Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Will Hampton Medal at Pan Am Juniors?

Our Yes/No question of the week begins with last month's U.S. Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Some fast facts: this meet featured the best athletes in the United States of ages 16-19. It also awarded invitations to the Pan American Junior Athletics Championship being held in Trinidad and Tobago this week. Two Minnesota athletes--Zach Mellon in the 800 meters and Laishema Hampton in the shot put--earned invitations by finishing in the top two places, although only Hampton will be traveling to Port of Spain for the competition

We're asking you to predict Hampton's finish with our yes/no question this week:

Yes/No: Will Laishema Hampton medal (finish in the top-3) in the Shot Put at Pan American Junior Champs?

Laishema Hampton is a 2008 graduate of St. Louis Park High School and currently competes for Iowa State. She was the 2008 runner-up at the MSHSL Class AA state meet in the shot put. Hampton threw 50-3 1/4 at the U.S. Junior Nationals, placing second. At the 2007 Pan Am Junior Championships, a throw of 45-9 3/4 earned the bronze medal

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My answer: No

Last week’s question was: Will Katie McGregor run faster than 15:35.00 at the London GP on Saturday. The correct answer was “No” - McGregor ran 15:52 in a tune-up for the 10,000 meters at the World Championships in Berlin in August. Five contestants correctly answered last week's question. Mitch Van Bruggen has been correct three weeks in a row to move into 2nd place in the overall standings.

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1 comment:

Doug said...

Laishema Hampton just missed a podium position finishing 4th.

The correct answer this week is No.