Florida Gatorade Runner of the Year, Tsion Yared, had a smoking fast outdoor season debut at Friday's Pine Crest Pre-Season Meet.
The Pine Crest junior, ran a time of 4:52.24 to win the 1600m, setting a new personal record and broke her own school record of 4:52.84 that she set at last season's district finals.
Emily Faulhaber took second and led the field with her 5:10.00 performance, just three seconds shy of her 5:07 PR. Calvary Christian Academy sixth grader, Johanna Velez, was among the top with her 5:45.80, setting a new personal record for the middle schooler.
|GIRLS 1600 METER RUN FINALS||ALL RESULTS|
|1||Tsion Yared||11||Pine Crest HS||4:52.24||1|
|2||Emily Faulhaber||11||Pine Crest HS||5:10.00||1|
|3||Lorrie Axelrod||11||Pine Crest HS||5:42.65||1|
|4||Johanna Velez||6||Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)||5:45.80||1|
|5||Jasmine Hincapie||11||Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)||5:47.24||1|
Yared was not done setting records. She followed up her 4:52 with a new school record of 2:14.34 in the open 800m. Faulhaber followed for second in 2:27.03 and Calvary Christian brought the young fire with eighth grader, Samantha Kavanagh coming in third with a 2:34.42 and Velez coming in fourth in 2:37.
|GIRLS 800 METER RUN FINALS||ALL RESULTS|
|1||Tsion Yared||11||Pine Crest HS||2:14.34||1|
|2||Emily Faulhaber||11||Pine Crest HS||2:27.03||1|
|3||Samantha Kavanagh||8||Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)||2:34.42||1|
|4||Johanna Velez||6||Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)||2:37.40||1|
|5||Lorrie Axelrod||11||Pine Crest HS||2:39.17||1|
Other performances to note:
The performances met the Florida 2008 Elite Standards standard.