* Sophie Atkinson, Ethan Strand, Jasmine Montgomery and Jordan Anthony were crowned champions this weekend at the adidas Boost Boston Games
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Thirty high school athletes were able to hit the streets in Boston, Massachusetts, this weekend to compete at the adidas Boost Boston Games in either the 100m or mile.
This meet is known to host world-class athletes who compete in various distances like the 100m, 150m, 200m, 100mH, 110mH, and 200mH on a man-made street track.
The 600m was an option for the professional athletes to compete in as well.
But elite high school sections always remain a staple of the adidas Boost Boston Games, too, and this time around there were 10 boys and girls who competed in a road mile and five boys and girls competed on a 100m flat track that was built in less than 48 hours on Boylston Street in Copley Square.
They each put on great performances which we broke down below.
* Sophie Atkinson won the UIL 6A District 19-20 Area Meet in the 1,600m
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In the girls mile, US No. 2 Sophie Atkinson of Katy Cinco Ranch (TX) and US No. 6 Caroline Wells of Winter Springs (FL) started with clear intentions. They both came through the first quarter-mile in 69, while the other eight runners came through in 70.
At the half-mile mark, Atkinson and Wells were within striking distance of each other as they both had a 2:22 split, while the other athletes started to string out from the leaders.
Atkinson opened her stride and started to add separation and finished the street race in 4:41. Wells came through the finish line five seconds behind Atkinson. Ellie Shea, the freshman from Waltham, Massachusetts, finished strong for third in 4:46.
GIRLS ONE MILE RUN FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Sophie Atkinson 12 Unattached - TX 4:41.00 1 2 Caroline Wells 11 Unattached - FL 4:46.00 1 3 Ellie Shea 9 Unattached MA 4:46.00 1 4 Riley Stewart 11 Unattached - CO 4:49.00 1 5 Heidi Nielson 12 Unattached - TX 4:50.00 1 6 Madison Shults 10 Unattached - CO 4:51.00 1 7 Lauren Ping 10 Unattached - AZ 4:51.00 1 8 Katie Sigerud 11 Unattached - CA 4:52.00 1 9 Mia Prok 9 Unattached - CO 4:59.00 1 10 Katelyn Maley Unattached - CO 5:08.00 1
* Ethan Strand won the 1,600m in a personal best of 4:11.77 at the AHSAA Class 7A State Track and Field Championships
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Strand, Dayton Carlson and Benjamin Shearer started to make a charge for the front and they each finished a second apart from one another. Strand finished in 4:10 to take the victory, Carlson finished second in 4:11 and Shearer was close behind with a 4:12.
BOYS ONE MILE RUN FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Ethan Strand 12 Unattached - AL 4:10.00 1 2 Dayton Carlson Unattached - AZ 4:11.00 1 3 Ben Shearer 12 Unattached - TX 4:12.00 1 4 Rheinhardt Harrison 11 Unattached - FL 4:13.00 1 5 Javier Vento 12 Unattached - FL 4:15.00 1 6 Zack Truitt 12 Unattached - GA 4:16.00 1 7 Marcus Reilly 9 Unattached MA 4:16.00 1 8 Evan Jenkins 11 Unattached - AZ 4:16.00 1 9 Ben Greene 12 Unattached ME 4:16.00 1 10 Cooper Atkins 12 Unattached - AL 4:19.00 1
* Jasmine Montgomery won the UIL 6A State Championships in the 100m
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On Boylston Street, the girls 100m field was completely loaded.
Shawnti Jackson of Run U Xpress (NC) had the fastest times in the country in the 100m and 400m entering the race. She lined up against Jasmine Montgomery, who was the 6A UIL Track and Field State Champion in the 100m and 200m.
It was pretty even throughout the race, but Montgomery got the lean at the line ahead of Jackson. Montgomery finished in 11.27 into a -0.7 wind. Jackson clocked an 11.30 and Kennedi Sanders, the MAIS state sprint champion, finished in a new personal best of 11.36.
GIRLS 100 METER DASH FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Jasmine Montgomery 12 Unattached - TX 11.27 1 2 Shawnti Jackson 10 Run U Xpress 11.30 1 3 Kennedi Sanders 10 Unattached 11.36 1 4 Hannah Douglas 12 Unattached - FL 11.62 1 5 Kayla Davis 11 Run U Xpress 12.03 1
* Jordan Anthony of Tylertown (MS) set the Class 1 State Meet record and Overall Meet record of 10.33 earlier this year
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It was a battle between Anthony, Slade and Schurr as they went stride for stride in the final meters.
Anthony finished with a major dip at the line to just edge out of Schurr. They both ran a 10.45 into a -1.2 wind and Slade finished two-tenths behind with a 10.47.
Kevar Williams finished fourth in 10.73 and Washington, who looked smooth and strong in the middle of the race, reached for his hamstring a few meters before the finish line. He officially clocked a 10.75 for fifth.
BOYS 100 METER DASH FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Jordan Anthony 11 Unattached MS 10.45 1 2 Gavin Schurr 12 Unattached - CO 10.45 1 3 Jaylen Slade 11 Unattached - FL 10.47 1 4 Kevar Williams 11 Unattached - FL 10.73 1 5 Connor Washington 12 Unattached - TX 10.75 1