Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Minnesotans Get Underway at AAU JO Meet

Lots happening at the opening days of the AAU Junior Olympic Championships in Norfolk, Virginia. Chris Dallager provides the summary of the action, starting with the medalists.

Intermediate Girls(15-16) Javelin Throw: Natalie Zobel(Eagan) placed fifthth of 48 with a throw of 33.12m (108' 8"). Zobel attends Minnehaha Academy and started focusing on the javelin throw four years ago.

Midget Girls(11-12)Long Jump: Candise Fountain(Brooklyn Park) placed seventh of 70 with a jump of 4.67m (15' 4")

Sub-Bantam Girls(age 9)100 meter dash: J'iana Cager(ICAA/MN Breeze from St. Paul) qualified for the semi-finals with the fifth fastest time of 81 athletes in 14.36 seconds. Cager was the national champion in the 100, 200 and 400 for Primary Girls in 2009 and USATF Minnesota Bantam Girl Athlete of the Year.

Sub-Bantam Boys 100 meter dash: Tylan Brooks(ICAA/MN Breeze) moves on to the semis with a 14.63, seventeenth best of 73 athletes.

Bantam Girls(age 10) 100 meter dash: Ellie Bedingham(from Woodbury running for ICAA/MN Breeze) moves on to the semi-finals with the fifteenth fastest time of 74 athletes in 14.32 seconds.

Bantam Boys 100 meter dash: Keylan Jackson(ICAA/MN Breeze) advances with a time of 13.88, fifteenth of 73 athletes.

Sub-Midget Boys(age 11): Dominik London(Team Woodbury) makes it to the semi-finals with a time of 13.41, twenty-secondnd of 71 athletes.

Youth Boys(age 14)100 meter dash: Shaheed Hickman(Brooklyn Park) ran 11.65 seconds placing fifteenthth of 84 athletes and advances to semi-finals.

Intermediate Girls(15-16)100 meter dash: Taylor Anderson(Brooklyn Park) had the thirteenth fastest time of 77 runners in 12.37 seconds. Anderson was a member of Hopkins High School State Championship 4 x 100 meter relay team and placed fourth in the 100 meter dash at the MSHSL Championships.

Intermediate Girls(15-16)800 meter run: Samantha Nielsen(Maplewood) qualified to the finals with the tenth best time of 2:18.02. Nielsen was part of Roseville's state championship 4 x 800 meter relay in June at the Minnesota State High School League Championships.

More Results
100 meter dash:
Primary Boys(8 and under) Malaki Jackson (Robbinsdale) 15.75 (49th of 80 athletes)

Primary Girls Rebecca Scholder (Plymouth) 16.53 (55th of 77 athletes)

Primary Girls Tyianna White(Richfield) 16.90 (69th of 77 athletes)

Sub-Midget Girls(age 11) Kailynn Blanchard(Brooklyn Park) 14.00 (26th of 73 athletes)

Sub-Midget Girls Mikayla Hayes(Minneapolis) 14.72 (61st of 73 athletes)

Midget Boys(age 12) Kjetil Cline(Team Woodbury) 13.33 (36 of 71 athletes)

Midget Boys James Fields(ICAA/MN Breeze) 14.76 (69 of 71 athletes)

Midget Girls Cori Bond (Brooklyn Park) 13.69 (39th of 82 athletes). Cori is the daughter of former University of Minnesota Gopher basketball player, Walter Bond.

Sub-Youth Boys(age 13) Jonathan Webb(Team Woodbury) 12.51 (32nd of 73 athletes)

Youth Boys(age 14) Jake Gourley(Real Track & Field/Eagan) 27.74 (27th of 84 athletes)

Intermediate Boys(ages 15-16) Casey Lewis(Andover) 11.61 (39th of 66 athletes)

Intermediate Boys William Jaydee(Brooklyn Center) 12.10 (62nd of 66 athletes)

Intermediate Girls Natasha Moore(ICAA/MN Breeze) 12.81 (44th of 77 athletes)

200 meter Hurdles:
Sub-Youth Boys(age 13) Alexander Klein(Stillwater) 31.89 (51st of 62 athletes)

Youth Boys(age 14) Jake Gourley(Real Track & Field/Eagan) 27.74 (22nd of 59 athletes)

Youth Boys Joshua Gillespie(Brooklyn Park) 29.83 (45th of 59 athletes)

Youth Girls Taloria Stiffin(Brooklyn Park) 32.93 (49th of 71 athletes)

400 meter Hurdles:
Intermediate Girls(ages 15-16) Sierra Saulsberry(Robbinsdale) 1:13.91 (57th of 68 athletes)

Young Mens(ages 17-18) Rashad Cohen(Chanhassen) 1:00.72 (46th of 69 athletes)

800 meter run:
Sub-Youth Boys(age 13) Mitchell Dickerson(Maple Grove) 2:20.98 (37th of 76 athletes)

Sub-Youth Boys Trayton Brooks(ICAA/MN Breeze) 2:25.84 (50th of 76 athletes)

Sub-Youth Girls Kelli Praska(Real Track & Field/Eagan) 2:32.92 (36th of 76 athletes)

Intermediate Boys(ages 15-16) David Afolabi(Brooklyn Center) 2:13.05 (61st of 77 athletes)

3000 meter run:
Midget Boys(age 12) Cole Streich(Janesville) 11:25.70 (23rd of 47 athletes)

High Jump:
Midget Boys(age 12) Kjetil Cline(Team Woodbury) 1.37m (4' 6") (16th of 54 athletes)

Midget Boys Cole Streich(Janesville) 1.27m (4' 2") (35th of 54 athletes)

Shot Put:
Sub-Bantam Girls(age 9) Briahna Peterson(St. Paul) 5.40m (17' 8.75") (17th of 59 athletes)

Triple Jump:
Youth Girls(age 14) Niara Hill(Minneapolis) 10.22m (33' 6.5") (10th of 43 athletes)

Young Mens(ages 17-18) Jack Sussman(Wayzata) Foul

Javelin Throw:
Intermediate Girls(ages 15-16) Nailah Hill(Brooklyn Park) 26.84m (88' 1") (13th of 48 athletes)

Long Jump:
Midget Girls(age 12) Courtney Clark(Real Track & Field/Eagan) 3.78m (12' 5") (45th of 70 athletes)

Midget Girls Megan Turner(Woodbury) 3.37m (11' 1") (59th of 70 athletes)

Young Womens(ages 17-18) Melanie Hill(Minneapolis) 5.29m (17' 4.5") (25th of 68 athletes)

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