Dunamis Indoor Classic - High School Recap
Indoor track has returned to the DF-Dub, and it has come back with a vengence. After two days of exciting college competition, it was time for the youngsters to take over the track...and man did they ever. There were some fast times, big throws and long jumps performed at the inaugural Dunamis Indoor Classic, held at The Star in Frisco.
California Star Comes Home And Shows Out
She currently can been seen running at Agoura high school in Agoura Hills, California, but her roots are Texas deep. Returning home, Tara Davis gives the hometown crowd a special performance. Davis got her special weekend started Friday night in the girl's long jump. She claimed her first gold with a personal best....wait, a season's best.....hold up, the #1 jump in the country...wait, wait, wait, the best long jump EVER!!! Davis soared 21-11, breaking the old national record of 21-7 1/2 set back in 1981 by Carol Lewis of Willingboro, New Jersey and sister of track legend Carl Lewis. Saturday was a bit more challenging for her due to a schedule change. She was originally supposed to run the prelims of the 60 meter hurdles on friday night, but it was moved to Saturday morning, during the triple jump competition. She did what all stars do, she adjusted. She also had to adjust her jumping in the triple jump because the boards of the runway had tremendous bounce. "It's hard to control your jumps because the boards were really bouncy and you don't want to get too high when doing the triple jump" stated Davis. She was able to improve her season's best and winning the event with a hop, step and jump of 41-9.
She completed her weekend in her marquee event, the 60 meter hurdles. Judging from the prelims, this finals was set to be a hot one, and boy it did not disappoint. Coming out of the prelims, 5 of the top 10 nation's times were ran. In the final, it was Davis edging out Houston Lamar's Milan Young, 8.42 to 8.43 respectively.
60 Meter Dash For The Ages
In the 60 meter dash for the girls division you had an all-star field. Kaylor Harris of Mesquite Horn, last year's 6A 100 meter silver medalist, Sha'Carri Richardson of Dallas Carter, last year's 4A 100 meter gold medalist and 8th grade sensation JaEra Griffin, but after the prelims, it was Kennedale's sophomore phemon Alexis Brown running the fastest time in the with a time of 7.46 setting a PR. The stage was set for the finals and it was all that and a bag of chips...(Shoutout to the 90's) In the finals, it was Sydney Washington of Stoney Point in Round Rock, TX, representing the Xtreme Force TC winning the race. Harris finished 2nd just edging out Brown, who placed 3rd. Their times, 7.36, 7.39, and 7.40....WHAT. I just got chills typing that. Those are the 3 fastest time in the US. Incredible.
Reed Finds Inner Pre And Destroys Field In Mile Run
Runners to your mark, get set, bang....and he was off. You would have thought he thought the race was a 200 meters, but just like the Energizer Bunny, he just kept going and going. Speaking about Southlake Carroll's Reed Brown in the mile run. The future Oregon Duck looked like the Oregon great Steve Prefontaine out there as he progress each lap looking faster than the one before. Before you knew it, he had caught up with crowd lapping a few on his last lap. "I'm not going into the race trying to lap those guys, but when I saw them in front of me, it gave me that extra push to go and try to catch them. It's always good to get that push" Reed stated. His winning time of 4:06.40 was a personal indoor best, and currently has him sitting at #2 in the US.
Other Notable Performance
*Boswell's Jalen Seals - Double Gold Medalist - Boys Long Jump (23-8 1/2) and Triple Jump - (49-8 1/4)
*Mansfield Lake Ridge's Jasmine Moore - Silver Medalist in both the girl's Long Jump (20-1) and Triple Jump (41-3 3/4)
*The Woodlands Adrian Piperi - Gold Medalist in Boys Shot Put (72-5)
*Highland Park's Fallyn Raugh - Gold Medalist in the girl's High Jump - (5-9)
*John Rivera - Boys 800 meter Gold Medalist - (1:53.38)
*Gracie Morris - Double Gold Medalist - 800 meters (2:16.23) and 1600 meters (5:00.01)
New Leader In The 200
This just in, there is a new leader in the girls 200 meters. Wait, she ran where...oh that track meet again...yeah that track meet again. This meet simply produced. After finishing fourth in the 60 meter dash, Richardson came back to look for redemption in the 200 and guess what, she found it...and found it in record setting style. She left burn marks on the track after blazing the track in a time of 24.04, setting an indoor personal best and taking over the top spot in the US.