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Kim Harris Is Your New National Leader In The 400m

The country's top girls time in the 400m finally went down this weekend in Georgia. 

And to say it was a surprise would be a major understatement. 

While Buford (GA) High's Kimberly Harris (above, Credit: Gwinnett Prep Sports) had promising sprint credentials, she demolished any perceived expectations in the 400m on Saturday at Flowery Branch High, posting a US No. 1 time of 52.77 seconds to win the Region 8-AAAAA Championships. 

Her previous best came in her freshman season at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in 53.50 seconds, which was the last of five performances under 54 seconds on the season. 

On Saturday, she became just the second girl sprinter in the country to break the tape under 53 seconds, edging past Northeast (FL) High's Jan'Taijah Ford, whose 52.82 was logged in February. 

Harris also won the long jump with a mark of 18-11

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  1 Harris, Kimberly             Buford High            55.19      52.77   10   
  2 Price, Trinity               Buford High            56.46      54.44    8   
  3 Worth, Taniyah               Flowery Bran           59.28      59.15    6   
  4 Huckleberry, April           Flowery Bran         1:00.84    1:00.19    5   
  5 David, Jada                  Cedar Shoals         1:02.82    1:01.96    4   
  6 Johnson, Jalia               Clarke Centr         1:05.48    1:04.35    3   
  7 Masters, Madison             Loganville           1:04.49    1:05.56    2   
  8 Houston, Sadie               Johnson HS           1:04.90    1:05.69    1 

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Arius Williams Goes 53.80 In UIL Class 6A District 7-8

Meanwhile, over in Texas one of the state's top quarter-milers Arius Williams posted her career best of 53.80 seconds at districts. 

The Duncanville junior is ultimately hoping to qualify for her first state championship bid in the 400m in Class 6A, and could be on pace to do so with regions around the corner. 

Girls District 7-8 400m Results

1Arius Williams11Duncanville53.801
2Cayla Burch12Waco Midway54.601
3Bryannia Murphy11DeSoto54.801
4Cierra Wash10DeSoto55.301
5Zacaria Hopkins9Killeen High School58.801
6Geordan Blanchard12Killeen Shoemaker58.901
7Nia Mcgriff11South Grand Prairie59.401
8Angelica Brown12Killeen Harker Heights59.601