5/16 National Weekend Rundown

The State Meet Of All State Meets...Texas!

Highlights and recap of the top national meets and performances from the weekend of May 16th, 2015. Busy weekend of state championship meets all over the country!


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Texas UIL State Championships (TX)

Saturday Boys Highlights:

  • Keshun Reed of Arlington Martin dropped the nation's fastest time in the 400 as he won a loaded 6A boys race in a time of 45.75. An AAU Junior Olympic Games champion last summer, this weekend's win certainly becomes Reed's biggest achievement to date.
  • Reed earlier in the meet ran a leg on the new US #1 4x100 meter relay as the Arlington Martin boys rolled to a top time of 40.33.
  • Very few races were wind legal on Saturday at the UIL State Meet, but Devin Duvernay was able to get the wind to die down enough and his legs did the rest of the work to clock a US #2 wind legal 10.27 in the 100 meter dash for the 6A boys title.
  • A race that was heavily wind-aided, but saw fast times nonetheless was the 6A boys 110 meter hurdles in which the top 3 all ran faster than Kendall Sheffield's wind-legal US #1 13.42 from the night before. A 3 way photo finish that ultimately went to Pflugerville's Marcus McWilliams for the win in a time of 13.37.
  • Dramatic finish to end the meet in the 6A boys 4x400 with anchor legs diving across the finish line as the Kingwood boys just edged out Manvel in a US #2 time of 3:12.44 for the win. Manvel's runner-up time of 3:12.48 ranks them US #3.
  • Myles Marshall cruised to victory in the 800 meter run saving himself for a 400 and 4x400 to come later in the day with a time of 1:52.48, which still was the fastest time among all 6 classification champions.
  • The 6A boys long jumpers had a nice tailwind behind them which helped 4 competitors leap over 24 feet led by event champion Julius Lewis of Mansfield at 25-0.50 wind-aided.
  • Paulo Benavides set a new meet record in the 6A boys pole vault as the former national indoor record holder from El Paso Franklin cleared a height of 17'6.50" at Myers Stadium.

Thursday & Friday Boys Highlights:

  • Kendall Sheffield clocks US #1 time in the 110 meter hurdles despite a limited season of races with a 13.42 victory in the 5A race from the Fort Bend Marshall senior.
  • Only a sophomore, Shamon Ehiemua of Fort Bend Marshall went 1-2 with teammate Gerald Mills in the 5A boys 200 with a US #3 clocking of 20.89. Ehiemua has plans to make the World Youth team this summer.
  • The fastest in Texas usually means the fastest in the country. Almost for John Lewis III of Willis, who rolled to a US #2 wind-legal time of 10.341 in the 100 meter dash for the 5A title.
  • The Fort Bend Marshall boys made history tallying the most points in UIL state meet history with their total of 90 points, while also saw their 4x200 meter relay run a US #5 all-time performance of 1:24.01.
  • Two of nation's top 300 meter hurdles faced off in 5A division between US leader Norman Grimes of Canyon and Garrett Moore of Mansfield Legacy. Moore gave Grimes a race till the very end, but Grimes despite clipping last hurdle was able to hold on for 36.35 win. Moore moved up to US #5 ranking with his 36.63 runner-up finish.
  • Carter Blunt (Frisco Independence) wins yet another Texas state title in distance races with a 9:02 3200 performance on Thursday night in the 5A race and doubled back on Friday night with a 4:10 win in the 1600.
  • Alex Rogers of New Braunfels Canyon beat Blunt's time for fastest of the meet in the 3200 with his 9:00 victory in the 6A division, but more impressive was two sophomores right behind him in Reed Brown (2nd, 9:00) of Southlake Carroll and Rogers' teammate Sam Worley (3rd, 9:01)
  • Big throw from Adrian Piperi of The Woodlands in the 5A boys shot put with a US #5 65'5.25" from only a sophomore in Piperi.
  • Future University of Texas basketball player Kerwin Roach clearly has good hops for the Longhorns in winning the Texas 5A state title in the triple jump with a US #2 leap of 50'6.25".
  • Jacob Wooten clears a season best 17 feet in the 5A pole vault, which moves the Tomball Memorial senior to US #7 ranking in the event.
  • Galena Park's Fletcher Sherrard leaps a wind-aided mark of 49'0.25" in the boys triple jump.

Saturday Girls Highlights:

  • Two of the nation's top three fastest times in the girls 1600 were produced in the 6A race between Julia Heymach and Devin Clark. Heymach led throughout and Clark followed with the sophomore from Houston Lamar in Heymach breaking the Texas state record with her US #2 winning time of 4:40.97, while Clark also went under the old state record with her US #3 time as well at 4:42.70.
  • Big Saturday for Alexis Duncan of DeSoto as she won state individual titles in the 100 meter hurdles (13.25w) and 300 meter hurdles (42.09 PR) as well as anchoring the DeSoto girls to new US #1 time of 45.38 in the 4x100 meter relay. Her hurdles time ranks US #2 all-conditions, while
  • Heavily wind aided times on final day of competition produced many insane times in the sprints. Earlier in the day for the 2A girls finals, Italy's Kourtnei Johnson ran smoking wind-aided times of 11.26 in the 100 and 23.39 in the 200. Later in the night, Kiana Horton of Converse Judson topped Johnson's time in the 6A girls 200 with a ridiculous performance of 23.10 over the 6A 100 meter champ Taylor Bennett (11.41w).
  • Aaliyah Miller was able to win both the 6A girls 800 and 400 in a short period of time as she first took first in the 800 with a time of 2:08.94 then the McKinney Boyd junior doubled back to claim a state title in the 400 with a season best time of 54.31.
  • Samiyah Samuels leaped the nation's second best mark in the long jump this spring at 20'7.75", but the junior from Cypress Spring had too much wind behind her to be wind legal for a US #2.

Thursday & Friday Girls Highlights:

  • Samantha Gonzalez not only improved upon her national leading time in the 300 meter hurdles, the Carrollton Creekview senior also dipped under 41 seconds for the first time with a US #10 all-time performance of 40.81 in the 5A girls race!
  • In a highly anticipated matchup between two of Texas best among distance girls, sophomore Julia Heymach got the better of senior Devin Clark with a US #5 10:14.62 in the 6A girls 3200 race. US #8 ranked Clark was a few seconds back in second at 10:18.
  • US #2 ranked 100 meter hurdler Tonea Marshall of Arlington Seguin was just off her season best time of 13.44 in her specialty as she claimed the 5A state title with a 13.51 clocking. Marshall also helped the Arlington Seguin girls to the state title as a team and in the 4x200 meter relay.
  • Alexus Henry of Bridge City took down the 4A girls high jump state meet record with a successful clearance at 5'10.50". Henry is ranked US #2 after clearing 6 feet earlier this season at her district meet.
  • Meia Gordon threw for a personal best mark of 48'8" in the girls shot put to move her into a US #8 ranking in the event.
  • New Balance Nationals Indoor triple jump champion Asa Garcia (Texas City) pops a US #2 wind-legal leap of 42'5.75" from the future Texas Longhorn.
  • Abby Gray led the 5A girls 3200 race from start to finish with a personal best best victory of 10:44.59 and a first Texas state title from the Alamo Heights junior. She doubled back later on Friday to win the 1600 as well in a 4:57 PR.

Colorado State Championships (CO)

Both boys and girls Colorado soil state records went down in the 800 on Friday with US #1 performances by Blake Yount in 1:50.59 and Jordyn Colter in 2:04.56.

Boys Highlights:

  • The state record in the 800 went down twice in a matter of minutes. First William Mayhew of Cheyenne Mountain established the new state record with US #2 1:50.74 win in the 4A race. However, the record was short lived as Smoky Hill's Blake Yount regained the state record back in winning the 5A race with a new US #1 time of 1:50.59.
  • NXN 4th place finisher and World Cross Country junior team member Eric Hamer won the 4A boys 3200 title with his best tim at altitude in 9:22. Hamer ran 8:58 at sea level earlier this season at the Arcadia Invite.
  • Palmer Ridge junior Caleb Ojennes went sub 48 seconds in the prelims of the 400 with a swift Colorado state leading time of 47.31.
  • Tevin Donnell looked very quick in his prelims of the 100 and 200 throwing down times of 10.71 and 21.62 respectively.

Girls Highlights:

  • Jordyn Colter simply continues on with her sensational senior year close. Going even splits of 62/62, Cherry Creek's Colter broke the Colorado 800 state record with her US #1 time of 2:04.56 in the 5A race. Katie Rainsberger won the 4A race in 2:08.87.
  • Big throw of 158'5" in the girls discus from World Junior team member Haley Showalter of Valor Christian. Just off her US #6 season best mark of 159'2" in the event.
  • Defending 4A girls 400 meter champ Nicole Montgomery (Lewis-Palmer) got out strong in the prelims of the 400 on Thursday running a US #9 season best time of 53.86.
  • Maya Evans nearly eclipsed 20 feet in the girls long jump as the freshmen from Vista Peak reached 19'9.25" to claim her first of likely many 4A state titles.
  • Amazing Ashby, a junior from Cherokee Trail extended out for a new personal best mark of 39'4" in the 5A triple jump.

Utah State Championships (UT)

Davis sophomore Aubrey Argyle had been close to reeling in Lucy Biles for the Utah state cross country title in the fall, but when spring rolled around, Argyle opened up a gap to win the 5A girls 1600 meter title with a personal best time of 4:57.30. (Photo by Brad Anderson)

Boys Highlights:

  • Great 1600 meter races on Friday with another upset at state meet of Conner Mantz at the hands of Joshua Collins. Maybe not an upset anymore though given Collins was a Foot Locker finalist as well as he kicks past Mantz for the 4A state 1600 meter title in 4:12.51 win. Mantz finished second in 4:13.68. Mantz got redemption from his 1600 loss in becoming a champion again in the 3200 on Saturday with a time of 9:03.47 and Collins finishing 6 seconds later in 9:09.
  • Casey Clinger, only a sophomore at American Fork High School, won the 5A state 1600 meter title with a stellar time at altitude of 4:13.37. He went 1-2 with another sophomore teammate McKay Johns (4:15.49). Could American Fork have two 10th graders that could run sub 4:10 miles at sea level?! Clinger and Johns went 1-2 again in the 3200 on Saturday with Clinger crossing the line first in 9:10 and Johns close behind in second at 9:14.
  • Chase Heiner, a former middle distance runner when he lived in Virginia at Centreville High School, now finds himself as a top sprinter as a senior at Provo High in Utah. Heiner was the fastest qualifier among all the 400 heats at 48.31 as well as 200 heats at 21.86, while also went sub 11 seconds as second fastest qualifier (10.99) behind only Chad Artist (10.88) in the 100 for 4A. Heiner won the 400 finals on Saturday in a new PR time of 47.70.
  • Brett Matheson, a senior at Lone Peak, successfully cleared 6'11" on first attempt to win the 5A boys state title with the best clearance of the meet.

Girls Highlights:

  • Davis sophomore Aubrey Argyle wins her first state title as she has to dethrone defending state champion Lucy Biles (2nd, 5:00.30) in order to do with a three second win and her first sub 5 minute race at 4:57.30. Argyle then doubled back on Sunday morning to set the 5A girls 3200 record with a 10:35.97 followed by Davis teammate Courtney Wayment in second at 10:40.
  • In the 3A race, Kashley Carter of Juab ran the second fastest 1600 meter time of the day behind only Argyle as she went sub 5 as well with a time of 4:58.32. Carter won a second title on Saturday in the 3200 with a solid time of 10:42.
  • Kaysha Love of Herriman rolled in the trials of 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash with clockings of 11.94 in the 100 and 24.54 in the 200.
  • Elsja Mecham, a junior from Summit Academy, won the 2A girls 300 meter hurdles title in a Utah state best time of 42.68.

Georgia Boys State Championships (GA)

In his final Georgia State Championships, Ryan Clark of Banneker High School set new meet records in both the 100 (10.26) and 200 (20.79). His 100 meter dash was most impressive considering he was running into a -1.3 headwind and bests his previous US #1 time in the event.

Boys Highlights:

  • Ryan Clark (Banneker) sets a Georgia state meet record running a US #1 10.26 into a headwind (-1.3)! He won the 5A finals by nearly 5 tenths of a second to blow away the field and the wind! Clark would later set another meet record in the 200 meter dash running just off his US #2 season best (20.71) with a 20.79 victory.
  • Three state champions under 48 seconds in Georgia, but 5A champion Breshawrd Cooper of Cedar Shoals was the fastest at 47.34.
  • Daniel Roberts was the fastest hurdler of the day as the 4A state champ clocked a US #12 time of 13.81 in the 110 meter hurdles finals.
  • Chris McBride of Redan just missed a US top 10 mark in the boys long jump with his winning leap of 23'11" in the class 4A competition.
  • Logan Poteet was the fastest 1600 meter winner from day 1 of the Georgia Olympics in the 5A race with a 4:12.01 win over Christian Bowles of Lakeside Evans (4:14.83). On the next day, Poteet was a champion again as the Kell senior took the 3200 title in 9:05 with Bowles (9:13) as the runner-up again.
  • US top 10 ranked thrower Isaiah Rogers of Campbell threw just off his season best mark with a throw of 63'8.50" in the shot put on Thursday.
  • Lasheon Strozier popped a mark of 49'4" in the triple jump, which was easily the best mark by any of the Georgia state champions nearly by a foot and a half.

North Carolina 1A/2A State Championships (NC)

After another distance triple of wins at North Carolina 1A State Meet on Friday, Malia Ellington becomes a 17-time state champion.

Boys Highlights:

  • Elijah Inuwa posted a fast time to win the 2A boys 800 title with a 2 second PR in 1:51.70 for his third outdoor state title in the 800. Inuwa's time is also the fastest in the state of North Carolina this season.
  • Carver's Brian Sessoms rolled to North Carolina's fastest wind legal 200 meter time of the outdoor season with a 21.73 clocking in the finals of the 2A boys race.
  • The Bunn boys battled with Beddingfield to clock two of the faster times in North Carolina in the 4x100 meter relay with Bunn as the champins in NC #4 42.07.
  • Magnus Herweyer of Carrboro won the 2A boys discus title with a NC #2 throw of 178'7" from the junior thrower.

Girls Highlights:

  • Malia Ellington once again swept the distance races at the North Carolina 1A state meet with winning times of 2:12 in the 800, 5:04 in the 1600, and 11:28 in the 3200. She now finishes her career as a 17-time state champion!
  • Maysa Araba of Carrboro had a strong double in the 2A girls distance races running a new PR of 4:55 in the 1600 and coming back to win the 800 in 2:15.
  • Big mark uncorked by Vanisha Wilshire of Louisburg in the 1A girls triple jump as went a distance of 39'4". She achieved another personal best mark and state title in the long jump as well at 18'1".
  • Kylie Posgrove was a double champion in the hurdles for 1A as she posted a time of 14.94 in the 100 meter hurdles and 45.49 in the 300 meter hurdles.

South Carolina State Championships (SC)

Tavien Feaster of Spartansburg was a beast at the South Carolina state meet setting a new state record in the 200 meter dash at 21.11, while also winning the 100 in a very quick PR of 10.42. Feaster now is ranked US #10 in the 200 and US #7 in the 100 from his two wind legal state meet performances. A name to know nationally for next year as he is only a junior!

Boys Highlights:

  • Spartansburg junior Tavien Feaster broke the South Carolina state record in the 200 meter dash with a US #10 clocking of 21.11. Feaster also won the 4A state title in the 100 meter dash with a wind legal US #7 10.42 PR performance.
  • Huge mark in the long jump from Desmond Anderson of Broome at 25'4.50"! Unfortunately no wind gauge on his jump to verify the mark into national rankings, but would rank him US #2 all-conditions after his nearly foot and half improvement.
  • Michael Dickson of Beaufort continues to remain consistently under 14 seconds in the 110 meter hurdles including a wind legal 13.92 clocking, which ranks him among the top 20 hurdlers in the nation. Dickson also ran a leg on the victorious Beaufort 4x400 meter relay in 3:17.70.
  • South Carolina might struggle many years to field one sub 8 minute 4x800 meter relay, but not this year lead by the Hilton Head boys who ran under 7:50 at the state meet in a US #24 7:49.33.

Girls Highlights:

  • Hailey Sweatman, a junior from James Island, set the South Carolina state record in the girls pole vault by clearing a height of 12'8". The 3-time state champion had a previous personal best of 12'3.50" from last year's outdoor nationals.
  • Imagine Patterson won the girls 400 meter hurdles state title in a US #5 time of 1:00.91 from the Summerville freshmen. A bright future ahead for Patterson to dip well under 60 seconds with three more years of high school left.
  • Top winning marks for both girls long and triple jump were far out there at South Carolina State Meet with James Island's Makayla Stanley at 19'8.50" in the long jump and Woodland's Victoria Warner at 39'8" in the triple jump.
  • Exciting 4x400 meter race to close out girls meet between Ridge View and Hillcrest with both teams dipping under 3:40 as Ridge View took the win in a state best 3:48.81, but Hillcrest girls were the 4x100 champions in 47.60.
  • Ridge View's Arlicia Bush repeated as the 4A girls state champ in the 400 meter dash with a personal best time of 54.42, which is a US top 25 performance.
  • 3 girls under 12 seconds in the 100 meter dash at the South Carolina State Meet led by Berea sophomore Kennedy Dennis under 12 for the first time in a swift time of 11.85.

Idaho State Championships (ID)

Elijah Armstrong and Michael Slagowski were one of 4 Idaho distance runners to complete the triple this past weekend in their state championship classifications at the Idaho State Meet with Armstrong taking the 800, 1600, and 3200 for 4A boys, while Slagowski won all 3 races for 5A boys. Emily Hamlin and Paul Ryan also successfully completed the triple.

Boys Highlights:

  • Elijah Armstrong caps off his storied high school career in Idaho adding a trio of additional state titles to his total collection including a 4:13 1600, 9:13 3200, and 1:56 800 for the 4A classification races.
  • Michael Slagowski of Rocky Mountain pulled off the same triple as Armstrong in the distance events, but in the 5A division. Having a breakthrough outdoor season, Slagowski posted winning times of 1:53 800, 4:16 1600, and 9:20 3200.
  • At the 1A/2A state meet, Paul Ryan also mastered the distance triple like Armstrong and Salgowski at the 4A/5A meet clocking times of 1:55 in the 800, 4:24 in the 1600, and 9:25 in the 3200 from the Logos Christian School senior.
  • Big throw of 61'1" in the boys shot put from Josh Barclay of Minico. Not as far as his 2014 winning state mark of 64'9", but near his 2015 season best of 61'8.25".
  • One of the top cross country programs in the fall out of the Northwest, Mountain View dipped under 8 minutes to claim the 4x800 meter relay title in 7:57.60.

Girls Highlights:

  • Boise Senior's Emily Hamlin was a triple state champion in the girls distance races with a sub 5 minute effort in the 1600 (4:59.50), while also going well under 11 minutes in the 3200 (10:49.39). Hamlin capped off her meet taking first in the 800 in 2:15.
  • Hamlin's teammate Madison Lung was a multi-event winner as well, but in the sprints taking the 5A titles in the 400 (55.87) and 200 (24.62)
  • Vallivue senior Brooklyn Daylong threw for a new personal best and US top 25 mark of 152'5" in the 5A girls discus competition.

Delaware State Championships (DE)

Newark's Jarod Wilson crushed the 800 meter field at the Delaware State Championships with a 1:52.04 performance as well as anchoring his 4x800 meter relay to a state title.

Boys Highlights:

  • Jarod Wilson of Newark blazed the track to run a 1:52.04 open 800 PR after splitting sub 1:50 last weekend in the 4x800 meter relay. Wilson also anchored his 4x800 meter relay to victory at a time of 8 minutes flat.
  • Dover's Mykele Young-Sanders was a double champion in the hurdles winning the Division 1 boys 110 hurdles in 14.59 as well as the 300 meter hurdles in 38.72.
  • Competitive 1600 races for both Division 1 and Division 2 titles with Kieran Tuntivate (4:19.27) edging out Andrew Hally (4:19.86), while Tatnall teammates Ben Boswell (4:19.00) and Stephen Garrett (4:20.31).

Girls Highlights:

  • Padua Academy freshmen Lydia Olivere was a state champion cross country and indoors. She adds two more titles in her first outdoor meet with winning times of 5:06 in the 1600 and 10:46 in the 3200.
  • Padua Academy's Maiya Dendy ran a season best time of 55.86 to win the 400, but the race may have taken a more out of her as the favorite in the 100 and 200 finished second in both events finals as Middletown's Daija Lampkin took the win in both sprints with times of 12.13 and 24.97 respectively.

Nevada State Championships (NV)

Arcadia Invite 100 meter champion Ian Mack rolled through his state meet with wins in the 400, 200, and 100.

Boys Highlights:

  • Ian Mack of Green Valley dominated the sprinters of Nevada racking up state titles in the 400 100 (10.66), 200 (21.82), and 400 (47.03).
  • Thrilling 1600 meter race that came down to the end between Centennial's Dajour Braxton (1st, 4:13.45) and McQueen's Kai Benedict (2nd, 4:14.67). Benedict got even later on Braxton with a decisive 17 second win in the 3200 with a time of 9:16.
  • Previous US 800 meter leader Conner Ross of McQueen repeated as the Division 1 state champ in the event with his second fastest time of the season at 1:51.31. Dajour Braxton finished second in 1:53.
  • The Centennial program is one of the best in the state of Nevada and that was on display in the relays with their 4x800 (7:48.89) and 4x400 (3:16.48) winning in state best times.
  • Mark Rubalcaba of Faith Lutheran is one of the nation's top horizontal jumpers. Rubalcaba leaped to a US #5 wind legal mark of 24'8" in the long jump and US #11 mark of 48'6.50" in the triple jump.
  • Caleb Witsken of Moapa Valley cleared one of the top heights ever in Nevada state history in the boys pole vault with a clearance of 16'0.50".

Girls Highlights:

  • A shocking result from the state meet was national record holder Vashti Cunningham not winning the state title in the high jump as she no heighted at her aggressive opening height of 5'10". She did take a consolation prize in leaping to a new personal best mark of 19'2.50" in the long jump and claim the state title in that event.
  • Centennial sophomore Karina Haymore had a remarkable 6 second PR to win the girls 800 title in 2:10.89. Haymore also ran a leg on the first place 4x800 meter relay from Centennial in 9:18.92.
  • Coronado's Charleen Jordan swept the hurdles as she clocked a time of 14.54 in the 100 meter hurdles and 43.93 in the 300 meter hurdles.

Oklahoma 5A/6A State Championships (OK)

Can Ben Barrett lower his own Oklahoma 1600 meter state record of 4:09.97 this weekend?

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Arizona Meet of Champions (AZ)

Copper Canyon's Julian Coronado-Clark was a double champion in the sprints at the Arizona Meet of Champions with clockings of 10.71 in the 100 and 21.93 in the 200.

Boys Highlights:

  • Derrick Monroe of Monroe put out a great mark of 24'0.25" in the long jump from the Division 2 state champion.
  • Isaiah Oliver took a rare break from the hurdles as the state champ from Brophy College Prep won the 400 meter dash in 48.30.
  • Julian Coronado-Clark of Copper Canyon dominated the sprints with victories of 10.71 in the 100 and 21.93 in the 200.

Girls Highlights:

  • Nationally elite stars Dani Jones, Baylee Jones and Ali Kallner help pace the 3200m in an attempt to go sub-10:50; the pace slowed towards the end with Haley Wolf (Desert Vista) winning in 11:03 over a late surge in the last 100m from Taryn Estavillo of Red Mountain

Pennsylvania Districts (PA)

Boys Highlights:

  • John Lewis of Cheltenham continues to showcase his incredible versatility as a track & field athlete running a US #2 time of 1:49.15 at the District 1 Championships.
  • US #2 ranked Michael Biddle continues to air out javelin throws over 200 feet including a district championship meet distance of 210'3" on Wednesday.
  • Not in district meet action, but Sam Ritz ran one of the top 1500 meter times in the nation with a US #5 3:47.85 at the Swathmore Final Qualifier meet on Monday against college competition.

Girls Highlights:

  • Great Valley girls became the first 4x800 meter relay team under 9 minutes this season with a US #1 8:58.98 on Friday at the District 1 meet.
  • Courtney McCartney of Selingrove threw for a US #4 mark of 49'5.75" in the shot put at the District 4 Championships.

Virginia Conferences (VA)

Still lacking a truly competitive mile race this spring, that didn't stop Patriot (VA) sophomore Rachel McArthur from running a US #10 4:46.20 1600 in her conference meet on Thursday in Virginia. Most national remember McArthur from anchoring her Penn Relays DMR with a 4:51 leg last month or winning the Nike Cross Southeast Regional title this past fall.

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Girls Highlights:

  • Dream mile hopeful Rachel McArthur helped her case by running a US #10 4:46.20 1600 meter time solo in her conference meet on Thursday to take over the Virginia state leaderboard in the event from fellow sophomore and Penn Relays 3K champ Kate Murphy (4:46.99).

Michigan Regionals (MI)

Donavan Brazier, the defending New Balance Nationals outdoor 800 meter champion, broke the Michigan state 800 meter record on Friday at his regional meet with a US #1 time of 1:48.07!

Boys Highlights:

  • Donavan Brazier took down the Michigan state 800 meter record as the reigning New Balance Nationals outdoor champ dropped the US #1 time as well by two seconds with a personal best run of 1:48.07 at the MHSAA Regional 1.
  • Grant Fisher chilled through his regional meet getting ready for his final state meet with a 4:18 1600/9:18 3200 double.
  • Jaron Flournoy of Westland John Glenn had a swift triple in the sprints at his regional (Regional 4) with a 10.66 in the 100, 21.40 in the 400, and 48.43 in the 400.
  • The boys 4x800 meter relay squad from St. Clair Shores Lake Shore turned in a US #10 time of 7:46.73. Also in the same regional meet, their team ran one of the fastest 4x400 times in the state of Michigan at 3:21.48.
  • Ben Hill of Royal Oak was the top miler of the weekend in Michigan posting a 1600 meter time of 4:13.10 at the Region 5 Meet.

Girls Highlights:

  • Audrey Belf ran just off her US #3 season best 3200 meter time of 10:09 at her regional meet with a winning time of 10:10.28 at Region 5.
  • All-American half miler Ersula Farrow of Oak Park won the Region 5 girls 800 in a US #11 time of 2:08.88.
  • Oak Park girls ruled the relays at their regional meet with fast winning times of 48.34 in the 4x100, 3:49 in the 4x400, and 9:06 in the 4x800. Their 4x800 meter relay time now ranks them US #4 in the event.
  • Annie Fuller of Manistee continues to make a name for herself nationally this spring as she dipped under 2:10 in the 800, while also running 4:52 for 1600 meters to claim a pair of Region 30 title.
  • East Kentwood junior Sekayi Bracey still looks to be the fastest sprinter in Michigan after cruising in her regional meet to times of 12.17 in the 100 and 24.61 in the 200.
  • Only an 9th grader and younger sister of past Foot Locker finalist Shannon Osika, Katie Osika won the girls 800 at the Region 9 Meet in one of the fastest freshmen times in the country at 2:12.59.