Track & Field

The Kids Are Better Than Alright

Candace is king of Hill

There’s only  one place to start – Candace Hill – Remember that name. At just 16 years of age, Hill sits at number 10 on this years 100m world list after running a simply ridiculous 10.98 seconds for the distance last weekend. The wind was perfect at +2.0 m/s while she had already ran a swift 11.21 into a -1.5 m/s headwind the week previous. Twitter almost had a meltdown with the news, while the commentators of the race struggled to believe what they had seen. Check out the race below.

 

Cooper scoops world record

14-year-old Tyrese Cooper only finished third in his race…but he ran 46.44 seconds! Kirani James had held the former age 14 world best, Cooper has now taken that title from the Olympic Champion. Just another name to watch when it comes to up-and-coming quarter-milers.

Watch that 400m race here.

 

Jones set to hit hurdling heights

Another 14-year-old who made us all feel old and slow at the weekend was Tia Jones. She ran the 100m hurdles in a time of 13.08 seconds over senior height hurdles. For a little perspective, the World championships qualifying standard is 13.00. The wind was illegal however, at 2.5 m/s, but even still it’s an outstanding performance from the young American.

 

Hall leaps to Junior record

Kate Hall
A relative old-timer compared to the others mentioned above, at age 18, Kate Hall broke the sand at 6.83m in the long jump. She broke the USA junior record which had belonged to Carol Lewis (sister of Carl) and moved herself up to 10th on the world junior all-time list.

Watch her record-setting jump here

 

 

 

 

 

One reigning world junior champion tweeted her thoughts on the results and i think we were all of a similar mindset!
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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, a coach, and a business management graduate. A former youth international, he represented Ireland in sprint hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump and relays. He is current senior 60m & former 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the events. Years of battling and finally overcoming injuries have led to his keen interest in strength and conditioning for athletes, as well as his current course of study: Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. He is occasionally referred to as GOD, not due to his initials, but because of his heavenly beard, which he has sported since the age of 5.

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