Hastings, DeLisle, Cohen, and Harris Selected as June Athletes of the Month

7/1/2015
 
Open
Natasha Hastings (New York AC), 29, of Locust Grove, Ga. has been selected as the USATF New York Open Athlete of the Month for June 2015.  Hastings, a 2004 graduate of  A. Philip Randolph  High School in New York, finished second in the 400m at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.  The performance qualified her for a spot on Team USA for the IAAF World Championships to be held later in the summer in Beijing, China.  In Eugene she ran 51.44 in the first round, 50.28 in the semi-finals, and then 50.25 in the finals.  In the finals she finished behind Allyson Felix by just .06 seconds.  Prior to the outdoor championships Hastings competed in two IAAF Diamond League meets in June.  On June 4 she placed third at the Roma Golden Gala in 50.67 and then on June 13 she placed fourth at the adidas Grand Prix in New York running 50.99. 
 
Masters
Rawle DeLisle, 40, of Brooklyn has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for June 2015.   DeLisle started the month off by running 11.39 (1st round) and 11.46 (finals) in the 100m at the USATF New  York Twilight #3 meet on June 2.  The 11.39 is valued at 90.05% on the masters age grading scoring tables.  Nursing a hamstring tear he came back on June 20 and won the 40-44 100m and Javelin at the USATF New York Championships.
 
 
 



Youth
Lily Cohen, 13, of New York has been selected as the USATF New York Youth Athlete of the Month for June 2015. At the New York Association Junior Olympic Championships, Cohen won the 800m, 1500m, and 3000m. Her times were: 2:21.34, 4:52.17, and 10:29.44.
 
 






High School
Alexandra Harris, 15, of Stony Point, N.Y. has been selected as the USATF New York High School Athlete of the Month for June 2015. On June 21, Harris, a sophomore at North Rockland High School, won the 2000m steeplechase at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. Her time was 6:52.10 (2015 U.S. high school #3).  At the USATF Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore., competing against athletes 4 years her senior, she finished 2nd in the 3000m steeplechase with a 2015 U.S. high school #1 time of 10:44.48.