The Kansas Relays 1600m races were Saturday afternoon, and they did not disappoint. In the girls' race, we got to see some of the top talents in the midwest go head to head.
The race saw three girls run sub-five minutes. Leading the pack was Davenport Assumption's Joy Ripslinger. Ripslinger dropped a 4:55.69 in her first outdoor 1600m of 2017. That time ranks US No. 23, and earns her a spot in the adidas Dream Mile later this spring.
Just behind her, running a US top 40 mark was Shawnee Mission Northwest junior Molly Born. After taking second place to Cailie Logue in the 3200m on Friday, Born's time of 4:56.72 earned her another 2nd place plot on Saturday.