New Balance Nationals Indoor: Sprints Preview


Girls Sprints: 60m - 200m - 400m - 60mH - 4x200 - 4x400 - SMR - 4x55mH

Boys Sprints: 60m - 200m - 400m - 60mH - 4x200 - 4x400 - SMR - 4x55mH

Girls 60m Championship

Entries: 36

2018 Winner: Tamari Davis, Gainesville,  Florida, 7.25 seconds

Armory Record: Tamari Davis, Gainesville, Florida, 7.25 seconds

National Record: Ashley Owens, Liberty, Colorado Sprints, 7.19 seconds

Threats To Win: Moforehan Abinusawa, Alexis Brown, Serena Clark, Thelma Davies, Jazmyne Frost, Toshel Goffe, Semira Killebrew, Alexa Rossum, Briana Williams, Aliya Wilson

Analysis: Last year's winner, Tamari Davis, is not in the field. But we do have the country's No. 2 (Davies), No. 3 (Abinusawa), No. 4 (Killebrew), No. 5 (Rossum) and No. 6 (Wilson) sprinters at the distance. That's not including the late addition of Briana Williams, who has the ability to make an immediate difference. Williams hasn't raced indoors since 2016, but she could win here, and you shouldn't bet against her -- she's coming off two golds for Jamaica at the IAAF U20 Championships in Finland. Williams works with Olympian Ato Boldon and has arguably the best block start in all of high school track and field. 

Davies is coming off a win over Abinusawa at the PTFCA Indoor State Championships, while Wilson and Frost will be racing against East Coasters for the first time. Killebrew might be the forgotten star here, but she's been on fire wherever she's raced -- and that's been everywhere. The pre-race favorite is Williams, but anything can happen at this distance.