Eugene, Ore. – At the IAAF World Junior Championships on Sunday in Eugene, Ore., Wildcats Bailey Roth and Miles Parish both represented the University of Arizona track and field program very well. The meet was held at Historic Hayward Field.
Roth competed in the final of the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase and was the lone member of Team USA to make the final. Roth finished in 10th place overall with a personal-best time of 8:47.04. Roth broke his own U.S. high school record in the process. The previous record was set by Roth on Friday, 8:48.60. Before that, the record was 8:50.1 and set in 1979.
On Saturday, sophomore-to-be Miles Parish ran the third leg for Team USA on the men’s 4x400-meter relay in the preliminary round. Parish and his three teammates clocked a world junior-leading time of 3:03.97 and won heat one. Parish had a 400-meter split of 46.1. In the final on Sunday, Parish did not compete for Team USA but the four athletes that did earned a first-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay with a new world junior-leading time of 3:03.31. Parish still receives a gold medal for his work in the preliminary round.
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