MileSplit All-American Team - Girls 800m Dash Presented by New Balance
Sammy Watson capped an undefeated spring with a win in the New Balance Nationals 800m.
1. Sammy Watson (Rush-Henrietta, NY - So.) - Watson enjoyed an undefeated spring in both the 800m and 400m that included defense of her New Balance Nationals 800m title. Her open 800m best of 2:04.27 to win the USATF World Youth Trials ranks U.S. No. 3 for 2015. Her 2:03.08 anchor split led Rush-Henrietta to set a new National High School Record of 3:47.65 in the 1600m Sprint Medley Relays at New Balance to go with their indoor national record.
2. Kamryn McIntosh (Suffern, NY - So.) - The sophomore indoor national champion for 400m ranked No. 5 at the end of the season with her open PR of 2:05.63 to win the state meet. Despite running through an injury at New Balance, she still ran the fastest split (2:05) in the 4x800m to lead Suffern to third place But her best performance was at the NY Section 1 State Qualifier, where she laid down a 2:03 anchor leg to give Suffern the win in 8:59.5.
3. Christina Aragon (Billings, MT - Jr.) - In three consecutive meets, the adidas Dream Mile champion lowered her personal record from 2:11.01 to win the Montana state title to 2:09.67 to win the Great Southwest Classic to an astounding 2:04.00 to win Brooks PR. The time ranks her U.S. No. 1 on the outdoor track 2015 leaderboard.
4. Jordyn Colter (Cherry Creek, CO - Sr.) - The Cal-Berkeley signee broke the Colorado state record with a 2:04.56 performance to win her third consecutive state title in the event. That race was also at 5,000-plus feet of altitude! She finished runner-up to Aragon at Brooks PR, where she ran 2:05.02. She broke 2:10 five times this season and ends the season ranked U.S. No. 4 on the outdoor leaderboard.
5. Hannah Long (Eureka, MO - Sr.) - The 10-time Missouri state champion recorded two sub-2:10 performances this spring, jumping from 2:08.87 to win the Missouri state title to 2:04.23 to place fifth in a professional field at the Nike Festival of Miles. Her open 800m time ranks U.S. No. 2 this season.
6. Julia Heymach (Houston Lamar, TX - So.) - The Texas state record holder for 1600m (4:40.97) has raced 2:10 or faster in the finals of every 800m this year. Her season-best 2:05.64 was good for third at Brooks PR and ranks U.S. No. 6 for 2015. She placed runner-up to Watson (#1) at the USATF World Youth Trials.
7. Ruby Stauber (Wayzata, MN - Jr.) - The Minnesota state record holder for 800m placed fourth at the competitive Brooks PR Invitational with her PR of 2:05.67, good for U.S. No. 7 this year. The junior placed runner-up behind Raevyn Rogers at the USATF Junior Nationals to make the Pan-American Junior team.
8. Sarah Walker (Germantown Friends, PA - Jr.) - The prolific Walker, who has broken 2:10 16 times in her high school career, ran her personal record of 2:05.79 to win the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational in Cuba. She was runner-up at New Balance Nationals Outdoor and placed third at the USATF Junior Nationals.