* Jose Garcia (left to right), Juliette Whittaker, Colin Sahlman and Jaylen Slade all found themselves on the list of 'Best Races' in 2021
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What were the best races of the year?
If we're being completely honest, there were way too many to count. But luckily for us, we were there live for hundreds of them. We streamed some of the year's finest high school races, and we witnessed some truly historic moments.
In January, we saw a group of girls from Maryland, Rhode Island, Texas and Wisconsin team up for a World U20 best in the 4x800. In May, we saw a 14-year-old set a new World Age Group record. In June, the nation's top quarter-miler produced a U.S. No. 1 at his state championships. And in December, the greatest high school team in history put down a truly epic performance in Alabama.
We have all of the footage. Below, we ranked our 31 favorite moments from the season. The jury on these decisions was tough, which meant that we had to leave out some really good performances. But all together, we think this list compiles a wide selection of races from all over the United States.
Check below for the selections.
|31||Outdoor||Michigan State Championships|
|30||Indoor||adidas Indoor Nationals|
|29||Outdoor||Michigan State Championships|
|28||Indoor||CYUP Misfits Invite|
|27||Indoor||VHSL Class 6 Champioinships|
|26||Outdoor||UIL State Championships|
|25||Outdoor||Wingfoot Night of Champions|
|23||Outdoor||Bolles Last Chance|
|21||Outdoor||AAU Junior Olympic Games|
|20||Outdoor||AAU Junior Olympic Games|
|19||Outdoor||CIAC State Open|
|16||Outdoor||John Hays Distance|
|15||Outdoor||AAU Junior Olympic Games|
|14||Indoor||adidas Indoor Nationals|
|12||Outdoor||AAU Junior Olympic Games|
|11||Outdoor||UIL State Championships|
|10||Indoor||adidas Indoor Nationals|
|9||Indoor||adidas Indoor Nationals|
|8||XC||CIF State Championships|
|6||Outdoor||UIL State Championships|
|5||Outdoor||RunningLane Track Championships|
|2||XC||Garmin RunningLane Championships|