Corrin qualifies for, places fifth in World Youth Championships

Grant Nussbaum

After breaking two national records to claim a spot on Team USA, Courtney Corrin ’16 took fifth place in the International Association of Athletics Federations World Youth Championships girls’ long jump finals on July 14.

In the United States World Youth Trials on June 25, Corrin bounded 21 feet, topping the event and setting both a Trials meet record and an under-15 national record. Corrin had noted 21 feet as her goal during the 2013 track and field season.

At the Championships in Dontesk, Ukraine, the rising sophomore finished first in her qualification round by leaping 20-feet, 8.4 inches. In the finals, Corrin finished with a jump of 20-feet, 3.75 inches to take fifth out of twelve.

With her qualification and participation in the IAAF Championships, Corrin has now placed in high school track and field events at the league, state, national and international levels, all before starting her second season as a Wolverine.