Teen Phenom Ajee Wilson Wins Her First US Track and Field Title As A Pro as She Wins 800 At 2013 USA Indoor Meet

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2012 World Junior Champ Leads Wire To Wire

by LetsRun.com
March 3, 2013

If it wasn’t for Mary Cain, the buzz tonight in US track circles would be all about 2012 world junior champ Ajee Wilson. The 18-year old, who went pro this year instead of running in college, won her first US senior crown in wire to wire fashion.

There wasn’t a whole lot to describe in this race as virtually from the first step to the very end, the race featured one teen phenom, Wilson, just ahead of another former teen phenom, Chanelle Price (2:01.61 in HS – finally broke her high school PR last year during her final year of college – 2:00.15 last year in the summer). Price followed Wilson around the track for three and a half laps before Wilson pulled clear to victory in 2:02.64.

Today’s 2:02.64 was a big indoor pb for Wilson whose previous pb of 2:04.13 was set at Millrose in 2012. Price also set an indoor pb at 2:02.93 (previous pb 2:03.12).

Women’s 800 Meter Run (Final)Heat 1 Splits

 

 PlaceAthlete Name200m400m600m800m
 1Ajee Wilson
adidas
28.66
(2) 28.66
59.84
(1) 31.18
1:31.03
(1) 31.20
2:02.64
(1) 31.61
 2Chanelle Price
Unattached
28.65
(1) 28.65
59.91
(2) 31.26
1:31.11
(2) 31.20
2:02.93
(2) 31.83
 3Bethany Praska
Unattached
28.89
(3) 28.89
1:00.11
(3) 31.22
1:31.39
(3) 31.28
2:03.57
(3) 32.18
 4Lea Wallace
Nike
29.00
(4) 29.00
1:00.20
(4) 31.21
1:31.67
(4) 31.47
2:04.11
(4) 32.45
 5Katherine Mackey
Brooks
29.11
(5) 29.11
1:00.39
(5) 31.28
1:31.98
(5) 31.59
2:04.52
(5) 32.55
 6Lyndsay Harper
Brooks / Bay Area Track Club
29.54
(6) 29.54
1:00.65
(6) 31.12
1:32.30
(6) 31.65
2:07.13
(6) 34.84

More: For a recap of all of the day 2 mid-d and distance events, please see this:

2013 USA Indoor Track and Field Meet – Day 2 Mid-d and Distance Recap – Teen Phenoms Mary Cain & Ajee Wilson Win As Does Eric Sowinski and Will Leer *Full results here.

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