Roisin Willis wins 800-meter gold medal at World Junior Championships

Willis finishes the 800m race at the Trials of New York, where she qualified for the USA...
Willis finishes the 800m race at the Trials of New York, where she qualified for the USA Olympic Trials with the best 16-year-old time in history.(Roisin Willis)
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 8:19 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 8:20 PM CDT
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Cali, Colombia. (WSAW) - Stevens Point native Roisin Willis won the gold medal in the 800-meter race at the World Junior Championships. She set a championship-record with a time of 1:59.13.

The time is her personal best and first time running the 800-meter under two minutes. It marks her first-career international medal. Willis entered the race with the second-fastest personal best of 2:00.03, set at the WIAA State High School meet.

Willis is set to run at Stanford next season.

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