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List of world under-18 bests in athletics

Under-18 World Best Performances in the sport of athletics are the best marks set in competition by athletes aged 17 or younger throughout the entire calendar year of the performance. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) maintains an official list for such performances, but only in a specific list of outdoor events.[note 1] All other records, including all indoor records, shown on this list are tracked by statisticians not officially sanctioned by the world governing body. These age category records were formerly called World Youth Bests.

OutdoorEdit

BoysEdit

Key:   "Best" not kept by IAAF   not recognized by IAAF

ht = hand timing
A = affected by altitude
OT = oversized track (> 200m in circumference)

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref Video
100 m 10.15 (+2.0 m/s) Anthony Schwartz   United States 31 March 2017 Florida Relays   Gainesville, United States 16 years, 207 days [1]
200 m 20.13 (0.0 m/s) Usain Bolt   Jamaica 20 July 2003 Pan American Junior Championships   Bridgetown, Barbados 16 years, 333 days
300 m 33.16 Paul Greene   Australia 26 January 1989   Canberra, Australia 16 years, 48 days
400 m 44.84 Justin Robinson   United States 8 June 2019 Great Southwest Classic   Albuquerque, United States 17 years, 70 days [2]
600 m 1:18.3 (ht) Predrag Melnjak   Yugoslavia 12 January 1986   Rijeka, Yugoslavia 16 years, 301 days
800 m 1:43.37 Mohamed Aman   Ethiopia 10 September 2011 Rieti Meeting   Rieti, Italy 17 years, 243 days [3][4]
1000 m 2:17.44 Hamza Driouch   Qatar 9 August 2011 Formtoppningen & Kastkvitter   Sollentuna, Sweden 16 years, 266 days [5][6]
1500 m 3:33.72 Nicholas Kiptanui Kemboi   Kenya 18 August 2006 Weltklasse Zürich   Zürich, Switzerland 16 years, 243 days
3:32.97 A Justus Soget   Kenya 24 June 2017 Kenyan Championships   Nairobi, Kenya 16 years, 174 days [7]
Mile 3:54.56 Isaac Songok   Kenya 20 August 2001   Linz, Austria 17 years, 117 days
2000 m 4:56.86 Isaac Songok   Kenya 31 August 2001 ISTAF   Berlin, Germany 17 years, 128 days
3000 m 7:32.37 Abreham Cherkos   Ethiopia 11 July 2006 Athletissima   Lausanne, Switzerland 16 years, 291 days
Two miles 8:16.07 Abreham Cherkos   Ethiopia 28 May 2006   Eugene, United States 16 years, 247 days
5000 m 12:54.19 Abreham Cherkos   Ethiopia 14 July 2006 Golden Gala   Rome, Italy 16 years, 294 days
10000 m 27:02.81 Ibrahim Jeylan   Ethiopia 25 August 2006 Memorial Van Damme   Brussels, Belgium 17 years, 74 days
Half marathon 1:00:38 Phaustin Baha Sulle   Tanzania 4 September 1999 Lille Half Marathon   Lille, France 17 years, 97 days
Marathon 2:11:43 Li He   China 14 October 2001 Beijing Marathon   Beijing, China 17 years, 225 days
110 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
12.87 (+1.6 m/s) Sasha Zhoya   Australia/  France 6 July 2019 French Junior Championship   Angers, France 17 years, 11 days [8]
110 m hurdles
(99/100 cm)
13.29 (−1.0 m/s) Wilhem Belocian   France 12 July 2012 World Junior Championships   Barcelona, Spain 17 years, 20 days
110 m hurdles
(106.7 cm)
13.32 (+0.7 m/s) Dejour Russell   Jamaica 24 June 2017 Jamaican National Senior Championship   Kingston, Jamaica 17 years, 84 days [9]
300 m hurdles (91.4 cm) 36.45 Bershawn Jackson   United States 13 May 2000   Gainesville, United States 17 years, 5 days
400 m hurdles
(84.0 cm)
48.84 Sokwakhana Zazini   South Africa 17 March 2017 Gauteng North Championships   Pretoria, South Africa 16 years, 175 days [10]
400 m hurdles
(88.4 cm)
49.86 Marthinus Kritzinger   South Africa 18 July 1999   Bydgoszcz, Poland 17 years, 158 days
400 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
48.89 L. J. van Zyl   South Africa 19 July 2002 World Junior Championships   Kingston, Jamaica 16 years, 364 days
1500 m steeplechase 4:04.85 Antonio Álvarez   Spain 25 June 1993   Málaga, Spain 16 years, 126 days
2000 m steeplechase 5:19.99 Meresa Kahsay   Ethiopia 12 July 2013 World Youth Championships   Donetsk, Ukraine 17 years, 50 days [11]
3000 m steeplechase 8:17.28 Jonathan Ndiku   Kenya 13 July 2008 World Junior Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland 16 years, 299 days
High jump 2.33 m Javier Sotomayor   Cuba 19 May 1985   Havana, Cuba 17 years, 218 days
Pole vault 5.56 m Sasha Zhoya   Australia/  France 1 April 2019 Australian Junior Championships   Sydney, Australia 16 years, 280 days [12]
Long jump 8.28 m (+1.8 m/s) Maykel Demetrio Massó   Cuba 28 May 2016 Memorial Barrientos   Havana, Cuba 17 years, 20 days [13]
Triple jump 17.41 m (+1.0 m/s) Jordan A. Díaz   Cuba 8 June 2018   Havana, Cuba 17 years, 105 days [14]
Shot put (5 kg) 24.45 m Jacko Gill   New Zealand 19 December 2011 Auckland Millenium Shot Put Invitational   Auckland, New Zealand 16 years, 327 days [15][16]
Shot put (5.44 kg) 21.90 m Arnold Campbell   United States 28 May 1983   Winter Park, United States 16 years, 194 days
Shot put (6 kg) 22.31 m Jacko Gill   New Zealand 5 December 2011   North Shore City, New Zealand 16 years, 350 days [17]
Shot put (7.26 kg) 20.38 m Jacko Gill   New Zealand 5 December 2011   North Shore City, New Zealand 16 years, 350 days [18][19]
Discus throw
(1.5 kg)
77.50 m Mykyta Nesterenko   Ukraine 19 May 2008 Koncha-Zaspa Ukrainian Throwing Meeting   Kyiv (Koncha Zaspa), Ukraine 17 years, 34 days
Discus throw
(1.75 kg)
70.13 m Mykyta Nesterenko   Ukraine 24 May 2008   Halle (Saale), Germany 17 years, 39 days
Discus throw
(2 kg)
65.31 m Mykyta Nesterenko   Ukraine 3 June 2008   Tallinn, Estonia 17 years, 49 days
Hammer throw
(5 kg)
87.82 m Mykhaylo Kokhan   Ukraine 7 July 2018 European U18 Championships   Győr, Hungary 17 years, 166 days [20]
Hammer throw
(6 kg)
85.57 m Ashraf Amgad Elseify   Qatar 14 July 2012 World Junior Championships   Barcelona, Spain 17 years, 145 days [21]
Hammer throw
(7.26 kg)
73.66 m Vladislav Piskunov   Ukraine 11 June 1994   Kiev, Ukraine 16 years, 4 days
Javelin throw
(700 g)
89.34 m Braian Toledo   Argentina 6 March 2010 Mar del Plata Evaluativo Nacional   Mar del Plata, Argentina 16 years, 179 days [22][23] [1]
Javelin throw
(800 g)
79.96 m Aki Parviainen   Finland 12 September 1991   Pyhäselkä, Finland 16 years, 321 days
Octathlon 6491 pts Jake Stein   Australia 6–7 July 2011 World Youth Championships   Lille, France 17 years, 171 days [24][25]
11.52 (-0.5 m/s) (100 m), 7.22 m (+1.2 m/s) (long jump), 17.22 m (shot put), 51.32 (400 m) /
14.25 (-1.0 m/s) (110 m hurdles), 1.98 m (high jump), 59.65 m (javelin), 2:52.93 (1000 m)
Decathlon (Youth) 8002 pts Niklas Kaul   Germany 15–16 July 2015 World Youth Championships   Cali, Colombia 17 years, 155 days
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
11.59 (-0.2 m/s) 6.76 m (+1.1 m/s) 16.08 m
(5 kg)
2.05 m 51.20 15.44 (-0.7 m/s)
<(91.4 cm)
44.09 m
(1.5 kg)
4.70 m 78.20 m 4:42.29
Decathlon (Senior) 8104 pts (ht) Valter Külvet   Estonia 22–23 August 1981   Viimsi, Soviet Union 17 years, 185 days
10.7 (w) (ht) (100 m), 7.26 m (w) (long jump), 13.86 m (shot put), 2.09 m (high jump), 48.5 (ht) (400 m) /
14.8 (ht) (110 m hurdles), 47.92 m (discus), 4.50 m (pole vault), 60.34 m (javelin), 4:37.8 (ht) (1500 m)
7829 pts Valter Külvet   Estonia 12–13 September 1981   Stockholm, Sweden 17 years, 206 days
11.34 (100 m), 7.12 m (long jump), 14.10 m (shot put), 2.08 m (high jump), 49.65 (400 m) /
15.24 (110 m hurdles), 48.02 m (discus), 4.20 m (pole vault), 59.90 m (javelin), 4:37.07 (1500 m)
3000 m walk 11:32.9 (ht) Douglas Connolly   Australia 27 November 1999   Sydney, Australia
5000 m walk 19:35.79 Yuki Yamazaki   Japan 23 September 2001   Toyama, Japan 17 years, 250 days
10000 m walk (track) 39:47.20 Chen Ding   China 11 July 2008 World Junior Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland 15 years, 341 days
10 km walk (road) 38:57 Li Tianlei   China 18 September 2010 IAAF Race Walking Challenge Final   Beijing, PR China 15 years, 248 days [26]
20000 m walk (track) 1:23:37.21 Li Tianlei   China 18 September 2012 Chinese University Games   Tianjin, China 17 years, 249 days
20 km walk (road) 1:18:07 Li Gaobo   China 23 April 2005   Cixi, China 15 years, 274 days
50000 m walk (track) 4:22:13.4 Bengt Simonsen   Sweden 19 October 1974   Gothenburg, Sweden 16 years, 210 days
50 km walk (road) 3:45:46 Yu Guoping   China 23 November 2001   Guangzhou, China 15 years, 163 days
4 × 100 m relay 39.97 Michali Everett
Tyreke Wilson
Xavier Nairne
Michael Stephens
  Jamaica 15 April 2017 CARIFTA Games   Willemstad, Curaçao 16 years, 78 days
17 years, 95 days
16 years, 195 days
16 years, 239 days
[27]
4 × 400 m relay 3:11.66 Asa Guevara
Machel Cedenio
Reubin Walters
Theon Lewis
  Trinidad and Tobago 1 July 2012 CAC Junior Championships   San Salvador, El Salvador
16 years, 299 days

Swedish medley relay 1:49.23 Waseem Williams
Michael O'Hara
Okeen Williams
Martin Manley
  Jamaica 14 July 2013 World Youth Championships   Donetsk, Ukraine [28]

GirlsEdit

Key:   "Best" not kept by IAAF

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref Video
100 m 10.94 (+0.6 m/s) Briana Williams   Jamaica 21 June 2019 Jamaican Championships   Kingston, Jamaica 17 years, 92 days [29]
200 m 22.42 (+1.7 m/s) Amy Hunt   Great Britain 30 June 2019 Mannheim Junior Gala   Mannheim, Germany 17 years, 46 days [30]
300 m 36.46 Linsey MacDonald   Great Britain 13 July 1980   London, United Kingdom 16 years, 152 days
400 m 50.01 Li Jing   China 18 October 1997 Chinese National Games   Shanghai, China 17 years, 246 days
600 m 1:27.33 Lorraine Baker   Great Britain 13 July 1980   London, United Kingdom 16 years, 95 days
800 m 1:57.18 Wang Yuan   China 8 September 1993 Chinese National Games   Beijing, China 17 years, 153 days
1000 m 2:38.58 Josephine White   Great Britain 9 September 1977   London, United Kingdom 17 years, 246 days
1500 m 3:54.52 Ling Zhang   China 18 October 1997 Chinese National Games   Shanghai, PR China 16 years, 188 days
Mile 4:30.81 Gelete Burka   Ethiopia 2 August 2003 KBC Night of Athletics   Heusden-Zolder, Netherlands 17 years, 168 days
2000 m 5:46.5+ Sally Barsosio   Kenya 16 August 1995 Weltklasse Zürich   Zürich, Switzerland 17 years, 148 days
3000 m 8:36.45 Ma Ningning   China 6 June 1993   Jinan, PR China 17 years, 5 days
5000 m 14:45.71 Song Liqing   China 21 October 1997 Chinese National Games   Shanghai, PR China 17 years, 274 days
10000 m 31:11.26 Song Liqing   China 19 October 1997 Chinese National Games   Shanghai, PR China 17 years, 272 days
Half marathon 1:10:30 Tsegereda Girma   Ethiopia 13 March 2011 CPC Loop Den Haag   The Hague, Netherlands 15 years, 286 days [31]
Marathon 2:25.15 Sun Weiwei   China 20 October 2002 Beijing Marathon   Beijing, China 16 years, 279 days
100 m hurdles (76.2 cm) 12.89 (+1.5 m/s) Ackera Nugent   Jamaica 2 February 2019 Youngster Goldsmith Classic   Kingston, Jamaica 16 years, 279 days [32]
100 m hurdles (83.8 cm) 12.84 (+1.2 m/s) Tia Jones   United States 25 June 2016 United States Junior Championships   Clovis, United States 15 years, 291 days [33]
200 m hurdles 26.68 Sharon Colyear-Danville   Great Britain 16 July 1971   London, United Kingdom 16 years, 85 days
300 m hurdles 40.10 Ebony Collins   United States 4 June 2005   Sacramento, United States 16 years, 85 days
400 m hurdles 54.15 Sydney McLaughlin   United States 10 July 2016 United States Olympic Trials   Eugene, United States 16 years, 338 days [34]
2000 m steeplechase 6:11.83 Korahubish Itaa   Ethiopia 10 July 2009 World Youth Championships   Brixen, Italy 17 years, 132 days
3000 m steeplechase 9:28.36 Tigist Getnet   Ethiopia 12 July 2014 Glasgow Grand Prix   Glasgow, United Kingdom 17 years, 5 days [35]
High jump 1.96 m Olga Turchak   Soviet Union 7 September 1984   Donetsk, Soviet Union 17 years, 186 days
Eleanor Patterson   Australia 7 December 2013 Australian All Schools Championships   Townsville, Australia 17 years, 199 days [36]
Vashti Cunningham   United States 1 August 2015 Pan American Junior Championships   Edmonton, Canada 17 years, 195 days [37]
1.96 m A Charmaine Gale-Weavers   South Africa 4 April 1981   Bloemfontein, South Africa 17 years, 36 days
Pole vault 4.50 m Lisa Gunnarsson   Sweden 28 May 2016 Meeting National 1   Pézenas, France 16 years, 282 days [38]
25 June 2016 French Championships   Angers, France 16 years, 310 days [39]
Long jump 6.91 m (+1.0 m/s) Heike Drechsler   East Germany 9 August 1981   Jena, East Germany 16 years, 236 days
Triple jump 14.57 m (+0.2 m/s) Qiuyan Huang   China 19 October 1997 Chinese National Games   Shanghai, China 17 years, 287 days
Shot put (3 kg) 20.52 m Corrie de Bruin   Netherlands 13 June 1993   Assen, Netherlands 16 years, 230 days
Shot put (4 kg) 19.08 m Ilke Wyludda   East Germany 9 August 1986   Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany 17 years, 134 days
Discus throw 65.86 m Ilke Wyludda   East Germany 1 August 1986   Neubrandenburg, East Germany 17 years, 126 days
Hammer throw (3 kg) 76.04 m Réka Gyurátz   Hungary 23 June 2013   Zalaegerszeg, Hungary 17 years, 23 days
Hammer throw (4 kg) 70.60 m Wenxiu Zhang   China 5 April 2003   Nanning, China 17 years, 14 days
Javelin throw (500 g) 65.90 m Elina Tzengko   Greece 8 May 2019 Greek National School Championship   Ioannina, Greece 16 years, 248 days [40]
Javelin throw (600 g) 62.93 m Juan Xue   China 27 October 2003   Changsha, China 17 years, 259 days
Heptathlon (youth) 6221 pts María Vicente   Spain 5–6 July 2018 European U18 Championships   Győr, Hungary 17 years, 100 days [41]
100m H (wind) High jump Shot put 200m (wind) Long jump (wind) Javelin 800m
13.25 (+0.1 m/s) 1.72 m 13.77 m 23.78 (-0.3 m/s) 6.37 m (+1.8 m/s) 43.28 m 2:23.29
Heptathlon (senior) 6185 pts Shen Shengfei   China 17–18 October 1997 Chinese National Games   Shanghai, China 16 years, 331 days
14.23 (100 m hurdles), 1.83 m (high jump), 14.37 m (shot put), 24.13 (200 m) / 5.93 m (long jump), 44.50 (javelin), 2:17.81 (800 m) [42]
3000 m walk (track) 12:22.2 (ht) Qin Aihua   China 4 September 2004   Yenking, China 16 years, 306 days
5000 m walk (track) 20:28.05 Tatyana Kalmykova   Russia 12 July 2007 World Youth Championships   Ostrava, Czech Republic 17 years, 183 days
5 km walk (road) 20:27 Tatyana Kozlova   Russia 28 May 2000   Saransk, Russia 16 years, 269 days
10000 m walk (track) 42:56.09 Gao Hongmiao   China 27 September 1991   Tangshan, China 17 years, 194 days
10 km walk (road) 43:15 Li Hong   China 10 March 1996   Zhuhai, China 16 years, 283 days [43]
20000 m walk (track) 1:34:21.56 Wang Xue   China 1 November 2007   Wuhan, China 17 years, 260 days
20 km walk (road) 1:30:35 Zhou Tongmei   China 23 April 2005   Cixi City, China 17 years, 19 days
50000 m walk (track) 5:05:44.7 (ht) Tatyana Abramzeva   Russia 12 October 2003   Saint Petersburg, Russia
4 × 100 m relay 44.05 Petra Koppetsch
Marlies Oelsner
Margit Sinzel
Christina Brehmer
  East Germany 24 August 1975 European Junior Championships   Athens, Greece
17 years, 156 days

17 years, 177 days
4 × 400 m relay 3:36.98 Janet Ravenscroft
Evelyn McMeekin
Ruth Kennedy
Susan Pettett
  Great Britain 26 August 1973 European Junior Championships   Duisburg, Germany
Swedish medley relay 2:03.42 Christania Williams
Shericka Jackson
Chrisann Gordon
Olivia James
  Jamaica 10 July 2011 World Youth Championships   Lille, France
16 years, 359 days
16 years, 295 days
[44][45] [2]

IndoorEdit

The IAAF does not keep official "bests" in indoor events for the Youth division.

BoysEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
50 m 5.81 Jeremy Rankin   United States 11 March 2007   Landover, United States 16 years, 169 days
60 m 6.67 A Jeremy Rankin   United States 16 February 2007   Golden, United States 16 years, 146 days
200 m 21.13 Guy-Elphège Anouman   France 19 February 2011 French Championships   Aubière, France 16 years, 251 days [46][47][48]
Thomas Somers   United Kingdom 2 March 2014 England Athletics U20 Championships   Sheffield, United Kingdom 16 years, 308 days [49][50]
300 m 32.87 Tyrese Cooper   United States 4 February 2017 Armory Track Invitational   New York City, United States 16 years, 320 days [51]
400 m 46.01 Tyrese Cooper   United States 10 February 2017 Tyson Invitational   Fayetteville, United States 16 years, 326 days [52]
800 m 1:48.12 Mohamed Aman   Ethiopia 8 February 2011 Meeting Pas de Calais   Liévin, France 17 years, 29 days [53]
1000 m 2:24.89 David Fiegen   Luxembourg 4 February 2001   Stuttgart, Germany 16 years, 154 days
1500 m 3:42.91 Samson Kiplangat   Kenya 2 February 2003   Stuttgart, Germany 16 years, 84 days
Mile 4:07.87 Alan Webb   United States 12 March 2000   Bloomington, United States 17 years, 59 days
2000 m 4:57.74 Yomif Kejelcha   Ethiopia 28 February 2014 Meeting National en salle de Metz   Metz, France 16 years, 211 days [54][55]
3000 m 7:42.05 Yomif Kejelcha   Ethiopia 26 January 2014 Meeting National en salle de Bordeaux   Bordeaux, France 16 years, 178 days [56][57]
5000 m 14:18.42 Lukas Verzbicas   Lithuania 13 March 2009 Boston Indoor Games   Boston, United States 16 years, 66 days
50 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
6.66 Stéphane Caristan   France 25 January 1981   Paris, France 16 years, 239 days
50 m hurdles
(99/100 cm)
6.69 Wayne Davis   United States 11 March 2007   Landover, United States 15 years, 201 days
50 m hurdles
(106.7 cm)
6.96 Garfield Darien   France 21 February 2004   Aubière, France 16 years, 61 days
60 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
7.48 Ladji Doucouré   France 23 January 2000   Eaubonne, France 16 years, 301 days
60 m hurdles
(99/100 cm)
7.62 Wayne Davis   United States 16 March 2008   Landover, United States 16 years, 207 days
60 m hurdles
(106.7 cm)
7.94 Shi Dongpeng   China 17 February 2001   Tianjin, China 17 years, 42 days
High jump 2.24 m Dmitry Kroyter   Israel 14 February 2010   Moscow, Russia 16 years, 361 days
Danil Lysenko   Russia 6 December 2014 «The Climbing of Everest» meeting   Kineshma, Russia 17 years, 201 days [58][59]
Pole vault 5.54 m Emmanouil Karalis   Greece 5 March 2016 Jablonec Indoor Gala   Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic 16 years, 137 days [60]
Long jump 8.12 m Viktor Kuznyetsov   Ukraine 20 December 2003   Brovary, Ukraine 17 years, 156 days
Triple jump 16.34 m Martin Lamou   France 27 February 2016 U20 Match Italy-France-Germany   Padova, Italy 16 years, 290 days [61]
Shot put (5 kg) 24.24 m Konrad Bukowiecki   Poland 30 December 2014 Chasing the Record Meeting   Spała, Poland 17 years, 288 days [62][63]
Shot put (6 kg) 20.22 m Konrad Bukowiecki   Poland 19 January 2014 Mityng Kontrolny PZLA   Spała, Poland 16 years, 308 days [64][65]
Shot put (7.26 kg) 18.49 m Yuriy Belonog   Ukraine 7 December 1991   Kiev, Ukraine 17 years, 273 days
Heptathlon
(Youth)
5873 pts Hans-Christian Hausenberg   Estonia 1 March 2015   Tallinn, Estonia 16 years, 164 days [66]
6.97 (60m), 7.52m (long jump), 16.02m (shot put), 1.92m (high jump) / 8.11 (60m hurdles), 4.65m (pole vault), 2:56.46 (1000m)
Heptathlon
(Junior)
5517 pts Ludovic Besson   France 8 February 2015   Reims, France 17 years, 12 days [67]
7.24 (60 m), 6.59 m (long jump), 17.00 m (shot put), 1.84 m (high jump) / 8.15 (60 m hurdles), 4.50 m (pole vault), 2:54.19 (1000 m)
5592 pts (ht) Sven Reintak   Estonia 25 February 1980   Kharkiv, Soviet Union 16 years, 253 days
7.0 (60 m), 6.98 m (long jump), 13.79 m (shot put), 2.06 m (high jump) / 8.2 (60 m hurdles), 4.80 m (pole vault), 2:57.7 (1000 m)
Heptathlon
(Senior)
5483 pts Wang Jianan   China 14 February 2012   Nanjing, China 15 years, 171 days
6.89 (60 m), 7.64 m (long jump), 9.27 m (shot put), 1.94 m (high jump) / 8.46 (60 m hurdles), 4.80 m (pole vault), 2:58.17 (1000 m)
3000 m walk 11:30.0 (ht) Damir Yangayev   Russia 1 March 1998   Insar, Russia 16 years, 344 days
5000 m walk 19:30.08 Yevgeniy Shmalyuk   Russia 25 December 1993   Saint Petersburg, Russia 17 years, 345 days
4 × 200 m relay 1:26.09 Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Isaiah Green
Vincent Joseph
Travon Patterson
Bryshon Nellum
  United States 13 March 2005 National Scholastic Indoor Championships   New York City, United States 15 years, 215 days
17 years, 52 days
16 years, 174 days
15 years, 316 days
[68][69]
4 × 400 m relay 3:23.04 Zebulon B. Vance TC, Charlotte
Lamar Johnson
Erin Jenkins
Cameron Tate
Jarrett Samuels
  United States 14 March 2010 Nike Indoor Nationals   Boston, United States [70]

GirlsEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
50 m 6.28 Victoria Jordan   United States 11 March 2007   Landover, Maryland, United States 17 years, 13 days
60 m 7.24 Victoria Jordan   United States 10 February 2007   Houston, United States 16 years, 349 days
200 m 23.15 Irene Ekelund   Sweden 17 February 2013 National Championships   Norrköping, Sweden 15 years, 346 days [71]
400 m 51.84 Sydney McLaughlin   United States 13 March 2016 New Balance Nationals Indoor   New York City, United States 16 years, 219 days [72]
600 m 1:27.2 (ht) Ines Schimmel   East Germany 12 January 1980   Berlin, East Germany 16 years, 341 days
800 m 2:01.8 (ht) Mary Decker   United States 17 February 1974   San Diego, United States 15 years, 197 days
1000 m 2:43.22 Aníta Hinriksdóttir   Iceland 15 December 2012   Reykjavík, Iceland 16 years, 337 days
1500 m 4:08.47 Gudaf Tsegay   Ethiopia 6 February 2014 XL Galan   Stockholm, Sweden 17 years, 25 days [73]
Mile 4:28.25 Mary C. Cain   United States 16 February 2013 Millrose Games   New York, United States 16 years, 289 days [74]
2000 m 6:08.9 (ht) Daniela Fetcere   Latvia 27 January 2006   Riga, Latvia 15 years, 152 days
3000 m 8:46.01 Gotytom Gebreslase   Ethiopia 4 February 2012   Boston, United States 17 years, 20 days
5000 m 16:37.50 Stephanie Jenks   United States 14 March 2014 New Balance Nationals Indoor   New York City, United States 16 years, 209 days [75]
50 m hurdles (84 cm) 6.95 Candy Young   United States 3 February 1979   Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 16 years, 258 days
60 m hurdles (76.2 cm) 8.10 Cyréna Samba-Mayela   France 11 February 2017 French U18/U20 Championships   Nantes, France 16 years, 103 days [76]
60 m hurdles (84 cm) 8.17 A Dior Hall   United States 9 February 2013 CSM Twilight Collegiate Open   Golden, United States 17 years, 38 days [77]
8.17 Sydney McLaughlin   United States 15 March 2015 New Balance Nationals   New York City, United States 15 years, 218 days [78]
High jump 1.96 m Yaroslava Mahuchikh   Ukraine 22 December 2018   Minsk, Belarus 17 years, 94 days [79]
Pole vault 4.49 m Lisa Gunnarsson   Sweden 17 February 2016 Globen Galan   Stockolm, Sweden 16 years, 181 days [80]
Long jump 6.61 m Anu Kaljurand   Estonia 1 February 1986   Leningrad, Soviet Union 16 years, 291 days
Triple jump 14.09 m Wang Rong   China 7 March 2013 National Indoor Grand Prix   Nanjing, China 16 years, 249 days [81][82]
Shot put (3 kg) 19.40 m Emel Dereli   Turkey 15 December 2012   Izmir, Turkey 16 years, 294 days
Shot put (4 kg) 17.58 m Emel Dereli   Turkey 28 December 2013 Salon Rekor Deneme Yarışları   Istanbul, Turkey 17 years, 306 days [83][84]
Pentathlon
(Youth)
4371 pts María Vicente   Spain 10 March 2018 Spanish Indoor Championships   Antequera, Spain 16 years, 347 days [85]
8.33 (60 m hurdles), 1.75 m (high jump), 13.06 m (shot put), 6.11 m (long jump), 2:22.77 (800 m)
3000 m walk (track) 12:05.6 (ht) Lyudmila Yefimkina   Russia 1 March 1998   Insar, Russia 16 years, 191 days
4 × 200 m relay 1:38.77 SC Berlin
Anja Schmitz
Nadja Hack
Carola Otto
Silke Breckenfelder
  Germany 17 February 1991   Dortmund, Germany
Belgium Scholier
Imke Vervaet
Justien Grillet
Camille Laus
Kimberley Efonye
  Belgium 20 February 2010 ADMB-Jeugdaflossingsmeeting   Ghent, Belgium [86]
4 × 400 m relay 3:46.31 Motor City TC
Johnyce Powell
Carlita Taylor
Jayla Fleming
Anna Jefferson
  United States 16 March 2014 New Balance Nationals Indoor   New York City, United States 17 years, 74 days
15 years, 74 days
17 years, 74 days
16 years, 74 days
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See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

1. ^ Though sometimes called "world youth records", they are not officially recognized or ratified as such by any body. The IAAF refers to them as World Youth Bests (WYB) or World Youth Best Performances instead.

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