Sammy Watson must wait to step on to another world-level stage in track and field.
And at 17 years old, Watson may have a little time to take that very large step on to a senior national team, considering her high school class at Rush-Henrietta had its commencement ceremony Friday.
The former world under-20 and under-18 champion finished in sixth place Sunday in the women’s 800-meter final of the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. Watson was the youngest runner in the eight-runner final field in Sacramento, California.
A top-three finish would have advanced Watson to the IAAF World Championships held in London during August, as a member of the U.S. team.