Get ready for the South Jersey contingent to compete at the World Championships!
Four South Jersey athletes will be in action at the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene over the next week and a half, including three throwers who are making their first appearance at Worlds.
Delsea graduate Josh Awotunde and Cherokee’s Jessica Woodard will throw the shot put, Florence’s Curtis Thompson throws the javelin and Pleasantville’s Nia Ali seeks her second consecutive championship in the 100-meter hurdles.
All four are ranked in the top 10 going into the meet.
The World Championships were first held in 1983 in Helsinki and held every four years, but they’ve been contested every two years since 1993. This summer’s meet was initially scheduled for 2021 so there will also be a World Championships next year, the first time it will be held in consecutive years. Next year’s meet is in Budapest.
This is the first time Worlds have been held in the U.S. The only other time the meet was held in North America was 2001 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Here are some link for some great info that will enhance your enjoyment of the meet!
2022 World Championships media guide [an 898-page *.pdf]: Click here.
Seeded entry list by event with season-best and lifetime-best marks: Click here.
World Athletics meet page: Click here.
Complete schedule: Click here.
Competitor’s manual: Click here.
Results link: Click here.
2022 men’s javelin list: Click here.
2022 men’s shot put world list: Click here.
2022 women’s shot put world list: Click here.
2022 women’s 100-meter hurdles world list: Click here.
And here’s a quick look at when the four South Jersey athletes will be competing:
Friday, July 15
8:05 p.m. – Women’s shot put qualifying
9:55 p.m. – Men’s shot put qualifying
Saturday, July 16
9:25 p.m. – Women’s shot put final
Sunday, July 17
9:27 p.m. – Men’s shot put final
Thursday, July 21
8:05 p.m. – Men’s javelin qualifying
Saturday, July 23
2:20 p.m. – Women’s 100-meter hurdles qualifying
9:35 p.m. – Men’s javelin final
Sunday, July 24
8:05 p.m. – Women’s 100-meter hurdles semifinals
10 p.m. – Women’s 100-meter hurdles final