Nerud and Winkler advance to finals

North Shore’s Brianna Nerud advanced to the final in the 2,000 steeplechase Friday morning at the World Youth Championships in Lille, France.

The senior to-be placed sixth in Heat 1, to qualify in 6:38.80. Madeleine Myers of The Northwest School (Wash.), who set the national record at the World Youth Trials, qualified as well, finishing second in Heat 2 in 6:34.80.

Norah Jeruto Tanui of Kenya, posted 6:20.67 in the first heat, a world youth leader headed into Sunday’s final.


Averill Park's Rudy Winkler also advanced to the final by placing 5th in his flight with a toss of 69.09m, which is approximately 226-08.  The final will be held today at 12:30pm eastern.


- Christopher Hunt


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