Marvin Bracy (Boone FL) scorched a 10.06w to dominate the 100m! Shelbi Vaughan (Legacy, Mansfield, TX) broke the National High School Record in the discus today at Texas Relays. 191-6! (Photo by Alex Aldaco)
Welcome to Track Chats 2012! We continue with distance sensation Mary Cain from Bronxville HS in New York. Mary has run 4:46.91 for One Mile and 2:06.44 for 800m. Watch out for Mary as the season rolls on! (Photo by Don Rich)
Nerinx Hall track star and Dream 100 finialist , Peyton Cheney signs with the University of Virginia.
This episode of The Fit Runner takes us to RDV Sportsplex in Maitland, Florida where we meet with physical therapist Laura Podschun to learn about stride mechanics, stretching and plyometrics drills.
The scenario is so ludicrous, it need only be put forth in a straight sentence: The nation's best prep long jumper, a two-time reigning state champion, will spend his junior season on his school's junior varsity team. The player caught in such bizarre circumstances is Devin Field, a DeSoto (Texas) High athlete who was recently declared ineligible because of residency regulations by Texas' University Interscholastic League, which governs scholastic extracurricular activities in the Lone Star state. Continue reading → (via Yahoo! Sports)
On the morning of March 17 tragedy struck when Hunters Lane HS alum John Yarbrough was killed in a fatal car accident. His brother, former Middle Tennessee star, Linnie Yarbrough is currently hanging on in the ICU.
Two-sport sprint star Marvin Bracy and milers Cami Chapus and Edward Cheserek, a trio of the top high-school athletes in the country, will be out to make history at the adidas Grand Prix on June 9.
Welcome to Track Chats 2012! We continue with monster putter Sarah Howard from Trinity Christian HS in Georgia. Sarah has a newly minted 51-11 PR in the Shot Put and it is only the beginning of the outdoor season. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Howard)
Raleigh Wakefield senior Ariah Graham has athleticism in her genes. Check out her interview inside! (Photo by Don Rich)
Devon Allen, Brophy College Prep, AZ; 110H – 13.62, 300H – 37.04
Welcome to Track Chats 2012! We continue with lightning fast Aldrich Bailey from Timberview HS in Texas. Aldrich has a 400m PR of 46.07i and a 20.81 clocking over 200m. He clocked the 200m PR very early, just last weekend at the Texas Christian Horned Frog Invitational. (Photo by Don Rich)
Stepter state record 42.18 in 300H. Allen 37.04 300H! Fast miles by Hanley, Verdon at Adidas MOC. Arroyo 16/32 double in FL.
Reese Watson, Spring HS, TX, PV (17’7”)
Welcome to Track Chats 2012! We start off with superstar sprinter Robin Reynolds from Miami Jackson HS in Florida. (Photo by John Calderson)
Ajee Wilson, senior, Neptune HS, NJ; 800i (2:04.13)
Dick Beardsley and Alberto Salazar battled the entire distance of the 1982 Boston Marathon, finishing within 2 seconds of each other in one of the most epic duels in our sports glorious history. (Photo by Francis Rizzo)
Crouser is within reach of the state and national high school records. (via The Oregonian - OregonLive.com)
Bridgeton shot putter Braheme Days Jr. uses hard work to become The Press Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year
Bridgeton High School junior Braheme Days Jr. is constantly looking to improve in his high school track and field career. (via pressofAtlanticCity.com)
MaxPreps News - The easygoing New Jersey star probably will have to do it against college and pro runners. (via MaxPreps.com) (Photo by Don Rich)
Robin Reynolds, Miami Jackson HS, FL, 200m - 24.02, 400m - 53.28
Athletes from across the Midwest expected to compete ST. LOUIS - (March 19, 2012) – Big River Running Company is excited to welcome MoMileSplit.com as a new sponsor to the fifth annual Big River Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour. (via Bring Back the Mile)
The two state Missouri State XC Champion, Samantha Nightingale signs with Oklahoma State.
Jace Lowry and Shannon Osika take the Junior titles at the NACAC XC champs as the USA dominated the team competition in all classifications. (Photo by Michael Scott)
The high-flying boldness expected to vault American female middle- and long-distance runners into medal contention at this summer’s London Olympics was on display at the New York Armory last Friday night. (via Running Times)
Donovan Robertson, senior, Berea HS, OH; 60Hi (7.57), 110H (13.70), 300H (36.90)
Synjohn Lilly, Apopka HS, FL, 100m – 10.23, Spruce Creek Inv, 3/10
Edmond Memorial High School senior Isaiah Duke is one of the top quarter-milers in the state of Oklahoma. As a junior Duke won the 400 meter state champion and is looking to defend his title as a senior. See how he began his journey in the sport, the road to the top, and his plans to follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest quarter-miler the United States has ever seen.
USA Olympian Leo Manzano is hosting a great opportunity to run a fast mile. On March 24th he is hosting the 2nd Annual Manzano Mile. Txrunning.com is looking to he help Leo put together an outstanding elite HS girls and boys field. In addition to it being a fun atmosphere, the mile will have a pacer to ensure a fast race. This will also be a great opportunity to watch an elite group of men, including Leo Manzano go sub 4 in the Mile. Flotrack will also be onsite covering the event with video! WHEN: March 24th WHERE: Texas School for the Deaf, 1101 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX. WHY: Get to race against fast competition in a paced race. HOW: Click on Register button below (No Entry Fee for accepted elite HS athletes) VISIT WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION
Wakefield’s Ariah Graham took home three titles on the final day of the New Balance National Championships on Sunday while Boys & Girls High School capped off the meet with its second dominating relay title in as many days. (Photo by Tim O'Dowd)
An amazing final Sunday with many great performances across multiple events! Complete saturation coverage inside! (Photo by Don Rich)
Brooklyn's Boys & Girls High School was right at home in New York City tonight at the Washington Heights Armory. The Kangaroos, long known for their success in the sprint relays (they are defending champs in the 1600 meter relay), notched a new title on their belt with an exhilarating come-from-behind win in the 3200 meter relay.
All morning, the buzz at the Armory around the boys 4 x mile was focused on two powerhouse programs that have dominated distance running in recent years. It was a two-horse race, the chatter went, and whichever favorite emerged – Shaker High School or New Jersey's Christian Brothers Academy – would also own a new national record. (Photo by Geoffrey Decker)
Compared to last year's disappointment at the outdoor national meet, this year's let-down doesn't come close for Delaware's Tatnall School.
Michigan runners dominated the girls distance events at the Armory last night, as the first day of the New Balance Indoor Nationals got underway.
Torie Owers, senior, Athens Academy, GA; SPi (50’3”), D (156’5”), H (154’.75”)
Marvin Bracy, senior, Boone HS, FL; 55i (6.08 nr), 100 (10.28)
Kendall Williams, junior, Kell HS, GA; 55Hi (7.90), 60Hi (8.56), 100H (13.28), 300H (41.91), 400H (58.63)
Edward Cheserek, St. Benedict’s Prep, NJ & Futsum Zeinasellassie, North Central School, IN
Click on the photo for “People to Watch, Girls Jumps, 2012”. Photo - Chyna Ries, George Washington HS, CO, LJi – 20’5.75”.
Mary Cain took her place on the highest medal stand with her beloved yellow duck-pillow pad at her fast feet. She bent forward and was bestowed a couple of gold-medal necklaces to add to her jewelry collection. (via The Journal News | LoHud.com)
Precious Holmes steals the show in New England. La Salle Academy runs a blistering 4x800. Loads of coverage inside!
Roger Bannister remembers those fabled four minutes as if they were yesterday, still as vivid in his mind today as that blustery late afternoon more than half a century ago. (via www.universalsports.com)
Click on the photo for “People to Watch, Boys Throws, 2012”. Photo - Braheme Days, Bridgeton HS, NJ, SP-70’8”, D-192’9”
Florida Gator Christian Taylor has a world championship in the triple jump in Korea last summer under his belt, going along with his numerous NCAA and World Youth titles and medals. Christian shares the one tip he wish he knew in high school in this exclusive (free) video. (via FloTrack)
Over the next couple weeks, MileSplit.US will be running a “People To Watch” series listing the top USA high school track & field athletes divided by event groups (sprints, hurdles, distance, jumps, and throws) and gender. Today’s listing features Girls Sprints, 100-200-400 events. Pictured - Shayla Sanders, Boyd Anderson HS, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. Check back frequently for future listings.