NBNI Coverage Central: Southerland #2 AT 2:03.59! Elise Cranny #4 AT 4:40.62 Mile! Columbia 3:42.04







Sunday Coverage Central

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Southerland made history with her 2:03.59 800m clocking! (Photo by Don Rich)

Elise Cranny shocked herself and all in attendance with a 4:40.62 Mile win. (Photo by Pat Montferrat)

Columbia girls steamrolled everyone on the way to the 4x400 title. (Photo by Pat Montferrat)

Michael Cherry worked for it, but snagged the 400m win he craved. (Photo by Pat Montferrat)

Union Catholic won the 4x2 and 4x4 relays in dominating fashion. (Photo by Pat Montferrat)

  • Sabrina Southerland (NY) won the 800m run with a US#2 All-Time performance of 2:03.59, with a dominating performance after going through the 400 in 59 seconds.  
  • Sasha Wallace (CA) won the 60 Hurdles after going neck and neck with Dior Hall through the last hurdle.  Hall clipped it and Wallace clocked a US#2 All-Time 8.17.
  • Medgar Evers (NY) won the 4x200m relay with a blazing 1:37.29 to hold off a hard charging Wakefield (NC) who was 2nd in 1:37.34!
  • Columbia (NJ) won the 4x400m relay with a US#5 All-Time 3:42.04. 
  • Elise Cranny (CO) rolled in the Mile after Hannah Meier led through the 800 at 2:21 to close hard with a US#5 All-Time clocking of 4:40.62.  Hannah hung on for US#6 all time 4:40.97.  Cranny's time was an 18 second indoor PR!!  
  • Precious Holmes (CT) went out hard in the 400m dash and held off a hard charging Olivia Baker 53.43 to 53.99.  
  • Kali Davis-White (FL) won the 200m dash with a time of 23.48.  Ceolomar Ways completed the 200m sweep for Florida with a winning time of 21.37.
  • Michael Cherry (VA) got the 400m win he wanted with a clocking of 46.87 while Laray Smith pushed him with a time of 47.27.
  • Rudy Winkler (NY) won the Weight Throw with a huge heave of 83-06.
  • Nathan Kiley won the early section of the 800m run and wound up with the overall victory with a time of 1:51.37.
  • Union Catholic (NJ) won the boys 4x200m relay with a quick 1:28.15 and then came back and dominated the 4x400 with a clocking of 3:16.31.
  • Wesley Frazier (NC) won the 2 mile to add to her 5k victory with a time of 10:12.23.
  • Edward Cheserek (NJ) won the 2 mile with a strong kick after sitting back most of the race with a time of 8:59.  Sean McGorty (VA) closed hard to finish 2nd in 9:02.02.
  • Annie Rhodes (TX) won the pole vault with a strong leap of 13-08.50.
  • Keturah Orji (NJ) won the girls Triple Jump with a fine leap of 41-00.25.
  • Freddie Crittenden won the 60m Hurdles with a time of 7.72.
  • Clemence Paiement (CAN) defeated Aaliyah Brown (IL) in the 60m dash 7.40 to 7.41.
  • Jeryl Brazil won the 60m dash with a quick 6.70 clocking.
  • Henry Wynne (CT) won the indoor Mile with a time of 4:08.15 with a solid kick at the end.  
  • Casidy Callahan (Throw1Deep GA) won the girls Weight Throw with a US#1 toss of 58-08.
  • Jeremiah Greene (FL) won the triple jump with a leap of 51-6.5.


Saturday Coverage Central

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Kendell Williams first ever over 4000 points in the Pentathlon. (Photo by Don Rich)

Cheserek and St. Benedict's Prep defended their SMR title in 3:26.19. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)

Davis (UT) claimed the 4x800 relay with a time of 8:56.57. (Phot by Kyle Brazeil)

Grosse Pointe South (MI) went for the NR but a National title is nice too! (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)

Magdayln Ewen won the shot with a meet record 54-01. (Photo by Don Rich)

Union Catholic boys were stoked with their NR 29.20 in the SHR. (Photo by Pat Montferrat)

Winslow Township (NJ) girls were excited with their SHR win! (Photo by Pat Montferrat)

  • Kendell Williams (GA) smashed the Pentathlon NATIONAL RECORD with a total of 4068 points, the first time over 4000 points ever as Shana Woods record from 2006 was 3924 points! Kendell cleared 5-11.5 in the high jump and heaved the shot 34-10.5 to help get the record.
  • Union Catholic (NJ) boys rolled to a blazing NATIONAL RECORD time of 29.20 in the Shuttle Hurdle Relay, running solo after the first leg.
  • In the 200m prelims it took sub-24.31 to make the final! The nation-leading time was broken seemingly in every heat.  Ariana Washington (CA) has the fastest time going in, a meet record 23.57 clocking.  Kali Davis-White (FL) also was under the meet record with a 23.64 clocking.  Deajah Stevens (NY) was the 3rd fastest at 23.89, Aaliyah Brown 4th in 23.98, Tyra Lea 5th in 24.00 and Kadecia Baird 6th in 24.12.
  • The boys 200m prelims were blazing as well with 21.95 necessary to make tomorrow's final.  Laray Smith clocked the fastest time with a US#1 21.33.  Ceolomar Ways was 2nd fastest with 21.39 and Michael Cherry cruised on through again with a 21.55 clocking.
  • Kellenberg (NY) won the boys 4x800m in a close race with a swift 7:45.24.  Chaminade was 2nd with a clocking of 7:45.62.
  • Davis (UT) blazed to a US#3 All-Time clocking of 8:56.57 in the 4x800m relay to win a national title.  Anchor Shea Martinez rolled over the final lap with a split of 2:08.8!
  • Precious Holmes (CT) clocked the fastest 400m prelim with a 53.86 clocking.  Olivia Baker was the 2nd fastest at 54.99.
  • Michael Cherry (VA) recorded the fastest boys prelim time with a 47.36.  Laray Smith was 2nd fastest in 48.08.
  • Daven Murphree (TX) won the boys pole vault with a great performance of 17-01.
  • Winslow Township (NJ) won the girls Shuttle Hurdle Relay with a US#1 clocking of 32.45 from a slower section.
  • Brothers TC (CBA NJ) won the boys 4xMile to seek a little redemption after their XC season with a swift 17:22.67 clocking! 
  • St. Benedict's Prep (NJ) won the 1600 SMR with a swift 3:26.19 clocking with Cheserek running a very even 1:51 split for the 800 leg.  
  • Grosse Pointe South (MI) came out tough but came a little short of their national record goal with a US#3 All-Time performance of 20:02.80.  
  • Hillhouse (CT) won the 1600m SMR with a quick 4:00.77 clocking with a 55 split for Precious Holmes and a 2:14 split for Kellie Davis.


Friday Coverage Central

Frazier Over Finn at Finish. Gotta watch this!!

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Finn thought she had it won, Frazier never gave up as both broke old NR. (Photo by Don Rich)

Cardozo all smiles after US#4 All-Time DMR and National Title! (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)

Cyre Virgo (PA) caught rare air at 5-11.25 as a soph to grab a national title! (Photo by Patty Morgan)

  • Erin Finn (MI) set a blistering early pace and looked to be comfortably ahead of the pack on her way to the national title.  The only question would be can she get the national record that she set last year? She almost had it, but Wesley Frazier (NC) never gave up and was able to get Finn at the line to secure the win and the record with a quick 16:18.01 clocking to Erin's 16:18.02.  
  • Elijah Armstrong (ID) set the sophomore national record in winning a close boys 5k with a quick clocking of 14:54.27.
  • Benjamin Cardozo (NY) won the girls DMR with a US#4 clocking of 11:39.10! Sabrina Southerland anchored the squad with an outstanding 4:44 anchor leg!
  • Staples (CT) rocked the boys DMR with a 10:07.01 clocking and Henry Wynne posting a stellar 4:06 anchor leg.  Wynne didn't panic when Edward Cheserek and St. Benedict's came up from last to pass him and had enough of a finish to get past him for the win. Cheserek also split 4:06 in his bid for the win.
  • Cyre Virgo (Fleetwood PA) sophomore and state champ, won the high jump national title with a rare air performance of 5-11.25.



Pre-Meet Coverage

  • Boys National Preview by Steve Mazzone NEW YORK – History was made less than three weeks ago at the Armory in New York City - site of this weekend’s New Balance Indoor Nationals - by a runner that seems to break records nearly every time he laces up his track spikes.  Edward Cheserek, the senior from St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey, broke a 49-year-old national record in the two-mile run at the Millrose Games on Feb. 16 by finishing the 16-lap race with an astonishing time of 8 minutes, 39.15 seconds.  The Kenyan-born runner will conclude his final season on the indoor boards at the NBIN. His curtain call at the Armory should not disappoint. READ MORE...
  • Girls National Preview by Aaron Rich NEW YORK - Last year the storylines swirled fast and furious around Erin FinnDior Hall, and the girls of Grosse Pointe South (Michigan).  Their incredible feats began with a National Record in the 5000 meter run by Finn with an absolutely stunning time of 16:19.69.  Finn looked effortless in her pursuit of the record as she shouldered the pacing duties early and just kept rolling.  Dior Hall (Colorado) put on a hurdling clinic in the 60 hurdles and won with a #3 All-Time clocking of 8.19.  Grosse Pointe South won the DMR in a US#4 All-Time 11:39.29 in an absolutely dominating effort.  In addition, Hannah Meier won the mile with a time of 4:42.60 after a blistering last two lap kick. Can they rekindle the magic this year? READ MORE...