This past weekend, Texas and Florida each hosted one of its state's biggest meets of the outdoor track season. Austin, Texas, had the Texas Relays come to town while Gainesville, FL, showcased the Pepsi Florida Relays. Both meets produced some of the fastest times in the country. The biggest races and events from each meet are highlighted below:
|Texas Relays||Highlights||Florida Relays|
U.S. #1 Marks
Boys 4x100m relay teams sub-41
Girls 4x100m relay teams sub-46
|4||Boys 4x400m relay teams sub-3:15||2|
|4**||Girls 4x400m relay teams sub-3:45||3**|
|2||Top all-time performances||3|
|2||U.S. No. 1 field event marks||0|
|10||Boys 4x200m relay teams sub-1:27||2|
*(3 were set by non-Texas athletes)
**(In Florida, one was a Virginia team, while in Texas one was a Maryland team)
In total, there were 4,534 elite performances between the two meets this past weekend, and our numbers don't lie.
Please also keep in mind this is only looking at two states that had two of the biggest high school meets/performances of the weekend. We know states such as Virgina and others farther north will be represented well in the rankings as we get further into the outdoor track season. We also can't forget about our friends in California and the West Coast who are doing big things as well.