* Nonah Waldron hurdled to the state 300mH title in 40.37 to be US No. 2 in this event
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In her final MHSAA State Championships at Rockford High School, Nonah Waldron of Oak Park (MI) made history.
In the 300mH, Waldron set a new Michigan all-time best with a time of 40.37 seconds and became the first girl in state history to break 41 seconds. The previous state meet record was set at last year's championship by her teammate Morgan Roundtree, who won the state title in 42.38.
Waldon's performance over the weekend ranks her U.S. No. 2 and No. 12 all-time in high school history.
Roundtree improved on her previous best from last season as she clocked a 41.54 to finish second and Lindsay Johnson of Detroit Cass Tech was third in 43.11. Carrie VanNoy helped score points for Oak Park as she finished fourth overall in 44.11.
Waldron also won the 100mH in 13.56 (+0.8), which became her fourth state title over her high school career.
Across 2023, there have been six girls who have dipped under 41 seconds in the 300mH. Akala Garrett ran the fastest time in the nation two weekends ago with a 40.26 to break the North Carolina all-time state record.
Oak Park's dominance in the hurdles contributed to the team earning 80 points to win the girls team title. The Knights finished ahead of Detroit Renaissance's 58 points and Ann Arbor Pioneer's 56 points for third.
DIVISION 1 GIRLS 300 METER HURDLES FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Nonah Waldron 12 Oak Park 40.37 1 2 Morgan Roundtree 11 Oak Park 41.54 1 3 Lindsay Johnson 11 Detroit Cass Tech 43.11 1 4 Carrie VanNoy 10 Oak Park 44.11 1 5 Lauren Bickerdt Detroit Renaissance 44.49 1 6 Melanie Macias 12 Ypsilanti Lincoln 45.17 1 7 Lydia Michelin 11 Highland Milford 45.30 1 8 Maya Goncalves 12 Ypsilanti Lincoln 46.01 1