* Speed Evolution led all qualifiers in the 4x200m prelims on Friday at adidas Track Nationals.
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Day two of adidas Track Nationals includes some star-studded fields as athletes vie for more national titles.
The second day of competition features key championship finals in the 400m, 800m, 2-Mile, 4x200m and 4xMile relays, along with field finals in the pole vault and high jump.
Continue below to stay up to date on all of Saturday's action in Virginia Beach with our rolling day two recap. Be sure to also check out our comprehensive meet coverage that includes photos, articles, videos, interviews, race replays and more, as well as watch the event live on MileSplit.
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Preliminary Entries For adidas Track Nationals
Girls 60m Semis: Reminiscent of yesterday's prelims, the top three qualifiers through to the semis -- Brianna Selby, Kenadie Singleton and Saige Forbes, went 1-2-3 yet again on Saturday morning, clocking 7.42, 7.65 and 7.72 to advance to tomorrow's final. Fellow teammate of Forbes from Colonial Forge Alex Hopkins also put together an impressive performance of 7.73 to round out the top four finals qualifiers.
Boys 60m Semis: The Canadian Isaiah Luke led all qualifiers yet again like he did in the prelims as he logged a 6.88 effort in the second round of racing. Tanner Leach of Corinth Holders (NC) posted a PR of 6.94 to earn the second-fastest advancing spot, followed by Grand Rapids Fire (MI) senior Keiton Fase in third in 6.98.
Girls 60mH: The ninth-grade favorite Shakayla Lavender of Oscar Smith (VA) commanded the race from start to finish as she ran her way to an adidas title in 8.65.
Boys 60mH: In a close race over the final hurdles, Antonio Votour of took the title with a dip at the line in 8.02. Just hundredths of a second behind Votour in the middle of the track was Christian Coleman of Louisville Xtreme with a 8.06 PR, and Jamiel Bowers rounded out the top three medal spots with a mark of 8.12.
Girls 2-Mile: Lily Guinn, in her first 2-mile race of the season, clocked a PR of 10:37.76 to win the competition in her home state on Saturday afternoon. Just 10 seconds behind Guinn was senior Ella Johnson with a 10:47.30 best, and Grace Doyle from Classical (RI) took third in the championship field in 12:11.12.
Boys 2-Mile: It was a fight to the finish, but the New Yorker Solomon Holden-Betts came away victorious with his 9:18.92 finishing time for a new PR. Only half a second behind Holden-Betts was Jones with a 9:19.48 effort, and Caleb Roesch of South Mecklenburg narrowly earned a bronze medal in 9:24.49
Girls 400m: As only a freshman, Sophie Rambo of Speed Evolutions (VA) went sub-55 seconds for a title win in 54.97, which shaves two seconds off her previous indoor best in the event. Nyah Harrison of WAR TC would go under 56 seconds for second place in 55.87, and sophomore Ruth Mcghee would finish second to Rambo in the first heat and take third overall in 56.84
Boys 400m: Just a week after setting a 47.40 PR at New Balance Nationals Indoor, Alexander Sadikov of Ocean Township (NJ) neared his best with a 47.55 win on Saturday, taking the lead in the race from start to finish. Not far behind Sadikov was a tight 2-3 battle, with Nata Vigo Catala of New England Elite (MA) coming away ahead of Sahfi Reed, clocking 48.67 to Reed's 47.81.
Girls 4x55m Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Hours after winning the 60mH, Shakayla Lavender helped Track 757 to a dominant win in the shuttle hurdle relay in 33.21. In the silver and bronze medal positions were MD Jaguars TC and BC Elite with finishing times of 35.37 and 37.56, respectively.
Boys 4x55m Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Elite Performance pocketed a win on the national stage behind a 32.15 effort in the relay finals. Coming in second was the squad from Gar-Field with a mark of 33.33.
Girls 800m: Cicero-North Syracuse (NY) star Kate Putman wanted to get a solid 800m under her belt to end her indoor season, and she did that and then some. Putman cruised to a 2:08.92 indoor best and a national title on Saturday evening. It was a tight finish for second and third, though, as Annie Miller of Metrolina Christian (NC) and Lucy McLean from New England Elite (MA) leaned at the line for silver in 2:14.03, just ahead of McLean's 2:14.61.
Boys 800m: After clocking a new PR in the 400m earlier in the afternoon, Julian Carter II doubled back to win the 800m with quick closing lap, clocking an overall 1:54.21. Also dipping under 1:55 was Carter Knox for second place in 1:54.95, and Dawson Reeves out of Christ School secured a third-place finish in 1:55.31.
Girls 4x200m: With Madison Whyte anchoring home an all-star team, Speed Evolutions clocked a sensational winning time of 1:35.01, which would rank as the second-best performance in U.S. indoor history. Shakayla Lavender continued her busy day and helped Track 757 to a runner-up finish in 1:39.87, and Sports Academy of Virginia would go sub-1:41 for third place in 1:40.71.
Boys 4x200m: In a historic race, Archbishop Carroll (DC) logged a US No. 2 all-time 1:25.63 in the boys 4x200m, narrowly missing the overall 1:25.60 national record by mere fractions of a second. Closing on them in the final meters was Track 757 with a 1:26.01 finish which would rank third in history.
Girls 4xMile: Bullseye Running would win a national title by a nearly 30-second margin in 22:27.58 to close out day two competition on the girls side.
Boys 4xMile: 19:48.71 would win the final track event of the day for the relay squad from I-270 Track Club.
Girls Weight Throw: Throw1deep senior Maya Steines continued her season success in the weight throw with a 53-0 title-winning throw on her first attempt on Saturday morning. Close to that 50-foot mark was Gabrielle Deglau with a 49-3 throw on her final attempt to move into second, and Hannah Alexander had a big 48-9 opening throw to take the bronze medal in the event.
Boys Weight Throw: Fresh off his Nike Indoor Nationals win in the event, Max Herman of Throw1deep threw 76-3.5 to win his second national title in seven days. Ryan Johnson of Springboro (OH) had a big 73-4.5 throw in the final round for second place, and Herman's Throw1deep teammate Phillips Moore secured third overall with a 67-6 mark on his opening attempt.
Boys Pole Vault: Cody Johnston of Hobart (IN) was the only athlete to clear 17-0, which would propel him to his second national title win in the span of a week after winning Nike Indoor Nationals last weekend.
Girls High Jump: Determining a winner came down to a count of missed attempts, but Llyric Driscoll of Western Branch (VA) earned the gold with a 5-4.25 height. Ruth Smith would take second with the same clearance as Driscoll, and Mykayla Cunningham would also clear 5-4.25 for third.
Boys High Jump: Both Camren Allain and Jaydin Williams cleared 6-8, but Allain would take home the adidas title based on missed attempts. Edward Woltz of Woodbery Forest (VA) would clear 6-6 to finish in the bronze medal position.