This weekend was extremely exciting with lots of personal bests, world leads, and oh a WORLD RECORD. We had a record 10 5-Star performances to give out to 10 well-deserving athletes.
***** Christian Coleman- In his first Indoor Professional race Christian Coleman broke the World Record in the men’s’ 60 meter dash with a time of 6.37. We felt that he would at least run a world leading time on Friday, but a World Record was out of the realm of possibility. Another note, his time of 6.47 that he ran in the prelims was a World lead, and would have been tied for 19th on the All-Time list. It may be safe to say we have our next Great Track Star.
***** Andre Ewers- The young Jamaican sensation opened his season with a 6.52 in the men’s 60 meter dash that is the #1 time in the NCAA this season, and ranked #2 in the World. We have been high on this kid since his JUCO days, and think he will be a star in the sport.
***** Ncincilili Titi- The South African ran the second fastest Indoor 200 meter dash of all time in Africa of 20.45. His time was a World lead, and it looks like he has a lot more in the tank before the Indoor season is over.
*****Keturah Orji- Her march towards the 2018 Bowerman trophy has started with great performances this season. This weekend Keturah Orji broke her own Indoor triple jump American Record with a jump of 14.53m. That jump was also a NCAA & School record (University of Georgia).
*****Brian Herron- He has earned a Top 3 spot in our Boys Power 25 this week. Herron, has been spectacular this season and it continued at the Virginia Showcase on Friday evening. He ran a National record in the boys 300 meter run with a time of 32.64. Before the season is over he could be ranked #1.
***** Florida Men’s & Women’s 4×400 Relay- The Florida Track & Field program continue to be the New England Patriots of Track & Field. On Saturday both the men’s & women’s 4×400 relay teams ran Collegiate leading times in the event. The women ran 3:31.17, a time that is also good enough for 5th all-time in school history. The men ran the 8th fastest time in Collegiate history 3:03.49, and we fill the will move up the all-time list as the season goes on.
***** Grant Holloway- His 7.49 in the 60 meter hurdles was good enough for a school record, 3rd all-time in collegiate history, and the World leading time so far this Indoor season.
***** Marquis Dendy- He looks to return to his World Champion form with a 8.13m performance in the long jump good enough for the World Lead.
*****Katelyn Tuohy- She has moved up in our Girls power 25 rankings with her impressive performance at the Virginia Showcase. She ran the #4 5K in the World this season that was a National Record.
*****Natoya Goule- She is the first athlete to break 2 minutes in the women’s Indoor 800 meters this season with a time of 1:59.86 World Lead. We look forward to what more she can produce this season.