2014 IAAF World Junior Championships: Eugene, Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. – With this summer’s IAAF World Junior Championship Oregon 2014 happening at one of the most sustainably oriented locations on the planet – historic Hayward Field, the IAAF has decided to activate its landmark social responsibility program, Athletics for a Better World (ABW), at the event from July 22-27.
The 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore. will be the largest IAAF event ever contested on U.S. soil. A total of 177 national federations, from Algeria to Zimbabwe, have expressed their intent to compete at the six-day track and field meet where more than 1,750 athletes under the age of 20 are expected to participate. Member federations, including USA Track & Field, have until July 7 to submit their list of final entries for the IAAF World Junior Championships. Online times listed below.
7/22 @ 1:00pmET: Day 1: Morning Session
7/22 @ 8:15pmET: Day 1: Evening Session
7/23 @ 1:00pmET: Day 2: Morning Session
7/23 @ 8:30pmET: Day 2: Evening Session
7/24 @ 1:00pmET: Day 3: Morning Session
7/24 @ 8:50pmET: Day 3: Evening Session
7/25 @ 1:00pmET: Day 4: Morning Session
7/25 @ 8:45pmET: Day 4: Evening Session
7/26 @ 5:20pmET: Day 5: Afternoon Session
7/27 @ 5:50pmET: Day 6: Afternoon Session
The six-day championship runs through Sunday’s finale as this week marks the first time in the history of the event that the IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics will be held in the United States.
In the wake of their silver-medal-winning runner-up finishes at the USA Junior Championships earlier this month, Martin will line up in the 200-meter dash and Wales will throw the javelin for the United States in their first career international appearance for Team USA. Gordon will run both the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles for Jamaica.
Wales kicks off the competition for the LSU Track & Field program on Tuesday morning as she steps onto the runway in women’s javelin qualifying beginning at 10:05 p.m. CT. She enters the meet with a personal best of 166 feet, 11 inches that she set in a victory in her collegiate debut at Louisiana Tech’s Jim Mize Invitational back on March 22 to kick off the 2014 outdoor season.
Martin sprinted to a personal best in the 200 meters in her last race when she clocked a wind-legal 23.02 seconds to win the USA Junior silver medal in the event also held at Oregon’s Hayward Field on July 6. She is set to line up in the qualifying round of the women’s 200-meter dash on Thursday at 1:35 p.m. CT.
The semifinal round of the women’s 200-meter dash will follow during the evening session on Thursday at 8:10 p.m. CT, while the championship final in the event follows on Friday night at 9:55 p.m. CT.
Gordon, who hails from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is certainly one of the shining stars in LSU’s recruiting Class of 2014 as she enters the championship with personal bests of 13.46w in the 100-meter hurdles and 58.70 in the 400-meter hurdles that have both been set during her senior season at Northeast High School. She will step onto the Hayward Field track for the first time for the qualifying round of the 400 hurdles on Thursday at 2:45 p.m. CT, followed by the preliminary round of the 100 hurdles on Friday at 1 p.m. CT.
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