Logan Eggert, Braden Yingst Medal In 2000 Steeple At AAU JOs

While competing in separate divisions, Ohio's Logan Eggert and Braden Yingst secured 2000m Steeplechase hardware on Wednesday at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Humble, Texas. 

In the 15-16 year-old grouping, Eggert, a Mount Vernon High School product who represents the Mansfield Urban Youth Track Club during the summer season, clocked 6:38.76 en route to victory. The rising sophomore leaned on a strong bell lap to punctuate his win, as he pulled away late from the second place finisher Diego Ramirez. Ramirez, a Laredo, Texas resident competing for RXC, produced a 6:45.76 mark. 

For 17-18 year-olds, Braden Yingst crossed the line in third place with a time of 6:17.22 in what was a highly competitive affair. Yingst, a member of Ohio Blue Thunder and a rising senior at Lima-Perry, finished less than 2-seconds behind champion Kendall Phillips (Ellicott City, MD), who went 6:15.57 to earn the title. Texas native Wyatt Hoover took runner-up honors with his 6:15.98 effort. 

Coverage - 

Logan Eggert Interview

Braden Yingst Interview

15-16 2000m Steeplechase Section 2

17-18 2000m Steeplechase Section 2