Photos by John Dye, Dyestat, of West Catholic stars Nicole Leach and Latavia Thomas, who after helping the Burrs win the Sprint Medley Friday, won their individual events on Saturday; Leach in 53.58 for 400, and Thomas in 2:07.51 for 800. Also includes quotes.
West Catholic stars Nicole Leach takes the 400 in a US #1 53.58 and Latavia Thomas wins the 800 in 2:07.51 at the Arcadia Invitational in California. Friday, West Catholic took the 1600 Sprint Medley Relay in 3:59.74 (all underclassmen: Lawson, Ciarra 11, 2) Thomas, Latavia 10, 3) Ferguson, Erica 10, 4) Sheard, Kneisha 10. In the 4x400, West Catholic was 3rd in 3:47.72.
Nicole Leach and Latavia Thomas are leading the powerful West Catholic team to the prestigiou Arcadia Invitational in California. Leach will run the 400, where she is the top seed. Thomas is the 2nd seed in the 800 to Maryland frosh star Devon Williams. And the Burr's 1600 Sprint Medley squad is the top seed, while their 4x200 quartet is the 3rd seed. All West Catholic events are the Invitational (hot) sections.
California\'s Poly Long Beach set a new National Record in the 4x200. Their 1:33.87 absolutely destroyed the field, including a good West Catholic squad of Nicole Leach, Kneiha Sheard, Erica Ferguson and Latavia Thomas, who\'s 1:40.34 is the PA #1 and US#8. West Catholic\'s time was two seconds slower than their seed. But the Burrs did win the 1600 Sprint Medley, going 3:59.74.
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