Kansas Relays 1600m Produces Top National Marks

Kyler True boys 800m and 1600m champion. 

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

In the 1600m, Elizabeth Reneau from Liberty Christian School (TX) finished 3rd running 4:57.59, while Ally Ryan from Jenks (OK) ran 4:59.03 rounding out the sub-five-minute pack. 

In the boys, 1600m Olpe's Kyler True earned the adidas Dream Mile qualifying spot running 4:13.85 for US No. 15. True also ran the 800m on Friday night running 1:54.20. Rounding out the top three in the boys 1600m were Glendale's Luke Miller (4:19.06) in 2nd 4:19.06 and Springfield Catholic's Stephen Kielhofner in 3rd (4:19.22).

Watch all the races on FloTrack hereAll race videos from the meet will be available on MileSplit on Sunday.