California Relays 2009

Norwalk, CA


MileSplit US Highlights from March 20-21 Weekend Brandon Miles Mar 21, 2009

The Texas Southern Relays was by far the best outdoor meet of the weekend with a total of five US #1 performances with Christina Holland in the girls 300 meter hurdles (42.54), Deandre Jones in the boys long jump (24'7.50"), Nia Fluker in the girls 800 meter run (2:10.22), Taylor Rosser in the girls shot put (46'3"), and the Lancaster boys in the SMR (3:30.52). A collegiate meet showcased North Carolina's best high school athletes at the 49ers Classic with the New Bern boys taking no break from their indoor season with three three relay titles last weekend at Nike Indoor with a US #1 performances from Anthony Hendrix in the boys 400 meter dash (47.03) and US top 5 performance from Fuquwan Green in the 200 meter dash. The same meet also saw a US #1 time in the 5K by Alex Gellman of Myers Park in the 5000 meter run at 17:37. At a high school meet in North Carolina, Butler's Aslynn Halvorson launched a US #2 mark of 155'8". The distance relays were rolling out some fast times in California as the Dana Hills boys ran two US leading times at the California Relays with a 10:11 DMR on Friday and 7:45 4x800 on Saturday. The La Reina girls also ran a US #1 time in the DMR at the Camarillo Classic. Anna Jelmini had a meet of big throws at the Atascadero Memorial Mark with US #1 marks in the shot put (50'3") and  discus (166'2.50"). Most states are lucky to have a 7 foot high jumper once a year, but California had two over the height in the same meet with Harrison Steed and Jules Sharpe both clearing 7'0" at the San Clemente Trio Invite. Further up the West Coast at the Oregon Preview meet, one of the nation's best returning half milers in Elijah Greer stepped up to 1500 meters against collegiate competition to turn in a sub 4:10 converted mile performance of 3:50.70. Nation best marks in the field events were recorded in Colorado with Mason Finley throwing for a US best of 207'0" in the discus to go along with a US #2 shot put mark of 66'8" in the same meet. More... MileSplit US National Outdoor T&F Rankings: Boys - Girls

Fast early DMR performances from California Brandon Miles Mar 21, 2009

Some swift early season distance medley relay times were posted on Friday in invitationals held in California. At the California Relays, Elias Gedyon (pictured left by Margot Kelly) ran a sub 4:10 1600 meter anchor leg for Loyola (10:14.48), but his team finished three seconds behind a Dana Hills squad who clocked a US #1 outdoor time of 10:11.99. With the potential of the Albemarle boys (VA), Nike Indoor Nationals champion and US #2 all-time indoor DMR, coming out to Arcadia next month, there is potential of a great DMR battle if both teams opt to compete in the relay race. In the same meet, the Wilson High girls from Long Beach could have ran a faster combined 1600 leg than Gedyon with their 4:06.83 victory in the SMR. The La Reina girls clocked an early US leader in the DMR at the Camarillo Classic with a time of 12:18.09. Host school Camarillo had a strong performance out of sophomore Heyden Woof with his 15:12.27 victory in the rarely contested 5000 meter run.