Index: No. 7: Jasmine Jones' LJ l No. 6: The Boys/Girls 800m l No. 5: John Watkins' Triple Jump l No. 4: A Fast Girls/Boys 3,200m l No. 3: Nathan Cooper's Shot Put l No. 2: Jasmine Jones In the 60mH l No 1: The Wild Girls 60m
* Justin Wachtel ran a 4:27.08 this past week at Clemson
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4. The Boys/Girls 3,200 Meter Run
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Girls Athletes To Watch: Presley Miles (Montgomery Saint James, AL)
Breakdown: Talk about a juicy matchup. In the first section of the boys 3,200, we have three state champions from Georgia going toe-to-toe. Blanks, the winner from the Class 1A private race in November and a 28th-place finisher at Nike Cross Nationals, enters with the most impressive performance at this distance from last year, as he went 9:13.41 in 2019 -- which, according to our database, was a state record.
But Wachtel opened his indoor campaign in January at Vanderbilt, running 8:39.77 for 3K (which converts to 9:18) and Jones went 8:42.96 (which converts to 9:21). Wachtel is also coming off a 4:27.08 effort in the full mile at Clemson this past week.
A fast pace could lead to some fast times. Will that state record get broken again?
Meanwhile, Miles, has been her typical self, performing at a variety of distances. She won four Class 1A-3A indoor state titles in the 400m, 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m in 2019 and owns 10 total across cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field. Her indoor PR was set last year in 10:52.52.