Brown, Edwards, Harrison, Wolfson selected as July Athletes of the Month

8/14/2018
 

Open            Masters          Youth         High School

 
OPEN - Ce'Aira Brown
Ce'Aira Brown, 24, of Sleepy Hollow, NY  has been selected as the USATF New York Open Athlete of the Month for July 2018.  She competes for the HokaOne New Jersey New York Track Club.

Brown competed in four meets, all in Europe, during the month of July; setting two career best marks (800m and 1000m) and cracking into the top 10 on the  all-time U.S. list in the 1000m.
 
On July 13 Brown finished second in the 1000m at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco.  Her time of 2:35.85 makes her the #8 all-timer performer by an American.  Four days later she finished second in the 800m at the Meeting De Sotteville-Les Rouen in France running 1:59.35.  Then five days later on July 22 she ran to a career best of 1:58.57 to win the IAAF Diamond League meet in London.  Her previous career best was 1:58.65 set in June at the USATF Championships in Des Moines, IA.  But she was not done setting career bests as just three days later she ran 1:58.01 to win the Karlstad Grand Prix meeting in Sweden.
 
Summary
IAAF Diamond League Rabat (July 13)
2. Ce'Aira Brown   2:35.85 (1000m, all-time #8 U.S.)


Meeting De Sotteville-Les Rouen (July 17)
2. Ce'Aira Brown  
 1:59.35 (800m) 

 
IAAF Diamond League London (July 22)
1. Ce'Aira Brown  
 1:58.57 (800m)


Karlstad Grand Prix (July 25)
1. Ce'Aira Brown  
 1:58.01 (800m)
 
MASTERS - Lisa Edwards
Lisa Edwards, 40, of Bronx, NY has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for July 2018.  

Edwards month of July was about the busiest we have seen since starting the Athlete of the Month four years ago.  Having turned 40 in June she put her new found youth to work competing in the 40-44 division.  In all she competed in a total of 15 events at four different meets in four states.  Three of the four meets occured in the last nine days of the month.  The month ended with her winning two indivudal gold medals, a silver and two bronze medals at the USATF national championships in Spokane, Wash
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She started the month off on July 7, at the USATF East Region Masters Championships in  Worcester, Mass., where she won the 400m hurdles and 200m and finished second in the 80m hurdles.

Two weeks later, on July 21, she won the 100m, 200m, 400m, 80m hurlers, and long jump at the USATF Connecticut Championships.   The following day she competed in the East Region Open Championships at Icahn Stadium where she finished third in the 400m hurdles and seventh in the 200m.

Just four days later (July 26) she was in Spokane competing against the country's best at the national championships. In Spokane she set new M40 career bests in the 800m (1st place, 2:35.85), 400m hurdles (1st place, 1:07.77), 400m (2nd place, 1:02.37), 200m (3rd place, 27.05).  In the 80m hurdles she finished third running 13.97, just .10 seconds off her M40 career best time.

Summary
USATF East Region Masters Championships (July 7)
1. Lisa Edwards      27.68  (200m, 81.72%)  
1. Lisa Edwards    1:11:54  (400m hur, 78.80%)
1. Lisa Edwards      13.87   (80m Hur, 80.46%)
 
USATF Connecticut Championships (July 21)
1. Lisa Edwards        13.54  (100m, 81.17%)  
1. Lisa Edwards        28.24  (200m, 80.10%)
1. Lisa Edwards        14.79  (200m Hur, 75.46%)
1. Lisa Edwards      1:06.61  (400m Hur, 78.83%)
1. Lisa Edwards         4.34m (Long Jump, 63.62%)

USATF East Region Open Championships (July 22)
3.  Lisa Edwards   1:10.46  (400m hur, 80.00%)
7.  Lisa Edwards      27.50  (200m, 82.25%)

USATF National Masters Championships (July 26-30)

1.  Lisa Edwards   2:35.85  (800m, 74.76%)
1.  Lisa Edwards   1:07.77  (400m hur, 83.18%)
2.  Lisa Edwards    1:02.37 (400m, 84.19%)
3.  Lisa Edwards      27.05  (200m, 83.62%)
3.  Lisa Edwards      13.97  (80m hur, 79.89%)

YOUTH - Anthony Harrison  
Anthony Harrison, 17, of Pomona, NY has been selected as the USATF New York Youth Athlete of the Month for July 2018.  Harrison competes for In Motion and is a rising senior at Ramapo High School.

Harrison claimed a national title and eighth place finish at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships in Greensboro, N.C.   Competing in the 17-18 division, he won the the Discus Throw with a carreer best mark of 51.76m (169' 9"); the #3 New York scholastic performance in 2018.  He earned a second all-American honor in the Shot Put where he placed eighth with a heave of 15.80m (51' 10"); the #14 New York scholastic performance this year.

The week before the national championships at the Region 1 Championships at Icahn Stadium he won the Discus Throw, finished second in the Shot Put, and fourth in the Javelin Throw.

Summary
USATF Region 1 Junior Olympics (July 12-15)
1. Anthony Harrison   47.84m  (Discus) 
2. Anthony Harrison   14.51m  (Shot Put) 

4. Anthony Harrison   43.31m  (Javelin)

USATF National Junior Olympics (July 23-39)
1. Anthony Harrison     51.76m  (Discus) 
8. Anthony Harrison     15.80m  (Shot Put) 

 
High School - Tobias Wolfson
Tobias Wolfson, 16, of New York, N.Y. has been selected as the USATF New York High School Athlete of the Month for July 2018.  Wolfson competes for the MHC Track Club and is a rising junior at Riverdale Country Day High.

Wolfson claimed a national title and runner-up finish at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships in Greensboro, N.C.   Competing in the 17-18 division, he won the the 3000m running 8:50.26 and then returned to finish a close second in the 1500m in a time of 4:04.27; just .68 seconds behind Jason Gomez of California.  He also finished 20th in the 800m, running 1:58.75.

At the Region 1 Junior Olympic championships the week before at Icahn Stadium he won the 800m, 1500m, and 3000m.  In the 800m, he ran 1:57.64 to set a career best by .55 seconds.


Summary
USATF Region 1 Junior Olympics (July 12-15)
1. Tobias Wolfson     1:57.64  (800m) 
1. Tobias Wolfson     4:05.68  (1500m) 
1. Tobias Wolfson     9:17.61  (3000m)

USATF National Junior Olympics (July 23-39)
1.   Tobias Wolfson     8:50.26  (3000m) 
2.   Tobias Wolfson     4:04.27  (1500m)
20. Tobias Wolfson     1:58.75  (800m)
 

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