Illinois Top Times Threw Down The Hammer
A few names to mention here from Illinois Top Times this weekend in Bloomington, Illinois.
1. New Balance Nationals Indoor champion Zachary Bradford produced his encore performance after earning a national title in New York, securing his third-highest vault of the indoor season in 17 feet, 6.25 inches.
Bradford finished his season with four clearances over 17-4, including his top performance of 18-0.5, which earned him that coveted New Balance win.
2. It feels like West Aurora High's Dajour Miles has been around forever, but she's only a junior.
While she finished fifth in the 60m, her go-to distances are the 200m and 400m, and here she claimed two more wins at those distances against her competitors, going 24.82 seconds in the 200m and 55.65 seconds in the 400m.
She leaves the indoor season with one top-50 performance in the 200m and a top-10 outing in the 400m, where she went a season-best 54.14 seconds.
3. Enyaeva Michelin was pretty impressive, too. The Evanston Township senior went US No. 4 in the 1600m to win in 4:54.30 -- beating out two others who went under 5 minutes -- and added a second-place outing in the 800m in 2:11.67. That effort put Michelin at US No. 15.
4. Babyface Holyfield ended his indoor with a solid showing in the 200m. That, of course, is Plainfield North's Marcellus Moore, who owns a US No. 5 time of 21.30 at the distance from an earlier meet in Arkansas. Just a sophomore, he finished fourth at nationals. And he added another state honor to his name with a win here in 21.61 seconds. Moore is definitely someone to watch come outdoor season in Illinois.