New Balance Nationals Indoor Friday Snap Recap

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BOSTON, Mass. -- Friday marks the beginning of championship competition at the TRACK for New Balance Nationals Indoor.

We've got you covered with a live event-by-event coverage of the action on the track and in the field.

Below, find a live recap that will be updated throughout the day detailing event results as they happen in Boston. Be sure to also check out the meet hub page for more information.

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Boys 400m Prelims: Montverde Academy (FL) star Zyaire Nuriddin cruised to an easy 47.08 to lead all qualifiers ahead of Saturday's final. 47.85 was the cut-off for the top eight qualifying spots, and four of the fastest qualifiers dipped under 47.50 -- Nuriddin, Bullis School's (MD) Quincy Wilson, Jake Andrews of Sehome (WA) and Alexander Sadikov. 16 Ways TC's (MI) Shamar Heard, Darian Tarver Jr., Braylyn Farrington and Alex Ornelas rounded out the finals qualifiers.

Girls 400m Prelims: Running a season best of 53.45, Zaya Akins of Raytown South (MO) posted the top qualifying time going into tomorrow's 400m final. Michelle Smith of Montverde Academy (FL) and Sydney Harris of Jackrabbitt Track Club (GA) both dipped under 55 seconds with times of 54.37 and 54.60 to round out the top three finishers. The remaining top qualifiers include Madison Gardner of Drive Phase (GA), Brookelyn Drakeford, KaMyya Haywood, eighth-grader Nevaeh Burns and Bullis School's (MD) Sydney Sutton.

Boys 2-Mile: Southern Boone County's (MO) Connor Burns set a quick pace early and never looked back as he ran his way to a dominant 2-mile title in 8:43.24, which moves him up to US No. 7 on the all-time indoor list. Jackson Heidesch of Dowling Catholic (IA), who clocked a US No. 4 8:42.60 in January, closed hard to finish second in 8:44.45. Both Champs Sports XC champion Kole Mathison and Butler (PA) junior Drew Griffith also finished under 8:50 for fourth and fifth in 8:47.11 and 8:48.01, while Brian DiCola of Hatboro Horsham (PA rounded out the top five from his 8:50.68 effort out of the slow section.

Girls 2-Mile: It was all Ellie Shea of Emerging Elites (MA) as she took the lead from the gun en route to a win in 9:49.82, which moves her to US No.4 all-time in the high school indoor record books. Shea established a record-setting pace early on and becomes one of just four U.S. prep athletes to ever break 9:50 on an indoor track. The competition in the pack behind her, though, was tight, as Montgomery (CA) sophomore Hanne Thomsen pulled just ahead of Karrie Baloga of Cornwall (NY) for second in 10:07.06 to Baloga's 10:07.10, and both Leah Stephens from Our Lady Of Good Counsel (MD) and Abbey Nechanicky of Wayzata (MN) broke 10:10 to close out the top five places in 10:09.09 and 10:09.27.

Boys 4x200m Prelims: The opening rounds of the 4x200m saw three teams dip under 1:28 -- Central Dakota Resilience (ND), IMG Academy (FL) and Scorpions Track Club (MD). Central Dakota Resilience led the way with the top qualifying time of 1:27.58, which ranks at US No. 2 on the season.

Girls 4x200m Prelims: South Dade Express posted the fastest preliminary time of 1:37.71 and led a total of eighth squads under 1:40 to final qualifying spots. Bullis School (MD) also posted a mark under 1:38 of 1:37.96 for second.

Boys SMR: A strong 800m leg led Seton Hall Prep (NJ) to a 3:27.42 win in the DMR, which also ranks among the top 20 marks in the indoor event in U.S. high school history. Pennsauken also helped for a 1-2 New Jersey finish with a time of 3:29.21, follow3d by Tiger Track Club (MA) with a time of 3:30.80. Each of the top three finishing times rank among the top 40 all-time event performances.

Girls SMR: Bullis School (MD) earned a slight win over Motor City Track Club (MI) behind a strong 2:14.90 800m anchor leg and clocked an overall winning time of 3:59.81, just fractions of second ahead of Motor City in 3:59.96. Both marks rank among the top 20 efforts in U.S. high school history. Coming in third on the podium was Guilderland Track Club (MD) with a bronze-medal effort of 4:03.77, followed by the DC Cadets in fourth in 4:05.00.

Boys DMR: Tyrone Gorze anchored a Crater Distance Track Club (OR) squad to a win in 10:00.20, which puts the team at US No. 7 all-time in the event. Not too far behind was Tsunami Track Cub (NJ) in 10:02.81, and Ridgefield also went under 10:10 with a bronze-medal finish of 10:09.56.

Girls DMR: It was Cuthbertson's (NC) race as the squad from Waxhaw, N.C. ran their way to a national title in 11:35.51, which would move the squad up to No. 7 oon the indoor DMR all-time leaderboards. Cicero North Syracuse (NY) surged into silver medal position in 11:44.43 behind a sub-4:50 1,600m split from Kate Putman, and Mountain Brook (AL) also led a strong charge down the homestretch to slide into third in 11:52.82. In total, seven teams dipped under 12 minutes to make for a very competitive event.

Girls Weight Throw: Mary Ella Brooks, a junior out of Colorado, logged a nearly 3-foot personal best to take home the weight throw title in 54-3.25. That upset some of the top-ranked competitors in the country in the event this season. Rounding out the final top spots on the podium were Jillian Leahy of Lincoln (RI) with a distance of 54-1.75, followed by Allison Morlock from Norwayne (OH) with a 49-1.75 mark.