W2W4: What To Watch For At Spartan Invitational

There are some notable names in the girls distance events that will make for some very competitive races and possibly some extremely fast times.

The 800m, 1,500m, and the 3,000m races could all be extremely fast. For example, usually a 2:19 or 2:20 is a solid measurement in the girls 800m, however this weekend it might get you left in the dust.

Chachi Gonzales

Boerne Champion sophomore Chachi Gonzales (Anastacia) has not won a state title -- yet, but she is one athlete who is on the hunt and could capture one soon.

Her 2020 season has been off the charts both before the shut down and afterwards. During the season, she dropped down to 2:10.04 in the 800m and 4:55.59 in the 1600m. After the shutdown, she ran time trials that completely rocked. With unofficial time trial efforts of 2:07 and 4:41, who knows what Gonzales will be looking to do this weekend. She is scheduled for the 400, 800, and 1600, so watch out when she hits the track.

Sophie Atkinson

Atkinson isn't a state title yet either, but it isn't from a lack of effort. As a sophomore, she qualified for the state cross country meet and then for the state track meet in three events (800, 1600, and 3200).

Before the season was shut down, she dropped two sub 5:00 1600s along with a whopping US No. 2 ranked 4:48.95. For good measure, she dropped an unofficial 10:11 3200m the last weekend in May. She is entered in the 800, 1,500, and 3,000 this weekend.

Kennedy Wade & Breanna Clark

The League City Clear Falls teammates have been battling all season long in the 400m and the 800m, neither have won a state title, but it was a possibility this season the way they were running.

Kennedy and Clark had run fast races in both events, but the one that will be a must see is the 800m. They have both run 2:12 this season and that was in February and March and in meets where they control the early pace. This weekend with Gonzales and Atkinson, who knows what kind of times will be dropped at the Spartan Invitational.

We can't forget about Jaiden Itson, Marissa Agee, and Annie Huang who also have fast resumes. The girls 800m may be the race to watch this weekend.