The day has come for Erinn Stenman-Fahey – the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships kick off today in Eugene, Oregon where the Canterbury student is set to step on to to the track at the historic Hayward Field for round one of the 800m.
Stenman-Fahey, who earned her ticket to Eugene by placing second in the 800m two weeks ago at the Canadian Junior Championships, will line up in heat 3, lane 7. With the top 3 in each heat automatically advancing to the semi-finals, plus the next four fastest times, Erinn will undoubtedly be in tough to move on. She enters the competition ranked sixth in her heat with a best time of 2:08.09. The competition’s top ranked runner is Sahily Diago of Cuba who holds a best of 1:57.74 from earlier this year.
The 800m heats kick off at 3:15 pm eastern, with Erinn’s race scheduled for 3:29. You can catch the action live via USATF.tv