On Saturday, Ziyah Holman was in another class.
The Georgetown Day School (DC) junior exploded from the blocks in the girls 400 meter race at Brooks PR and never let off the gas, hitting a new personal, meet record and US No. 4 time of 52.62 seconds.
Holman's race was unpredictable in some ways -- she entered ranked second in time, just behind Meghan Hunter's best of 53.35 from The Great Southwest Classic.
But this race never was in question, as Holman continued to press after 200 meters and led the field into the final turn.
The race marked the first time Holman went under 53 seconds at the distance. And in doing so, she surpassed the meet record set last year by Jan'Taijah Ford, who ran 53.06.
Buford (GA) High School sophomore Trinity Price was second in 53.79 seconds -- her first dip under 54 -- while Hunter was third in 54.43.
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Vanderlende Pulls Away In Final Lap
Rockford (MI) High School senior Ericka Vanderlende led for less than a lap in the girls 2-mile championship at Brooks PR on Saturday, but it didn't matter.
Her final move proved to be the difference as she made the pass on Katelynne Hart and rolled to the finish in a winning time of 9:53.00. In doing so, she (remarkably) broke three state records in the process through splits at 3,000 meters, 3,200 meters and 2-miles.
After leading for much of the second mile, Hart was unable to match Vanderlende's move and followed in second in 9:56.00.
Brynn Brown, the sophomore from Denton Guyer, took the lead after two laps and maintained a strong early pace. She was third overall, breaking 10 minutes for the first time in her career at the distance in 9:57.54.
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Crazy Boys Mile, Single Michigan High School School Nets Two Wins
In a wild race that saw at least five boys get caught up in a major fall at the 1,000 meter mark of the boys championship mile, the winning time still found its way on to the top of the national leaderboard.
And Ann Arbor Pioneer's Nick Foster captured that win in a personal and nation-leading 4:03.11, withstanding strong pushes from second-place Joe Waskom (4:03.73) and Leo Daschbach (4:03.98).
Incredibly enough, it wasn't the only win for the school on Saturday.
Zofia Dudek, a junior from Ann Arbor Pioneer, also made a hard charge late in the girls mile to pass Taryn Parks on her way to the win in a new career best and US No. 4 time of 4:41.34.
No single school has won more than one individual title at Brooks PR before.
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Jackson narrowly misses 100m record
Henry Clay (KY) High School senior Langston Jackson found the race after the 50 meter and continued to press on his way to a superb winning time of 10.30 seconds in the 100 meter boys championship.
That mark was just a hundredth of a second off Christian Coleman's meet record of 10.29 seconds, last achieved in 2014.
Jackson, currently US No. 5 all conditions with a 10.23 from the Kentucky State Championships, is headed to Kentucky in the fall.
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Semira Killebrew Runs Fastest American girls 100 meter time
Killebrew, the Indiana-based prep headed to the University of North Carolina in the fall, blew away the girls 100 meter championship field on Saturday, winning in a wind-legal time of 11.24 seconds.
That not only became an Indiana state record, but it also gave Killebrew the distinction of fastest 'American' girl in 2019.
The current nation-leader at the distance, Briana Williams, represents Jamaica at the junior -- and potentially senior -- level.
- - -Sprout Takes Over In 2-MileWhile Cole Sprout entered the boys championship 2-mile at Brooks PR with the fastest time at 3,200 meters, and arguably was the favorite, he still had to go out and prove it.
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- Roisin Willis makes swift move in final moments to win the 800m in 2:04.86
- DeSoto's Jalaysiya Smith takes the 100mH in 13.66 seconds
- Emmanuel Bynum is one of three boys under 47 seconds for 400m, wins in 46.24
- AJ Green earns his first big national win, takes 800m in 1:50.71
ADIDAS BOSTON BOOST GAMES
Texans absolutely dominated the high school races at the adidas Boston Boost Games on Saturday.
Athletes from the state were 4-for-4.
Two Texans took wins at the adidas Boston Boost Games on Saturday, with Stafford's Ryan Martin and Summer Creek's Tianna Randle hitting winning times of 10.58 and 11.72 seconds.
In the high school miles, La Porte's Ryan Schoppe won in a time of 4:09.2, while Katy Cinco Ranch's Heidi Nielson was first in 4:46.4.
- Adidas Boston Boost Games results