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McMaster joins Huggins as World Junior Qualifier

Kyron McMaster, who was denied a World Junior Championships qualifying time at the Carifta Games by the Hurdle height, had no such problems in Florida to join Nelda Huggins as the Territory’s second qualifier. Photo: supplied
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Unlike last month’s Carifta Games, Kyron McMaster does not have to worry about hurdle height, after he secured a ticket to the July 22-27, IAAF World Jr. Championships in Eugene, Oregon at Saturday’s NTC/Pure Athletics Meet.

Taking part in the competition in Clermont, Florida, McMaster finished third in 53.26 seconds to join Nelda Huggins as the second clear qualifier for the championships.

McMaster’s time demolished Steve Augustine’s 19-year old Jr. mark of 55.32 seconds. Augustine coaches McMaster in the hurdles where he ran 52.85 seconds in just his third race over the barriers to earn Carifta Games U18 Boys bronze.

He will also contest the Central American and Caribbean Jr. Championships in Morelia, Mexico, in a final tune up for World Jrs., during the July 4-6 competition.

Deya Erickson won her 100m Hurdles heat in 14.90 seconds.

At the same meet, Shaquoy Stephens won the open 100m in 10.45 seconds in a race that had a +4.0 meters per second tailwind. He finished third in his 200m event after running 22.19 seconds.

After running 11.61 seconds in her 100m preliminary, Karene King was seventh in the elite final in 11.62. Taylor Hill was fifth in her open division 100m race in 12.30 seconds and ran 25.02, to win her 200m heat.

6 Responses to “McMaster joins Huggins as World Junior Qualifier”

  • xxxxxxxx (13/05/2014, 08:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big up young man
  • family (13/05/2014, 08:58) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good Job FAST MAN SHAQ!
  • Gooo Guys! (13/05/2014, 10:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Keep it up athletes, continue pushing hard towards your goals. Awesome job on the qualifier McMaster! Continue making up proud.
  • vex (13/05/2014, 12:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So proud of these guys
  • parent (13/05/2014, 13:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big up to the athletes and their coaches. Keep up the impressive work!
  • ..... (13/05/2014, 16:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just work on that technique over the hurdles and you will be a BEAST. I think you found your event. You might be better at that than just the flat 400M. Work on both though. They go hand in hand (obviously...)


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