1/4 WKND: 10 US#1's at Hispanic Games in NY, plus 3 each in AL and VA

The winter storm which we will not give a name to unlike the Weather Channel (Herkulees-Hurkulees) did force a few meets north of Mason-Dixon Line to be cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled. Nonetheless, many meets did go on and things are really starting to heat up in the national leaderboard and leaderboard following the first weekend of 2014!

 

Headed to Scotland!

In extended XC season news....Several of the nation's top high school cross country runners in John Dressel (WA), Kai Wilmot (WA), Tanner Anderson (WA), Matthew Maton (OR), Estevan De La Rosa (CA), & Anna Maxwell (CA) have been selected by the USATF to compete for Team USA in the junior races at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country races in Scotland on Saturday, January 11th. Wilmot was the Nike Cross Nationals champion this past fall, while Dressell was the Foot Locker Nationals runner-up so a strong contingent of some of the very best high school cross country performers in the United States from this past fall will be making the trip to Edinburgh. Anna Maxwell, the lone high school girl on the US junior team comprised mainly of college freshmen, the senior from San Lorenzo Valley High School in California was fifth at the Foot Locker Nationals last month and also won a California state state title. USATF press release. Wilmot, Dressell and Maxwell will be blogging about their trip, experience and race for MileSplit!

 

2013-2014 Indoor Track Highlights

12/28/13 Weekend Coverage

12/21/13 Weekend Coverage

12/14/13 Weekend Coverage

12/7/13 Weekend Coverage

 

Meets with Highlights & Coverage of National Caliber Performances:

 

MileSplit US High School Indoor T&F National LeaderboardBOYS - GIRLS

 

In other small meet action...

 


PHOTO BY ED LULL FOR MILESTAT.COM

West Springfield (VA) senior Caroline Alcorta ran a US #1 10:32.4 3200 in a 12 school meet at Episcopal School in Alexandria on Saturday. A nice indoor season opener and race rust buster for this past fall's Foot Locker South Regional champion.

 

Newburyport High School's Nick Carleo (MA) turned in a US #1 time of 4:15.80 in the mile at the Boston University mini meet on Saturday. The junior was just ahead of Garrett O'Toole of the Middlesex School in Concord, MA. O'Toole's time was 4:16.1 (US #3). The state of Massachusetts now has the top 3 mile times in the country with Gab Montague (Newtown North) having run a US #2 time of 4:15.82.

 

 


Hispanic Games (NY)

January 03, 2014 - January 04, 2014 @ The Armory Track & Field Center in New York, NY

 

 

Coverage

 

Girls Highlights

  • Maddy Berkson, Classical (RI) huge US#1 3000 in 9:49.35 - NEW RHODE ISLAND STATE RECORD!
  • Karina Shepard, Dracut (MA) US#1 800 in 2:10.68.
  • Melissa June, Saint Anthony's, US#1 200 of 24.73.
  • Bella Burda, Arlington (NY) US#1 Mile in 4:58.67. Laura Leff, West Genesee (NY) also under five
  • Zola Golden, Arlington (NY) improves her US#1 in the 400 to 56.49
  • New Rochelle lowers their US#1 4x200 to 1:41.32.
  • Javonne Antoine of Elizabeth Seton (MD) won the girls triple jump with a US #2 mark of 40'0.75"
  • Ceira Leonard, Cheltenham, US#2 8.10 55 meter hurdles
  • Toni Brown of Millford Mill Academy (MD) clocked a US#3 time of 56.70 on her 400 dash victory.
  • Ashley Wiggins, New Rochelle, fastest 55 hurdles in prelims of 8.18 (she is already US#4 with 8.15)
  • Warwick Valley US#4 4x800 9:35.41
  • Imani McGhee, Bay Shore, tie US#9 long jump of 18-04.75

 

 


Boys Highlights

  • Trenten Beram, Arlington (NY) US#1 200 of 21.70.
  • Morristown (NJ) US#1 8:05.74 4x800.
  • Mikey Brannigan, Northport (NY) becomes first NY prep under 4:20 with his 4:17.04 mile win (US#4).
  • Izaiah Brown, Amsterdam (NY) remains undefeated this season with a US#1 400 of 48.46.
  • Cheltenham (PA) improves to US#2 in with a win in the 4x200 in 1:29.03. They improved on their prelim time of 1:29.42
  • Jordan Burton, Warwick Valley, US#2 1:55.38 800 meter run
  • Derek DiBona of Warwick improves to US#3 pole vault with a 15-9
  • Mike Egotanda of Vestal goes tie US #2 to win the Long Jump, with a 23-8.25
  • Paul Robeson (NY) US#4 4x400 3:23.66.
  • Benjamin Bonhurst, Smithtown East, US#5 shot put of 59-0
  • Marco Pompilj, Collegiate, US#6 2 Mile of 9:30.43
  • Sidney Gibbons, Monsignor McLancey, wins 55H in Tie US#9 7.60. Donaldo Benjamin, Delaware Valley (PA) fastest prelim in 55H, Tie US#9 7.60

 


Southeastern Invitational (VA)

January 03, 2014 - January 04, 2014 @ Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, VA

 

 

Coverage

Girls Highlights

  • A personal best and US #4 performance of 38 feet even by Atlee's India Lowe (VA) in the girls triple jump. Lowe came back later to win her 2nd event of the day in the 55 meter hurdles with a 8.69 clocking.
  • Two hurdles specialists on the track, Western Branch's Milan Parks (US #7 7.12) and Hampton's Chantel Ray (US #8 7.14) rolled to swift US top 10 times in the 55 meter dash finals.
  • South Lakes girls took the 4x800 meter relay by a victory margin of 7 seconds with their US #8 time of 9:43.58.
  • Oscar Smith's Destiny Ward is showing herself to be one of the Virginia's top freshmen track athletes this year as she posted a US #13 clocking of 40.70 in her 300 meter dash win.
  • A winning time of 1:18.37 for Nansemond River sophomore Brandee Johnson in girls 500 as she had to rearrange last second her original competition plans of traveling to the NY Armory with her team for the Hispanic Games this weekend due to the winter weather up north.

Boys Highlights

  • In the highly anticipated matchup between Grassfield's Grant Holloway & Forest Park's Mustaqeem Williams, it was Holloway as the 300 winner in a 34.43 clocking. Williams was second in time of 34.90 (US #10), while Holloway moves up to US #5 in event.
  • Grassfield (VA) sophomore Grant Holloway won a stellar high jump duel with Oscar Smith (VA) junior Bradley Jones in the high jump with Holloway moving to the top of the national leaderboard in the event with a US #1 clearance of 6'10". Jones was second with a US #3 Tie height of 6'8". Holloway later in the evening warmed up for the finals in the 55 meter hurdles with a 7.52 clocking in the prelims, running a clean race. In the finals, the US leader in the event (7.32) tied his older brother Trey's meet record with a 7.39 clocking.
  • US #2 time of 1:06.18 in the boys 500 by Ricky Morgan of Forest Park to move to the top of the state leaderboard. Morgan actually held the US #1 time in the event for about an hour or two until the time was lowered at the Bulldog Invitational by an athlete from Southeast Raleigh high School in North Carolina. 
  • Forest Park boys are now back ontop of the 4x200 meter relay in Virginia with a US #8 clocking of 1:31.49 at Boo Williams. After unimpressive showings in the relays in the previous two meets, Forest Park reminded the rest of the state why they were one of the nation's best in the 4x200 last year. Western Branch pressed them in second place with a time of 1:31.75.
  • Grassfield's Isaiah Harper was easily the fastest in the boys 55 meter dash prelims with a 6.50 clocking. Then in the finals, Harper really shifted into another gear to post a US #2 time of 6.36 to rank behind only another Virginian in Mustaqeem Williams nationally (6.34).
  • US #3 leap of 47'11 by Isaac Arriola of Oscar Smith (VA) in the boys triple jump.
  • Forest Park boys are now back ontop of the 4x200 meter relay in Virginia with a US #8 clocking of 1:31.49 at Boo Williams.
  • South Lakes swept the 4x800 meter relays with US top 10 times for both boys and girls with the boys quartet clocking in at a US #9 time of 8:14.79.
  • Atlee's Bryce Simpson went over the bar at 14 feet, which is a VA state leading height in the pole vault and ranks him US #16 in the event.
  • US #1 time of 1:06.18 in the boys 500 by Ricky Morgan of Forest Park (USC recruit)

 

 

Southern Maryland Indoor Track Classic (MD)

January 04, 2014 Prince George's Sports & Learning Center in Landover, MD

 

Coverage

 

Largo's Marcelle Preston had an impressive meet on Saturday at the Southern Maryland Indoor Classic. The senior from Upper Marlboro, Maryland won both the 500 (US #9 1:06.67) and 300 (US #9 34.82) meter races with US top 10 performances. 

 

Hereford freshmen Kelly Wesolowski posted her second consecutive sub 11 minute 3200 meter run at PG with a 10:52.53 victory at the Southern Maryland Indoor Classic.

 


Ice Breaker Invitational 5A-6A (AL)

January 04, 2014 CrossPlex Athletic Facility in Birmingham, AL

 

 

Coverage

 

Girls Highlights

  • Caitland Smith (Pelham) new US #1 in girls 60m - (7.51)
  • Brittley Humphrey (Hoover) new US #3 in 60H - (8.83)
  • Caitland Smith, Pelham, US #1 60 meter dash
  • Elizabeth Seton, US#3 1:42.45, Hoover, US#4 1:42.70 4x200
  • Elizabeth Seton, US#5 4:01.57 4x400
  • Indyia Summerville, Northridge, US#10 Shot Put 42-00.50

Boys Highlights

  • Marlon Humphrey (Hoover) new US#1 in 60H. (7.92 prelims)
  • Marlon Humphrey, US#1 48.91 400
  • Devin King (Sumner, LA) US#2 16-6 in PV
  • DeMatha Catholic, US#2 1:29.49 4x200
  • Darryl Haraway, US#3 6.82 60m Dash
  • Eric Durham, Central, Tie US#7 Long Jump 22-10
  • DeMatha Catholic, US#8 8:12.93 4x800
 


Bulldog Invitational (VA)

January 04, 2014 Tolsma Track Center in Lynchburg, VA

 

Coverage

Girls Highlights

  • Heritage's Latrice Morris (US #21 7.28) won the battle of Lynchburg sprint supremacy for this weekend over E.C. Glass' Zakiya Bateman (7.38) in the girls 55 meter dash.
  • Blacksburg girls won the 4x800 in a US #11 time of 9:45.76 followed by E.C. Glass 2nd in 10:05 and William Byrd 3rd 10:17, which is the third fastest in the state of Virginia this season.
  • Current US #3 performer (8.15 season best), Jacklynn Howell of Southeast Raleigh (NC) set a new meet record in girls 55 meter hurdles with a 8.27 clocking (still a US top 10 in event).

Boys Highlights

  • Southeast Raleigh's Jamaree Murray had the lone US #1 performance of the meet with a 1:05.77 clocking in the 500 meter dash after Forest Park's Ricky Morgan had dropped the US leading time down to 1:06.18 less than two hours prior. Blacksburg's Kenneth Hagen set Murray up well for a fast time leading through the first 400 meters and running a solid time of 1:06.49 as runner-up.
  • The state of Virginia is becoming the mecca for the boys' high jump this indoor season nationally with Cameron Holdren of Liberty Christian Academy joining four other Virginians who have cleared at least 6'8" this season on Saturday. Holdren added to his US #3 clearance of 6'8" in the high jump with a second event win in the long jump with a US #12 leap of 22'6.25" to finish ahead of current US #9 ranked Requan Harley of E.C. Glass.
  • Southeast Raleigh boys set a new meet record in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:27.97. Their relay is one of the fastest in country after running 3:22 earlier in season. 
  • Matthew Zajac of E.C. Glass and Anthony Bowling of Marion continued their great rivalry in the throws into 2014. Bowling always seemed to have Zajac's number in VA state meet competition last year, but Zajac enjoyed a victory against Bowling at Liberty University this weekend with a US #6 and state best mark of 57'6.25", while Bowling threw for a season best mark of 56'3" (US #12) as the event runnerup.
  • Blacksburg boys win 4x800 in a US #3 time of 8:08.48, which is also a new state leading time in the event. 
  • Heritage's Jamik Alexander rolled in the boys 55 meter dash with a US #19 clocking of 6.53.

 


MITS Meet #1 @ University of Michigan (MI)

January 03, 2014 University of Michigan Track Building in Ann Arbor, MI

 

Coverage

 

Girls Highlights

  • One of the best 1600/mile races of this indoor season so far was found in Ann Arbor on Friday night with Rachel Coleman as the race winner in a US #4 5:00.08 and lead three others behind her running 5:04 or faster with Ursula Farrow (2nd, 5:01.00), Audrey Belf (3rd, 5:01.94), and Jordan McDermitt (4th, 5:04.60).
  • Shelby Allen was able to uncorck a great jump in the triple with her US #3 leap of 38'3.50" in the event.
  • Darcie Marion was one of only two competitors in the girls weight throw, but she didn't need a big field to push her to throw for a US #10 mark of 46'2.50" on Friday.
  • Morgan Robertson won the girls 60 meter hurdles with a US #10 clocking of 9.14.
  • A competitive girls 3200 race between Rachel Coleman (1st, 11:09.15) and Jordan McDermitt (2nd, 11:09.77) posting times around US #15 in the distance event with Coleman doubling back for her second win of the meet.
  • Anna Jefferson clocked a time of 58.34 in the 400 meter dash, which ranks her US #11 in the metric quarter mile indoors.
  • US #18 performance from Savanna Roberson in the 200 meter dash as she posted a winning time of 25.67.
  • Girls 1600 meter runner-up Ursula Farrow doubled back to be victorious in the 800 meter run with a US #22 time of 2:20.39.


Boys Highlights

  • Noah Gary cleared a US #2 height of 15 feet in the pole vault.
  • Devin McKinney rolled through the 60 meter hurdles with a US #2 clocking of 8.01.
  • Cody Stemple, a junior from Michigan, cleared a US #8 height of 6'6" to win the high jump in a tiebreaker with two others also over the height in Antoine Lloyd and Robert Atwater.
  • Jordan Love was a double winner in the sprints with a US #5 time of 6.90, while also running a US #22 time of 22.92 in his 200 meter dash victory.
  • Ben Hayes took the boys 400 meter dash in a US #15 time of 50.73.
  • Junior middle distance runner Drake Gauthier was able to dip under 2 minutes in the 800 with a US #12 time of 1:59.7.

 

 


CHSAA Varsity Meet (NY)

January 05, 2014 The Armory Track & Field Center in New York, NY

 

Coverage

Highlights

  • No school had broken 8 minutes in the boys 4x800 meter relay yet this season going into this weekend, yet the Chaminade boys had "A" and "B" team nearly both break 8 minutes on Sunday at the Armory for a US #1 time of 8:00.4 for the "A" team and US #2 time of 8:00.9 for the "B" team in the event for their 8 half milers!
  • St. Anthony' swept the 4x400 meter relays with their boys posting a time of 3:27.4.
  • Justin Sicari of Monsignor Farrell went US #8 in the high jump, with his NY state leading clearance of 6-7.
  • Strong anchor leg from Kelly Hayes to allow the Pearl River girls to win the 4x800 with a sub 10 minute performance.
  • St. Anthony's girls kicked off the varsity races with a 1:47.9 in the 4x200 meter relay.

 

 


UMES High School Invitational (MD)

January 04, 2014 Hytche Athletic Center in Princess Anne, MD

 

Coverage

 

Girls Highlights

  • Monshe Newsome-Murray from Seaford High School in Delaware leaped her way into the US top 10 rankings for the triple jump with a US #9 mark of 37'4".
  • The Riverdale Baptist girls won the sprint medley relay with a US #6 performance of 4:24.14.

 

Boys Highlights

  • Riverdale Baptist junior Rashad Manning launched his first mark over 60 feet this season in the shot put with a US #2 mark of 60'11".
  • John F. Kennedy's Devon Hairston clocked a US #4 time of 8.24 in the 60 meter hurdles.

 

 


DVGTCA Indoor Meet #3 (PA)

January 03, 2014 Gary Lutnick Tennis & Track Center @ Haverford College in Haverford, PA

 

Coverage

Girls Highlights

  • Strath Haven (PA) runs a US#2 DMR of 12:32.71.
  • Padua Academy (DE) junior Maiya Dendy goes US#3 25.13 200 on a flat 200-meter oval.
  • Dendy anchors Padua to US#12 4x400 4:03.33, splitting 55.5.

 

 

 


Monmouth County Relays (NJ)

January 04, 2014 John Bennett Indoor Sports Complex in Toms River, NJ

 

Coverage

 

Girls Highlights

  • Freehold Township sets a meet record with their US#2, NJ#1 9:26.61 4x800.

 

Boys Highlights

  • Christian Brothers Academy wins 4x800 in 8:12.60. They are already US#2 with an 8:08.
  • Christian Brothers Academy win Shuttle Hurdle Relay in US#4 32.12.

 

 


Ocean County Relays (NJ)

January 04, 2014 John Bennett Indoor Sports Complex in Toms River, NJ

 

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TFCAOFGP Meet #3 (PA)

January 04, 2014 Gary Lutnick Tennis & Track Center @ Haverford College in Haverford, PA

 

Coverage

 

Boys Highlights

 

 


Smithsburg Invitational (MD)

January 03, 2014 Hagerstown College in Hagerstown, Md

 

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USATF Colorado All Comers Invitational #1
 (CO)

January 04, 2014 Balch Field House in Boulder, CO

 

 

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Ice Breaker Invitational 1A-4A (AL)

January 03, 2014 CrossPlex Athletic Facility in Birmingham, AL

 

 

Coverage


Girls Highlights

  • Lincoln's Shelbi White was only slightly faster in the prelims (7.76) than in the finals (7.77) of the 60 meter dash, but still claimed first regardless and move to a US #13 ranking in the short sprint.
  • Taylor Young of Altamont clocked a US #24 time of 9.34 in the finals of the girls 60 meter hurdles.

 

Boys Highlights

  • McComb's Victor Montgomery went 8.38 in the prelims before improving his time to a US #8 clocking of 8.34 in the boys 60 meter hurdles.
  • Jesse Austin of Montgomery Academy cleared a US #15 height of 14 feet in the pole vault. 

 

 


Vermont Indoor Track Association Meet #4 @ UVM (VT)

January 04, 2014 @ University of Vermont Fieldhouse in Burlington, VT

 

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MSTCA Auerbach Freshman-Sophomore Meet- Large Schools

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Several records were tied or broken today at the Annual Mstca Freshman-Sophomore Large School Invitational. 

  • North Andover High Jumper Catherine Flaherty tied a meet record in the High Jump, clearing the bar at 5'6".  Flaherty's jump is a Mass # 2 and US # 4 (tied with10 others).
  • The girls 1000 Meter run was the race of the day, as three runners went under the meet record of 3:04.03. Kaley Richards of Lowell won the race with a time of 3:02.38 (Ma #4 , U.S. #13). She was followed by Ariel Keklak of Lincoln Sudbury (Ma #5, US # 14), and Acton Boxborugh's  Sophie Antonioli (Ma #6, U.S. #15).
  • The Boys Two Mile had Cambridge Ringe and Latin teammates Sam Stubb's and Daniel Aschale both breaking the meet record. Stubb's ran 9:38.31 ( Ma#6 , US # 13), Aschale finished in 9:38.61 (Ma#7 , US #14)

 

 

 

Diamond State High School Invitational

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Suffern Invitational (NY) - CANCELLED

January 03, 2014 Rockland CC in Suffern, NY

 

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SJTCA Open Meet #2 (NJ) - CANCELLED

January 03, 2014 John Bennett Indoor Sports Complex in Toms River, NJ

 

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TSTCA Indoor Meet #1 (PA) - CANCELLED

January 04, 2014 Edinboro U - Mike Zafirovski Sports and Recreation Center in Edinboro, PA

 

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