The third annual Atlanta Games Invitational is shaping up again to be one of the season's top early meets. This year's edition features several intriguing match ups. Banneker's Ryan Clark, the national leader in the 100 and No. 2 in the 200, takes to the Lakewood Stadium track where he ended the 2014 season with region titles in the long jump, 400, 200, 4x100 and 4x400.
This indoor season has provided 14 new US top 10 ALL-TIME marks on the boys side
Sydney McLaughlin's US #5 All-time 55m Hurdles time makes for twelve different US top 10 All-time girls marks this indoor season
Initial entries for the 2015 New Balance Nationals Indoor as of March 3rd (90% complete). Entries close on Sunday. More registration info on official meet website.
Here were the top 20 4A Boys Performances from last week's action. North Oconee is looking strong very early.
Here were the top 20 4A Girls Performances from last week's action. Freshman Daloria Boone from Baldwin (County) led the 100-200 performers.
Here are the top 20 performances by event for 5A Boys from last week's action.
Here were last week's top 20 performances by event for Class 5A Girls.
FPD sophomore, Carson Dingler set a new national pole vault record for 15-year olds with a vault of 13'6 at the Griffin High School track meet on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 28.After clearing a vault of 12'9, Dingler set the bar to 13'2 and was successful on her first attempt.Dingler then decided to set the bar at 13'6. Her first vault was unsuccessful, but on the second try, Dingler cleared the additional height to break the state record previously held by her at 13'.
We saw multiple US top 10 marks from some of the best track & field states in the country this past weekend
Mother Nature gave Old Man Winter a nudge Saturday, letting him know his days are numbered. The opening meet of the 2015 season at Landmark Christian was hugely popular, with the maximum number of schools participating. Although a steady headwind down the finishing straightaway made conditions challenging, this did not deter very enthusiastic competition.
Here are your top 20 Performances by 6A Georgia Boys from last week's nasty cold weather in the 'Standard' Events.
Here is a list of the top 20 Performances for 6A Girls achieved in last week's nasty cold weather.
Here is your Georgia Track Athletes Alumni Report from 2-9 thru 3-1. This version includes athletes in Ga Colleges (not natives)
MTRACK: Owls Four-Peat at the Atlantic Sun Championship (via Kennesaw State University)
Brooks Spike week is here and for a limited time only, 3/2-3/8. When you buy the new 2 ELMN8, 2 QW-K, or WIRE 3, you receive an awesome #BEAST tank and signed Beast poster!
Georgia registered another trio of individual titles during the final day of the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday. (via www.georgiadogs.com)
(via MileSplit) Our new videographer braved the cold blustery weather and shot nearly 40 race clips from the Eagle Invitational. Make sure to watch the Final heats of each event in our exclusive coverage.
The Milton Showcase was contested over 2 days and proved to be the most outstanding meet of the weekend with 21 MileSplit National Elite standards achieved. 24 schools & 1234 athletes competed. Unique was the distance flavor including the 5000, 2 Mile, 1500 and DMR races. Milton's Boys won their first large Track invitational in nearly 6 years. Brookwood's Girls took the Team title and won the Overall Program Award.
The 5th Annual Eagle Invite survived the cold windy weather as there were several competitive distance races. Harper Sigler churned out a 1:57 into a stiff headwind down the home stretch and Sue Anne Moralis of East Jackson pulled away the final 300m for the win in the Girls 800.
After 2 weeks of very little Track here in Georgia, the Parkview FAT meet was a welcome relief for anxious competitors to test their mettle against some good competition. Over 30 heats in the Boys 200 made for a busy nite...
The Simplot Games Parade of Athletes represented 17 states, and 3 countries;Canada, Mexico and Australia. (via Facebook)
Finally with some cooperation from Mother-Nature, the outdoor season maybe in full-swing this weekend in North Fulton County with the running of the Milton Showcase.This years edition will run four new events never contested at the Milton track stadium (and thus eight new stadium records will be set) including the 1500 meters, Mile, Two-Mile and 5000 meters!
The 5th Annual Eagle Invitational will once again face chilly weather, but many athletes have to be anxious due to all the early season meet cancellations. 11 schools are currently set to compete including talented distance programs like East Jackson and North Oconee. This meet also is allowing more than standard entries per event and one very welcome addition is the new fence surrounding the track. Ga.MileSplit will be onsite shooting race video to be posted after the meet.
Can anyone top home school wonder Sarah Kettel? She will race in-state rival Audrey Belf head-to-head at MITS Indoor State Championship this weekend
Drew Hunter is the only prep to break 9 minutes this year, but Elijah Armstrong is undefeated. Who else ranks at the top?
We had some sprinting stars really shine this past weekend
Here is Jim Spier's Top 5 US Juniors Indoor Lists for date ending 2-24.
Here is Jim Spier's Top 5 HS Indoor Lists for date ending 2-24.
We saw it last week with Kamryn McIntosh in the 600m, but why stop there?
Hey Track Fans! Check out these pics from the 4th Annual Lions Showcase, Part of our 4th Annual Lions Showcase coverage (via MileSplit)
Check out these pics as Part of our "1st Annual Big Peach Distance Kickoff" coverage (via MileSplit)
And you thought this indoor season was already crazy enough, hah, please
It was a lean week in Georgia for Outdoor Track with the frigid Artic blast cancelling all meets Tues-Fri and the Big Orange Relays. Here were your top 20 Boys performances by event for last week. Ryan Clark's 10.41 heads up
It was a lean week in Georgia for Outdoor Track with the frigid Artic blast cancelling all meets Tues-Fri and the Big Orange Relays. Here were your top 20 Girls performances by event for last week.
Nominate your coach for the Brooks 2015 Inspiring Coach of the Year Award
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Jawalyn Brooks set a new SWAC record for men's pole vault, jumping a height of 4.65m (15-03.00). The 2015 Southwestern Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship was awarded to the Tigers of Texas Southern University Sunday afternoon at the Birmingham Crossplex. (via swac.org)
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The GRU Augusta women's Outdoor Track & Field won the Savannah State Eyeopener and set two new personal records on Saturday, Feb. 21 at T.A. Wright Stadium. (via www.jaguarsroar.com)
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The GRU Augusta men's Outdoor Track & Field took third out of 10 teams at the Savannah State Eyeopener on Saturday, Feb. 21 at T.A. Wright Stadium. (via www.jaguarsroar.com)
Throw1deep Club made its annual trek to the Simplot Games in Idaho and walked away with some hardware and 18 MileSplit National Elite Marks. Isaiah Rogers of Marist exploded to Gold in the Shot Put, while Sabrina Gaitan and Seth Whitener grabbed Silver in the Weight Throw
The weather did not stop 19 schools from competing at the 4th Annual Lions Showcase in SW Atlanta as some hot performances warmed up the crowd in attendance. Ryan Clark, Candace Hill, Kristn Hall and the SW DeKalb/Westlake/Rockdale/Banneker Boys relay squads stole the show with impressive early season performances in conditions less than conducive for Sprinters.
Here are 'Projected' 6A Boys Team Scores based on 'Returning Athletes' from the 2014 Outdoor Season. Forest Park and NS Warner Robins top the list. Bria Matthews of Forest Park is set for a banner season.
Here are 'Projected' 6A Boys Team Scores based on 'Returning Athletes' from the 2014 Outdoor Season. Banneker and Starrs Mill top the list. Ryan Clark of Banneker could be high point athlete in 5A at GA Olympics...
Part of our Simplot Games coverage. (via MileSplit) Check out this great interview with Seth Whitener at the Simplot Games in Idaho where he placed 2nd in the Weight Throw with a toss of 73'
Now to our moment that centers around a movie opening in theatres today. It's a film with tons of paralells to a story we've been covering in our own (via 11Alive)
The next major high school indoor meet to be streamed LIVE on MileSplit is this Saturday in Lexington, Kentucky at the Nutter Fieldhouse with the 2015 University of Kentucky High School Invitational!
The boys track & field athletes at the Lions Showcase are guaranteed to put on a show. Just like the girl runners, the field is loaded with individual and State Championship teams. Ga.MileSplit will be onsite shooting video and stills.
Part of our Simplot Games coverage. (via MileSplit) Sabrina Gaitan places 2nd in the Hammer Throw at the Simplot Games
(via MileSplit)Watch Video of the 1600 and 800 races from the Big Peach Distance Kickoff. Abbas Abbkar (pictured) ruled the Boys 800, Sue Anne Moralis the Girls 800 and North OC's Sigler and Jones topped the Boys 1600.
The Westlake Lions Showcase is the Ga.MileSplit Featured Meet this Week having 39 teams and counting registered for the track meet at the "Home of the Lions" on 2/21/15. This meet will have plenty of talented individuals and State Championship Teams. Each event area will be get the opportunity to post some #1 times into the ga.milesplit database since this is one of the biggest meets of the year.
Here are 'Projected' 6A Girls Team Scores based on 'Returning Athletes' from the 2014 Outdoor Season. McEachern and Westlake top the list.
Here are 'Projected' 6A Boys Team Scores based on 'Returning Athletes' from the 2014 Outdoor Season. Rockdale County and Westlake top the list. Jeremy McDuffie of Shiloh could possibly triple this season.
Slideshow of top female All-American prospects for 1,500m/1,600m/Mile
Grant Fisher obviously leads as the nation's best miler, but who does MileSplit rank as the next best 9 to watch?
With McFarland, USA hitting theaters this week, MileSplit looks back at the best HS track & field stars.
There has been a National Record on the boys' side this season, now it is time the girls have their shot
In his latest strong turn in a notable late-career resurgence, Kevin Costner stars in McFarland, USA. Yes, it's another Costner film about sports (though this is nothing like Bull Durham, Tin Cup o... (via Deadline)
With McFarland, USA hitting theaters this week, MileSplit & Flotrack look back at the best HS track & field stars.
This past weekend included three of the best performances of the season
Henderson Middle Schooler Brian Herron's star is on the rise after a 49.71 400 Meter at the USATF South Zone meet.
Millrose madness, relay ridiculousness, mile mayhem, and some US top 10 ALL-TIME marks
Here are the TOP 10 Georgia Girls by event for Week 1 of the 2015 Outdoor season.
Here are the TOP 10 Georgia HS Boys performances for the first week of the 2015 Outdoor season. These will be released every Monday thru the Georgia Olympics.
Myles Hunter who attends Minnesota State University set a new national record indoors in track and field on the ncaa div II level in the men's 60 meters hurdles with a time of 7.64 this Saturday at South Dakota State University.
The 1st Annual Big Peach Distance Kickoff was a huge success to begin the Outdoor season as many competitive races were produced by the 12 schools that attended. It was windy as all get out, but eased up a bit after the 800 meter races began. Parkview as usual did a great job hosting the event.
New to the 2015 Outdoor Track & Field Season is the addition of an early season distance carnival dubbed the "Big Peach Distance Kickoff". This inaugural event will feature 12 schools looking to "kick off" their season on a high note
Here is a list of the top 25 Freshman in each event who could potentially make a big 'Splash' this Outdoor season.
Here is a list of the top 25 Freshman Girls in each event who could potentially make a big 'Splash' this Outdoor season.
Slideshow of top female All-American prospects for 800m/1k
Slideshow of top male All-American prospects for 800m/1k
Entering with authority, we welcome a new face to the whiteboard.
Check out the Top 25 Girls Outdoor Returnees in the Peach State.
Jimmy recaps new faces on the leaderboard as preps stay fly in February
Check out the Top 25 Boys Outdoor Returnees in the Peach State.
Its shaping up to be a whale of a 2015 Outdoor Season as meets began today. Here's a list of the top Georgia Girls returners to watch out for the next 3 months.
Its shaping up to be a whale of a 2015 Outdoor Season as meets began today. Here's a list of the top Georgia Boys returners to watch out for the next 3 months.
Here is the latest Alumni Report for GA Athletes week ending 2-8.
Its finally here Track fanatics..The 2015 Outdoor season officially began Tuesday with home meets at Mill Creek HS and Eagles Landing HS. Results should be coming in shortly for both meets...
Get the power-packed recap from the record breaking weekend here
Marcus Krah (Hillside) almost stole the show in the hurdles prelims, but a pair of US #1's in the dash finals brought a spectacular close to a big afternoon.
The Bulldog track and field teams came away with a series of personal bests to highlight the opening day of the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite Meet in Blacksburg, Va., on Friday evening. (via www.georgiadogs.com)
The Georgia women's track and field team has a pair of competitors on the 10-woman February Watch List for The Bowerman Trophy, which is the sport's version of the Heisman Trophy. (via www.georgiadogs.com)
Ryan Clark (Banneker GA) had a monster day that concluded with a US #1 6.68 in the 60 Dash.
We've already seen one US #1 time, an 8:59.67 by Drew Hunter in the 3200. Keep up with todays rankings-busters!
The Elite events feature three US #1's from outside the state, but North Carolina has enough talent to defend the home turf.
Keep your finger on the pulse of HS T&F with this rundown of the weekend's top races (via MileSplit)
Ryan Clark continues his tour of North Carolina and his quest to rewrite the 300 record books.
Slideshow of top male All-American prospects for 400m/500m/600m
North Carolina welcomes another batch of out-of-state talent, this time with a decidedly Virginia flair to it.
Leena L. Morris from Etowah HS in Woodstock committed to throw during the Indoor and Outdoor track season next year for Cornell University.
Seniors, it's that time to send in your Pics signing your NLI's for Track & Field and Cross Country. If you'd like, include a brief bio and a lineup of who is in the pic with you and we will post them asap on the homepage.
Slideshow of top female All-American prospects for 400m/500m/600m
It's almost hard to believe how competitive the girls were this weekend
Attached in the body of this article is a link to the new 2015 GHSA Uniform Rules. This is a must read for all GHSA HS Track Coaches. Please just click on the link in the brief.
Here is Jim Spiers's US Juniors Top 5 Indoor List. The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation is an organization dedicated to the support of junior age (sub-20) and high school track and field. Aside from offering support to the USATF Junior Track and Field and selected high school track and field meets, we own and operate the NB Indoor Nationals, the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, and the Great American Cross Country Festival.