Monday Review: Mia Manson Claims USATF JO PV National Title

What's that saying about saving your best for last?

You could say Mia Manson did just that. Or you could say she warmed up into the season. Or you could say she found her stride, her rhythm, her grove. 

Or you could just say she went into beast-mode at the UASTF Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, Cali. this past weekend. 

Yeah, I like that last one...

Manson captured the pole vault national title with a season best of 13-1.5. It was her first time over the magical 13-foot marker this season, which was a season she called a "rough year" in the pole vault.

It was a season-long battle back from injury, where she opened with an 10-0 (indoors), and 11-0 outdoors. After entering the state meet in the unfamiliar role of the underdog - despite being the two-time defending state champ - she rose to the occasion and recaptured her third state title in the event. 

In the weeks and months following the state meet Manson continued to gradually claw her way back to peak fitness, clearing 12-8.25 the week before AAU. 

And as the (current) saying goes: she went into beast-mode. 

Manson won the 17-18 national title with a 13-1.5, which was the first time she's cleared 13 feet since indoors 2018. 

In addition to Manson's big day out at AAU JOs, Joel Nyatusah, and Pj Robinson had big days of their own. 

Nyatusah finished fourth in the 17-18 division in 13.95, while Robinson finished third int he 15-16 division in a personal best of 14.74.

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Aggie Stadium - North Carolina A&T Greensboro, NC
Jul 27, 2019 Aug 3, 2019
1,410 Total Performances (0 CO)

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Elite Performances

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2019 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Drake University Des Moines, IA
Jul 25, 2019 Jul 28, 2019
2 Total Performances (0 CO)

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Elite Performances

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USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

Hornet Stadium - Sac State University Sacramento, CA
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 28, 2019
1,109 Total Performances (71 CO)

Photo Albums (3)

Videos (11)

Articles (3)

Elite Performances

Girls (11)
200ms 1 5th24.52Dajaz DefrandUnattached Club
400mp 4 13th57.14Monika WilliamsAngel Flight
100Hp 4 12th14.90Maya ProvencalAngel Flight
100Hs 3 16th14.74 wMaya ProvencalAngel Flight
400HF 1 7th1:02.49Monika WilliamsAngel Flight
400Hp 3 8th1:03.10Monika WilliamsAngel Flight
400Hp 2 9th1:04.76Kilah FreelonAngel Flight
LJF 4 13th17-6.75Ayana BrownHustle Track Club
LJF 1 9th17-11Lauren HeggenMountain West Track Club
PVF 2 1st13-1.5Mia MansonSuperior Track Club
SF 4 12th38-2.75Giavonna MeeksHustle Track Club
Boys (14)
100mF 1 6th10.99Sterling BrassfieldAMATA
200mp 5 26th22.77Sterling BrassfieldAMATA
200ms 1 4th21.82Devon JacksonUnattached Club
200ms 1 4th21.92Devon JacksonUnattached Club
200ms 1 14th22.20Gavin SchurrRISE Athletics
110HF 1 4th13.95Joel NyatusahGazelle Sprint Club
110HF 1 3rd14.74Pj RobinsonAngel Flight
110Hp 2 8th14.19Joel NyatusahGazelle Sprint Club
110Hp 3 14th14.47Isaiah WinstonUnattached Club
110Hp 5 12th14.76Ian GrayAngel Flight
110Hp 5 5th14.98Pj RobinsonAngel Flight
110Hs 2 7th13.95Joel NyatusahGazelle Sprint Club
110Hs 1 23rd14.76Ian GrayAngel Flight
TJF 4 12th45-2.5Jaeden HarrisonColorado Springs Track Club

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