Victoria Byrd of Joaquin showed that she could stay dominant all season long. Johnson also showed she could take herself to a champion level. Showing great control and posture out of the blocks, Victoria had no problem taking control of the race by the 40m mark. Having one of the best races of the day, Victoria Byrd claimed first place gold by finishing the day with a time of 11.69, which was a pr as well.
D'Miyah Griffin out of Bremond also showed that she can be a dominant force all the way into post season as well. Having one of the more exciting performances of the day as well, Griffin did well to push Byrd for as long as she could. She manage to hit a huge pr from the start of the season where she ran a 12.89 She finished second earning the silver medal with a time of 12.03.
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Macklynn Land from the Panhandle showed amazing explosiveness out of the blocks which in turn gave her an amazing pull through the curve. This allowed her to really steal the race in the last 100m in front of a very game champ in Victoria Byrd.
Victoria Byrd from Joaquin, who already won gold in the 100m was with Land stride for stride but could just not close the gap as Macklynn pulled away in the last 50m. She won silver with an amazing time going sub 25 with 24.58.
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Macklynn Land from Panhandle who already saw gold in the 200m won herself more gold as she ran an elite time of 54.21. Land ran an amazing 200m split where she extended her lead to about 20m before racing against the clock for that record. Although she fell short of setting a record still intact since the 90's, Macklynn managed to completely dominate and pr from her time of 54.80 at regionals this year.
Eliza Cope, the Junior out of Mason has a bright future ahead of her. Also breaking out a solid split, showed us today that she's ready to become the top 5A athlete in the girls 200m by running a 59.17 to earn herself a silver medal. She showed true grit as she was able to hold off the pack of 7 behind her.
Macklynn Land won the 200m and the 400m
Photo Credit: Chance Kirby