Misener-Daley and Stewart-Baynes advance to World Junior 400m final

A complete recap of day three action at the World Junior Championships

July 12th, 2018 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , , , ,

17 year-old Myles Misener-Daley and Khamal Stewart-Baynes made the 400m final at the World Junior Championships in Tampere, Finland today. Stewart-Baynes finished second in the third heat for the automatic qualification position, whereas Misener-Daley made it through on time from heat two. Misener-Daley, who is technically still a youth athlete, is the youngest runner in the final. 

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The 400m final goes on Friday at 1:35 p.m. EDT. 

In women’s 400m action, Ashlan Best ran 53.59 to finish eighth in the final today. Favourite to win, Hima Das of India, didn’t disappoint and ran a blazing 51.46 to take the win. Das becomes the first-ever Indian to win gold in a track event at the U20 World Championships. 

In the men’s 1,500m Kenyan George Manangoi used his fierce kick to out-run Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen. Manangoi finishied in 3:41.71 just ahead of Ingebrigtsen in 3:41.89. Ingebrigtsen has had a breakout season, finishing in fourth at the Prefontaine Classic in what remains the fourth-fastest mile run in the world over the 2018 outdoor season. 

In the 3,000m steeplechase Alex Drover ran a personal best of 9:02.97 and qualified on time to the final. The final goes Sunday at 6:45 a.m. EDT. The Kingston, Ont. native reportedly had a goal of either making the final or running a personal best, and he’s been successful on both counts. 

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Events to check out in day four of the programme are the women’s 100m hurdles, featuring Canadian U18 record-holder Kiera Christie-Galloway and Kendra Leger. The heats go at 2:35 a.m. EDT.

Ruach Chuol Padhal will run the 800m heats at 3:25 a.m. EDT.

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Taryn O’Neill and OFSAA record holder Jocelyn Chau will run the 1,500m heats at 4:20 a.m. EDT. O’Neill is doubling the 3,000m and 1,500m at this championship, which is a very difficult task for any runner. O’Neill finished ninth in the 3,000m final on Wednesday.

At 5:00 a.m. EDT Ashlan Best and Lauren Gale will run the 200m heats. 

The men’s 400m final goes at 1:35 p.m. EDT, followed by the women’s steeplechase final at 1:45 p.m. EDT.