Irby To Represent Team USA at World Youth Championships

7/1/2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lynna Irby, a dominating sophomore at Pike High School in Indianapolis, continued to impress this season, as she finished 2nd in both the 100m and 400m at the World Youth Track & Field Trials in Lisle, Ill on Wednesday.  Based on finishing in the top 2 in each event she was was selected to represent Team USA at the upcoming IAAF World Youth Championships (July 15-19; Cali, Columbia).

In the 100m, run into a slight headwind, Irby ran 11.76 to finish behind the 11.48 by Candace Hill of Georgia.  Two weeks ago, in Washington, Hill set the world youth, U.S. high school, and U.S. junior (under 20) record running 10.98.  Two hours later Irby was back on the track in the 400m where she ran a career best 53.36 to finish behind Symone Mason of Miami, Fla.  Her time improved her career best by nearly 1 second and moved her from #6 to #3 on the all-time Indiana high school list.  Because of the tight schedule  at the championships (2 rounds of the 100m and the 400m semi-finals are on July 16) she elected to concentrate on the 400m and declined the 100m spot.   Irby is the 2014 and 2015 IHSAA state champion in the 100m, 200m, and 400m.

Hariharan Sathyamurthy (Indianapolis, IN) finished third in the boys’ 800 with a time of 1 minute, 52.38 seconds, just .16 seconds behind second place and selection to the world team.  Sathyamurthy is the 2015 IHSAA 800m state champion.  

Also finishing third was Iryby's Pike classmate Rahman Minor (Indianapolis) as he leaped 2.08m (6-09.75) in the high jump; a career best by .75 inches.  The jump moved him up to the #3 Indiana high school mark in 2015.

Nick Ray (Hobart, Ind.) finished seventh in the boys’ discus with a throw of 52.82m (173-03). 


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