The Scoop: Recapping A Massive Weekend Of Action At New Balance Nationals Indoor

Sunday's sprint finals should be downright electric. 

On paper, it has evolved into what seems like two-girl race between Gainesville (FL) High freshman Tamari Davis and Dublin Cofflin (OH) High senior Abby Steiner

Check out these two times. Which belongs to whom? 

  • 60/200: 7.40/23.24
  • 60/200: 7.40/23.85

They're almost identical, but the first belongs to Davis and the second belongs to Steiner. On Sunday, perhaps either could win either race.

And in the boys 200/400 field, things have gotten super interesting as well. Miami Gardens Express (FL) athlete Tyrese Cooper finds himself in both finals after perfunctory outings on Saturday, including a third-ranked 200m time of 21.36 seconds and a second-ranked 47.54 time in the 400m. 

You have to believe that Cooper is going after both wins on Sunday -- especially considering the last time he faced Brian Herron, at the VA Showcase in January, the Georgia athlete handed him a loss in the 200m. 

But the 400m will be nasty, too. The field is superb. 

400m Prelims                                                           
  1 Ramey, Nicholas           19 Snellville, GA         F 47.52q  1       
  2 Cooper, Tyrese            19 Miami Gardens, FL      F 47.54q  2       
  3 Herron, Brian             19 Decatur, GA            F 47.74q  7       
  4 Johnson, Trey             18 Fayetteville, GA         48.11q  3       
  5 Green, Miles              18 Philadelphia, PA         48.23q  5       
  6 Wilson, Nicholas          19 Accokeek, MD             48.31q  2       
  7 James, Donnie             18 Detroit, MI              48.44q  4 48.433
  7 Ross, Randolph            19 Garner, NC               48.44q  2 48.43

In the 200m, it's going to be a tough go as well, if you consider the possibility of the winner needing to go under 21 seconds. 

200m Prelims                                                            
  1 Allen, Eric               18 Potomac, MD            F 21.08q  3       
  2 Kratz, Austin             18 Telford, PA            F 21.11q  9       
  3 Cooper, Tyrese            19 Miami Gardens, FL        21.36q  7 21.357
  4 Heslop, Mario             19 Somerset, NJ             21.36q 10 21.360
  5 Moore, Marcellus          20 Plainfield, IL           21.52q  2       
  6 Moore, Okheme             18 Tuscaloosa, AL           21.60q  6       
  7 Moorer, Matthew           18 Ypsilanti, MI            21.73q 10       
  8 Flournoy, James           19 Westland, MI             21.74q  9