Day 4 Of NBNI Put Exclamation Point On A Record Meet

* Two athletes celebrate after performing at New Balance Nationals Indoor in Boston

Photo Credit: David Nguyen/MileSplit

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by Maxx Bradley - MileSplit

BOSTON --  The final day of the competition at New Balance Nationals Indoor was full of everything a track fan could possibly want on Sunday.

Whether you like national records, head-to-head battles or thrilling upsets, NBNI had a little bit of something for everyone.

After missing out on the 200m final and entering the 60m final with the seventh-fastest time from the semi-finals, Dominick Corley executed his race to perfection. The Spokane Mead (WA) senior took down an incredibly loaded field, clocking a time of in 6.67.

On the 200m track, distance stars such as Butler's (PA) Drew Griffith, Trinity Academy (KS) senior Clay Shively and Ventura sensation Sadie Engelhardt stole the show.

Griffith officially ran the indoor two mile national record, avenging his non-official record of 8:38.67 that came on an oversized track. Griffith won in 8:34.91 and won by 17 seconds in the process. Shively came even closer to sub-4:00, winning in 4:00.47 and lowering his Kansas state record as well.

Engelhardt casually broke 4:40 once again, winning big in 4:36.36, breaking the meet record as well. There was so much more that went down at The TRACK at New Balance on Sunday, and you can catch up on all of it below.



Dyson Wicker came into Sunday's pole vault competition ranked No. 3 in the nation, but using every last jump he overtook the national leader Bryce Barkdull of Andover Central (KS), clearing 17-8.5 to tie the meet record and took the top spot on the national leaderboard. The Rockwall Heath (TX) senior improved on his previous PB by 2.5 inches.



Four Girls Under 10:00 In Same Indoor Race For First Time Ever

The quartet of Allie Zealand (Lynchburg, VA), Isabel Allori (Liberty Commons, CO), Addison Ritzenhein (Niwot, CO) and Samantha Humphries (Flower Mound, TX) became the first group of four to break 10:00 during the same indoor race, a feat that has only happened once on the outdoor track.

Before this weekend, the most that had ever done it with roof over their heads was two.  



Quincy Wilson, Bullis (MD)

The sophomore superstar somehow exceeded expectations on the final day, despite already being one of the best high school sprinters in history. Wilson won his second-straight NBNI title in the 400m, this time shattering his own meet record of 46.67 by clocking a new national record of 45.76. This was an overall PB for Wilson and makes him the second athlete to break 46.0 during the indoor season. He also anchored the Bullis 4x400m relay in a new national record time of 3:11.87, splitting 46.87.

Boys Championship Shuttle Hurdles: Hoover (AL) got the final day started off right, breaking the meet record of 30.84 by nearly a second, breaking the tape in 29.71. The Michigan-based Ann Arbor Youth Track Club was runner-up in 30.15.

Girls Championship Shuttle Hurdles: It was just one of the many national titles for Bullis (MD) from NBNI, but the hurdle squad took care of business, running 32.95 in the second-to-last section, taking down the DF3 Stars Track Club, who were second in 33.36.

Boys Championship Mile: Clay Shively is him. Winning in a new PB and meet record of 4:00.47, the future Lumberjack inched closer to becoming the 22nd high schooler to break 4:00. Martinsville senior Martin Barco was runner-up in 4:05.62.

Girls Championship Mile: Sadie Engelhardt continued to do Sadie Engelhardt things, but this time the Ventura (CA) junior breaking the NBNI record and breaking 4:40 in the mile for the 11th time in her career. Bringing her incredibly busy weekend to a close, Cuthbertson (NC) star Charlotte Bell ran for 2nd in 4:43.87.

Boys Championship 800m: Nearly breaking the meet record from a year ago, Aurora Central's Patrick Hilby clocked 1:48.47, becoming the first high schooler under 1:50 this indoor season. Bullis' (MD) Colin Abrams also dipped under 1:50, running 1:49.71 for a PB.

Girls Championship 800m: While breaking her own meet record, Alli Ince, Oregon's next mid-distance star lowered her indoor PB down to 2:03.85 to win her second straight NBNI title. Haverford Township (PA) junior Olivia Cieslak was next up in 2:06.22.

Boys Championship 400m: Bullis (MD) phenom Quincy Wilson stayed high on his throne this weekend, winning the 400m title in a new national record of 45.76, shattering the previous mark. In the quarter-mile race, the sophomore won by a second and a half, with Montverde Academy's (FL) Jayvian Greene ran 47.21 for second.

Girls Championship 400m: Have yourself a day Faith Franklin! The Harlingen (TX) senior clocked a blazing 53.02 for a new meet record and the 11th fastest time in high school history. Montverde Academy's (FL) Alivia Williams was runner-up by just one hundredth of a second in 53.03.

Boys Championship 60m: Mead (WA) superstar Dominick Corley saved his best for the final, winning over a loaded field in 6.67, as Parkland Magnet IB's (NC) Antwan Hughes Jr. and Duluth's (GA) Jaden Wiley rounding out the podium in 6.69 and 6.70.

Girls Championship 60m: After running the fastest time in both the first and second round, Brianna Selby made it three-for-three and came out on top in one of the fastest races of the day, breaking the meet record of 7.26. She won in 7.19. Montverde Academy (FL) standout Adaejah Hodge ran 7.22 for 2nd.

Girls Championship 60mH: While shattering the meet record 8.27, Union Catholic's (NJ) Taylor Cox won in 8.11, with Thalia Waters of Atlantic (FL) was second in 8.25. Cox moved up into a tie for the No. 6 mark in high school history, and lowered her PB by .18 seconds.

Boys Championship 60mH: In a highly-anticipated dual between Thompson's Bradley Franklin (AL) and Yashahya Brown of Washington TWP (NJ), Franklin came out on top in 7.61 to Brown's 7.65. Brown set a new PB in his runner-up performance, taking .15 seconds off.

Boys Championship 2 Mile: The Butler (PA) superstar Drew Griffith shattered the meet record, the national record and his PB, running the No. 5 fastest time in high school history, indoor or outdoor. Griffith solo'd an 8:34.91, winning by 17 seconds and put an exclamation point on his indoor campaign. Grant Morgenfeld of Palo Alto (CA) was second in 8:51.17.

Girls Championship 2 Mile: Up until yesterday, no more than two girls had broken 10:00 in the same indoor race, and that only happened once. In the midst of history, Pacers Homeschool (IN) senior Allie Zealand, Liberty Common (CO) senior Isabel Allori, Addison Ritzenhein of Niwot (CO) and Flower Mound's (TX) Samantha Humphries all broke the barrier, running 9:47.57, 9:48.20, 9:52.64 and 9:54.86, respectively. These are the No. 3, No. 4, No. 9 and No. 10 times in high school history.

Boys Championship 200m: Upsetting the field and running the fastest time in the country? Archbishop Carroll (DC) sophomore Jake Odey-Jordan did just that on Sunday, running 20.66 to win the NBNI title. He took down Duluth's (GA) Jaden Wiley and IMG Academy's (FL) Caine Stanley in the process, who each ran 20.71 and 20.79, respectively. Odey-Jordan absolutely demolished the sophomore class record, lowering it down a ways from 21.02.

Girls Championship 200m: Leading a 1-2 finish from Montverde Academy (FL), Adaejah Hodge went back-to-back, successfully defending her 200m title from a year ago. Winning in 22.96, Hodge was trailed by freshman Dasia Reed in 23.67.

Boys Championship 4x800m: In a race that saw 14 different squads break 8:00, it was Westfield (NJ) that came out on top, edging out St. John's College (DC) 7:46.46-7:46.83. 

Girls Championship 4x800m: As the lone team under 9:00, Padua Academy (DE) won big in 8:53.46, with the team from Cuthbertson (NC) concluded one of the busiest weekends of any in 9:01.72. Padua Academy ends the year as the No. 3 fastest in high school history thank to their 8:49.86 from the Millrose Games last month.

Boys Championship 4x400m: I mean come on. Breaking the meet record by seven seconds and breaking your own indoor national record? Bullis (MD) was too fast to beat in the 4x400m, clocking 3:11.87 to win over Toms River North who was second in 3:17.50.

Girls Championship 4x400m: The quartet from Montverde Academy obliterated their own meet record from a year ago, winning over Bullis (MD) 3:38.13 to 3:41.58. The Eagles neared their own national record, just half of a second shy.



"My dad just reassured me that I had the ability and that I belong at this meet. He knows that I could win this meet and I know I can win this meet. That's what I came here to do and that's what I did."

Dominick Corley, Mead (WA)


When asked about his mindset and feelings after waking up Sunday morning, knowing he had a big race on deck, Corley's support system reminded him of what he was capable of and that it was a new day. 



Union Catholic (NJ) senior Vonya Gould was having a great time during her competition on Sunday.

Photo Credit: David Nguyen/MileSplit