Chanelle Price runs the 2nd best PA 800 ever in 2:01.61 at Prefontaine. #2 also happens to be US#2 behind Kim Gallagher's 2:00.07 - and Price has a few more chances... We are not in Shippensburg any more – Chanelle Price at Pre Ryann Krais is gaining fans and confidence as she chases records in her prep farewell... VIDEO: 12 "Run Like A Champion Videos" from the June 6 PA Distance Festival at West Chester Henderson HS US#2 all time for Ryann Krais of 5522 in the heptathlon - photo by Alan Versaw, Colarado Runner, a MileSplit.US affiliate Photo gallery from the 3rd Pennsylvania Distance Festival @ West Chester Henderson At the Great Southwest Classic, a day after her near record in the Heptathlon, Ryann Krais won the 300 hurdles in a PR of 41.20, and was named the Female Athlete of the Meet. On Thursday, Ryann Krais started her hep competition 79 points ahead of US-record-setting pace following four of the seven heptathlon events. But after the final three events, Krais came up a mere 11 points short of passing the national record of 5533. Krais' 5522 was a PR by 150 points. Her day two including an 18-10.50 long jump, a javelin of 104-11 and a 2:17.71 in the 800. At the 3rd Henderson Distance Festival, LaSalle senior Dan Lowry ran a 4:13.49 mile (60-2:03-3:07), the #1 PA (pure) time at that distance. The mark is a school record, eclipsing a 1974 mile run by John Burns. Cedar Crest's Tom Troxell went 1:52.87, which is just short of his PA#2 ranking from Districts. On Saturday at the Golden South Classic in Orlando, FL, frosh Taylor Ellis-Watson of the Springside School near Philadelphia, PRed in the 400, running a 55.65 to advance to the finals. Her 56.24 in the finals captured third place. In the 200, she ran 25.35 in the prelims and did not advance. At the MileStat.com Elite Track Gala @ Richmond, VA, Max Kaulbach, Germantown Friends, won the 1500 in a meet record and US#3 3:54.48, coming through the 800 in 2:04. At the Golden West Invitatonal in California, Jason Flangan, Father Judge, threw the javelin 168-05, for 2nd. MORE>>>
This is the weekend of elite regional post-season meets around the country! You've got the MileStat.com Elite Gala in Virginia, Great Southwest in New Mexico, Prefontaine Classic (where Jeff Demps will be competing), the Golden West in California, and of course our own Golden South Classic in Orlando. Floridians, it seems, are drawn to gold. Most star track athletes competing this weekend will take on the great competition here on our home turf at the 32nd Annual Golden South Classic. There they will be joined from athletes from Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey, Canada, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tabago, and other distant locales. A few others (include many of the very biggest stars) will be making the long trip out to California for Golden West. We will be live on site at Golden South on Saturday, bringing you extensive coverage including race videos, interviews, results, articles, and of course LIVE VIDEO COVERAGE. Watch the running finals live, free, and streaming right here on Saturday night at 6PM. If there is demand for it we may do some live broadcasting during the day as well... let us know on the forum what you'd like to see! Read the full article to see all of the entries....
First order of business, because of all of the hype going in... Joseph Franklin did not have his night and faded off with postive splits for each lap after starting on pace for the first lap. He finished in 4:13. Despite the attention going in on that mile, the shorter stuff was where it was at! Torrin Lawrence who came through big after getting injured at state with a 20.77, a meet record and the fourth fastest time in the country. Octavious Freeman won both the girls 100 (10.66) and 200 (24.02). And Charlene Lipsey of New York broke the 23 year old 800m record with a time of 2:08.25. The girls of Oak Ridge ran a US #9 and FL #1 time of 46.22 in the 4x100. Other top performers included Brianna Frazier and CJ Lockhart. Coverage includes meet summary and highlights, complete results, race videos, interviews, and photos...
Justin Murdock started the night with a 10.53 victory in the 100 meter dash--setting a stadium record. Later he came back to give Torrin Lawrence a run for his money in the 200 meters. Lawrence in a post-meet interview credited Murdock with pushing him to his 20.77 time. Murdock was one lane ahead of Lawrence and held the lead off of the turn before Lawrence pulled away. Murdock though held on for a fantastic time of 21.06. That is the fastest time for a Marylander this year and a big new PR for Murdock. To close the night, Murdock anchored his 4x400 relay team from Meade, Maryland to a big 3:16.19 victory. That is also the fastest time in Maryland this year. Murdock Race Videos More Golden South Coverage...
Fountain & Clayton soar, Lipsey flies By Christopher Hunt Columbus coach Yvonne Torrente said she saw it coming. Something like a storm building. You see the lighting and hear the thunder. Then suddenly, you’re drenched. That’s how Whitney Fountain popped a big one in the long jump. FULL ARTICLE HERE
Now we all know that people generally wait right up until the deadline to register for events... even big ones like Golden South! But here are the early birds who have entered so far in this the 32nd year of GSC. Some events are looking thin at the moment, while others are looking fairly stacked. For more information or to enter go to www.goldensouth.com
In the end it just wasn't meant to be. Running three laps completely solo, beaten down by the wind and the hype, Franklin turned on auto-pilot in the much hyped mile race at Golden South. His final time of 4:15.29 was certainly not the time Joe was looking for or the legions of national followers were anticipating. What happened? What next?
Lots of great action on the track and plenty of drama! Check out the highlights...
The field is starting to look more complete and a lot more competitive!
Left to Right: Claire Logan, Gonzo Lopez-Davila, Dylan McDonald, Johnnie Borries Photo by Susan Logan Alabamians travelled to the Golden South meet this past weekend to compete against the region's best. Johnnie Borries coming off her AHSAA State Heptathlon win took gold in the ShotPut and 4th in the 100H. Dylan McDonald placed third in the Men's Classic Pole Vault while Gonzo Lopez-Davila finished seventh and Claire Logan was fourth in the Women's Classic Pole Vault. Golden South Classic Complete Results
Interview with Torrin Lawrence, boys 200 meter champ with a time of 20.77 at Golden South.
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