Coverage of the Arkansas High School Invitational
Sat., Jan. 14, 2012
Randal Tyson Track Complex, Fayetteville, Ark.
Junior Devin Field of the Texas Faces (Lancaster, Texas) hit a new personal best and US#1 in the long jump at 25-5.75 to move into a tie as the No. 7 performer of all-time. Field was less than four inches from the national junior class record. Field also won an exciting triple competition against Josh Dixon from Cedarburg (Cedarburg, Wis.). Field popped a US#1 49-8.25 and Dixon's best was US#2 49-0. Field wasn't done. He also clocked a US#1 time of 7.91 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles. Bryce Grace of Adams (Dallas, Texas) was second in US#2 7.98.
Aldrich Bailey of Timberview (Arlington, Texas) blazed to a US#1 20.99 clocking to win the 200 meters. Bailey's time moves him to No. 2 all-time. Earlier, he won the boys 60 in US#3 6.84, nosing out Tremayne Acy of Cedar Hill (Cedar Hill, Texas) and his US#5 6.86.
Jennifer Madu of Plano East (Plano, Texas) sped to US#1 7.40 to win the 60 meters, knocking Aaliyah Brown of Lincoln Way-East (Franklin, Ill.) to US#2. Brown ran a season's best 7.42. Brown came back later to win the 200 in US#1 24.34.
Senior Sydney Conley of Fayetteville (Fayetteville, Ark.) won the girls long jump with US#3 19-6 and edged out Kyla Walker of White Station (Memphis, Tenn.) who jumped US#6 19-4.25.
Brittany Kallenberger, senior from Lee's Summit West (Lee's Summit, Mo.), won the pole vault with US#5 12-2.
Natalie Thompson, senior from Alba-Golden (Alba, Texas) cleared 5-7 in the high jump to move to US#5.
Junior Trevor Gilley of Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) delivered a US#4 mile, running 4:15.65.
Tia Gamble, senior from Plano East (Plano, Texas), improved her time in the 400 meters to 55.90, good for US#4.
Senior Isaiah Duke from Edmond Memorial (Edmond, Okla.) won the 400 in US#3 48.14.
Cardinal Ritter sophomore Charles Jones ran US#4 1:54.91 to take the 800 meters.
Missouri cross country champ Drew White of Festus (Festus, Mo.) ran the US#2 time in the 3,000 meters, clocking 8:49.27.