Famurewa, Szypka Compete at USA Junior Championships
June 19, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky freshman Beckie Famurewa and rising sophomore Bradley Szypka competed in the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday and Saturday in Bloomington, Ind., finishing 12th and 13th, respectively, in the women’s discus and men’s shot put.
Famurewa, who redshirted during the 2012 season, competed in the shot put at Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex, finishing 12th with a mark of 44.87m/147-02. After throwing 141-08 on her first attempt, Famurewa increased her mark by 5-06 on her second throw to get to 147-02.
On the men’s side, Szypka finished 13th with a mark of 17.43m/57-02.25. Szypka’s mark came on his final throw and bettered his best mark from this last season by 2-07.75 when he threw 16.62m/54-06.50 at the Florida Relays.
The USA Junior Championships hosted nearly 800 of the country’s top high school and young collegiate athletes. The meet featured athletes between the ages of 16 and 19 years old at the end of the year. It also serves as the selection for the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships scheduled for July 10-15 in Barcelona, Spain. The top-two finishers who meet qualifying standards in each event this week will be invited to compete in Barcelona as members of Team USA.
Rising sophomore Devinn Cartwright will represent the Bahamas at the IAAF World Junior Championships in the 100-meter hurdles and 400m hurdles.
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USA Junior Outdoor Championships
June 15-17, 2012
12. Beckie Famurewa – 44.87m/147-02
Men’s Shot Put
13. Bradley Szypka – 17.43m/57-02.25