Former McClintock grad Chaney makes U.S. team for World Championships
In a bit of a surprise, albeit a pleasant one, Arizona State’s Jasmine Chaney earned a spot on the United States team that will compete in the IAAF World Track Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
The McClintock High graduate made the team by virtue of her third place finish in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday in Eugene, Ore.
Chaney finished in 55.22 seconds, behind winner Lashinda Demus (54.21) and runner-up Queen Harrison (54.78).
Former Sun Devil Kyle Alcorn placed third in the men’s 3,000 steeplechase in 8:29.44 to get a spot on the U.S. world’s team. William Nelson won in 8:28.44 and Daniel Huling was second in 8:29.27.
William Claye (a Mountain Pointe graduate) made the U.S. team in his second event, placing second in the men’s long jump with a leap of 26-10. Marquise Goodwin won with a jump of 27-4. Claye also was second in the triple jump.
Former ASU All-American Trevell Quinley was seventh (26-3), former Chandler High star Bryce Lamb, now at Texas Tech, was 9th (25-11) and another former Sun Devil and Olympic champion Dwight Phillips was 10th at 25-10 ¾.
In a late event on Friday night, former Arizona State All-American Amy Hastings finished second in the women’s 5,000 to make the U.S. team. Hastings finished in 15:14.31, just behind Molly Huddle’s 15:10.01. Another former Sun Devil, Desiree Davila, was 6th and former Mountain Pointe and University of Colorado star Sara (Gorton) Slattery was 13th in 15:54.21.
In the senior women’s javelin on Saturday, Chandler’s Hannah Carson was 9th at 165-5. Another prep thrower, Avione Allgood, set a new high school national record in the event with a throw of 176-8, good enough for fourth place.
Carson then beat Allgood in the U.S. Junior Outdoor Championships’ version of the women’s javelin, held right after the senior women’s competition. In that event, Carson won with a throw of 167-0 on her final throw of the day. Both Carson and Allgood will compete for the U.S. junior national team at the Junior Pan American Games later this summer in Miramar, Florida.
Another athlete to make the U.S. Junior squad on Saturday was Arizona State’s William Henry, who was second in the men’s 400 in 46.47.
Carson and the rest of the Chandler High girls team were competing in the Nike Track Nationals late on Saturday. We’ll post a new blog on that as soon as results are final.