Rising sophomore LeAnna Morrison opens up Charlotte's competition at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ind., Friday at 5:20 in the first round of the 400 meter hurdles. The junior championships will run Friday thru Sunday.
Morrison (Monck's Corner, S.C./Berkeley H.S.) is one of six 49ers competing at the junior championships. Each of the six just completed their freshman season for the A-10 Champion 49ers.
Trey McRae (Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland H.S.) will compete in the men's high jump, Sunday. Juanita Leto (Concord, N.C./Concord H.S.) will run in the women's 100 meter hurdles on Saturday. The first round will be at 4:45 with the finals slated for 7:50. T'Sheila Mungo (Charlotte, N.C./Independence H.S.) and Jaleah Wilder (Raleigh, N.C./Southeast Raleigh H.S.) will run in the women's 400 meter first round on Saturday with hopes of advancing to Sunday's final. Kristen Stout (Hendersonville, N.C./Hendersonville H.S.) rounds out the 49ers appearance in the women's 3000 meters on Sunday at 4:45.
Charlotte won both the men's and women's A-10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, this year.
Mungo was the A-10 Champion in the 400 meters this spring and joined with Morrison and Wilder on the gold medal-winning 4x400 meter relay team.
Mungo was also named the A-10 Women's Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year after helping Charlotte's women to that title as well.
She won the A-10 Indoor 500 meters while Wilder won the indoor 400 meters. Mungo, Wilder and Morrison again were part of the 4x400 championship team.
LeAnna Morrison, 400 hurdles (1st round 5:20, Fri; Finals: 6:00, Sat.)
Juanito Leto, 100 hurdles (1st round 4:45, Sat.; Finals: 7:50, Sat.)
T'Sheila Mungo, 400 meters (1st round 5:10, Sat.; Finals: 3:15, Sun.)
Jaleah Wilder, 400 meters (1st round 5:10, Sat.; Finals: 3:15, Sun.)
Kristen Stout, 3000 meters (Finals: 4:45, Sun.)
Trey McRae, high jump (Finals: 2:45, Sun.)