Post by Cap'n Cattitude on Jun 16, 2019 7:14:48 GMT
For those of you who haven’t seen it, Annina Brandenburg won the German national championship (under 23) in the discus. She threw 55.96 meters (183’ 7”). She also competes in the Shot but I’ve not seen results.
I was looking at some results for the USATF National Junior Championships and Harrison Manuel just missed making the finals and ran a PR of 14.17 -- a time that would have gotten him 2nd at the SLC meet. Harrison ran a 14.79 in the prelims of the SLC meet and barely missed the finals this year.
This is particularly noteworthy because it shows that Harrison is turning the corner as a collegiate hurdler. In the 110H, the college hurdle is 3 inches higher than in HS and often takes high schoolers a year (or 2) to acclimate to the higher hurdle. Harrison was an excellent HS hurdler (4th in the 6A 110H as a HS senior), but he is not a tall hurdler and the move to the higher hurdle might have taken a little longer. Harrison was able to squeeze into the US Jr meet when he ran a then-PR 14.43 in the ACU Last Chance meet (the standard to run in the meet was a 14.44). Now, if he can carry over that late-season progress to next year, ACU will have a strong hurdle corps, with fellow returnee Jamal January (6th in the SLC this past season), plus Ethan Christian (8th in the 6A 300H last year).