The Western Branch (VA) girls set the tone early that this weekend is all about Touks, their head coach who will be retiring at the conclusion of this season. In their first championship race of the weekend, they left little doubt that they were here for more than an All-American finish by winning the Swedish Medley Relay in US No. 2 all-time 2:06.63.
Jessica Tucker opened up for the Bruins running the 100m leg. She handed off to Shadajah Ballard, who then handed the stick to her little sister Na'Taja Ballard. Adriana Shockley brought the team home to the victory ahead of Nansemond River and Bullis who finished 2-3.
They are certainly not finished with their title hopes. These Bruins are looking to place high in the 4x4, 4x1, SMR, SHR, and mixed 4x4.
The guys from Parkview Express in Georiga took home the boys SMR title running 1:54.52.
- Nola Jez (MileStat.com)
Full New Balance Nationals Outdoor Coverage:
- Page 1: Western Branch Earns Swedish Relays Title In US No. 2 All-Time
- Page 2: Andrew Mah and Heidi Nielson Win 5K National Titles
- Page 3: New US No. 1's All Around In 3K Race Walk
- Page 4: Tamari Davis Shatters NBNO 100m Record In 11.19s
- Page 5: Taylor Ewert Wins Two Big Races
- Page 6: Major Battle And New All-Time Marks Highlight NBNO Boys 4x800m
- Page 7: Four Girls Highlight NBNO 2-Mile Battle
- Page 8: Boys And Girls High Hurdles Highlight The Nations Best