The 2017 USATF Junior and Senior Track and Field Championships will be held in Sacramento, California, Thursday June 22 through Sunday June, 25. The state of Iowa will be well represented in both divisions, by former Iowa preps and Iowa collegians.
Feature photo: Laulauga Tausaga-Iowa © Darren Miller/hawkeyesports.com
The Junior meet will serve as qualifying for the Pan Am Junior Championships, to be held in Peru in July. For more info, click here!
The Senior meet will serve as qualifying for the IAAF World Championships to be held in London in August. For more info, click here!
Iowa connections who have both qualified for and declared to participate in Sacramento in the Junior (U-20) division:
Athletes highlighted in BOLD will represent the USA at Pan Am Jr’s, July 21-23 in Lima, Peru.
- 800M-Joy Ripslinger, Davenport Assumption HS-5th, 2:07.18, Iowa HS All Time Best
- 1500M-Ryan Schweizer, Dowling Catholic/U of Notre Dame-3rd, 3:49.04
- 5K-Hannah Truniger, UNI-2nd-17:05.37
- 5K-McCayla Cole, UNI-3rd-17:23.56
- 5K-Karson Sommer, Pleasant Valley/U of Iowa-12th-15:19.75
- 5K-Luke Sampson, U of Iowa-10th-15:09.38
- 400H-Addie Swanson-Pleasant Valley HS: 9th-1:02.50
- Steeplechase-Nathan Mylenik, U of Iowa-2nd, 9:15.42
- Shot Put-Erika Hammond, Clinton/U of Iowa: 20th-42-6 1/2
- Discus-Sydney Laufenberg, Clinton/Illinois State: 14th/149-7
- Discus-Laulauga Tausaga, U of Iowa-1st, 177-3
- Javelin-Katelyn Gochenour, Logan, Iowa/Duke-2nd, 158-10
- Junior competition schedule, click here!
Iowa connections who have both qualified for and declared to participate in Sacramento in the Senior division:
Athletes highlighted in BOLD will represent the USA, at the World Championships in London, August 4-13.
- 100M-Brandon Carnes, UNI-23rd-10.23
- 200M-Brandon Carnes, UNI-13th, 21.17
- 200M-Brittany Brown, U of Iowa-15th, 23.40
- 400M-Mar’yea Harris, U of Iowa-19th-45.73
- 800M-Erik Sowinski, U of Iowa/Nike-4th-1:45.39
- Brette Correy-Western Dubuque/UNI-25th-2:08.11
- 1500M-Jenny Simpson, Webster City/New Balance-1st-4:06.33
- 5K-Shelby Houlihan, SC East/Az State/Nike-1st-15:13.87
- 5K-Karissa Schweizer-Dowling/U of Missouri-4th-15:18.69
- 10K-Meghan Armstrong Peyton-U of Iowa/Team USA Minnesota-14th 33:46.69
- 10K-Biya Simbassa, SC North/Iowa Central/U of Oklahoma-4th-29:03.48
- 10K-Reed Fischer, Drake-23rd-30:53.50
- 10K-Kevin Lewis, Ottumwa/U of Iowa/Team USA Minnesota-20th-30:14.01
- 110 HH- Aaron Mallett, U of Iowa-6th, 13.58
- Steeplechase-Hillary Bor, Iowa State/US Army-3rd, 8:18.83
- Steeplechase-Alexina Wilson, Mt. Vernon-Lisbon/UNI/Oiselle-10th-10:00.58
- Pole Vault-Jeff Coover, UNI Asst. Coach-9th-18 1/2
- Discus-Reno Tuufuli, U of Iowa-13th-181-8
- Discus-Brian Williams, Iowa Central/Ole Miss-4th-198-8
- Shot Put-Christina Hillman, Iowa State-12th-55-3 1/2
- Hammer Throw-Katelyn Weimerskirch, Dubuque Wahlert/North Dakota State-16th, 198-7
- Heptathlon-Lindsay Lettow, Des Moines Christian/U of Central Missouri-8th, 5,774
- Heptathlon-Alex Gochenour, Logan Magnolia/Arkansas-4th, 6,129
- Decathlon-Kurtis Brondyke, Clinton/Central College-5th-7,746
- Decathlon-Mat Clark, Ames/UNI/Arkansas Asst. Coach-DNF
- Decathlon-Derek Jacobus, CR Kennedy/Arkansas-11th-7,255
- 20K Race Walk-Anthony Peters, St. Ambrose-7th, 1:35:01.82
Senior competition schedule, click here!