BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University distance runners Wade Meddles and Ann Eason were honored by the Ohio Valley Conference on Thursday for their performances at the Stanford Invitational last weekend.
If you are a cross country and track and field fan, you may have heard of Bethan Knights (photo courtesy of ocvarsity.com) prior to this track and field season. She won the state Division III cross country race in the fall by 43 seconds (17:08 and NXN qualifier). During the past two weekends, Bethan roared into the national scene with her eye opening tie with Sarah Baxter in the 3200m. at the Mt. Carmel Invitaitonal. Her time was a spectacular 10:07.52 and quite an improvement from her previous PR, 10:35.90. This past weekend, Bethan raced to a 4th place finish at the Stanford Invitational Mile with another PR, 4:50.33 (converts to 4:48.6 for 1600m.).
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Photographer Spencer Allen captured the high school action on Friday and Saturday at the 2014 Stanford Invitational.
STANFORD, Calif. - Just one night after some Tulane track and field underclassmen stole the show at the Stanford Invitational at Cobb Track and Angell Field in Stanford, Calif., the youth contingent for the Green Wave continued to perform at a high level, as true freshman Mary Carson Pitts won the pole vaulting event title with the second-best jump in school history.
Several US #1 performances were produced at the Stanford Invitational's high school portion of the meet and maybe none more impressive than San Lorenzo Valley (CA) senior Anna Maxwell blowing out the the seeded girls mile field.
Heritage HS senior, Frank Kurtz won the Stanford Invitational 400m. yesterday for the 3rd straight year in a state leading time of 47.58. He finished in 3rd place at the NCS MOC last year and almost matched his finish at the state meet by finishing in 4th.
Big time performances by 5 former KY runners
A girls distance medley relay with a close 1-2 finish producing the top two times in the country in the race by the winners from Henry M. Gunn High School at 11:56.68 and the Davis Senior girls as close runners-up at 11:56.90 highlighted Friday's high school events action at the Stanford Invitational to build into the final competition on Saturday
One of the top meets nationally this weekend will be at the Stanford Invitational with outstanding high school fields assembled in Palo Alto, California. MileSplit will have race video coverage of the high school events posted after the event on the meet page, while live stream coverage will be carried on Flotrack.