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What a weekend it was for jaw-dropping performances at indoor nationals.
At both New Balance Indoor Nationals in Boston and Nike Indoor Nationals in New York, athletes impressed and capped off their indoor campaign with titles, PRs and barrier-breaking efforts.
The latest edition of The Podium takes note of some of those performers who shined on the indoor national stage.
Continue below to see who made the indoor championships edition of The Podium.
The Podium (Mar. 14):
Nevaeh Burns, Motor City Track Club (MI): Burns continued her eighth-grade indoor season to remember at New Balance Nationals Indoor where she took sixth in the high school championship 400m in 55.61 and set a new 200m personal best of 24.82 in the Rising Star prelims. That 200m PR moves Burns up to US No. 8 all-time in 8th-grade indoor history.
Andrew Roman, Crown Point (IN): With his first-ever clearance over 15 feet, Roman took home the Nike Indoor Nationals Emerging Elite boys pole vault title over the weekend. His winning mark of 15-0.25 also made for an impressive personal best by over six inches.
Shannon Zugelder, Starpoint (NY): In just her second-ever race at the 2-mile distance, Zugelder took home the Nike Indoor Nationals Emerging Elite 2-mile gold in a time of 11:03.03. That's a big 45-second improvement on her previous best of 11:48.70 clocked less than a year ago at adidas Outdoor Nationals. Zugelder also took home a new PR in the championships 5,000m, where she took fourth overall in 17:32.55.
Demarlynn Taylor, East. St. Louis (IL): Taylor dropped under 8.20 in the 60mH for the first time with a mark of 8.16, winning the Rising Stars title at New Balance Nationals Indoor. He also now moves into a tie for US No. 81 on the indoor season in the 60mH.
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