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Woodward Sets PR in 5K Win
Release Date: 06/16/2012
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Allie Woodward ran a personal-best 16:15.27 to win the women's 5,000 meters Saturday at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

The freshman from Green Bay, Wis., was nearly 10 seconds faster than runner-up Cayla Hatton who ran 16:24.87. Woodward's win also made her eligible for the IAAF World Junior Championships that will be contested July 10-15 in Barcelona, Spain.

Ryan Pickering is also headed to the World Junior meet after winning the men's 10,000 meters. The freshman from West Palm Beach, Fla., crossed the line in 30:56.77 to beat Jacob Kildoo, who ran 31:04.61. Duck freshman Matthew Melancon finished sixth in 31:52.40.

Claudia Francis also qualified for the World Junior meet by virtue of her fourth place finish in the 800 meters. Francis, a freshman from Laurelton, N.Y., ran 2:08.69 on Saturday as the top four individuals all became eligible for Barcelona.

Arthur Delaney advanced to the finals of the men's 200 meters. The freshman from Gresham, Ore., was fourth in his heat in 21.27 to qualify for Sunday's final. Delaney qualified for the World junior meet in the 100 meters on Friday.

Chancey Summers placed fourth in the women's high jump with a best clearance at 5-8.75/1.75m. The freshman from Estacada, Ore., needed third attempt clearances on both bars.

Alec Fellows, who was 17th after the first day of the decathlon Friday with 3,326 points, withdrew from the competition on Saturday.

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