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SEC Runners Find Gold in Oregon

Jul 29, 2014
SEC Network
Photo: Kirby Lee | Image of Sport

SEC student-athletes captured four gold medals at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships this weekend at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Runners from the University of Georgia, LSU, and Texas A&M all earned top podium spots in a variety of events.

Texas A&M rising sophomore Shamier Little captured two gold medals, recording a time of 55.66 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team. This is the seventh consecutive time Team USA has won the relay event at the World Juniors. Little also helped lead the Aggies to their eighth national championship in the past six years.

LSU freshman Jada Martin won gold with a record-setting 43.46 seconds as the third leg of Team USA's 4x100-meter relay team. The Tigers have had at least one student-athlete crowned a World Junior Champion in four straight IAAF World Junior Championships dating back to the 2008 outdoor season.

Georgia Bulldog Kendell Williams won gold in dramatic fashion, taking the lead from Dion Hall on the final hurdle, with a meet record mark of 12.89 in the 100-meter hurdles. Williams broke a record previously set by Cuba's Aliuska Lopez in 1988, just shy of the 12.84 world record, also set by Lopez.