NY State Long jump record for Clayton in Italy Jul 11, 2009

Jen Clayton (Suffern, NY) long jumped a wind-legal 20-10.75 in the World Youth Champs in Italy this morning, equaling the NY State Record by Lynette Wigington ['97] and Keyon Soley ['98]. Photos Courtesy Victah Sailer /

Hardy wins 100m gold at World Youth Champs Jul 9, 2009

BRESSANONE, Italy -Italian born Prezel Hardy won Team USA's first-ever gold medal in the boys 100m Thursday evening at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy.

Boys medley relay runs world youth best at World Youth Champs Jul 13, 2009

BRESSANONE, Italy - The boys medley relay team of Colin Hepburn, Keenan Brock, Dedric Dukes and Josh Mance broke the World Youth best as Team USA brought home five more medals on the final day of competition at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy.

Crouser wins silver at World Youth Champs Jul 8, 2009

BRESSANONE, Italy -Ryan Crouser brought home Team USA's first medal as he won the silver in the boys discus Wednesday night at the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy.

Briana Nelson Jul 22, 2009

Briana Nelson (S.C.) talks about her experience in Italy.

Francis readies for World Youth Champs Jul 7, 2009

With one quiet finger vaulted skyward, Claudia Francis ran her way into the nation’s elite when she won her first national title in the 800 meters at the Nike Outdoor Nationals. And it’s not that the Cardozo junior to-be wasn’t already one of the recognizable names in scholastic middle-distance running but once she won the 800 at the USATF World Youth Trials July 1 and graduated into the runner that many thought that she would be since she was tearing up the bantam division.

Morris, Nelson third at USATF World Youth Trials Jul 2, 2009

Quick Striders' Sandi Morris (Greenville) finished third in the pole vault with a vault of 12 feet, 1.5 inches at the USATF World Youth Trials. First and second cleared the same height as Morris. Places were determined by judges decision. 

Eutsey Advances to Finals at World Youth Championships in Italy Jul 8, 2009

    Despite a torrential downpour, Ebony Eutsey, a rising senior at Miami Southridge, easily won her heat of the 400 meter semis at the World Youth Championship in Bressanone, Italy on Thursday.  She will enter tomorrow's finals at as the top seed with a qualifying time of 53.99 and will be considered the favorite to win gold.   Reflecting on Wednesday's preliminary round, where she won heat 2 with a time of 54.97, Eutsey said "It was alright... I picked it up tonight at 100m to go because I could feel Sandrae (Farqhuharson of Jamaica) on my shoulder and then I cruised at the end."   As she looks forward to the finals, she believes she can run much much faster, saying "If somebody pushes me, I want to go 51."   Her current PR is 52.42 from the Miami Elite Invitational earlier this year.  That is second all-time for a Florida high schooler.  Olympic bronze medalist Sanya Richards holds the all-time record mark in Florida, hitting a 50.69 in 2002. Check out great "Live" Coverage with Photos and Summaries at the NSSF web site.