2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games

AAU Junior Olympic Games: Day 8 Recap

AAU Junior Olympic Games: Day 8 Recap

Recap of the final day of action at the 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games.

Aug 5, 2017 by Johanna Gretschel
AAU Junior Olympic Games: Day 8 Recap
The AAU Junior Olympic Games are over, so go home! Just kidding. But you can't stay in Ypsilanti, Michigan -- the host city. See the full list of new AAU national championship record holders here and check out highlights from the final day of competition at Eastern Michigan University below.


Race of the Day:

National record holder Tyrese Cooper of MGX is the favorite in any race he enters and the 17-18 men's 200m was no different. Michigan native Khance Meyers made the Florida star work for it, though, and in one of the biggest surprises of the AAU Junior Olympic Games, pushed Cooper through the line. Cooper would win his second individual title of the day in 20.63 to Meyers' 20.82.

Interview of the Day:

Tyrese Cooper of MGX recaps his 400m win and talks about the pressure to perform to people's expectations.

Tyrese Cooper recaps his 200m battle with Khance Meyers and his excitement for teammate Jamal Walton, who is representing the Cayman Islands at the IAAF World Championships in London this week.

Ohio State commit Anavia Battle discusses her win in the 17-18 women's 100m:

Triple 9-year-old AAU champion Damira Allen discusses her exciting week:

Photo of the Day:

Jaren Hamilton embraces competitor Dominick Grullen of MGX after winning the 12-year-old boys 400m in 54.52. Grullen placed third in 55.03. (© Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)


Tweet of the Day:

As great an athlete as two-time AAU Junior Olympic Games champion Cha'iel Johnson is, her famous dad reminds us that she has plenty of time to still be a kid.

Maybe Cha'iel and Chad will make a Run Junkie appearance soon!

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