Tasty Race Of The Week: The Closest 300mH Race You Will See

The 300mH finals at the Orange County Championships in Mission Viejo, California, was one for the ages. Nikki Merritt from Santa Margarita Catholic High (CA) and Nyree Brown from Segerstrom High (CA) ran neck-and-neck the entire race. 

Over the home stretch, they looked perfectly in sync. It wasn't until the final hurdle when Merritt got a slight edge over Brown, who clipped the hurdle. The two still finished the race within a second of each other, both running 42 seconds. 

Merritt took the win by clocking a new US No. 4 time of 42.36 while Brown finished second running a new US No. 7 time of 42.53.

Watch the video above and check out more from the Orange County Championships in the links below. 

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1Nikki Merritt12Santa Margarita Catholic High (SS)42.361
2Nyree Brown12Segerstrom High (SS)42.531
3Madison Goerlinger11Villa Park High (SS)45.761
4Hailey Ray11Dana Hills High School (SS)45.881