Day 1 Recap - Dunamis Indoor Classic
Day 1 is in the books for the inaugural season of the Dunamis Indoor Classic. Located at The Star in Frisco, home of the Dallas Cowboys, the Dunamis Indoor Classic looks to be a premiere meet for years to come. Day 1 was represented by a ton of collegiate athletes along with some seasoned veterans. Former University Of Texas standout Chalonda Goodman was on hand, participating in the 60 meter dash. The meet got off to a rocky start with a delay, but ran smooth as silk once competition began.
One of the highlights of the meet came in the women’s distance races. There was one competitor that stole the show. 11 year old Mary Kathryn Gibson, of Nederland, came up to Frisco and did not just run, but competed. In the mile run, she placed 9th out of 15 runners. Later in the evening she finished 3rd in her heat of 12 in the 3000 meters. Her time, 5:38.48 in the mile and 11:10.53 in the 3000 meters were simply amazing. When asked if she felt intimidated Gibson responded, “Not at all. I race against high school people all the time. I am preparing for a national indoor meet and I wanted to get some competition in before going.”
In the men’s long jump, it was Lutalo Boyce getting on the board on his last attempt to blast out a 25-6 to capture the win. Boyce was competing unattached.
Day 2 looks to be an exciting day on the track as the local university TCU has runners scheduled to be in attendance. Also, some of the high school field events will take place along with prelims of the boys and girls 60 meter hurdles. The showdown in the girl’s long jump looks to be a marquee event featuring California’s Tara Davis, Mesquite Horn’s Kaylor Harris and Mansfield Lake Ridge’s Jasmine Moore. All of these young ladies have eclipsed the 20-foot mark. Looks to be an exciting battle.