There were a pair of national top 10 efforts in girls field events. Raegan Nizdil of Rio Mesa HS in CA won the girls high jump clearing 5' 8". In the girls pole vault, McKenzie Johnson of Clairmont HS in San Diego, CA, made an attempt at 13 feet for the record after winning the event with a vault of 12' 6". The Mondo surface made her approach faster than she was accustomed, so she failed at an attempt at the record. Johnson is coached by former gold medalist Stacy Dragila. Madison Mills of Bishop Manogue HS in Reno, NV, vaulted 12' while Sam Simmons of Timberlake HS in Spirit Lake, ID, went 11' 6" and Olivia Campbell of Hood River, OR, hit 11'.
In the boys shot put,there were a couple throwers from the Pacific Northwest. Defending 1A champion Aaron Castle of Newport, WA, won with a throw of 63' 7" which ranks 3rd on the national leader board. The runner-up was 4A champion Jefferson Jarvis of Hidden Valley HS in Grants Pass, OR, with a toss of 59'. In 4th was Dennis Christensen of Richland, WA, who threw 53' 5.5". Jacob Foutz of Sheldon HS in Eugene, OR, threw 50' 5" which was good for 10th.
The girls 60 was a battle of underclassmen. Junior MaryBeth Sant of Valor Christian HS in HIghlands Ranch, CO, won with a time of 7.48. The runnerup was junior Kennadi Bouyer with the Flying AJs out of Tacoma, WA. Bouyer was clocked at 7.52. Federal Way, WA, Home-schooled sophomore Hannah Cunliffe dashed to 3rd with a time of 7.55. These times are all in the top 10 nationally for the 60.
National leader sophomore Chyna Ries of CO who broke 20' last weekend jumped 19' 6" to win the girls long jump. Runnerup junior Brandi Williams of Auburn-Riverside HS in WA was right with her with a leap of 19' 5".
National leader junior Devin Field of Lancaster HS in TX did not break 25' like he did at the Arkansas Invitational in January but leaped 24' 2.5" to win the boys long jump by more than one foot. Field also won the 60 hurdles with a time of 7.83 which was faster than the national leader going into today.
Byron Marshall of the South Bay Express Track Club in San Jose, CA, won the boys 60 with a time of 6.85 just .01 seconds ahead of Marcus Harris, Jr., of Eaglecrest HS in CO. Jaylyn Mars of Mullen HS in CO, Troy Johnson of Bethroud HS in CO, and Damian Greene of Seattle Speed and preps at Skyline HS in WA broke 7 seconds with times of 6.99.
Trinity Wilson of St. Mary's College HS in Berkley, CA, is now the national leader in the 60 Hurdles with her win in 8.23. The runnerup was Sasha Wallace of Holy Names of Oakland, CA, with a time of 8.41.
Sophomore Ariana Washington of LB Poly in CA easily won the girls 200 with a time of 23.83 which breaks the national leading mark as of today. The guys 200 was closer. Alex Mead of Longmont HS in CO won in a time of 22.02 over Glen Taylor of Grandview HS in CO who was clocked in 22.11.
Jamie Stokes of UT won the girls 1600 just missed breaking 5 minutes with a time of 5:00.11. Freshman Tabor Scholl of Middle Park HS in CO was the runnerup at 5:00.31.
Brad Nye of Davis HS in UT won the boys 1600 with a time of 4:12.39 beating last year's winner Erik Harris of Twin Falls, ID, who ran 4:13.66. Both times are in the national top 10 for the 1600 as of the start of today.
National leader Torie Owers of GA representing Throw1deep did just that with a toss of 48' 10" to win the girls shot put by nearly 5 feet.
Sage Watson of Calgary, AB, won the girls 400 with a time of 53.91 to win by over 2 seconds. The guys 400 was must closer with 3 breaking 50 seconds. Cole Lambourne of UT won with 49.55, Ronny Hall was the runnerup with 49.59, and Kordel Deffebaugh placed third in 49.63.
A pair of Canadians ran away from the field in the 800. Tyler Smith of the Leduc Track Club in Edmonton, AB, won his event by over 2 seconds with a time of 1:49.46 while Jenna Westaway of Calgary, AB, won the girls 800 by about 1.5 seconds with a time of 2:14.46. Smith's time broke the meet record by over 1 second. The previous record was established by Karjuan Williams in 2006. Strymar Livingston of Christopher Columbus in NY was the runnerup in the boys 800 with a time 1:51.90 which is the second fastest time nationally.
Xavier Mc Allister of Newburgh Free Academy in NY leaped 6' 10" to win the boys high jump by 4 inches. Nationally, this mark is tied for 3rd.
In the girls triple jump, there were a pair of 40 footers. Sasha Wallace of CA set a PR of 40' 10" which was the national leading mark going into today. The runnerup was Danielle Williams of CO who has hit that mark previously but only jumped 40' 8" today.
Dallin Farnsworth of Highland HS in ID won the 3200 with a time of 9:10.36 over ID freshman Elijah Armstrong. Farnsworth's time breaks the record of Josh Rohatinsky set in 2000 and ranks the 3rd fastest for the 3200 going into today.
Natalie Shields of Salt Lake City took control of the 3200 meter race early and went on to record a victory in a time of 10:46.
Scott Carter of Elizabeth HS in CO won the triple jump with 48' bettering his best effort by .5 inch, putting almost a foot in front of the runnerup, and keeping him in the national top 10 for the triple jump.
Shawnacy Barber won with 17' 2.75" after failing at a national record of 17' 9.75".