Sha’Carri

Richardson

4x100m Relay

Dallas, TX

Syaira

Richardson

4x100m Relay

Suffolk, VA

Cole

Riddle

Pole Vault

Surprise, AZ

Takyera

Roberson

400m

Conroe, TX

Jaimie

Robinson

Triple Jump

Chicago, IL

Jelena

Rowe

High Jump

Sauk Village, IL

Masai

Russell

400m Hurdles

Upper Marlboro, MD

Anthony

Schwartz

4x100m Relay

Pembroke Pines, FL

Zach

Shinnick

400m

Glendora, CA

Rebekah

Smith

4x100m Relay

Irmo, SC

Justice

Summerset

High Jump

Tucson, AZ

Laulauga

Tausaga-Collins

Discus Throw

Spring Valley, CA

Cooper

Teare

1500m

Alameda, CA

Cameron

Thompson

Hammer Throw

Cortlandt Manor, NY

Hannah

Truniger

5000m

Watertown, MN

Eduardo

Uria

10k Race Walk

McAllen, TX

Eric

van der Els

1500m

Norwalk, CT

Ja'Mari

Ward

Long Jump

Centreville, IL

Turner

Washington

Discus Throw

Tucson, AZ

Taylor

Werner

3000m

Bloomsdale, MO

Maxwell

Willis

100m

Highland Village, TX

Alyssa

Wilson

Hammer/Shot

Jackson, NJ

Nicholas

Wolk

5000m

McMurray, PA

 

Kyle Levermore

Communications Intern, USATF

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