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Athletics - 05. July 2007.

Williams sets record, heptathlon champs defend titles at USA Youth Outdoor Championships


Williams (Adelanto, Calif.) picked up 664 of her record 1,450 points in the 200 meter dash to win the triathlon championship. The previous record of 1,373 points was set in 2000 by Kiani Profit. Margaux Jones (Redlands, Calif.) also finished strong with 589 points in the 200m to place second with 1,119 total points.

Shakeia Pinnick and Victoria Dunlap defended their titles in the intermediate girls' and young women's heptathlon.

Pinnick (Aurora, Ill.) was sitting second after day one, but used a strong 800m to repeat as the intermediate girls' champion with 4,614 points. Rebecca Neville (Merrillville, Ind.) finished second and Nefertiti Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) was third with 4,396 and 4,257 points, respectively.

Victoria Dunlap (Nashville, Tenn.), who built a 224-point lead on the first day of competition, won two of the final three events to claim the title in the young women's heptathlon with 4,838 points. Kiersten Kirkland (Moreno Valley, Calif.) was the runner-up with 4,664.

TOGETHER Youth Elite Track & Field defeated a strong field of competitors to win the youth girls' 4x800m with a time of 9:28.67. The team from the Gazelle Track Club was the runner-up in 9:41.14.

For more information and live results on the 2007 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships, visit www.usatf.org/events/2007/USAYouthOutdoorTFChampionships.


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