Kennedy Wade (L) and Amalie Mills (R) turned in impressive starts to the 2021 outdoor season track and field season
Getting back on the track has been a long time coming, but the time is here and as all Texas high school track and field fans know, it's only gets better.
Wade, the Clear Falls senior was off to a great season in 2020 when COVID snatched the rest of her junior year. She showed she was in good fitness with indoor 400m runs of 55.98 and 56.72, but opening up outdoors with 55.05 and 2:14.01 in the early February elements, Wade is showing she is ready to pick up where she left off.
Related: Kennedy Wade Athlete Profile
The Texas A&M signee has PRs of 54.68 and 2:12.16, but those could be eclipsed really soon as 2021 heats up.
Smithson Valley senior Mills had a very good cross country season ending it with a fifth place finish at the UIL 6A state meet. But, Mills has the wheels for the track and went for impressive runs of 2:54.24 in the 1K and 5:00.87 in the 1,600m at the The VA Showcase indoor meet a few weeks ago.
Related: Amalie Mills athlete profile
This week, she started the outdoor season off with a 1:03.40 in the 400m, which is well below her PR, but then in her 1,600m specialty, she ran a 4:55.85 PR. What was impressive and shows her fitness level is that it was only a tri-meet and the second place finisher was almost 44 seconds behind in 5:39.20.
The Air Force Academy commit is off to a great start to her senior track season and could prove to be even better right now with a competitive field.
You can see the results from both Wade's and Mills' first meets and more - Results HUB: Week 1- Outdoor Track Is Back!.