Tydarius Floyd is the favorite in the 17-18 boys' 100m, 200m and 400m.
June 30-July 3, Savannah, GA
11-year-old Girls 800m, 1500m, 3K
Who: Taleah Casurra
When: 800m on Sunday, 9:45 a.m. ET; 1500m on Saturday, 8:00 a.m. ET; 3K on Friday at 10:30 a.m. ET
Why: Taleah Casurra of Impact Athletics is the top seed in all three events with seed times of 2:26.31, 5:09.58 and 11:31.68. She established herself at the national level last summer, when she won the 10-year-old age group 1500m in 5:03.33 -- that converts to 5:25 for 1600m!-- and placed third in the 800m (2:28). Can she win all three events at nationals this summer? Region 8 will be her first true test.
10-year-old Girls 100m
Who: Adaejah Hodge
When: Semifinals on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. ET; Final on Sunday, 9:00 a.m. ET
Why: Adaejah Hodge of E-1 Track Club enters with a seed time of 13.69, a mark that would have placed second at nationals last summer. She is the Georgia 10-year-old state champion in both the 100m and 200m.
12-year-old Girls 100m, 200m
Who: Bre'Asia Robinson, Cydney Bowe
When: 200m Semifinals on Sunday, 3:15 p.m. ET; 100m Semifinals on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. ET; 100m Final on Sunday, 9:00 a.m. ET; 200m Final on Sunday, 1:30 p.m. ET
Why: Robinson placed third at nationals last year in 13.08 (-1.5) and sixth in the 200m (27.10 -2.6). Bowe was entered in both events but did not start. Now members of the 12-year-old age group, Robinson and Bowe look prepped for an epic showdown at the region meet. Robinson is seeded slightly ahead in the 100m, 12.70 to 12.83, while Bowe has the edge in the 200m, 26.24 to 26.68.
17-18 Girls 100m, 200m
Who: T'Aja Cameron
When: 100m Semifinals on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. ET; 200m Semifinal on Saturday, 3:00 p.m. ET; 100m Final on Sunday, 9:00 a.m. ET; 200m Final on Sunday, 1:30 p.m. ET
Why: The five-time Georgia state champion is the class of the field in her events. The rising senior from Eagles Landing Christian Academy is seeded at 24.35 and 11.83, though she owns PRs of 24.16 and 11.70, which make her capable of taking home top national honors in late July.
17-18 Boys 100m, 200m, 400m
Who: Tydarius Floyd
When: 400m Semifinals on Friday, 5:00 p.m. ET; 100m Semifinals on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. ET; 200m Semifinals on Saturday, 3:00 p.m. ET; 100m Final on Sunday, 9:00 a.m. ET; 400m Final on Sunday, 12:00 p.m. ET; 200m Final on Sunday, 1:30 p.m. ET
Why: The top seed in the boys sprints is stud rising senior Tydarius Floyd, who is the USATF Indoor National Youth champion for 400m. He owns PRs of 48.53, 21.59 and 10.96.