Medgar Evers (NY) ran US #1 1:39.46 4x200m Relay at the Hispanic Games this weekend.
What went down this weekend? Check it out!
- Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country (Scotland) Team USA swept the international cross country race as the Americans won both the Junior Men's and Women's races. Makena Morley (Bigfork, MT) and Anna Rohrer (Mishawaka, IN) went 1-2, 14:40-14:47 in the Junior Women's 4k race. Olin Hacker (Madison West, WI) finished third (20:08) in the Junior Men's 6k race as the top prep runner. View full coverage & athlete blogs from Scotland.
- Texas A&M High School Classic (TX) Texas Tech commit Andrew Hudson (US #1 21.36 200m/US #3 6.83 60m) was awarded Meet MVP honors, along with Tonea Marshall (US #1 8.53 60H), Meia Gordon (US #1, Meet Record 48-11.5 SP) and Jacob Wooten (US #3 17-0.75 PV). Read the full recap here & here.
- Hispanic Games (NY) Brenessa Thompson took back her US #1 55m with a lightning-fast 6.95 clocking, while leading her Medgar Evers (NY) 4x200m relay squad to a US #1 1:39.46. Amanda Crawford ran US #1 55.63 400m and led her Paul Robeson (NY) quarter to US #1 3:51.79. On the boys' side, Rai Benjamin (Mount Vernon, NY) stole the show from Richard Rose (Boys & Girls, NY) & Josephus Lyle (T.C. Williams, VA) with US #1 47.76 400m. Jeremy Spiezio (Greenwich Central, NY) cracked the nation's top spot for 1 Mile, clocking 4:10.92 for the full distance. Also at the meet: Newburgh Free Academy (NY) US #1 1:28.56 4x200m & Cheltenham (PA) US #1 3:20.08 4x400m. Read the full recap here.
- Dartmouth Relays (NH) - Top-ranked thrower Adam Kelly proved his worth with a US #1 heave of 81-0.25 in the weight throw. Rush-Henrietta Sperry girls blitzed US #1 4:04.72 in the always-exciting Sprint Medley Relay. Full coverage here.
- Montgomery Invitational (MD) Lake Braddock (VA) distance runners Kate Murphy and Alex Corbett each recorded new US #1s of 10:30 and 9:09 for 3,200m. Rico Gomez (Douglass, MD) became the first prep this year to break 1:05 for 500m with his nation-leading 1:04 run. Read the full recap here.
- Liberty Flames Invitational (VA) Multi-event and gridiron star Grant Holloway (Grassfield, VA) is getting into form again, clearing US #1 7-0 HJ. National triple jump leader Marcellus Fletcher lept 49-3.75 in the triple and 21-6.25 to win the triple and long jumps, earning Male Athlete of the Meet honors. Read the full recap here.
- LSU Invitational (LA) Lafayette's Armand Duplantis set the national freshman class record in the PV with a 16-1 clearance. His father, Greg Duplantis, is a four-time Olympic Trials qualifier in the event. The girls 60m dash boasted US #5 performer Janie O'Connor (Zachary) with a 7.64 win. Senior Edward Davis (Edna Karr, LA) ran US #15 6.99 60m. View full results here.
- Western Maine Conference meet (ME) Iowa State commit Kate Hall didn't wait long to go sub-7 for 55m, clocking 6.99 in the finals for what was the fastest time in the country at the time of the race. She won the race by more than one full second. Think about that - the 55m dash hardly lasts the length of the track! Hall would have to settle for US #2 by the end of the weekend, but she is the first prep runner to break 7 seconds in 2015. She also ran 25.52 200m, 18-5.5 LJ. View full results here.