Sunday July 15, 2012Hall Captures Gold in 4x400 at IAAF World Junior Championships
Incoming freshman Arman Hall (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) teamed up with the U.S. men’s 4x400 to bring home the Gold on the final day of the 2012 IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships at Montjuïc Olympic Stadium.
Hall ran a 45.78 split on the anchor leg of the relay, crossing the finish in 3:03.99 to set a new junior-world-leading time for the top spot on the medal stand.
The U.S. men’s 4x400 has now won the last six and all but two golds in World Junior Championships history.
“It’s great to finally get on the medal stand with a gold medal,” Hall said. “It’s a great feeling being around all of these talented guys. It was a lot of fun. I wish I could do this again soon. It was a great experience to come overseas again. Great environment, great experience, and great people – I loved it.”
Incoming freshman Robin Reynolds (Miami, Fla.) participated in a runoff as a member of the women’s 4x400-meter relay, finishing in 3:34.25 for a world-junior-leading time in the semifinals. Reynolds was an alternate for the finals of the event.
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2012 Team USA at World Junior Championships – Gators by the Numbers (via USTFCCCA)
400 Meters – Arman Hall (silver)
4x100-Meter Relay (women) – Shayla Sanders (gold)
4x400-Meter Relay (men) – Arman Hall (gold)
Most Squad Members by Hometown State
OHIO – 6 (Taylor Burke)
FLORIDA – 6 (Arman Hall, Robin Reynolds, Shayla Sanders)
CALIFORNIA – 5 (Ciarra Brewer)
Most Squad Members by College (leaders)
TEXAS A&M – 4
LSU / OREGON / STANFORD – 3
MISSISSIPPI STATE / FLORIDA / NOTRE DAME – 2
(34 of 80 on squad were in high school in 2012)
International Experience among U.S. Junior Squad Members
2011 World Youth Championships – Lille, France
Arman HALL – Medley Relay (GOLD), 400 (GOLD)
Robin REYNOLDS – Medley Relay (SILVER)
Ciarra BREWER – Triple Jump (7th)
2010 Youth Olympic Games -- Singapore
Robin REYNOLDS – 400 (GOLD), Sprint Medley (GOLD)
Collegiate Gems on World Stage
NCAA Champs and World Junior Champs in same year:
Kerron CLEMENT (Florida/USA), 400 meter hurdles, 2004
2012 NCAA Championships – Des Moines, Iowa (national top-eight)
(U.S. junior squad members finishing in national top-eight)
Ciarra BREWER (Florida) – Triple Jump (4th)
A Glance into the Future
Team USA – 2012 Olympians on Past World Junior Teams
2008 World Junior Championships – Bydgoszcz, Poland
Christian TAYLOR – Triple Jump
2004 World Junior Championships – Grosseto, Italy
Kerron CLEMENT – 400 Meter Hurdles