When Trentavis Friday crossed the 200m finish line first at the IAAF World Junior Championships, he became the first US sprinter to win that event in the lifetime of any of the competitors. The last US win came in 1994, when Tony Wheeler took the title in 20.62.
Trentavis Friday took the 200m title at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 on the appropriate day of the week.
Trentavis Friday of the USA blasted out of the blocks and rode a 2.3m/s tailwind to a 20.04 victory, becoming USA's first world junior champion in the men's 200m since 1994.
Young sprinters and hurdlers rewrote the record books, while Mary Cain confirmed her serious intentions at the under-20 level at the USA Junior Championships, held in Eugene on Saturday and Sunday (5-6).