Jatana Folston Sets New 600m State Record, US#2 All-Time 1:32.04 At Flagler Pinnacle Classic


The FTI Flagler Pinnacle Classic gave athletes the unique opportunity to compete in events like the 300, 600, and 1,200m run. Cocoa's Jatana Folston took full advantage. The junior who has run everything from the 100 to the 800 with personal bests that range from 12.73 in the 100m, 24.99 in the 200m, 55.06 in the quarter, and 2:11.81, a good time in the 600 was beckoning.

Folston, who comes from a family of speedsters, dashed out of the blocks, around the curve, and separated herself from the field, the only real competition, the clock. She crossed the line in a new state record time, US#1 mark, and US#2 all-time at 1:32.04.

"Our main focus was on the outdoor 600 meter NATIONAL RECORD (1:31.91) held by Carolyn Wilson," Folston said. "She now competes for Stanford University. Overall, I think the race went smooth and I finished the race strong without showing any signs of duress. I truly believe if I had competition I would have easily ran up to two seconds faster."

Ashley Klingenberg of Lake Brantley was five seconds behind her in 1:37.11. The previous record was set by current University of Miami freshman and Southridge alumni Kayla Johnson who ran 1:35.01 at last year's Hallandale All-Comers Meet.

Last year, we saw Folston do the 400 and 800 double, so it will be exciting to see what events she competes in in 2018 on a very talented Cocoa Tigers squad.

"My goals for the rest of the year are to continue progressing in every race I participate in; by doing so I will create a national buzz, which in return will help my recruiting process."

Other Flagler Pinnacle Classic Elite Performances

Girls (16)
100mF 1 1st12.42Jacquevia JonesLincoln HS
100mF 1 2nd12.50Cydney WrightMainland HS
200mF 1 1st25.70Cydney WrightMainland HS
600mF 1 1st1:32.04Jatana FolstonCocoa HS
600mF 1 2nd1:37.11Ashley KlingenbergLake Brantley HS
600mF 1 3rd1:40.32Summer WellsFlagler Palm Coast HS
600mF 1 4th1:40.61Lonzetta SimpkinsLincoln HS
600mF 1 5th1:41.64Courtney GalesFlagler Palm Coast HS
600mF 1 6th1:43.52Namiah SimpsonFlagler Palm Coast HS
600mF 1 7th1:44.50Jordan StevensLake Brantley HS
1600mF 1 1st5:06.02Ashley KlingenbergLake Brantley HS
1600mF 1 2nd5:21.55Isabella BartczakDr. Phillips HS
100HF 1 1st15.37Sterling JenkinsRockledge HS
LJF 1 1st17-0Leiya GreenPaxon School for Advanced Studies
PVF 1 1st9-5.5Alexandra PirizSatellite High School
SF 1 1st39-3.75Zoe WalkerAtlantic Coast HS
Boys (15)
600mF 1 1st1:22.13Joab FrancoisLake Brantley HS
600mF 1 2nd1:22.33Jared HayesWest Shore HS
800mF 1 1st1:56.84Payne MeyerNew Smyrna Beach HS
1600mF 1 1st4:28.01Caden MonkBuchholz HS
1600mF 1 2nd4:29.11Logan HorningNew Smyrna Beach HS
1600mF 1 3rd4:29.15John PadillaSatellite High School
1600mF 1 4th4:30.43Juan MoscosoLake Brantley HS
110HF 1 1st14.58Demarcus AdamsMainland HS
110HF 1 2nd14.88Jordan LewisTrinity Catholic HS
4x100mF 1 1st42.31Lincoln HS
LJF 1 1st22-2.5Latavies SylvesterMainland HS
PVF 1 1st15-6Noah MummeSatellite High School
PVF 1 2nd13-6Luis MorrisSatellite High School
PVF 1 3rd13-0Kam FirpoAtlantic Coast HS
DF 1 1st146-4.75Luis MorrisSatellite High School


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