The Woodlands graduate Joshua English was one of several Texas track and field athletes invited to compete at the Brooks PR Inv.
The Brooks PR Invitational is a national level event where some of the nation's best track and field athletes compete for national relevance and personal records.
With three sub 1:50 races, English often times found himself running solo type races. Amongst the elite of the elite, English didn't have to carry the load for once. For the first time in a long time, he came off the final curve behind someone. Without panicking, he used a big kick to pull off a runner-up finish getting that previously elusive 1:49.52.
The girls 100m event had two Texas entries, so chances were high that a big performance would be from the Lone Star sprinters.
Fort Worth Trimble Tech senior Kenondra Davis and Austin St. Dominic Savio junior Autumn Wilson made good on that with their second and third place finishes. Davis finished with a 11.38 runner-up and Wilson was right on her hip in 11.39.
The big performances by Texas athletes kept coming and so did the PRs. McKinney Boyd graduate Charles Bartholomew had an impressive 400m race. He posted a 46.60 for a new PR and a runner-up finish. That race bested his 47.27 it took to win the UIL 6A state meet two months ago.