Kenyon Advances To 400m Final, Glenn Seventh In 100m At USA Championships
June 22, 2002
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Brianna Glenn finished seventh in the final of thewomen's 100m and Mike Kenyon was third in his heat and advanced to the Men's400m final at the second day of the U.S. Track and Field OutdoorChampionships at Stanford University's Cobb Track and Angell Field.
Earlier in the day at the U.S. Junior National Championships that arerunning concurrently with the National meet, Arizona freshman Sean Shieldseasily won the shot put competition with a throw of 69-feet, 10 ï¿½-inches(20.38m).
His throw was more than six feet better than any other in the competition.Shields, who was second in the discus yesterday, will compete in both eventsfor the United States team at the 2002 World Junior Championships later thisyear in Jamaica.
Kenyon finished third in his heat, with the sixth-best time overall, in45.62 seconds to advance to tomorrow's final. The meet is Kenyon's firstU.S. Championships and a finish in the top six in the final would give him aspot on the U.S. 4x400m relay team at the 2002 World Cup in Madrid, Spain.
Leonard Byrd of Nike won Kenyon's heat in 45.40. Byrd, running two lanesinside of Kenyon, who raced in lane seven, caught Kenyon on the stagger atthe 200m mark. Kenyon, however, took off with Byrd and finished behind onlyhim and Adidas' Jerome Young (45.51) in the race.
'I could feel (Byrd) coming, so I went with him,' Kenyon said. 'I knewthat he had the fastest time in the world coming into the meet, but I feltthat I was in a good place, so I went out with him. The wind on thebackstretch was really getting to all of us, so I think that we were alljust waiting for someone to make a move.
'I just want to go out there tomorrow, run the best that I can and get intothe top six, or the top three. I want to shock some more people out there.'
Glenn ran 11.62 in the 100m, finishing seventh in the 100m final and oneplace short of qualifying for the relay squad. She will, however, competeat the World Cup after winning the long jump last night. Marion Jones wonthe 100m today in 11.01, while Chryste Gaines was second in 11.02.
Kenyon will run in the 200m final, and Arizona sophomore Amy Linnen willcompete in the women's pole vault final, tomorrow.