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Track Hogs at World Juniors

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Track Hogs at World Juniors

FAYETTEVILLE – With two current and three soon-to-be Razorbacks competing, the 13th IAAF World Junior Championships will be held Tues.-Sun., July 19-25 at the newly built Stade Moncton 2010 Stadium, in Moncton, Canada.

More than 2,000 athletes from more than 170 nations will compete over the next seven days at the brand-new stadium in the Canadian maritime province of New Brunswick. The World Junior meet, last held in Canada in 1988 at Sudbury, Ontario, is a stepping-stone for future Olympians.

Soon-to-be sophomore Regina George will compete for Team USA in the 400 meters and as a member of the 4×400-meter relay pool. She holds a season-best time of 52.60 in the open 400 meters. She will run the heats of the 400 meters on Tuesday, the semifinals on Wednesday and the finals on Thursday. The heats of the 4×400-meter relay will be contested Saturday and the finals are on Sunday.

Soon-to-be freshman and recently signed National Letter of Intent Ivanique Kemp will represent her native Bahamas in the 100-meter hurdles and as a member of the 4×100-meter relay. She holds a season-best time of 13.79 in the 100-meter hurdles. She will compete in the heats, semifinals and finals on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, in the hurdles. Competition in the 4×100-meter relay will begin Friday with heats and conclude Saturday with finals.

Soon-to-be sophomore Caleb Cross will compete for Team USA in the 110-meter hurdles. He holds a season-best of 13.90 at senior hurdle height and a best of 13.64 at junior hurdle height. He will run in the heats on Friday, the semifinals on Saturday and the finals on Sunday.

Soon-to-be freshman Kevin Lazas will compete for Team USA in the decathlon on Tuesday and Wednesday. He holds a season best of 7,291 points and was the runner-up at the USA Junior Championships.

Soon-to-be freshman Raymond Higgs will represent his native Bahamas in the high jump and long jump. He holds bests of 7-3 and 25-1.75, respectively. The high jump competition will begin Wednesday with qualifying and conclude Friday with finals. The long jump competition will begin Tuesday with qualifying and conclude Wednesday with finals.



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