5 Events To Watch At The Great Southwest Classic

Other Notable Athletes

Who: Anna Hall (CO)


Saturday, June, 8
1:10pm (MT) --  800 Meter Run Girls
3:50pm (MT) -- 100 Meter High Hurdles Girls
7:45pm (MT) -- 200 Meter Dash Girls Heats

Why: Anna Hall may not be competing in her marquee multis event--the heptathlon--but the University of Georgia signee will still be one to watch in the open events she's entered in. She has some of the top posted times and is a must-watch in all three. She is seeded with a 23.78 in the 200m, a 2:05.83 in the 800m, and a 14.03 in the 100mH.

WhoLeo Daschbach (AZ)
When6:00pm (MT) Saturday, June, 8 -- Mile Boys Heats
Why: Highland High School's (AZ) Leo Daschbach has emerged as one of the top distance athletes in the country this year with times of 4:07.54 for 1600--which currently ranks US No. 10--and 8:51.09 in the 3200m, which currently ranks US No. 7. Look for him to run a fast mile this Saturday.

WhoSam Hankins (KS)
When: 10:30am (MT) Saturday, June, 8 --  Javelin Throw Boys
Why: Manhattan High School's (KS) Sam Hankins has had an outstanding season in the javelin. He spent most of the year with the US No. 1 throw, but a few weeks ago Ty Hampton took that spot with a mark of 221-4. Hanks will once again be chasing that US No. 1 mark and will look to improve on his PR of 220-9 from last year. He's gotten very close with a mark of 220-2 so far this season.

WhoLianne Kistler (WA)
When1:30pm (MT) Saturday, June, 8 -- Pole Vault Girls - A Flight

WhyBallard High School (WA) sophomore Lianne Kistler highlights a talented field of athletes in the girls pole vault. Earlier this season she set the sophomore national class record, vaulting 14-1 at the NIKE Eason Invitational. She's been hovering around 13-feet even since then--and took second to national record holder Chloe Cunliffe at Washington's State Track and Field Championships--but look for her to pop off a big leap this weekend in a meet that's boasted big marks before--past names like two-time NCAA champion Christopher Nilsen (18-3), Lee Summit (MO) High School graduate KC Lightfoot (18-3.75), World Junior Record Holder Mondo Duplantis (18-0), and NCAA All-American Victoria Hoggardwho holds the women's meet record of 14-1.