The Top Seven Athletes To Watch At Last Chance Invitational

* Eric Moore is looking for a PR in the 3,200m this weekend in Birmingham

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The Last Chance Invitational will see Alabama's elite athletes head to the Birmingham for a final opportunity to qualify for the state championships next week in Birmingham.  

From the 800m to the pole vault, there are head-to-head matchups and individual athletes to keep an eye on this weekend.

Here are seven of the top athletes who you should keep an eye on.



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Max Armstrong, Vestavia Hills (AL)

Armstrong is one of the top middle-distance runners in the nation this season, and this weekend the Ole Miss signee is specializing in the 800m. He already ran 1:55.20 this month and now has a solid shot at going after his lifetime best of 1:52.68. 

Jordon Bray, Calera (AL)

Bray has a quick weekend planned in Birmingham, with both the 400m and 800m coming her way. The Alabama recruit has already run 57.94 and 2:16.02, respectively. With a head-to-head matchup with in-state foe Lucy Benton on deck, expect a speedy result in the 800m.

Eric Moore, Huntsville (AL)

One of the top distance athletes in the state, Moore has already run the 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m, but is opting for just the 3,200m this time around. He clocked a time of 9:40 back in December, but his 9:17 PR could be in jeopardy at the CrossPlex. 

Bradley Franklin, Thompson (AL)

One of the top hurdlers in the country, Franklin is looking to solidify himself as the best-of-the-best. The Samford recruit is just one-hundredth of a second off of the top time in the nation and clearly has the capability of surpassing 7.64. He's also running the 60m dash.

Presleigh Montalvo, Satsuma (AL)

Montalvo has a few races this weekend, as he's entered in both the 60m and 400m. Over 60m, Montalvo is No. 6 in the state with a 7.78 to her name, but she would love to work her way up the list for the 400m as well. 

Annie Kerr, Mountain Brook (AL)

Just a junior, Kerr currently sits in a tie for the 12th-best mark in the pole vault this year, with her 12-9 clearance coming a few weeks back at the Hump Day Octameet. If Kerr can clear anything above 12-9.5, she'll be alone at No. 9 in the nation. She's also entered in the high jump

Lucy Benton, Mountain Brook (AL)

The Baylor signee has already had a busy indoor campaign and she's got another battle on her hands this weekend. Benton is only entered in the 800m and will face the aforementioned Bray. Benton already clocked 2:13 on two separate occasions this winter.

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