The Top 25 Most Read Stories Of 2020

* MileSplit reported on the tragic passing of Tony Martin (left) in July, while the Quarantine Clasico, a feature on Caitlin Little and Briana Williams news also drew headlines

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A mark of resilience came to define the past year for high school athletes, coaches and teams alike. Indeed, no year resembeled 2020 in history, with so much coming to define the year. 

At the center of everyone's world was COVID-19, the pandemic that forced track and field to take a backseat for a handful of uncertain months. 

But a large majority of MileSplit's most read stories dealt with the ongoing ramifications of those facts, with an audience that was engaged and curious into what exactly was coming next.

By mid-year, however, the promise of youth once again showed its hand, with the kind of excellence few could have predicted. History was made in the mile yet again from an Arizona teen. Few stories topped the efforts of Leo Daschbach in 2020. 

Below are the top 25 most read pieces of content on MileSplit over 2020. 

The Top 25 Most Popular Stories

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1. Tony Martin, Michigan State Long Jump Record Holder, Dies At 19 (July 19)

2. Arizona Athlete Of The Decade l The Finals Poll (July 1)

3. Watch Leo Daschbach's Sub-4 Mile (May 23)

4. Final MileSplit Virtual Classic Leaderboard Update (June 1)

5. Two Runners Killed, Four Injured In Hit-And-Run (Feb. 4)

6. 20 Events You Can't Miss At The VA Showcase (Jan. 13)

7. Updated Cancellations For State Associations (May 5)

8. Teenage Sprint Star Briana Williams Signs With Nike (Jan. 19)

9. What Losing The Track And Field Season Would Mean To Athletes (Mar. 13)

10. News And Insight Ahead Of The Quarantine Clasico Sub-4 (May 23)

11. New Balance To Create New High School National Meets (May 7)

12. Round 3: Who Is The Top Girls Sprinter This Past Decade - GA (June 19)

13. Caitlin Little: Fifteen Forever (Nov. 22)

14. What Cross Country Will Look Like This Fall In All 50 States (Aug. 11)

15. Leo Daschbach Becomes 11th High Schooler To Break 4 In The Mile (May 23)

16. More Criminal Charges Pressed Against Darius Lawshea (Oct. 29)

17. MileSplit50 Class of 2022 Top 50 Boys Recruiting Rankings (Feb. 27)

18. Tuohy To Race First Of Two Pro Efforts Indoors This Winter (Jan. 23)

19. Revered Marcus Coach Steve Telaneus Has Died (May 2)

20. VHSL Puts All Sanctioning On Hold (Oct. 27)

21. Six High School Athletes Will Strive For Sub-4 In May (May 11)

22. 5 Reasons Why NC State's Recruiting Class Is Spectacular (Feb. 10)

23. MileSplit50 Class Of 2021 Top 50 Boys Recruits (Nov. 11)

24. Why Track And Field's Fate May Depend On Football's Future (April 14)

25. The Track Resumes Of First Round NFL Draft Choices (April 23)

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