28 JUL 2014 Report Eugene, USA

Report: women’s 4x400m – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

The women of the USA won the 4x400m relay for the seventh consecutive World Junior Championships with a clocking of 3:30.42.

Shamier Little, the 400m hurdles champion, took the first leg and got to the handoff first. Olivia Baker on the second leg got to the break first, and that was mostly the end of the show.

The third leg, Shakima Wimbley, got the baton comfortably into the hands of 400m champion Kendall Baisden. Baisden ran well within herself, and was easily able to hold off a challenge from Great Britain anchor Cheriece Hylton to seal the victory.

Great Britain took silver, Hylton joined by Shona Richards, Loren Bleaken, and Sabrina Bakare, to set up a 3:32.00, the second-fastest British junior performance ever.

Bronze went to Germany’s Laura Muller, Hannah Mergenthaler, Laura Glasner, and Ann-Kathrin Kopf, who battled most of the way with Great Britain to finish in 3:33.02.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Final Results

POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 United States Junior USAUSA 3:30.42
2 Great Britain & N.I. Junior GBRGBR 3:32.00
3 Germany Junior GERGER 3:33.02

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
USA USA 15 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
3:27.60 USA USA Grosseto 18 JUL 2004