* The seasons of Matthew Boling, Katelyn Tuohy, Nico Young and Briana Williams were four of the biggest stories of 2019
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We're near the end of 2019, but what a year it's been on MileSplit.
The indoor season began with a bang, as athletes from across the country vied for state and national championships. Then came The Matthew Boling experience over the spring and summer months, with the native Texan exploding in a way we've rarely seen in this modern track and field era. The now-University of Georgia athlete broke 10 seconds for 100 meters with the wind at his back, then went on to score championship after championship, virtually going undefeated along the way.
Over that span, Florida's Briana Williams also flourished, setting records and winning championships. But it wasn't without some stress, as she endured a stressful situation into the summer after qualifying for the IAAF World Championships -- becoming the first female under the age of 20 in Jamaica's ranks to qualify for an individual event at Worlds. She eventually was exonerated from a positive test on a banned substance, but she withdrew from the championships as a result.
Then there was the final season of Katelyn Tuohy, the wonderfully gifted New York distance runner, and the incredible rise of Nico Young, the California athlete who accomplished feats few before him have done.
Check out the top 21 stories from 2019 on MileSplit below.
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3. Mary Cain Opens Up About Nike Oregon Project Abuse (November)
8. Projections/Analysis For NXR New York And NXR Northeast (November)
9. A Glenn Loucks Games Blowout Preview (May)
12. Waldron High School Runner Dies In Car Crash (October)
13. MileSplit's Top 21 Boys Cross Country Runners Of The Decade (December)
14. North Carolina's All-Decade Boys Cross Country Team (December)
15. Katelyn Tuohy Signs With North Carolina State (December)
16. The Completed New York Section Speed Rating Merge (November)
17. Boys Indoor Records That May Be Nearly Impossible To Break (February)
18. Ocean City's Disney Trip Saved By Act Of Kindness (October)
19. Briana Williams Has Withdrawn From The World Championships (September)