John Lewis of Cheltenham set the Pennsylvania all-time state record for 800m in 1:48.76, which ranks second-fastest in the nation this year.
Top Meets from 5/23 Weekend
- Golden South Classic (FL)
- Texas Meet of Champions (TX)
- Arkansas State Heptathlon Championship (AR)
- 3A Guilford Sectional Championship (IL)
- New York Section 1 Class A Championship (NY)
- PIAA State Championships (PA)
- New Jersey Sectional Championships (NJ)
- Iowa State HS Track & Field Championships (IA)
- Montana State Championships (MT)
- Alaska Region III Championships (AK)
- Mitchell Creek Meet of Champions (MI)
- Tennessee State Championships (TN)
- DIAA Meet of Champions (DE)
- Oregon State Championships (OR)
- Kentucky State Championships (KY)
- Missouri State Championships (MO)
- Wyoming State Championships (WY)
- West Virginia State Championships (WV)
- Sac Joaquin Division I Finals (CA)
- Southern Section Division Finals (CA)
- CIF Central Section Masters (CA)
- CIF Los Angeles City Section Finals (CA)
- Illinois Girls State Championships (IL)
- Maryland State Championships (MD)
- Ohio Capital Conference Championships (OH)
Golden South Classic (FL)
Rachel McArthur of Patriot, Va. ran a 62-second final lap to win the mile in 4:48 for the last adidas Dream Mile auto qualifier over Lauren Gregory of Fort Collins, Co.
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- Rachel McArthur of Patriot, Va. laid down a 62-second final lap in the mile after leading the field through the first 3 laps at 5 minute flat pace to snag the final adidas Dream Mile auto spot ahead of Colorado's Lauren Gregory with a strong kick as well, 4:48.65 to 4:49.52.
- Khalifa St. Fort of St. Thomas Aquinas, trained by former world class sprinter Ato Bolden, defeated the best sprinters in the state of Florida in arguably the most competitive and wide open adidas dream qualifier race in a US #3 clocking of 11.43. Teammate Krystal Sparling was a close runner-up in US #4 time of 11.44, while Indiana state champ and sophomore Lynna Irby was third in US #5 11.47. Five of the top seven times in the nation with Alfreda Steele in fourth at US #7 11.52.
- In a matchup between 3 Florida state champions in hurdles, East Ridge's Ashley Miller defeats both Kimani Rushing (US #6 13.49) and Michelle Atherley (13.82) in a US #5 clocking of 13.49 in one of the deepest 100 meter hurdles races nationally this spring. The two hurdlers Rushing and Atherley also went head to head in the triple jump with Rushing leaping over 40 feet at 40'0.50" and Atherley a few inches behind her at 39'8" for second.
- US 400 meter leader Sharrika Barnett of Oak Ridge (FL) attempted to lower her national leading time at Golden South, but ended up winning in her second fastest time of the season at 52.89 with a resounding margin of victory by a full second and a half.
- Fast 200 finals at the tail end of the meet, which unfortunately did not include Teahna Daniels racing on her home track (ran US #9 23.56 in prelims and opted to skip finals), but still had Diamond Spaulding and Symone Mason running US top 5 times for the top 2 with Spaulding as 23.31 winner and Mason as US #4 23.37.
- Florida state record holder Nati Sheppard won a very competitive girls pole vault competition with three others over 12'6", but Sheppard as the only one able to clear the bar at 13 feet for the US top 15 performer to claim first.
- New Balance Nationals Indoor high jump champion Nicole Greene was able to clear a height of 5'10" in Orlando on Saturday to win her specialty event.
- Thrilling race down to the line in the girls 400 meter hurdles between Lakeisha Warner (Cary NC) and Jeyland Valentin (Northeast FL) with Warner edging Valentine out by 5 hundredths of a second in a US #6 winning time of 1:01.07.
- 8th grade sensation Tyrese Cooper proves that the Florida Middle School State Championship was no fluke, racing 47.13 for 400m, which ranks U.S. No. 20 on the national high school leaderboard. In the prelims, he beats Miami Garden Xpress TC teammate Jamal Walton. The sophomore ranks US #4 this year for 400m at 46.16 and wins the final in 46.22. Cooper also runs 10.8 in the 100m and 21.6 in the 200m prelims but scratches the final for both.
- Devin Quinn of Charlotte (FL) lives up to top billing and wins Boys adidas Dream 100 in 10.49 (1.0) to earn bragging rights as fastest sprinter in the state of Florida. Quinn further cements that claim later in taking the 200 as well in a US #10 PR clocking of 21.13.
- In the Boys Dream Mile qualifier, Florida 3A 1600 and 800 state champ Avery Bartlett beats out pre-meet favorite Conner Mantz, 4:08.55 to 4:08.57, who travelled all the way from Utah for the chance to compete in New York. One of most exciting finishes and battles of the meet as only 2 hundredths of a second separated the two fighting for that Dream Mile spot!
- Three state champion hurdlers in one finals race with the national sophomore class record holder Damion Thomas defeating both John Burt (14.00) and Antwuan Musgrove (14.22) in a 13.80 victory.
- Javon Patterson has to settle for second place for the second year in a row at the Golden South Classic in the 800 as Justin Pacifico seized the lead at the bell and never relinquished for a 1:53.34 win as Patterson finished right behind him at 1:53.56.
- Big marks in the jumps from Jeffrey Spence of Spruce Creek (FL) leaping 24'2" in the long jump, and Armani Wallace of Spruce Creek reach out for a mark of 49'6" in the triple jump.
- Two-time Florida state champion vaulter Drew McMichael of Evangelical Christian, fresh off his 16'6.75" PR clearance last weekend, cleared 16 feet this week to take first in the pole vault competition at Golden South.
Will London got revenge on his runner-up finish at the state meet in blowing away the field with U.S. No. 3 45.96 400m.
- Will London of Waco was not pleased with his runner-up finish in the 400m at the Texas 5A State Meet last weekend. He was so displeased that he rolled through rain delays and a slippery track to a U.S. No. 3 time of 45.96 - a time that still ranks just No. 2 in the state of Texas behind the U.S. No. 1 time of 45.75 by 6A state champion Keshun Reed of Arlington Martin. Senior London will compete for Baylor next year; the meet was his first time running on his new home track.
- All-American and Texas state champion Adrian Piperi of The Woodlands won both the shot put (63-2.25) and discus (183-10).
- Poor weather conditions forced the pole vault competition into an indoor facility with 21-foot ceilings. The field still included four 17-foot pole vaulters, though, headlined by national runner-up and former national high school record holder Paulo Benavides, as well as All-Americans Brandon Bray and Jacob Wooten. Bray won in 17-0; he made several solid attempts at 17-9 but did not clear the height.
- Alex Rogers of New Braunfels Canyon ran a six-second PR to win the 1600m in 4:08.72, good for US #10. The senior swept the 1600m and 3200m at the Texas 6A state meet last weekend.
Aaliyah Miller (center) ran US #2 2:05.94 800m.
- Aaliyah Miller of McKinney Boyd focused on just one event for once - the 800m. The two-time Texas state champion in the event went out in a suicidal 58 seconds for her first lap, as Gabby Crank stuck right behind her in 59 seconds. Miller slowed to 67 for the second lap, crossing the line in a new personal record and US #2 time of 2:05.94 as Crank ran 2:10.95 for second. Lynnette Amaram of Stafford was third in 2:11.93.
- National indoor champion Asa Garcia of Texas City won the triple jump in 40-0.25, though she was displeased with the effort as the event was moved indoors due to weather conditions. The University of Texas recruit jumped US #2 42-5.75
Sophia Rivera of Brentwood threw US #1 51-1.25 in the Shot Put and US #15 54-9 in the Discus for two new personal records. The junior owns six career state titles.
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- Sophia Rivera of Brentwood set a new nation-leading mark in the shot put (51-1.25) to go with a victory in the discus (US #15 154-9); both marks were personal records. The shot put US #1 is her first career throw over 50 feet. The state titles marked No. 5 and 6 for junior, who has enjoyed a standout 2015 as the Penn Relays champion in the javelin and New Balance Nationals Indoor champion for the shot put.
Lath Kisling did not quite equal his nation-leading mark of 7-3 in the high jump, but he did sweep all three jumping events as he also won the long and triple jumps.
- US #1 high jumper Lath Kisling did not quite match his nation-leading 7-3, but he did sweep the jumps for a record three state titles. He won the high jump in 6-8, the long jump in 23-5 (+2.1) and the triple jump in 45-0 (+1.3).
Hasty brothers Gavin and Brodey lGavin, a senior, places third in 1600m with 4:18, while freshman Brodey Hasty places runner-up in the 3200m in 9:16.19, which is the third fastest time in the nation this year for ninth-graders.
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- US #6 1:50 800m runner Carlton Orange runs PR 48.07 400m to win second career state title one year after winning the 800m.
- US #10 4x800m squad Brentwood runs 7:48 for the title, just off season-best 7:45 with Chase Puskar, Francois Llorens, Ryan Lee, and Waqqas Fazili. Other point scorers include brothers Gavin and Brodey Hasty. Gavin, a senior, places third in 1600m with 4:18, while freshman Brodey Hasty places runner-up in the 3200m in 9:16.19, which is the third fastest time in the nation this year for ninth-graders. NXN All-American Adam Barnard of Boone sweeps 1600m in 4:13.97 and 3200m in 9:11.05; the 3200m win over Hasty was revenge for a runner-up finish for Boone in the 4x800m (7:56.15)
- Ella Donaghu of Grant shows she's ready for the Prefontaine Classic Mile, racing to US #6 4:28.72 in the 1,500m and becoming just the seventh girl to break 4:30 in the distance this year. She also wins the 800m in 2:13.69.
- Sophomore Olivia Brooks of Summit wins the 3k in US #14 9:53.59, a new PR by 23 seconds.
- Jackson Vanvuren of Faith Bible throws US #10 201-9 javelin, his first career throw over 200 feet to defend his state title and break the Class 2A State Record.
The medal recipients at the Arkansas State Heptathlon and Decathlon Championships.
- Once again, the only competition for elite pole vaulting twins Lexi and Tori Weeks is each other. Lexi, the National High School Record Holder for the indoor pole vault (14-3.25), edged her identical twin for the state title, 4,481 points to 4,480 points. That's right - Lexi won by a single point. The competitive drama was heated through the final event of the 800m, as Tori actually edged Lexi, 2:19.47 to 2:19.81. But the 826 points that Lexi earned for her effort was enough to keep her slight lead.
Interestingly enough, one event that is not contested in the seven-event heptathlon challenge is the twins' specialty - the pole vault. The sisters are headed to Arkansas next year and the world will have to wait and see if they dabble in the multi-events or stick to the vault. Lexi and Tori currently lead the nation in the pole vault with marks of US #1 14-2 and US #2 13-10, respectively.
|EVENT||LEXI WEEKS||TORI WEEKS|
|200m||25.68 (825 pts)||26.02 (795 pts)|
|100m Hurdles||14.86 (860 pts)||16.01 (713 pts)|
|Long Jump||17-11 (688 pts)||17-8.75 (671 pts)|
|Discus||85-2 (387 pts)||89-1 (409 pts)|
|Shot Put||27-0 (414 pts)||27-2 (417 pts)|
|High Jump||4-6 (481 pts)||4-11.75 (644 pts)|
|800m||2:19.81 (826 pts)||2:19.47 (831 pts)|
- Foot Locker XC All-American Jesse Reiser (McHenry, IL) puts together a solid 4:09.85 1600m/9:04.85 3200m double. Reiser ranks US #5 at 8:49.40 in the 3200m, but the 1600m marked his first effort this season under 4:10 as junior Keagan Smith of Huntley kept things close and spurred Reiser to throw down a 55-second final quarter. Reiser now ranks US #10 and Smith, who finished in 4:10.70, ranks US #19.
After the race, Reiser said, "I ran sub 4:10 last year but I haven't really had the race to do it this year. My goal was to go for the win and just qualify for state but when it came down to the last lap, there was still a guy with me so I had to close pretty hard and ended up going 55 the last lap."
Kamryn McIntosh of Suffern, N.Y. ran US #2 2:06.00 800m, 54.39 400m and split 52.93 FAT to anchor the 4x400m.
- Kamryn McIntosh of Suffern made sure on Thursday night that no one forgot her name, as the reigning indoor national 400m champion ran US #3 2:06.00 800m and 54.39 for 400m. She already ranks US #11 with her season-best 54.12. But that's not all - she split 52.93 seconds to anchor her 4x400m to victory after getting the baton about 70 meters back!
- Bella Burda (Arlington) runs fastest 3k in New York since Aisling Cuffe in 2011 with US #4 9:37.31, but the real story is seventh-grader Katelyn Tuohy of North Rockland, who crushes the New York 7th Grade State Record with a blazing US #7 9:48.44 3k. That converts to 10:35 for 2 miles!
- Suffern ladies proved their depth as Imani Solan, a member of the national indoor champion DMR team alongside McIntosh, doubled in the 100m (12.25) and 200m (24.43)
- 400m and 400m hurdles specialist Rai Benjamin (Mount Vernon) dropped down in distance to win the 100m in 10.8
- James Asselmeyer, an indoor All-American with his Arlington 4x800m squad, ran 1:52.87 to win the 800m over Luke Gavigan (Tappan Zee) and Benito Muniz (Carmel)
- All-American Eric Favors of North Rockland doubled in the Discus (172-10) and Shot Put (57-3.5)
Sophomore Madison Wiltrout recorded the third 180+ foot javelin throw of her career to break the Pennsylvania State Meet Record by 25 feet for 182-8.
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- National High School Record Holder Madison Wiltrout of Connellsville, Pa. breaks the Meet Record in the Javelin by 25 feet. Her final mark of 182-8 is her third career throw over 180 feet, including her national standard of 185-8. The win is the second consecutive at the state meet for the sophomore.
- Great Valley girls took over US #1 in the 4x800 last week at their district meet as the first team in United States under 9 minutes, but then another in-state squad in Wilson took over the national leaderboard from them at the state meet with US #1 time of 8:58.79 as four teams dipped under 9:10 at the state meet!
- Dasia Pressley ran 23.52 to set a new state meet record, US #7 in the 200m as well as the all-time Pennsylvania state record in the event
- Maddie Villalba of Central Bucks West defends her state title with US #4 2:07.33 800m, which is a two-second PR. Villalba has now dipped under 2:10 three times in her career.
- Marissa Sheva of Pennridge wins first 1600m state title of her career while running under 4:50 for the first time with US #10 4:44.73. The field went out in 70 seconds for the first quarter; it was junior Mady Clahane of Cumberland Valley who took charge at 1200m but she could not contain Sheva's kick as the senior was ready to run fast. Clahane hung on to run US #20 4:47.95 for runner-up honors. Sheva will play soccer for Penn State next year.
- Sierra Brabham-Lawrence of Harrisburg got even with Ciara Leonard after losing the state indoor 60 hurdles title to her in claiming the outdoor 100 hurdles title in US #17 PR of 13.84.
- In the girls 300 meter hurdles, Markeeta Thomas of Paul Robeson won her second straight state title with a personal best US #5 time of 41.74.
- Madeleine Davison ran away with the Pennsylvania 3K state title indoors in 9:47, but had a bit more competition late in the outdoor state 3200 race from Olivia Sargent (2nd, 10:29) and Aislinn Devlin (3rd, 10:29), but the North Allegheny junior was able to fend both off her for a 10:27 PR victory.
- The Susquehanna Township girls put down some great times in the relays at 46.66 in the 4x100 and 3:47.74 in the 4x400, but finished second unfortunately in both to the Cheltenham girls (US #18 46.43) in the 4x100 and North Penn girls (US #17 3:46.73) in the 4x400.
- US #5 ranked thrower Courtney McCartney of Selinsgrove won state titles in both the shot (46'0") and discus (139'1").
- State College Area junior Veronika Karpenko leaped over 40 feet for the first time in the triple jump at a mark of 40'1.25".
John Lewis of Cheltenham set the Pennsylvania all-time state record for 800m in 1:48.76, which ranks second-fastest in the nation this year.
- John Lewis of Cheltenham, the defending indoor state champion for 800m, was not facing Sam Ritz this go-round as the Germantown Academy senior races within the private school leagues for outdoor. But Lewis went straight for it, cruising a 51-second first lap and hanging on in lap two to run 1:48.76, good for US #2 and setting the Pennsylvania all-time state record for 800m. Behind Lewis, Alek Sauer ran US #7 1:51.00 for runner-up honors. The Clemson commit Lewis returned in the 4x400m to split 46.00 and anchor Cheltenham, the defending indoor national champions, to US #7 3:13.44.
- Sauer also split 1:50 on the 4x800m to lead the Pennsbury boys to a US #2 time of 7:38.42 and the state title. In close pursuit of the Pennsbury boys to push them to the fast time, Pennridge finished second in a US #3 7:40.56 and State College Area took third in US #5 7:41.50 to showcase Pennsylvania once again as one of the best 4x800 relay states in the country.
- Downington East senior Dan Chisena was rolling all weekend long at Shippensburg University in winning the 100 meter dash in a US #23 10.52 personal best and 200 as well in a lifetime best US #23 clocking of 21.29.
- From the west side of Downtown, Jaxson Hoey (Downington West) was the fastest of the 1600 meter state champions as the AAA winner led 17 guys total under 4:20 in the state meet with a personal best time of 4:11.47.
- Great depth was also found in the boys 3200 as four went under 9 minutes as well as a total of ten under 9:10! Zach Brehm of Carlisle came out on top of the historically deep event for Pennsylvania in a US #16 PR performance of 8:55.60. Following Brehn with his 14 second PR state title victory were Colin Abert (8:56.00), Matt McGoey (8:56.43), and Kevin James (8:57.49) under 9.
- US #2 ranked in the shot put, Knoch sophomore Jordan Geist not only dominated that event with another state title with a mark of 65'9.75", but more surprisingly showed his versatility to win the discus as well with a distance of 186'2" over David Lucas (183'1").
- Sophomore hurdle sensation Sydney McLaughlin of Union Catholic has laid fairly low this outdoor season to get healthy, but came up with a big 58.65 to win the 400m hurdles for a new US #1 time. She also won the open 400m in 55.02.
- The Boys 400m is a barn-burner as Brandon Moorer (Seton Hall Prep) leads the top three under 49 seconds; Moorer runs 48.56, Taylor McLaughlin (Union Catholic) runs 48.73 and Mike Zupko (Christian Brothers Academy) is third in 48.95
- West Windsor Plainsboro South girls run US #24 9:15.05 4x800m, as key leg Christina Rancan placed third in 1600m with 4:55.74. Defending Sectionals champion Ciara Roche of Freehold Township wins 1600m in 4:54.61, though her 4x800m only places runner-up (9:30.72) to West Windsor.
- Catherine Pagano of Northern Highlands continues to rapidly improve as she runs 4:50.59 1600m for the win and a 13-second season-best. The Stanford commit looks more like the runner who won the Millrose Games Mile in the winter and is a returning 4:48 All-American mile from last year after opening her outdoor season with a 5:20, third place finish in a league meet.
Stephanie Jenks of Linn-Mar runs just off her US #2 3000m time of 9:34.55 to win her sixth state title.
- Two-time Foot Locker All-American Thomas Pollard of Gilbert wins 3200m in 9:07.41. The Iowa State commit now owns two state 3200m titles and one state cross country title. He returned on Saturday, Day 2 to win the 1600m in US #10 4:09.67.
- Stephanie Jenks of Linn-Mar runs just off her US #2 3000m time of 9:34.55 to win her sixth state title. Mckenzie Yanek of Pleasant Valley also dips under 10 minutes, running 9:59.08 for runner-up. Jenks returns on Day 2 to cruise to US #5 4:27.76 1500m
- US #2 discus thrower Kiana Phelps of Kingsley-Pierson throws 166-4 for third consecutive Iowa State discus title.
- Jeff Giannettino wins third straight Class 2A High Jump with 6-11 jump, a new personal record by a full inch
Christina Aragon of Billings won the 400m, 800m, 1600m at the Montana State Meet for nine career titles.
- Christina Aragon continues Billings High School's 10-year winning streak in the 1600m, battling Annie Hill of Glacier to a 4:46.34 win. Freshman Hill runs one-second PR of 4:48.11. But speedster Aragon, the U.S. No. 5 All-Time performer for 1500m at 4:16, was not done yet as she won the 400m in a new PR of 55.87 and the 800m in 2:11. Hill came back on Day 2 to get the best of the junior in the 3200m, winning in a 10:31.54 to 10:53.17.
- Senior Jonathan Eastwood of Belgrade wins first-ever state track title in the 800m, sets new PR of 1:53.17 to win by four seconds.
- Allie Ostrander of Kenai breaks 10 minutes in the 3200m for the first time on an outdoor track. She ran 9:58.74 after breaking the barrier indoors on a 400-meter track in April. Could she have Kim Mortenson's national high school record of 9:48.59 on her mind? Bethan Knights set the national 2 Mile standard last year in 9:53.54. But it's not all about the 3200m for Ostrander, the NXN champion this past fall, as she also won the 1600m in 4:48.32 and the 800m in 2:12.78.
- Manistee senior Annie Fuller clocks US #5 2:07.4 800m. She ran a big PR for US #8 4:44.5 1600m earlier this month to put her in the running for adidas Dream Mile consideration.
Sophomore Emma Kuntz set the state record in the 800m at 2:12.69.
- More state records fell on the girls' side as Foot Locker All-American Gabby Karas swept the 800m (2:17.06) and 1600m (4:53.45), setting a state record in the 1600m. Just a sophomore, Karas owns 13 state titles. Another star sophomore, Emma Kuntz of duPont Manual, won her first state title in setting the Kentucky State Record in the 800m at 2:12.69.
- One of the more exciting events was the 3A Boys 1600m (pictured above), as senior Ben Young of Tates Creek battled junior Brennan Fields of Madison Central all the way through the line but prevailed to set the class state record in 4:10.15, a personal best by eight seconds - though he has run 4:14 for the mile. The title is his first, Young was third in the state meet last year for 1600m.
- Quinton Baker of Ashland Blazer sweeps 100m (10.79) and 200m (21.95) - his first time running under 22 seconds - for his first-ever outdoor state titles. He is a two-time state champion in the 55m dash.
- Kentucky State Records went down in the distance events, starting with the St. Xavier boys' 7:51 4x800m relay.
Fiona O'Keeffe ran 4:45.68 1600/10:16.05 3200m double.
- Fiona O'Keeffe of Davis ran her best yet this season, doubling up in the distance races for 4:45.68 1600m and 10:16.05 3200m double.
- Jurnee Woodward of Vacaville won the 100m hurdles 13.97 and 300m hurdles in 42.57.
Michael Norman guided Vista Murrieta to a US #2 40.53 4x100m, as well as ran All-Conditions US #1 20.39 (+3.4) 200m and 45.99 400m.
- Vista Murrieta boys cruised to U.S. No. 2 time of 40.53 in the 4x100m. That relay featured none other than Michael Norman, the national leader in the 200m and 400m at various points this season. Norman, a junior, ran an All-Conditions US #1 20.39 (+3.4) 200m as well as 45.99 400m, which was just off his US #2 time of 45.91.
- Issac Cortes of Great Oak scores not just his first career victory in the CIF Southern Section Division Finals, but two! The junior breaks 4:10 for the first time in the 1600m - previous PR was 4:12 - to run US #3 4:06.48 as the top five break 4:10. He also wins the 800m, moving up to US #14 1:51.44 with a new PR. Robert Brandt, third in the 1600m in 4:08, clocks his third sub-9 3200m of the year to win the D1 section in 8:59.4.
- US #2 miler Austin Tamagno (4:06 mile PR) wins D3 1600m in 4:09.19 just ahead of sophomore Dillon Beckum, who PRs by eight seconds to run 4:09.21.
Lauren Rain Williams ran an All-Conditions US #5 time of 22.68 for 200m.
- Okay, so it was wind-aided by a tailwind of 3.2, but still! Sophomore Lauren Rain Williams clocks All-Conditions US #5 All-Time 22.68 200m! That is the 13th-fastest time in the world this year, inclusive of all conditions. She also ran All-Conditions US #5 11.38 100m, as she makes a statement to top CIF competitor Zaria Francis that she is ready to roll. Francis, a junior at Rio Mesa, charged to All-Conditions US #2 11.24 100m and All-Conditions US #6 23.31 200m. The Williams-Francis rivalry will be one of the most highly anticipated match-ups heading into CIF Finals and the post-season.
- Destiny Collins of Great Oak proved she is once again, one of the best milers in the country in winning the 1600m by 10 seconds in a new personal best and US #6 time of 4:43.69. She came back to win the 3200m in 10:25.22, not a PR but another nearly 10-second victory. In D2, adidas Dream Mile qualifier Amanda Gehrich of Tesoro ran nearly identical times of 4:47.31 1600m and 10:30.49 3200m.
- Courtney Corrin, the National Freshman Class Record Holder in the long jump at 21-0, is regaining her old form. The junior won with a US #1 jump of 20-11, her best effort since setting that record at the USATF World Youth Track & Field Trials in 2013. In the D2 long jump, Tara Davis of Agoura jumped US #2 20-6 to defeat defending state champion Margaux Jones (20-1); Davis also won the triple jump in US #4 41-0 (+2.4) and the 100m hurdles in 13.85, just off her US #17 13.84.
Two-time California state 800m champion Mikaela Smith battled to the end with Hannah Benoit, winning the half mile in 2:09.01 to 2:09.40.
- Morganne Hill of Liberty continues her standout hurdle season, racing a PR, US #7 41.76 to win the 300m hurdles. She also won the 100m hurdles in 13.94 (+2.5) in her fourth career run under 14 seconds.
- Two-time defending California state 800m champion Mikaela Smith of Clovis overcame the fast-charging Hannah Benoit of Buchanan, 2:09.01 to 2:09.40.
- Hanna Waller of Buchanan sweeps the short sprints, running 54.09 400m and 24.28 (+2.4) 200m. She will be looking for her first state titles after placing third in the 400m and just 11th in the prelims of the 200m last year.
- Clovis junior Lauren Moffett sweeps the distance events, gaining a slight PR in the 3200m (10:37.01) and running a two-second PR in the 1600m (4:52.62).
- Marissa Williams of Palisades Charter runs 5:00.83 1600m/10:41.11 3200m double in the prelims; she looks to win both events for the fourth consecutive year.
Brittny Ellis (3424) became the first Illinois girl since Alexandria Anderson to complete the sprint "triple crown" at the state meet, as the University of Miami recruit swept the Class 3A 100m, 200m and 400m.
- Brittny Ellis of Warren closes a prolific high school career by sweeping the 100m (11.85), 200m (24.38) and 400m (54.19). She is the first Illinois student-athlete to complete the sprint "triple crown" in Class 3A since Alexandria Anderson of Morgan Park did so in 2004 and 2005. The triple required Ellis to race the 100m for the first time at the state meet; her 11.85 is just her second career run under 12 seconds and a new personal best (previously 11.94). Anderson went on to a career at the University of Texas as a 17-time All-American honoree; Ellis will compete for the University of Miami next year. Ellis' last state title came as a sophomore in 2013, when she won the 400m in 54.34. She also won the 400m as a freshman in 54.08, a time that still stands as her second-fastest mark.
- Maryjeanne Gilbert of Peoria Notre Dame equals PR from exactly one year ago in defending her 3200m state title in a season-best 10:34.13. The Foot Locker All-American also finished third in the 1600m in 5:01.56.
- Streamwood senior Gabby Juarez wins first career state title with 4:53.68 PR
- After posting an 11-0 vault in the prelims, Julia Junkroski vaults over 13 feet for the first time to win the pole vault. The title is a career first for the senior, whose 13-2 mark is good to tie for US #17.
- Penn Relays pole vault champ Jackie McNulty of Oakdale High School not only won her specialty with a clearance of 12'4", but also claimed Maryland 2A state titles in the long jump (17'10.25") and triple jump (38'4.75").
- Kiara Parker of Westlake ran an incredibly fast wind-aided time of 11.51 in the 3A girls 100 meter prelims as she slowed down in the finals to a 11.91 clocking, but another state title nonetheless as well as a second title for the weekend in the 200 (24.05).
- Sophomore Hayley Jackson of Patuxent and senior Meggan Grams of Boonsboro battle to break Class 2A 3200m state record, as Jackson wins fourth state title, 10:37.32 to 10:42.54. Jackson doubled back to win the 1600 too in another close race over Grams (2nd, 4:56.10) with a personal best time of 4:55.14.
- The versatile Alexus Pyles of Clarksburg wins 3 state titles in 4A including the 100 meter hurdles in 14.49 (14.23 in prelims), 300 meter hurdles in 44.32, and a personal best effort in the triple jump at 39'3.75".
- Maxwell Willis, a junior at Bowie, put on a dominant show in the sprints taking 4A state titles in all 3 individual sprint events with a sweep of the 100 (10.69), 200 (21.27), and 400 (48.18). Willis had posted even faster times in the trials of 10.53 in the 100 and 21.17 in the 200.
- Milford Mill Academy senior Jordan Leon was a triple champion in 3A for the boys distance races as he stayed undefeated this spring to post winning times at Morgan State of 1:53 in the 800, 4:16 in the 1600, and 9:29 in the 3200.
- In 4A, Walt Whitman's Evan Woods was a double winner in the distance races running times of 4:18 in the 1600 and 9:18 in the 3200, while placing third in the 800.
- Rio Gomez of Frederick Douglass cruised to wins in 2A for all 3 sprints clocking times of 11.01 in the 100, 21.85 in the 200, and 48.29 in the 400.
- Jamal Cody of Hereford turned in the fastest time among all hurdlers at the Maryland State Meet in winning the 2A state title with a PR performance of 37.93. Cody also was a state champ in the 110 meter hurdles, but 3A state champ Robert Miller of Baltimore College had the fastest time of the weekend at 14.25.
Results: Central Division
- Dublin Coffman and Hilliard Davidson wage an epic 4x800m battle, 7:53.48 to 7:55.31. Colin Burdette of runner-up Hilliard Davidson finds just the fire he needs and runs six-second PR to win 1600m in 4:12.9.