Bruin Update from 2002 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships

July 22, 2002

Kingston, JAM - On the final day of competition at the 2002 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships, Bruin Monique Henderson (San Diego, CA/Morse HS) won her second gold medal running the second-leg of the 4x400m relay. The team of Christina Hardeman (Wilcox (CA)HS), World Junior 400m gold medalist Henderson (UCLA), Tiffany Ross(South Carolina) and World Junior 400H gold medalist and reigning world Junior record holder Lashinda Demus (South Carolina) set a new American Junior record, winning in 3:29.95.

On Saturday, July 20, thrower Briona Reynolds Grand Forks, ND/Red River HS) placed 12th in the shot put finals with a throw of 48-9 (14.86m). In Friday's qualifying, Reynolds threw 48-8.75 (14.85m).

Recap:In the women's 400m final, Henderson ran a season-best 51.10 to capture her first gold medal of the Championships. Henderson finished just ahead of U.S. Junior champion Sanya Richards, who finished in 51.49.

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