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It's time to begin our outdoor season features for The Podium.
And it's already been quite an entertaining and impressive month of competition for athletes across the nation as many have already set personal, school and meet records with just a few meets under their belts.
Our first season feature highlights competitors who have set new meet and school records.
Continue below for this week's honorees on the first outdoor edition of The Podium.
The Podium (April 11):
Olivia Sheridan, Palmer (CO): Broke the meet record in the girls 3,200m at the Petrelli and Hunt Invitational on April 8 with a winning mark of 11:40.50. That surpassed the previous record by over 17 seconds and gave Sheridan a new PR by 40 seconds.
Pierre Attiogbe, St. Albans School (DC): Won the seeded division of the boys 3,200m at the Arcadia Invitational on April 8 in 8:49.82. Attiogbe shaved nearly 30 seconds off his previous event best, as well as eclipsed the previous St. Albans School record by 10 seconds. He became one of 44 boys to dip under 9 minutes in the 3,200m at Arcadia this past weekend.
Samira Kennedy, Castilleja School (CA): Clocked the first sub-2:10 800m performance of her career at the Arcadia Invitational on April 8. Kennedy ran 2:09.82 to take seventh place in the invitational section and lower her own school record in the outdoor event.
Alex Pena, Sunlake (FL): Won a tight boys 800m race at the IMG Academy Invitational on April 8 in 1:54.40, winning by under half a second. That also gave Pena a new PR by two seconds and a new Sunlake school record in the 800m.
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