Hampton Roads athletes Michaela Rose and Madison Whyte earn medals at World Athletics U20 Championships

·1 min read

Hampton Roads athletes Madison Whyte and Michaela Rose won gold and bronze, respectively, this week at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Columbia.

Rose, from Suffolk, finished third in the 400 hurdles on Thursday. The rising LSU sophomore ran a personal-best time of 56.86 seconds. American Akala Garrett ran 56.16 to win gold and Hanna Karlsson of Sweden ran 56.71 to get the silver.

Rose was named the 2022 SEC Freshman Runner of the Year. This past season, she also ran 2:02.49 in the 800 meters, which was the fastest in the country this season for a freshman and seventh fastest in school history.

Whyte, from Newport News, won gold on the mixed 4x400 relay on Tuesday.

The rising Heritage High senior — along with teammates Charlie Bartholomew, Kennedy Wade and Will Sumner — ran 3:17.69 to break its own championship record. Whyte, the 757Teamz Female Athlete of the Year, ran a 53.4 split on her second leg.

Both also could win another medal as part of the women’s 4x400 relay on Saturday.