Tiriah Kelley's Speed And Lauren Lewis' Endurance Net Titles


We saw a flawless victory from Tiriah Kelley out of Plano East today in the 100m. She got out of the blocks quickly but it was her patience in the first 30m that was impressive. This showed how much faith she has in her speed and ability to adapt late in the race which is what we saw in the final 30m. Kelley would come in first with a time of 11.40.

Nita Koom-Dadzie from Kingwood fought such a hard race and it looked like she was on a trajectory for first but unfortunately she fell a little short. She still raced one of her best races all season long which would earn her a silver medal. Her time was 11.53.

Saniya Friendly of Schertz Clemens would also run an impressive race to earn the bronze medal with a time of 11.57.

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Haley Tate (Katy Seven Lakes) was second last year in this event and came into the weekend with the best regional time.

Out of lane four, she quickly made up ground on Ariana Sutton in lane five. It was Prosper junior Lauren Lewis who was putting pressure on out of lane six going into the curve. As she was coming off the curve, it was clear Tate and the other seven girls were going to have to try to chase Lewis down.

She had the lead coming off the final turn and she kept pressing the issue on the homestretch.

Lewis would hold on for the win in 52.54 with Tate in second with a time of 53.03 and Rachel Joseph from (Fort Bend Bush) in 53.42.

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Tiriah Kelley of Plano East was all sorts of excited as she reeled in her second gold medal of the day. This time she was looking to dominate the 200m and move herself up the list on the national rankings. Kelley's dominant performance should bump her up from US No. 3 to US No.2 in the nation for 200m girls. She also PRed by .09! Her first place finish clocked in at 23.06.

Camryn Dickson of Friendswood Clear Brook was one of the favorites coming in but fell short to Kelley as she couldn't hold on to challenge her. That was no easy task and Dickson still ran a blazing fast race! Dickson would finish second with a time of 23.20.

Saniya Friendly out of Schertz Clemens would also run a sub 24 second 200m which earned her a bronze medal with a time of 23.59.
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Tiriah Kelley (1897) captured both sprint championships
Photo Credit: Jamison Michaels