20 JUN 2011 General News 20 June 2011 – Vienna, Austria

Austria to send squad of 12 to Lille - IAAF World Youth Championships

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Vienna, AustriaFive girls and seven boys will represent the largest Austrian team ever at the 7th IAAF World Youth Championships in Lille, France, July 6-10. The global event will mark the international debut for all of them.


In the combined events, Verena Preiner (4748), Felix Schmid-Schutti (5791) and Andreas Meyer (5579) will contest the Heptathlon and Octathlon, respectively. In the throws the biggest hope is Nicole Prenner (Javelin Throw, 45.31m).


On the track, two athletes will run the 800m: Nikolaus Franzmair (1:53.37) and Dominik Stadlmann (1:54.09). Ines Futterknecht, daughter of the former 400m hurdler Thomas Futterknecht, will compete in the 400m (55.76) as well as Bettina Raffalt in the 400m Hurdles (62.94).


Other hopes in the jumps are Katharine Mayer in the High Jump (1.75m), Lukas Wirth (4.80m) and Matthias Freinberger in the Pole Vault (4.61m) and David Göttlinger in the Long Jump (7.19m).


Austrian Team:

Girls:

Katharina MAYER (LCA Umdasch Amstetten), High Jump 1.75m

Nicole PRENNER (ATS-Pinkafeld), Javelin 45.31m

Ines FUTTERKNECHT (ULC Mödling), 400m 55.76

Bettina RAFFALT (LT Bgld Eisenstadt), 400m Hurdles 62.94

Verena PREINER (UNION Ebensee), Heptathlon 4748 Points      


Boys:

Nikolaus FRANZMAIR (ULC Linz Oberbank), 800m 1:53.37

Dominik STADLMANN (KUS ÖBV Pro Team), 800m 1:54.09

Lukas WIRTH, Pole Vault 4.80m

Matthias FREINBERGER, Pole Vault 4.61m

Felix SCHMID-SCHUTTI (Zehnkampf UNION), Octathlon 5791 Points

Andreas MEYER (ULC Mödling), Octathlon 5579 Points

David GÖTTLINGER (ÖTB OÖ LA), Long Jump 7.19m