A set of talented twins from California are headed in opposite directions after signing their National Letter of Intents recently.
Oak Ridge's Maddy Denner, ranked No. 21 on MileSplit's top 50 prospects in the class of 2018, is headed to the University of Michigan while Elena Denner, another top talent statewide, has inked with Notre Dame University.
Maddy Denner won her first CIF Championship in the 1600m in June, posting a U.S. No. 5 time of 4:44.89. It was part of five efforts under five minutes on the season.
In the 800m, Maddy also PB'ed a time of 2:16.01 and went 10:15.18 in the 3200m. Over the current fall cross country season, Denner was spectacular at the Clovis Invitational, logging a U.S. No. 10 and winning time of 16:58.10 in the 5K.
Elena Denner has produced similar success on the track, generating a PB of 2:16.28 in the 800m, 5:00.52 in the 1600m -- and 4:51.42 in the full mile at the Stanford Invitational in April -- and 10:14.99 in the 3200m, a race she finished fourth at the CIF Championships in June.
This fall, Elena finished just two places back of Maddy at the Clovis Invitational, posting a PR of 17:18.10 at the 5K distance.