Punching Tickets to Spain

Stephen Mozia (Cornell) may have just earned his first Heps title in early May, but he can now add a national title to his resume.  This past Saturday, Mozia won the National Junior Championships in the shot put, heaving the ball 66-3.25.  The national title earned him a ticket to the World Junior Championships, to be held in Barcelona, Spain on July 10th thru 15th.  Mozia also competed in the discus throw but the results from the discus are not available at this time and finished 3rd (197-6).

Princeton’s Eddie Owens finished 2nd in the steeplechase, but his final time of 9:13.08 did not meet the championship standard of 9:10. UPDATE: Owens ran 8:53.55 earlier this year, which qualifies him for the World Junior Championships as well.

The top two finishers in each event, provided that they met the World Junior Championship qualifying standard, are selected for the Team USA.  Complete results are available here.

Other top performances from this meet include:

– Harvard’s Ben Glauser finished 3rd in both the shot put (62-8) and hammer throw (222-3)

– Princeton’s Matt McDonald finished 3rd in the 10,000m (31:05.17)

– Princeton’s Alex Bragg finished 4th in the pole vault (16-8.75)

– Yale’s Kira Garry finished 5th in the steeplechase (10:57.39)

– Harvard’s Dean Sullivan finished 6th in the javelin (209-9)

– Harvard’s Igor Liokumovich finished 6th in the shot put (59-7.75) and 8th in the discus (176-6)

– Dartmouth’s Tom Servino finished 6th in the hammer (63.38m)

– Brown’s Alex Stanton finished 7th in the 400m hurdles (61.15) (note: she ran 60.10 in the prelims on Friday)

– Cornell’s Rutger Admirand finished 7th in the 800m (1:57.12) (note: he ran 1:51:86 in the prelims on Friday)

Glauser, McDonald, and Mozia (in the discus) could also travel to Spain if anyone who finished ahead of them elects not to travel, as both men hit the qualifying marks in their events.  This will be verified once USATF releases the final World Junior Team USA roster.


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