Anna Maxwell US #1 4:43 Mile & National Leading Marks from Tuufuli & Moore at Stanford Invite Day 2


Watch Anna Maxwell run a US #1 4:43.27 mile at Stanford Invitational below!

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Watch US #1 4:43.27 mile race from San Lorenzo Valley's Anna Maxwell at the Stanford Invite!

Several US #1 performances were produced at the Stanford Invitational's high school portion of the meet and maybe none more impressive than San Lorenzo Valley (CA) senior Anna Maxwell blowing out the the seeded girls mile field including the likes of 10:07 3200 runner Bethan Knights in a new US leading performance of 4:43.27. Maxwell had already shown early this outdoor season that she was fit enough to run such a time with a 2:09 800, 4:48 1600, and 10:11 3200 already under her belt over the last few weeks of racing. Her victory certainly positions herself well for an invitation for the adidas Dream Mile in mid-June.

The first of the US #1's came on Friday in the distance medley relay with two teams pressing each other to the final stide between the Henry M. Gunn girls and Davis girls with their anchor legs Sarah Robinson (Gunn HS) and Fiona O'Keeffe (Davis HS) trading leads on the final lap before Robinson regained first in the final push to the line for a US #1 11:56.68 victory for her team, while O'Keefe splitting 4:47 for 1600 meter anchor leg (as did Robinson) helping her team to a US #2 time of 11:56.90 for second place at Stanford University.

The second US #1 from day one competition came in the girls 400 meter hurdles with Hannah Chen of Los Gatos able to withstand a challenge from Maya Miklos of Gunn High School (2nd, 1:01.63) to run a lifetime best of 1:01.19 in the event. Chen was coming off a recent 43.49 PR in the 300 meter hurdles at the St. Francis Invite on March 15th and last spring was a qualifier for the California State Meet in the 300 hurdles. 

Reno Tuufuli of Liberty High School in Nevada, was recently ranked #3 on the MileSplit All-American Watch List on the boys discus throw. If he keeps up the level of performance as shown in Palo Alto this past weekend, Tuufuli may just find himself ranked #1 on the next watch list a month from now. There is no disputing his current US #1 ranking by mark with a throw of 196'10" at the Stanford Invite to move him to the top of the national leaderboard in the event. 

Meanwhile, Nate Moore of Castro Valley (CA) High School, won two national titles indoors in the long jump and triple jump to give himself two legs to stand on as the nation's #1 ranked in the MileSplit All-American Watch List for both events starting this outdoor season. Moore did not let us down on giving him that ranking at the Stanford Invitational as he edged just ahead of Texas Relays champion Keandre Bates on the national rankings list by a half inch with a wind legal US #1 mark of 50'4.50" in the triple jump. Moore is searching for his first jump in the 51 to 52 foot range after topping out at 50'11.50" in a California state championship last June. Moore also won the long jump at the Stanford Invite with a US #4 mark of 24'5".

More to come from Palo Alto. Check out all of our race footage, photos, and highlights below from the Stanford Invitational!



Stanford Invitational 

On-Site Coverage

With 4:47 anchors, Gunn & Davis (CA) girls run top 2 US times in girls DMR at Stanford

A girls distance medley relay with a close 1-2 finish producing the top two times in the country in the race by the winners from Henry M. Gunn High School at 11:56.68 and the Davis Senior girls as close runners-up at 11:56.90 highlighted Friday's high school events action at the Stanford Invitational to build into the final competition on Saturday

Watch the Stanford Invitational LIVE on Friday & Saturday!

One of the top meets nationally this weekend will be at the Stanford Invitational with outstanding high school fields assembled in Palo Alto, California. MileSplit will have race video coverage of the high school events posted after the event on the meet page, while live stream coverage will be carried on Flotrack.


Brooke Starn G 3K H01 Winner Monte Vista Leanne Jarvis G 3K H02 Winner River Valley Garrett Migliozzi B 3K H02 Winner Nevada Union Maya Miklos G 400H H01 2nd Henry M. Gunn
Austin Carter B 400H H01 Winner Folsom Sarah Robinson G DMR H01 Winner Menlo Atherton G DMR H02 Winner De La Salle B DMR H01 Winner
San Rafael B DMR H02 Winner B 4X100 H01 B 100M H03 Anna Maxwell G Mile H01 Winner San Lorenzo Valley
Leanne Jarvis G Mile H02 Winner River Valley Chloe Hansel G Mile H03 Winner Las Lomas Fred Huxham B Mile H01 Winner Redwood Arturo Sotomayor B Mile H02 Winner Roseville
St Mary's Berkeley G 4x800 H01 Winner Sheldon G 4x800 H02 Winner Bellarmine B 4x800 H01 Winner Roseville B 4x800 H02 Winner
Madeline Price G 400 H01 Winner Menlo School Frank Kurtz B 400 H01 Winner Heritage Mecca McGlaston G 100H Winner Dublin Ja'Vion Robinson B 110H Winner St Marys Berkeley
Destiny Smith-Barnett G100 Winner Skyline Jamaun Charles B100 Winner Amador Valley St Marys Berkeley G 4x400 H04 Winner Vacaville B 4x400 H05 Winner
G 4X100 F01 B 4X100 F01 G 400 H01 G 400 H03
G 400 H04 G 400 H05 B 400 H02 B 400 H03
B 400 H04 B 400 H05 G 100H F01 B 110H F01
G 100 F01 B 100 F01 G 4x400 H01 G 4x400 H02
G 4x400 H03 G 4x400 H04 B 4x400 H01 B 4x400 H02
B 4x400 H03 B 4x400 H04 B DMR H02 G 3K H02
B 3K H01 B 3K H02 G 400H H01 G 400H H02
G 400H H03 G 400H H04 B 400H H01 B 400H H02
B 400H H03 B 400H H04 G DMR H01 G DMR H02
B DMR H01 G 3K H01 B 4X100 H02 B 4X100 H03
B 4X100 H04 B 100M H01 B 100M H02 B 100M H04
B 100M H05 B 100M H06 B 110H H01 B 110H H02
B 110H H03 B MILE H01 B MILE H02 G 4X100 H01
G 100H H01 G 100H H02 G 100H H03 G 100H H04
G 100M H01 G 100M H02 G 100M H03 G 100M H04
G 100M H05 G MILE H01 G MILE H02 G MILE H03
G 4X800 H01 G 4x800 H02 B 4X800 H01 B 4X800 H02
Steven Grolle B 3k H01 Winner Sonora G 4x100 H02 G 4x100 H03

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