Virginia's Top Sprinter Madison Whyte Lands On USC

* Madison Whyte competed at the VA Showcase 

Photo Credit: Mary Ann Magnant/MileSplit

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USC just added another special recruit to its future incoming freshman class.

One of Virginia's top sprinters will move from the east to the west coast in the fall. Heritage's (VA) Madison Whyte signed with USC heading into the Thanksgiving weekend. 

Whyte will join the talents of Nonah Waldron of Oak Park (MI) and Yougendy Mauricette of Sussex Technical (DE) who announced their commitments earlier this month. 

Throughout her high school career, Whyte ran indoor personal bests of 6.94 in the 55m, 7.59 in the 60m, 23.66 in the 200m, 37.73 in the 300m, and 1:18.64 in the 500m. 

The eight-time VHSL state champion clocked outdoor personal bests of 11.63 in the 100m, 23.30 in the 200m, and 54.35 in the 400m. 

In her third season, the MileSplit No. 20 recruit for the class of 2023 ran the 12th and third fastest times in the nation in the 55m and 300m, clocking 6.94 and 37.73. 

Whyte showcased her strength in the state by grabbing two gold medals in the 55m and 300m at the state championships. 

This year she competed in two national championships and medaled at both. First, at the New Balance Nationals Indoor, she clocked a 23.73 in New York to claim the bronze. A week later at the adidas Track Nationals, she earned the gold with a 23.78 in the 200m. 

* Madison Whyte won the adidas Track Nationals title in the 200m with a 23.78

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When the outdoor season was in full swing, Whyte didn't back off the gas once.

She earned three golds in the sprints and a bronze in the high jump with a 5-4 clearance at the VHSL Class 4 State Championships. She then took her talents to New Balance Nationals Outdoor where she won the title in the 200m with a lifetime best of 23.30. 

* Madison Whyte reflects on her 200m performance at the adidas Track nationals 

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