World and Pan Am Jr Championship Team Berths on line at 2017 USATF Outdoors


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June 22, 2017

Team USA spots on are on the line at this year’s USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, CA, starting today thru Sunday. The junior championships run through Saturday and will decide who makes the team for the Pan American Junior Championships July 21-23 in Trujillo, Peru. Athletes must not turn 20 years-of-age this calendar year and meet a qualifying standard or come close to it to be accepted into nationals. A top-two finish in a junior event will get you on the US team if you’re at least 16 years-old. While other top finishers will be added for the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. So, while he’s hit the qualifying standard, John Burroughs freshman phenom Brandon Miller isn’t eligible to make the Pan Am Junior Team, and hasn’t entered the meet.

2017 USATF Jr/Sr Schedule with Missouri Athletes listed by event/time

The senior championships run through Sunday and the top three finishers in each event will qualify for the IAAF World Championships, held in London August 5-13. The Outdoor World Championships are held every two years, the year before and the year after an Olympic year.  The Indoor World Championships are held every other year, and are held in opposing years the outdoor championships are held.


Last year’s US Olympic Trials was a great success for athletes with Missouri ties. Show-Me State raised Deanna Price, Gwen Berry, Brittany Borman, Colleen Quigley, Courtney Frerichs, Michael Rodgers all made the Olympic team, while Kansas City born Mason Finley made it, as well as Jenny Simpson, married to former Liberty High and Truman State runner Jason Simpson. Getting that many back on this year’s team for the World Championships would be a phenomenal feat.


Borman isn’t entered in the meet and competed in Rio with a brace a few months after knee surgery. That was followed up with a second surgery in the fall. One athlete who’s got one of the best chances of all Missouri athletes is Emily Sisson. Sisson is looking to make her first senior US Team, after making several as a junior, including setting the US high school 5k record of 15:47 at the World Junior Championships in Canada in 2010. After a disappointing 2016 Olympic Trials where she struggled in the 10k and then scratched out of the 5k, Sisson has been on fire in her second professional season for New Balance. Winning and posting top performances on the road and on the track, even up to the half-marathon distances. Indoors she posted a 15:05 5k, one of the fastest times indoors by an American woman ever. Sisson will run the 10k Thursday night and the 5k Friday night.


Price will look for her third straight global championship (World Championship/Olympics). Price is her first post-collegiate season after winning the 2015 and 2016 hammer throw at Southern Illinois University. Price will look to improve on her 10th place Rio Olympic finish if she can make the team. Gwen Berry finally made a US senior team last year with a runner-up finish in the hammer throw at the Olympic Trials. Berry didn’t make the final in Rio like Price did, but has exploded this year. At the US Indoor Championships in the winter, Berry set the World Record in the weight throw. The event has only been held for a few decades, and is primarily contended in North American, but it still makes her a World Record Holder. This spring, Berry set the American Record in the hammer throw, and made up for previous disappointments at US Championships.


Michael Rodgers, the sprint star at Berkeley High School and Lindenwood and Oklahoma Baptist, has a lot of young talent to compete against if he wants to add another of the many Team USA berths to his resume. Rodgers and his teammates thought they earned a bronze in the 4×100 in Rio last August, but they were disqualified in a questionable call that claimed they baton was passed before the exchange zone from Rodgers to Tyson Gay. Rodgers has two world championships medals in his career, a bronze from the 2013 outdoor 4×100, and another from in the indoor 60-meter dash.


Quigley and Frerichs, the 2015 and 2016 NCAA steeplechase champions, are now teammates in their second and first professional years for the Nike/Bowerman Track Club in Portland, Or. Both made the Olympic team and advanced to the final, taking 8th and 11th. Quigley is looking for her third straight global championships berth and third US Team, while Frerichs is shooting for her second senior US Team to go along with her 2012 World Junior Championships berth.

To be updated. Check back.


2017 USATF Jr and Sr Championships Missouri Qualifiers




Taylor Werner             Arkansas Fr     Ste. Genevieve HS

1st 3k 9:06.34


Mia Jerman                 UMKC Fr          Ste. Genevieve HS

3k 15th 9:59.67, 5k 14th 17:16.33,


Carlie Queen               Summit Christian HS Sr           Arkansas signee

High Jump T4 5-11


Chloe Ramsey             Helias Catholic Jr

Pole Vault 9th 12-6


Emily Stauffer             Mizzou Fr

Shot Put 10th               /15.25m


DeeNia McMiller        Memphis Fr                 Winnetonka HS

Shot Put 19th               /14.52m


Ariel Okorie                 Kansas State Fr            Waynesville HS/Springfield TC

Heptathlon 1st 5251pts


Anna Heacock             Jefferson (Festus) So   Jefferson County Jets Track Club

Heptathlon 9th 4311 pts




Alec Haines                 Oklahoma State Fr      Lafayette HS/Wildwood, MO

5k 8:17.72 3k mark


Quincy Hall                  College of the Sequoias Fr      Raytown South HS/Raytown MO

400H 7th 49.39


Chris Nilsen                 South Dakota Fr          Park Hill HS/Kansas City, MO

Pole Vault 1st 5.73m/18-9.5


KC Lightfoot                 Lee’s Summit HS Jr                  Lee’s Summit, MO/Just Vault Club

Pole Vault 2nd 5.40m/17-8.5


Chase Pennewell         Kansas Fr                     Monroe City HS/Monroe City, MO

Pole Vault 12th 5.13m/16-10


Ja’Mari Ward              Mizzou Fr        Cahokia, IL

Long Jump 1st 26-8/8.13m

Justin Hall       Texas Tech Fr              Blue Springs HS/Blue Springs, MO

Long Jump 2nd 7.81m/28-7.5


Logan Blomquist                     Southeast Missouri State Fr   Pleasant Hill HS/Pleasant Hill, MO

Discus 11th 53.03m/173-11.75


Isaiah Martin               Hillsboro HS Jr       Jefferson County Jets Track Club

Decathlon 7th 6,560 pts


Eric Roth                                                   Jefferson County Jets Track Club

Decathlon 10th 5,598 pts


8 Jr Women in 9 events & 10 Jr Men in 10 events =18 Jr Qualifiers in 19 Events at last check





Ashley Henderson       San Diego State Jr       Hazelwood Central HS, STL?

100-9th 11.01, 200- has not declared yet

Jenny Simpson            New Balance, U of Colorado, wife of former Liberty HS & Truman State runner Jason Simpson

Emily Sisson                 New Balance, U of Providence/Wisconsin, Parkway Central HS, Chesterfield, MO

5k 3rd 15:02.10, 10k 4th 31.32.53

Karissa Schweizer        Mizzou Jr         Dowling Catholic HS, Urbandale, Iowa

5k 10th 15:19.14

Courtney Frerichs       Nike/Bowerman Track Club, New Mexico/UMKC, Nixa HS, Nixa, MO

Steeplechase 2nd -9:19.09

Colleen Quigley           Nike/Bowerman Track Club, Florida State, Nerinx Hall HS, St. Louis, MO

Steeplechase 4th -9:20.00

Jessica (Jackson) Kamilos        Saucony, Arkansas, Neosho High School, Neosho, MO

Steeplechase 11th-9:41.88

Molly Josephs              Walk USA, Missouri Baptist ’16, Long Island, New York

20k Race Walk

Gabi Jacobs                             Mizzou RS So               ?, Illinois,

Discus 12th -191?/58.23m

Gwen Berry                 Nike/New York Athletic Club, Southern Illinois, McCluer HS, St. Louis?

Hammer Throw 1st-76.77m

Deanna Price               New York Athletic Club, Southern Illinois, Troy HS, ???, MO

Hammer Throw 2nd 74.91m/

Heavin Warner            Central Missouri ’16,

Hammer Throw 7th 68.86m

Lindsay Lettow            ABEO/Santa Barbara Track Club, Central Missouri ’12?, Des Moines Christian HS, Urbandale, Iowa



Michael Rodgers         Unattached, Lindenwood/Oklahoma Baptist, Berkeley HS, Florissant, MO

100 10th-10.02

Terrel Cotton               Unattached, Lincoln University, Warrensburg HS, Warrensburg, MO

200 29th -20.50

Charles Jones              Texas Tech Jr, Cardinal Ritter ’14, St. Louis?, MO

800 20th-1:46.70

Aaron Mallet               Iowa Sr, McCluer North HS, Florissant, MO

110H 8th -13.44

Alfred Larry                 Unattached, Missisissippi State ’16, Jr College ‘, Jennings HS, ?, MO

400H 18th-49.96

Chris Davis                  Unattached, Missouri ’12?, ?

400H 21st-50.43,

Austin Corley              Wichita State Fr, Adrian HS ’16, Adrian, MO

400H 25th-50.59

Caleb Hoover              Asics Furman Elite, NAU ’16, College Heights Christian ’11, Joplin, MO

Steeplechase 19th-8:33.89

Jordan Mann               Unattached, Providence ’16, Brown ’15, MICDS ’11, ?, MO

Steeplechase 24th-8:37.36

Bryce Miller                Unattached, UMKC RS Jr, ?, Wisconsin,

Steeplechase 25th-8:37.80

Nick Christie,               San Diego Pole Vault Club, Missouri Baptist ’15, San Diego, CA

20k RW 3rd 1:27.24.

Chris Nilsen                 South Dakota Fr, Park Hill HS ’16, Kansas City, MO

Pole Vault 3rd-5.73m/18-9.5?

Matt Ludwig                Akron Sophomore, Mizzou Fr in 2016, ?, Ohio,

Pole Vault T4 5.70m/

LaDerrick Ward           Mizzou volunteer assistant, SIUE ’15?, Cahokia, Il.

Long Jump 18th-7.93m

Tony Carodine            Unattached, Mizzou ’16, Colorado Springs ?, Co,

Triple Jump 16th-16.26m/

Mason Finley               Unattached, Born in Kansas City, Grew up in Colorado, went to KU & Wyoming,

Discus 1st-66.72

Kurtis Brondyke           Central Missouri asst coach, Central College (Ia). ’15?,

Decathlon 8th-7795 pts

Tim Wunderlich          former Central Missouri asst coach, Shore Athletic Club

Decathlon 16th – 7528 pts


13 Women in 14 events and 18 Men in 18 events at last check

32 Seniors in 33 events at last check

Total =48 individuals in 51 events at last check


Jr Meet Info:—Calendar/2017/USATF-Junior-Outdoor-Track—Field-Championships.aspx

Jr Live Results:


Sr Meet Info:—Calendar/2017/USATF-Outdoor-Championships.aspx

Sr Live Results:


Broadcast Info:


NBC / NBCSN Broadcast Schedule (subject to change)

Friday 10:30pm – 12:30am ET NBCSN
Saturday 4:00pm – 6:00pm ET NBC
Sunday 4:00pm – 6:00pm ET NBC


It appears that the USA Juniors Webcast can only be seen on with a subscription, while the USA Seniors webcast can only be seen with an NBC Sports Gold Subscription:

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