6/24-Leach wins 400H with PR. Hallinan, Balouris, Simkins advance. Regan 4th on Day 2 @ Junior Nats

Nicole Leach wins the 400 Hurdles in 57.25 with the 11th best prep time ever... and is the 5th best individual ever.
1 Nicole Leach Unattached 57.25

Quotes courtesy of USATF: Junior Women\'s 400m Hurdles, final: Nicole Leach, Unattached, winner, 57.25

\"My main goal was to win the race and make it to the team (Pan-Ams). I got a sweet spot with lane 4. I was able to run my race. I took off at the final 100.\"

On being a repeat winner at the US junior championships:
\"It\'s better this time, this is my last high school title.\"

About running against her future teammate at UCLA, MacKenzie Hill:
\"This is great. I\'ve never had a training partner at this type of event. Being teammates will benefit both of us.\"

O\'Hara grad and American University frosh Steve Hallinan advances in the Junior men\'s 1500. While Shaler grad John Balouris of St. Francis University take 3rd in the 2nd heat to advance. 5 Stephen Hallinan American U. 3:56.09q
3 John Balouris St. Francis 3:57.34q

Wissahickon grad Krista Simkins moves on the the Junior 400.
9 Krista Simkins Unattached 54.97q

Lindsay Regan , Easton, takes 4th in the Pole Vault, clearing 12-00.75.

4 Lindsay Regan Vertical Assault 3.68m 12-00.75
3.68 3.78 3.83 O PPP XXX

LaSalle HS grad and LaSalle College frosh Kevin Moore finished 8th in the Junior Men\'s Javelin with a throw of 198-11.

8 Kevin Moore La Salle 60.64m 198-11
57.42m FOUL 58.35m 57.94m 60.64m 60.08m

Center junior Allyn Laughlin was 11th in the Junior Women\'s Shot Put with a throw of 43-05.75.

11 Allyn Laughlin Beaver County T C 13.25m 43-05.75
12.78m 13.25m 12.88m

Amy Backel , Northern, finished out the Heptahtlon with a 1st place in the Javelin, and finishes 13th in the Junior category.

13 Amy Backel, Unattached
16.57 1.57m 12.36m 27.88 4.34m 39.40m 2:36.71
w: -2.2 5-01.75 40-06.75 w: -0.6 w: 1.4 129-03
4327 (646) (701) (685) (640) 2672 (388) (656) (611)

Long Jump 16 Amy Backel Unattached 4.34m 1.4 14-03.00 388
4.34m(1.4) 4.18m(3.0) 4.33m(4.1)

Javelin 1 Amy Backel Unattached 39.40m 129-03 656
37.23m 39.40m 39.19m

800 13 Amy Backel Unattached 2:36.71 611