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Shamier Little claims second gold medal at World Junior Championships

July 27, 2014
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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EUGENE – Texas A&M’s Shamier Little earned a second gold medal during the IAAF World Junior Championships as a member of the United States winning 4x400 relay team on Sunday. Little ran the opening leg of the relay as the Americans claimed victory in 3 minutes, 30.42 seconds.

Incoming Aggie freshman Ioánnis Kiriazis finished seventh in the men’s javelin on the final day of the World Junior Championships, held at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. Kiriazis produced his best mark on the first throw, which measured 230-11 (70.38).

After winning the 400 hurdles on Saturday, Little ran in the final of the 4x400 relay as the Americans won the event for the seventh consecutive time at the World Juniors. Little made the first exchange of the baton on the opening leg and the US squad never trailed in the race.

“I had a good start, my goal was to get the team off to a good lead so we wouldn’t have much trouble later in the race,” noted Little.

The winning time 3:30.42 is the world junior leading mark this season and placed the United States ahead of Great Britain’s 3:32.00 and a 3:33.02 from Germany while Canada clocked 3:33.17 for fourth place.

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GLASGOW, Scotland – A pair of Aggies ran opening round races on a cool, 60 degree day at Hampden Park during the first day of track and field at the 20th Commonwealth Games.

Shavez Hart of the Bahamas placed second in his heat of the men’s 100 meters with a time of 10.32 to earn an automatic advancement to Monday’s semifinal. Finals in the 100 meters will also be held on Monday.

Kanika Beckles of Grenada finished fourth in a heat of the women’s 400 meters with a time of 54.67, earning a time qualifier to the semifinal round. Also running on Monday, in the first round of the men’s 400, is Bralon Taplin of Grenada.
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