Hill Wins 200m Gold At Pan Am Junior Championships|
Aug. 1, 2015
USC's Deanna Hill won the gold medal in the women's 200m race during the second day of the 2015 Pan American Junior Athletic Championships in Edmonton, Canada today (Aug. 1). Fellow Trojans Marquis Morris placed sixth in the men's 110m HH finals and Robert Ford advanced to tomorrow's men's 800m final.
Hill pulled away from the pack down the stretch to win the women's 200m race for the U.S. with a time of 23.18 (+1.7). The second-place finisher Vitoria Cristina Rosa of Brazil had a time of 23.42. Hill advanced to the finals by winning her prelims heat with a time of 23.83 (-1.5). Hill became the first USA athlete to win the 200m since 2009 and only the ninth in the history of the meet. It was the second Pan Am Juniors gold medal won by a Trojan as Dior Hall won the women's 100m HH title yesterday.
Also today, Marquis Morris placed sixth in the men's 110m HH final with a time of 13.70 (+1.2). Morris reached the finals by taking second in his prelims heat earlier in the day with a time of 13.76 (+0.6).
Robert Ford took fourth in his 800m prelims heat with a time of 1:50.42 and advance to tomorrow's final on time.