Texas HS U20 World Athletics Team USA Qualifiers

* McKinney North 2022 graduate Kody Blackwood won the US U20 Championships in the 400 meter hurdles with a 50.62 PR to qualify for the World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia

Photo Credit: Shelton Jolivette/ MileSplit TX

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Texas is the best high school track and field state in the country! This year's Team USA U20 Outdoor World Athletics Championship team is representative of that. There are nine individual qualifiers and possibly more relay legs possibly coming who have Texas high school root.

High schoolers, recent graduates, and collegians who are 20 years old and under competed for the national team this past weekend at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The two top finishers in each event were qualifiers.

In addition, up to three additional athletes will be selected for the 4x100 and 4x400 relays and will compete  in the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships to be held in Cali, Colombia, August 1-6, 2022.

Check out the table to see who qualified individually and in what events.

See related: 

 USA U20 Championships: Day 1 Recap


Heidi Nielson

Arkansas (Katy Cinco Ranch HS)

Women's 5,000m16:30.50 / runner-up

India Alix

Klein HS

Women's long jump20-3 (+3.3) / US Champion

Jalaysi'ya Smith

Southern California (DeSoto HS)

Women's 100H13.21 / US Champion

Amelia Flynt

California (Katy Cinco Ranch HS)Women's shot put51-0.25 / US Champion

Chrystal Herpin

Texas (Pearland Dawson HS)

Women's shot put50-11 / runner-up

Suzan Ogunleye

Pflugerville Henderickson

Women's triple jump42-11.5 (+2.6) / US Champion

Solomon Washington

Texas (Round Rock Stony Point HS)

Men's triple jump50-9.50 / US Champion

Kody Blackwood

McKinney North HS

Men's 400H50.62 / US Champion

Kevin Grubbs

Sam Houston State (Humble Summer Creek)

Men's Discus196-11 / runner-up