Top 10 Races To Watch From IMG Spring Break Invite

Belen Jesuit's Javier Vento had an impressive close on the final straightaway to win the 800 meter run at the IMG Spring Break Invitational in a 1:54 personal best.


The IMG Spring Break Invitational this past Saturday in Bradenton, Florida had no shortage of star power and national class times produced on the track. Take a look at some of the fastest races recorded on the day at IMG Academy.

Boys 100m - Jaylen Slade (IMG Academy) 10.23

Jaylen Slade did not disappoint in his 2021 outdoor season debut rolling to a 100 meter personal best (albeit wind-aided) in a 10.23 performance, ranks tops nationally for all-conditions.

Girls 200m - Hannah Douglas (IMG Academy) 23.44

Hannah Douglas may have outshined even her IMG teammate Slade in winning both the 100 and 200 meter dash with the nation's fastest times recorded in all conditions in sizzling times of 11.54 in the 100 and 23.44 in the 200 while wind-aided.

Boys 110m Hurdles - Leonard Mustari (Dunbar) 13.96

In one of the few winning times for the springs or hurdles that was not wind-aided, Dunbar's Leonard Mustari took advantage of a lighter gust in his 110 hurdles race to go under 14 seconds for the straight meet wind legally at 13.96.

Girls 400m - Pebbles Scott (Miami Norland) 55.72

Miami area athletes have had to travel out of the area in recent weeks with meets and venues being shut down or postponed in their area. Miami Norland's Pebbles Scott made the most of her trip across I-75 to win another major meet in the 400 with another 55 second clocking.

Boys 1600m - Cole Piotrowski (IMG Academy) 4:13

Cole Piotrowski of IMG Academy found himself locked in a stiff battle with Adam Magoulas of Belen Jesuit for first place in the boys 1600, but ultimately was able to make the final move for the win in a Florida #5 ranked personal best of 4:13. Magoulas was hot on his heels in second place in a FL #9 4:15 PR as well.

Girls 1600m - Tatum David (IMG Academy) 4:49

IMG Academy sophomore Tatum David had the help of teammate and sub 5 minute Carly McNatt pacing her and trying to pull her along to fast time in the 1600 meter run. McNatt did her job to set her up with a brisk first 900 metes before David took over the rest solo onto a 4:49 PR performance. No surprise though as she had run a 4:44 1600 meter split on the DMR at adidas Indoor Nationals.

Boys 800m Run - Javier Vento (Belen Jesuit) 1:54.71

A great week of racing for Belen Jesuit senior Javier Vento who only five days prior ran a 9:06 3200 PR in a home meet. He came back on Saturday at IMG to showcase his middle-distance wheels as he was able to run down Palmetto Ridge's Saindeley Dorsainville (2nd, 1:55.9) in the final 100 meters for a 1:54.71 victory. The state's 8th fastest time in the 800 meter run for the season by the University of Florida commit.

Girls 300m Hurdles - Lucheyona Weaver (Dunbar) 44.97

We, unfortunately, arrived at the meet late just after Lucheyona Weaver won the fast heat of the girls' 100-meter hurdles in the nation's top wind-legal performance of the season at 13.83 (+1.3). As a consolation prize missing the recording of that race, Weaver came back later to sweep the hurdles with a dominant runaway victory in the 300-meter hurdles with a 44.97 performance. It was her fourth race of the meet as she took runner-up in the 100 (11.99) and also ran a leg on the winning 4x100 meter relay (48.22) for Dunbar. 

Boys 4x400m Relay - IMG Academy 3:14.41

The IMG Academy boys totally took over the state and national leaderboard in the 4x400 meter relay without even giving an all-out effort from their top two legs in Jaylen Slade and Ashton Schwartzman. Slade seemed to coast thru the first 200 meters of his leg before turning on the jets, while Schwartzman clearly shut it down in the final strides knowing they had a comfortable margin of victory yet they still ran a remarkable time of 3:13.

Boys 200m Dash - Zac Sedaros (Viera) 21.35

It was a banner day for the senior from the Space Coast side of Florida as Viera's Zac Sedaros followed up a runner-up PR clocking to Slade in the 100-meter dash at 10.54 with another lifetime best but victory as well to sweeten the effort of 21.35. Both times were wind-aided, but impressive nonetheless for someone who had not broken 11 seconds for 100 meters and 22 seconds for 200 meters heading into this spring.