The Scoop: Recapping A Massive Weekend Of Action At New Balance Nationals Indoor


Western Branch's girls probably didn't care that they weren't in the fast heat. 

They went for a sub-4 minute effort in the sprint medley relay, anyway. 

And ultimately, that pressure was enough to undo the teams in the faster section and gave way to a national title in the SMR, with the Bruins claiming a championship on Saturday at New Balance Nationals in a new US No. 1 time of 3:59.16. 

It took a little bit of fortune, though. After Motor City Track Club, who was the favorite entering the SMR, had a faulty exchange after the first hand-off in the fast heat, all that was left was clock watching, as all-everything distance star Katelyn Tuohy tried to drop another unreal performance in the 800m. 

Tuohy ultimately did go hard and fast with her anchor leg, pushing to a 2:10, but it wasn't enough to get North Rockland to a title. The New York squad finished second in 4:01.95. 

Bullis was third in 4:04.38. 

The win was a little bit of redemption for the Bruins, who had a minor flub in the shuttle hurdle relays which prevented them from grabbing their second straight title in the event. 

Western Branch's team consisted of Jessica Tucker, Adriana Shockley, Jada Harris and Shardonnay Nichols

Finals                                                                   
  1 W Branch Tc-Va                                      3:59.16   5      
     1) Tucker, Jessica 18              2) Shockley, Adriana 19          
     3) Harris, Jada 18                 4) Nichols, Shardonnay 19        
         50.53 (50.53)         1:45.71 (55.18)       3:59.16 (2:13.45)   
  2 North Rockland Tc-Ny                                4:01.95   6      
     1) Lopez, Ivana 18                 2) Saunders, Nadia 20            
     3) Housman, Sofia 18               4) Tuohy, Katelyn 20             
         53.76 (53.76)         1:53.13 (59.37)       4:01.96 (2:08.83)   
  3 Bull Tc-Md  'B'                                     4:04.37   1      
     1) Richards, Arianna 18            2) Seymour, Ashley 18            
     3) Walbrook, Sarah 19              4) Wright, Ariana 21             
         53.34 (53.34)         1:50.99 (57.65)       4:04.38 (2:13.39)   
  4 Indians Tc-Ny                                       4:05.10   5      
     1) Davis, Brianna 20               2) Mayo, Alexia 18               
     3) Palmer, Angelique 18            4) Jeanty, Donisha 20            
         51.83 (51.83)         1:49.94 (58.11)       4:05.10 (2:15.16)   
  5 The Old Mans Tc-Ny                                  4:06.26   6      
     1) Beckford, Camryn 20             2) Foster, Christianne 19        
     3) Buissereth, Gabrielle 19        4) Lewin, Maureen 19             
         54.16 (54.16)         1:53.41 (59.25)       4:06.26 (2:12.85)   
  6 Penn Wood Ac-Pa                                     4:07.02   1      
     1) Moore, Elicia 19                2) Laylor, Tatiyana 18           
     3) Lee, Breanna 19                 4) Carroll, Kyra 18              
         53.36 (53.36)         1:51.40 (58.04)       4:07.02 (2:15.62)   
  7 Sacred Heart Academy Tc-Ny                          4:08.34   4      
     1) Byrnes, Ellen 18                2) Kenny, Faith 18               
     3) Galeano, Melanie 19             4) Maier, Maggie 20              
         54.82 (54.82)         1:52.63 (57.81)       4:08.34 (2:15.71)   
  8 Hardin Valley Tc-Tn                                 4:09.12   4      
     1) Romain, Dominique 21            2) Ray, Timaya 20                
     3) Gray, Kensi 19                  4) Bachmann, Ellie 20            
         51.42 (51.42)       1:52.73 (1:01.31)       4:09.12 (2:16.39)   



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