Isiah Young

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Isiah Young
Isiah Young 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships.jpg
Isiah Young at the 2018 USA Championships
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1990-01-05) January 5, 1990 (age 31)
Junction City, Kansas, USA
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Sprints
College teamOle Miss Rebels
TeamNike[1][2]
Turned pro2013[1][2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Isiah Young (born January 5, 1990) is an American track and field athlete who competes in the sprints. He was selected to compete for the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 200-meter dash.

Born in Junction City, Kansas, he attended Junction City High School then Allen Community College, competing athletically for both institutions. Young also did weightlifting during his high school years.[5] At the 2009 USATF Junior Olympics he won a sprint double in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash.[6] He enrolled at the University of Mississippi in 2010 and took part in collegiate competition with the Ole Miss Rebels. He missed the 2011 outdoor season,[7] but in 2012 he won the 200 m at the Southeastern Conference meet with a school record of 20.32 seconds.[8] At the Drake Relays, he won the 100 m and placed second only to Wallace Spearmon over 200 m.[9] After this he came fourth in the 200 m at the NCAA Outdoor Championship.[5]

He was disappointed with finished out of the top three at the NCAA meet and changed his focus to the 2012 United States Olympic Trials.[10] He finished in third place in the 200 m with a wind-assisted time of 20.16 seconds. Having finished on the podium behind Spearmon and Maurice Mitchell, he guaranteed his selection for the 2012 London Olympics.[11] At London, he reached the semifinals.[12]

On May 23, 2013 at the NCAA East Region Championships, Young joined the 10 second club running 100 meters in 9.99 with a +0.3 aiding wind.[13]

At the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Young qualified for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics by finishing second in the 200 meters. His time of 19.86 (+1.6 m/s wind) tied him with Donald Quarrie, Maurice Greene and Justin Gatlin for the 24th best performer of all time.

Statistics[edit]

Information from IAAF profile or Track & Field Results Reporting System unless otherwise noted.[14][15]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time Wind Competition Venue Date Notes
100 m 9.92 +0.7 Star Athletics Sprint Series Montverde, Florida, USA June 9, 2018
9.82 w +3.0 Pure Athletics Sprint Elite Meet Clermont, Florida, USA May 16, 2015 Wind-assisted
200 m 19.86 +1.6 USA Championships Des Moines, Iowa, USA June 23, 2013
19.75 w +4.1 Pure Athletics Sprint Elite Meet Clermont, Florida, USA May 16, 2015 Wind-assisted
4×100 m relay 38.07 n/a World Relays Yokohama, Japan May 12, 2019
4×200 m relay 1:19.88 n/a World Relays Nassau, Bahamas April 23, 2013

Seasonal bests[edit]

Year 100 m 200 m
2009 10.44 21.50
2010 10.32 21.29
2011 10.31 20.81
2012 10.09 20.33
2013 9.99 19.86
2014 10.23 20.58
2015 10.00 19.93
2016 10.03 20.24
2017 9.97 20.14
2018 9.92 19.93
2019 9.99 20.29

International championship results[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind Notes
Representing the  United States
2012 Olympic Games London, England 8th (semi 2) 200 m 20.89 −0.6
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd (semi 2) 200 m 20.36 0.0
2014 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 1st (semi 2) 4×200 m relay 1:21.35 n/a Q[note 1] PB
2015 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas DQ 4×200 m relay n/a Passing out of zone[16]
World Championships Beijing, China 6th (qf 1) 200 m 20.51 −0.3
2017 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4×200 m relay 1:19.88 n/a PB
World Championships London, England 8th 200 m 20.64 −0.1
2019 World Relays Yokohama, Japan 2nd 4×100 m relay 38.07 n/a PB

National championship results[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind Notes
Representing the Ole Miss Rebels
2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships Nampa, Idaho 7th 60 m 6.63 n/a
NCAA Division I Championships Des Moines, Iowa 9th 100 m 10.09 +1.4 PB
4th 200 m 20.89 −4.2
USA Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 23rd 100 m 10.41 +1.6 [17]
3rd 200 m 20.16 w +2.3 Wind-assisted [18]
2013 NCAA Division I Championships Eugene, Oregon 3rd 100 m 9.93 w +3.2 Wind-assisted
2nd 200 m 20.17 w +2.6 Wind-assisted
Representing Nike
2013 USA Championships Des Moines, Iowa 6th 100 m 10.12 +1.1 [19]
1st 200 m 19.86 +1.6 PB [note 2] [19]
2014 USA Championships Sacramento, California 18th 100 m 10.43 −0.9 [21]
10th 200 m 20.55 w +2.1 Wind-assisted [21]
2015 USA Championships Eugene, Oregon 4th 100 m 10.00 0.0 SB [22]
2nd 200 m 19.93 +0.4 SB [22]
2016 USA Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 6th (semi 2) 100 m 10.21 +2.0 [23]
3rd (semi 1) 200 m 20.59 −1.1 [23]
2017 USA Championships Sacramento, California 8th 100 m 10.25 −0.7 [24]
5th 200 m 20.42 −2.3 [24]
2018 USA Championships Des Moines, Iowa 4th 100 m 10.00 +1.1 [25]
2019 USA Championships Des Moines, Iowa 6th 100 m 10.21 −1.0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Did not run in the final.
  2. ^ Finished 2nd behind Tyson Gay, but Tyson Gay was disqualified after the race for doping.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Isiah Young Signs Pro Contract With Nike". olemisssports.com. University of Mississippi. June 28, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Ole Miss' Young, Kendricks Compete for USA". wcbi.com. WCBI. June 28, 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Hersh, Philip (June 23, 2013). "Gay turns back the clock with 100-200 double". chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  4. ^ "Isiah Young makes world championships in 200m". thedmonline.com. The Daily Mississippian. June 27, 2013. Archived from the original on February 28, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Isiah Young Headed to Olympics Archived 2013-01-27 at Archive.today. KJCK (2012-07-12). Retrieved on 2012-07-12.
  6. ^ 2009 USATF Junior Olympics Results. USATF. Retrieved on 2012-07-12.
  7. ^ Isiah Young. University of Mississippi. Retrieved on 2012-07-12.
  8. ^ Ole Miss 2012 Track and Field Notes Archived 2015-09-12 at the Wayback Machine. GoDrakeBulldogs. Retrieved on 2012-07-12.
  9. ^ Dunaway, Jim (2012-04-29). Spearmon, Lowe and Wilson break meet records at Drake Relays. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-07-12.
  10. ^ Ole Miss sprinter Isiah Young on making the U.S. Olympic team. Clarion Ledger. Retrieved on 2012-07-12.
  11. ^ Gordon, Ed (2012-07-02). Spearmon, Tinsley, Demus and Reese shine as U.S. Olympic trials conclude in Eugene. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-07-12.
  12. ^ "Isiah Young Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2013-05-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "ISIAH YOUNG ATHLETE PROFILE". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "ISIAH YOUNG OLE MISS". tfrrs.org. Track & Field Results Reporting System. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  16. ^ Minshull, Phil (May 4, 2015). "Men's 4x200m – IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  17. ^ "Men's 100 Meter Dash Prelim". usatf.org. USATF. June 23, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  18. ^ "Men's 200 Meter Dash Final". usatf.org. USATF. July 1, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  19. ^ a b "2013 USA Track & Field Championships - 6/19/2013 to 6/23/2013 - Drake Stadium - Des Moines, Iowa - Results". usatf.org. USATF. June 23, 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  20. ^ Associated Press (July 27, 2013). "Report: Gay failed multiple tests". espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures, Inc. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  21. ^ a b "2014 USA Track & Field Championships - 6/25/2014 to 6/29/2014 - Hornet Stadium - Sacramento, California - Results". usatf.org. USATF. June 29, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  22. ^ a b "USATF Championships - 6/25/2015 to 6/28/2015 - Hayward Field, Eugene, Ore. - Results". usatf.org. USATF. June 28, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  23. ^ a b "2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - 6/30/2016 to 7/10/2016 - Eugene, Oregon - Results". usatf.org. USATF. July 10, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  24. ^ a b "2017 USATF Championships - 6/22/2017 to 6/25/2017 - Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, Calif. - Results". usatf.org. USATF. June 25, 2017. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  25. ^ "2018 USATF Championships - 6/21/2018 to 6/24/2018 - Drake Stadium - Results". usatf.org. USATF. June 24, 2018. Retrieved May 12, 2019.

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