The Podium: Athletes Continue To Impress At State Champs

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Athletes continued to impress at the state level in the final days of February.

That includes performers who earned first-time state titles, significant personal bests and even recognition as some of the top performers in the nation for their grades.

Now, they've also grabbed feature spots on the latest edition of The Podium.

Continue below to see which athletes shined when it mattered most on state stages and earned a spot on The Podium.

The Podium (Feb. 28):

Cayla Hawkins, Track Life University (MI): Shaved nearly three seconds of her previous 400m personal best to clock 56.41 for a middle school girls title at the MITS Indoor State Championships. It's also the top 400m effort from a 6th-grade girl during the 2023 indoor season.

Zyan Greene, Bensalem (PA): Earned a state bronze medal at the PTFCA Indoor Championships with a 48.70 effort in the boys 400m, his first time ever going under 50 seconds indoors. Greene also scored points in the 200m, placing seventh with a PR of 22.04.

Riley Humphries, Prince George (VA): Ran her way to a VHSL Class 5 state title in the girls 1,000m in 2:58.06. The winning performance made for her first-ever race under three minutes at the 1,000m distance and helped her earn the first individual state title of her career.

Khalil Antoine, Hillhouse (CT): Took first in the boys high jump at the Ocean Breeze Invitational thanks to a six-inch personal best of 6-8 in the event. That also puts Antoine into a tie for the Hillhouse school indoor event record.

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