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U.S. Dominates Pan Am Junior Championship

July 20, 2003

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) _ Keith Moffit and Sharon Day won gold medals in the high jump Sunday, and the United States dominated the Pan American Junior Championships with five first-place finishes.

Moffit, a 19-year-old from Newport News, Va., who is heading to the University of Arkansas, cleared 7 feet, 3 inches to win the men’s high jump. Day won the women’s gold by clearing 6-0 3/4.

In other events at Barbados’ National Stadium, Stephanie Solomon won the women’s 100 meters in 11.35 seconds, just ahead of Sonita Sutherland of Jamaica (11.44 seconds) and Wanda Hutson of Trinidad and Tobago (11.58 seconds).

In the women’s 400 meters, Stephanie Smith won in 52.52, and Angel Perkins was second in 52.76. Sutherland finished third in 53.56.

In the men’s 400, Ashton Collins of Texas was clocked in 45.59, just ahead of Jeremy Wariner of Baylor (45.63).

Cuba’s Yudelkis Fernandez broke the meet record in the women’s long jump with a leap of 21-2 1/2, surpassing the previous mark of 21-0. American Rene Williams was third at 20-3- 3/4.

In the men’s 100, Charundy Martina of the Netherlands Antilles won in 10.33, and American Kenny O’Neal was second in 10.42.

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