UAGTCA wrap-up | Berry t7th in PV-Krais 9th w/ #5 all-time hep-McQuillen 14th at JR Worlds Jul 8, 2008

The United Age Group Track Coaches Association meet July 11-13 at Northeast HS in Philadelphia, saw representation from 65 U.S. clubs and four other countries. Complete results are posted, along with Day Two & Three Photo Gallery. The UAGTCA Meet wrap-up by Association founder and meet director, Ron Jackson At the IAAF World Junior Championships in Poland, On day Five, Ryann Krais finished with the #5 all-time US heptathlon with 5457 points following an 18-9.75 long jump (765 points), 104-07 javelin (512 points), and 2:19.15 800 (835 points). And Joe Berry, (Hatboro-Horsham 2007) cleared 16-8.75 to finish in a tie for 7th. He came in at 16-4.75, clearing on his first attempt; cleared his best height on the 2nd attempt, and then missed three at 17-00.75. On Day Four, Ryann Krais started with a 13.73 100 hurdles, and a 5-7.75 high jump, putting her 17 points ahead of the pace she set in June at Great Southwest when she was just shy of the USR in the heptathlon. She finished her first day in 6th place following a PR in the shot put of 34-7.75 for 566 points, which put her 34 points ahead of pace; but then fell 34 points off record pace with a 25.04 200 in the first heat for 883 points. The fastest four women on the day were in the final heat. On Day Three, Tennessee rising sophomore and USATF Juniors champ Joe Berry (Hatboro-Horsham 2007) advanced to the finals of the pole vault, clearing 16-8.75. Fellow Juniors champ Karlee McQuillen, a rising sophomore at Penn State (Westmont Hilltop 2007), was 14th in the qualifying round on Day One, throwing 163-03.50. She did not advance to the finals.   (Left: Shaniel Chambers, Chester (AJs Elite) won the YW 800 - by Don Rich)