Justin Hunter set to compete at USATF Jr Nationals


Justin Hunter (pictured above by John Herzog) of Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach will be the lone high school athlete from the state of Virginia competing this week at the USATF Junior National Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The Virginia high school state record holder in the long jump at 25'8.75" will be competing Thursday in the long jump as the top seed and high school US leader then Friday will be in the triple jump as the sixth seed. Hunter has already met the World Junior Championships qualifying standard in the long jump and will need to only finish among the top two to make the World Junior teams, but will need a top two finish and also met the World Juniors qualifying standard of 51'2.25" in the triple jump in order to qualify for World competition in that event which he currently has a PR of 50'8.25" in the triple jump.. The IAAF World Junior Championships will be held in Moncton, Canda from July 19th through July 25th.


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