Cherry anchors USA 4x400 to gold medal at World Junior Championships

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Posted at 12:02 AM, Jul 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-28 00:02:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida State rising sophomore Michael Cherry anchored Team USA's 4x400 relay to a gold medal, Sunday evening in Oregon at the IAAF World Junior Championships.

The US crossed the finish line in 3:03.31, as Cherry pulled away from a pair of challenging teams (Jamaica and Japan) down the home stretch.

 “Michael Cherry decided he wanted to get in on the gold rush,” said Florida State coach Bob Braman. “That was a beast leg he ran; one of – if not the fastest – of the entire meet.”

 The win gave the US a sweep of the relays in the meet (men's and women's 4x100 and 4x400) as well as a sweep of the men's sprints (100m and 200m). Future Seminoles Kendal Williams and Trentavis Friday won the 100m and 200m, respectively.

“Those young men showed that the future is quite bright for Seminole track & field,” Braman said.