Conner Mantz of Sky View, UT won the USATF USA Cross Country Junior Men's Championship this weekend.
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- USA Cross Country Championships (CO) - Conner Mantz wins the Junior Men's race and locks down his ticket to China, as does John Dressel (third overall), Eric Hamer (fourth overall) & Paul Roberts (sixth). Ladies Katie Rainsberger and Lauren Gregory sneak into a college-dominated Junior Women's race and claim their first international xc spots with third and fourth places over 6k.
- New Balance Grand Prix (MA) - Pre-race favorite Ryen Frazier lives up to the hype, wins Junior Girls Mile in Meet Record 4:44.02, just a few seconds off her US #1 mark! Malia Ellington in second at 4:53.63. Junior Boys race comes down to the tape as Logan Wetzel nabs the win over Jack Salisbury, 4:08.75 to 4:08.76, for US #2 and US #3!
- Cherry & Silver All-Comers (NM) - #YearoftheVault continues as two boys break the National High School Record in the pole vault at the same meet in the same day - Deakin Volz clears 5.45m (17-10.5) before Paulo Benavides clears 5.46m (17-11) for the win!
- UW High School Invitational (WA) - Sophia Rivera breaks her own US #1 in the shot put w/ a 50' 6.25'' toss. Nike Iyer (CA) in 3000m goes 10:02.17 for US #3. Mikaela Smith (WA) in 800m goes 2:17.87. Annie Hill (MT) in mile goes 4:59.60 .
- AHSAA State Indoor 1A-7A Championships (AL) - Eighth-grader Amaris Tyynismaa (Catholic-Montgomery) sets Alabama State Record in the Two Mile at 10:32.94! Nathanaiel Huggins ties US #8, sets state meet record of 6.87 60m.
- Arkansas Indoor State Meet (AR)
- David Oliver Classic (NC) - Day 2 action includes US #1 7.39 60m from Teahna Daniels (FL), US #2 4:53.97 from Nevado Mareno! Drew Hunter US #1 8:59.6 3,200m wins by more than 20 seconds! Weini Kelati (Leesburg Heritage) US #8 10:49.10 3,200m & Caroline Yarbrough (Page US #9 10:50.95. Parkland US #3 1:39.4 4x200m. Ariel Davis US #4 7.90 55H. Leesville Road US #5, NC #2 All-Time 9:18.7 4x800m w/ 2:14 leg from sophomore Nevada Mareno!
- LSU High School Last Chance Qualifier (LA)
- Jacksons Invitational/New Balance West (ID) - Cali sophomore Lauren Rain Williams ran a National Sophomore Class Record & US #9 all-time 23.39 in 200! Davis (UT) sweeps 4x800s with boys clocking US #1 time of 7:49! Makena Morley (10:44) and Elijah Armstrong (9:14) sweep 2 miles!
- Air Force High School Indoor Open (CO) - Ally Watt smokes US #2 times in both 60 (7.40) & 200 (24.08)! Norman Grimes makes trip from Texas to Colorado Springs to win 60H (7.86) & 400 (49.26). Outstanding 800m time at altitude from Jordyn Colter (Cherry Creek CO) in 2:16!
- The Varsity Classic (NY) - Hand-timed results will not count on the official national leaderboard, but Ciara Leonard (Cheltenham, PA) goes US #2 7.84 in the 55h. Sarah Walker (US #1 600m/US #2 800m) wins debut in Mile at 5:01.6. Stanford commit Catherine Pagano (Northern Highlands, NJ) solos a US #1 2:09.8 800m to win by 11 seconds!
- FCIAC Championships (CT) - NBN 2 Mile Champion Hannah Debalsi triples with US #1 10:50.41 2 Mile, 5:13.47 1,600m & 3:02.52 1k.
- Indiana Track Club High School Open (IN) - Deakin Volz breaks National High School Record in the pole vault with a 5.43m (17-10.5) clearance. The mark is beaten later in the day by Paulo Benavides.
- MITS - SVSU #3 (MI) - Jaron Flournoy nearly breaks US #1 in the 200m but must settle to tie US #2 in 21.36. Oak Park dominates relays, highlighted by Boys US #2 3:19 4x400m. Drake Gauthier US #6 1:53 800m.
- Delaware State Meet (DE) - Maiya Dendy sweeps the sprints (55, 200, 400) including a US #7 clocking of 7.04 in the 55, while her Padua Academy squad sweeps the relays (4x200, 4x400, & 4x800).