The Texas Southern Relays was by far the best outdoor meet of the weekend with a total of five US #1 performances with Christina Holland in the girls 300 meter hurdles (42.54), Deandre Jones in the boys long jump (24'7.50"), Nia Fluker in the girls 800 meter run (2:10.22), Taylor Rosser in the girls shot put (46'3"), and the Lancaster boys in the SMR (3:30.52). A collegiate meet showcased North Carolina's best high school athletes at the 49ers Classic with the New Bern boys taking no break from their indoor season with three three relay titles last weekend at Nike Indoor with a US #1 performances from Anthony Hendrix in the boys 400 meter dash (47.03) and US top 5 performance from Fuquwan Green in the 200 meter dash. The same meet also saw a US #1 time in the 5K by Alex Gellman of Myers Park in the 5000 meter run at 17:37. At a high school meet in North Carolina, Butler's Aslynn Halvorson launched a US #2 mark of 155'8". The distance relays were rolling out some fast times in California as the Dana Hills boys ran two US leading times at the California Relays with a 10:11 DMR on Friday and 7:45 4x800 on Saturday. The La Reina girls also ran a US #1 time in the DMR at the Camarillo Classic. Anna Jelmini had a meet of big throws at the Atascadero Memorial Mark with US #1 marks in the shot put (50'3") and discus (166'2.50"). Most states are lucky to have a 7 foot high jumper once a year, but California had two over the height in the same meet with Harrison Steed and Jules Sharpe both clearing 7'0" at the San Clemente Trio Invite. Further up the West Coast at the Oregon Preview meet, one of the nation's best returning half milers in Elijah Greer stepped up to 1500 meters against collegiate competition to turn in a sub 4:10 converted mile performance of 3:50.70. Nation best marks in the field events were recorded in Colorado with Mason Finley throwing for a US best of 207'0" in the discus to go along with a US #2 shot put mark of 66'8" in the same meet. More... MileSplit US National Outdoor T&F Rankings: Boys - Girls
Day One was speed. We have results, photos and video.
One of the largest meets in the country
These athletes earned runner of the week because they had great distance doubles. Lauren ran unchalleged in both the 3200 and 1600 and put up season best times of 5:02 and 10:48 while Drew did an impressive 1:51,4:13 double at Klein.
The Texas Southen Relays delivered this weeked with over 200 Elite US performances. The best meet of the country so far this season.
Errol Nolan and Christina Holland were outstanding at the Texas Southern Relays and earn Sprint athlete of the week.
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