AAU/USATF Nationals: Newsome, Robinson, White, Fields Lead the Way for KY


The AAU Junior Olympics were held in Humble, Texas this year and the USATF National Junior Olympics were in Baltimore, Maryland.  Below are all the Kentucky athletes who finished in the top 25 in their event.

At the AAU Olympics the top finishers were Jorden Fields from Male in the 110m High Hurdles with a 5th Place finish with a 15.30, Dequan Robinson from Henry Clay in the 200m Dash with a 6th Place finish in 22.39, and Jordan White of Owensboro Catholic  in 5th Place in the Discus with a 150-08.  All earned All-American honors in their events.

At the USATF Junior Olympics, Thor Newsome led the way with two All-American finishes in the Sub-Bantam age group.  He was 2nd in the 1500m Run with a 5:28 and 6th in the 800m Run with a 2:45.06.  The girls 3200m Relay team from Westside Track Club was 7th overall in their event with a 10:44.09.



AAU Girls


11 Years Old

Amy Flint 3-10 High Jump 12th Place


12 Years Old

Chimond Vaughn -2197 points Pentathlon 12th Place, 4-06 High Jump 10th Place


15-16 Years Old

Nia Gibbs-Francis - 5-00 High Jump 22nd Place

Aja Leachman - 93-05 Discus 23rd Place


17-18 Years Old

Lynsey Milburn - 90-10 Javelin 15th Place


AAU Boys

14 Years Old

Connor Feezor - 10:53.29 3000m Run 18th Place


15-16 Years Old

Cameron Murphy - 58.09 400m Hurdles 9th Place, 15.81 110 Hurdles 22nd Place

Jordan Fields - 15.30 110m Hurdles 5th Place

Dequan Robinson - 22.39 200m Dash 6th Place, 11.13 100m Dash 9th Place

Trase Milburn - 5-08 High Jump 16th Place


17-18 Years Old

Jacob McLimore - 57.81 400m Hurdles 24th Place

Tre Duncan - 46-08.75 Triple Jump 8th Place

Corey Williams - 6-06 High Jump 3rd Place, 45-00 Triple Jump 13th Place, 22-07 Long Jump 12th Place

Jordan White - 150-08 Discus 5th Place, 51-11.25 Shot Put 7th Place

O'Sha Rogers - 5-10 High Jump 21st Place

Torian Vaughn - 48.80 400m Dash 14th Place


USATF Junior National Olympics


Sub-Bantam Boys

Thor Newsome - 5:28.52 1500m Run 2nd Place, 2:45.06 800m Run 6th Place


Sub-Bantam Girls

Skye Newsome - 6:58.22 1500m Run 25th Place


Midget Girls

Anastasia Newsome - 12:08.93 3000m Run 27th Place


Intermediate Girls

Jaylyn Johnson - 1:08.71 400m Hurdles 22nd Place

Westside Track Club 3200m Relay 10:44.09 7th Place

Dazha Berry, Cheyney Carney, Jaylyn Johnson, Tiffany Tillman


Intermediate Boys

Phillip Francis - 22.91 200m Dash 20th Place


Young Men

Anthony Thompson - 44-00.75 Triple Jump 19th Place

Jonathan Bednar - 158-04 Javelin 21st Place



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  • jonathan / 3 Years Ago
    Missed a couple of kids from USATF

    Shot Putter Devon Rogers placed 4th in the Sub bantam Boys age group in Baltimore....and in the Young Women age group Amarrah Reed placed 11th in the girls Steeplechase
  • HendoDad / 3 Years Ago

    Landon Young would had been on this list if not for the Aug-Dec donut hole. Instead of him throwing the same weights that he threw in midschool within that past several months, he was force to throw the high school weights instead. He still had a very impressive national meet with very good results. Had he got to throw in the youth group, a top five in the shot and good posible win in the discus at the USATF nationals.

    I have mention before that it should not be right to force a true 8th grade graduate
    to be force to throw the highschool weights. They do address the 17 year olds that have their birthday during this same period.