Three Local Winners at US Junior Nationals
Denton TX, June 23-24

Three Local Winners at US Junior Nationals
Denton TX, June 23-24

A trio of throwers earned spots on the USA junior national team at the USATF Junior National Championships last weekend. The meet, open to athletes who will not turn 20 during the year, combines the best scholastic and collegiate athletes in the age range who have achieved strict qualifying standards.

Shot putters Laura Gerraughty (Nashua NH) and Jeff Chakouian (Seekonk MA), both New England high school record holders, won their specialty; Chakouian's winning 59'10 1/4" with the 16 pound college/open shot was only bettered by one New England collegian this past season, while Gerraughty remained undefeated and followed her win with a third place in the hammer. Hammerman Josh McCaughey of Rhode Island's Bishop Hendricken HS continued his dominence of the ball-and-chain with a big 204'9" with the open implement.

Silver medals were earned by Katy Johnson (hammer), Justin Easter (steeplechase), and Ben Shorey (10K Racewalk).

The top two finishers in each event are eligible to compete in a pair of international junior matches in Canada in July, and are may be selected to compete in the North American/Central American/Carribean championships in August as well as the World Junior Championships in Chile in October.

New England states athlete results

100: 5.Monique Tubbs, U.Jacksonville/Boston MA, 11.63. 10,000 Walk: 4.Ann Favolise, ME HS, 61:09.70; 5.Amanda Bergeron, Farmington ME, 62:26.98; 6.Elizabeth Murphy, ME HS, 63:51.05
Pole Vault: 6.Samantha Shepard, AirTime/Weston MA, 11'11 3/4"; 9.Molly Lederman, ATA/Newton MA, 11'5 3/4"; Andrea Li, NH.
Triple Jump: 5.Nicole Toney, ConardHS Hartford CT, 41'4 1/4";
Shot Put: 1.Laura Gerraughty, Nashua Area TC NH, 50'10 1/4"; 7.Healy Thompson, Williams College, 46'2 1/2"
Discus: 18.Gerraughty, 141'8";
Hammer: 2.Katherine Johnson, Warwick RI, 182'6"; 3.Gerraughty, 178'3"; 5.Nicole Allyn, W.Warwick RI 173'3"; 8.Christina Bizon, Tollgate RI, 157'5"; 10.Kristen Michalski, W.Warwick RI, 149'4".
Heptathlon: 5.Nicole Toney, Conard/Hartford CT, 4807; 11.Christina Regan, Boston College/Needham MA, 4294.

200: 7.Glenn McFadden, Hillhouse HS/New Haven CT, 21.48
Steeplechase: 2.Justin Easter, Bates College/Jay ME, 9:36.53.
10,000 Racewalk: 2.Ben Shorey, Ellsworth ME, 47:39.57; 4.Dan Pendergast, New Sweden ME, 55:47.98; 6.Jonathan Chasse, Maranacook Acad ME, 57:24.54; 7.Jeffrey Sprague, Medomack Valley ME, 57:29.17; 8.Jeremy Martin, Elan School ME, 57:38.01.
Shot Put: 1.Jeff Chakouian, Seekonk MA, 59'10 1/4".
Javelin: 8.Alan Susi, Wake Forest U./Cumberland RI, 190'7";
Hammer: 1.Josh McCaughey, Bp.Hendricken HS RI, 204'9"; 14.Mike Freeman, Bp.Hendricken HS/E.Greenwich RI, 144'7";

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