Taylor Ewert Sets 10K Race Walk Meet Record At USATF U20


MileSplit's Adair Lyden caught up with Taylor Ewert following her 48:24.61 first place effort in the 10K Race Walk event at the USATF U20 Outdoor Championships. Ewert's clocking stands as a new meet record and it qualifies her to compete at the NACAC Pan-American U20 Championships later this summer in San Jose, Costa Rica. 

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Beavercreek's Ewert breaks own meet record in 10,000 race walk

It seemed the only person Beavercreek (OH) High School rising senior Taylor Ewert was competing against on Sunday was herself. 

The 2020 Olympic hopeful in the 20K race walk broke her own meet record at 10K, scoring a time of 48:24.61. It was over 30 seconds faster than last year's meet record, and she set a blistering final lap of 1:52.25.

"I knew I was going to be by myself for most of the race, so the biggest thing was just focus," Ewert said. "Florida, I knew coming in it was going to be hot and humid. I was trying to do as much heat acclimation as I could. But in Ohio the weather has been much cooler so that didn't really play to my advantage. I just wanted to come out here and be aggressive that first 5K because that's how they tend to race internationally."

Ewert will make her third straight international appearance in July at the Pan American Junior Championships. A year ago, she reset her own American Junior record in Finland at the IAAF World U20 Championships and as a freshman went 50:01.00 at the Pan American Championships.

Results

PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#
1Taylor Ewert11Southwest Ohio TC48:24.611
2Grace Endy10Westfield Area/Montello56:21.521
3Chloe Engin12Pittsford-Mendon1:02:14.441
4Rithika Vatturi11Mission Valley Track Club1:05:03.681
5Natalie Ehlers12Westhampton Beach1:07:50.151

Check out Cory & Adair's post-meet recap video (Tayor is discussed at 5:45) - 

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