The Scoop: Hunter, Troutner Impress At UVU Invitational

Adriana Shockley is driven with purpose in 2018. 

A year ago, the Western Branch sophomore barely missed the cut for Team USA and the Pan American Junior Championships in the 400mH, where she finished third at the USA Junior Championships in 58.67 seconds. 

But you can bet she's holding on to that motivation throughout her junior year. 

Shockley remains determined to return to the USA Junior Championships in June to qualify for the World Junior Championships in Finland, and this year her first foray into the race proved a good introduction into the season. 

Shockley had just one race at the 400mH in 2017 before hitting USA Juniors last year -- at New Balance Nationals Outdoor. And yet, with more of a focus at the distance, she raced at the Conn Madden Relays on Saturday. 

Shockley set the national bar high, going 61.99 seconds to win and earn new US No. 1 mark in the event. 

That time also was dominant, with the junior finishing four seconds ahead of the next closest competitor. 

Conn Madden Relays 400mH

1Adriana Shockley11Western Branch High School1:01.994
2Shardonnay Nichols11Western Branch High School1:05.151
3Danyetta Ruffin12Menchville1:06.064
4Na'Taja Ballard9Western Branch High School1:07.942
5Jada Harris12Western Branch High School1:09.264
6Shadajah Ballard11Western Branch High School1:11.151
7Imani Gaston11Western Branch High School1:11.482
8Keishayla Warren11Western Branch High School1:13.044