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Team USA Juniors to compete in Japan

Damiere Byrd

Damiere Byrd

INDIANAPOLIS – A select group of U.S. junior athletes will compete in the 2011 Germany-Japan-USA  Trilateral Friendly Indoor Meet on Saturday, February 5 in Osaka, Japan.

The competition will consist of junior athletes (ages 16-19) competing in the 60 meters, 60m hurdles and long jump. Athletes were selected first by using the 2010 end of year high school rankings in the 100m, 100m/110m hurdles and long jump. Athletes were also invited to join the squad based on top indoor performances this season.  The Team USA roster follows:


60 Meters:
Damiere Byrd – 100m PR:  10.42
Ronald Darby – 100m PR:  10.55

60-Meter Hurdles:
Kenneth Minkah  – 110m Hurdles PR:  13.62
Demetrius Lindo – 110m Hurdles PR:  13.7

Long Jump
Marquis Dendy – Long Jump PR:  7.44m/24-5
Leon Samuels – Long Jump PR:  7.59m/24-11


60 Meters:
Myasia Jacobs – 100m PR:  11.44
Christal Peterson – 100m PR:  11.55

60-Meter Hurdles:
Shelley Black – 100m Hurdles PR:  13.79
Trinity Wilson – 100m Hurdles PR:  13.49

Long Jump:
Amber Dandy – Long Jump PR:  6.10m/20-0.25
LeTristan Pledger – Long Jump PR:  6.17m/20-3