The 2018 KYA Indoor Classic promises to be a good one. And we'll have if for you right here on Milesplit!
In anticipation for this weekend's event, we're highlighting the top performances from last year's meet in Johnson City.
Girls 60 Meter Dash
The 60 meter dash was one of the fastest in the state last season. And a lot of that's because of who the winner was.
Hope Glenn paced the field in an impressive 7.63 to open her season. Later on in the year, she would improve on that mark with a 7.41 at the Vanderbilt HS Invite.
Now, Glenn is at TCU. But before leaving Pope High School, she won the 100 and 200 meters at the Georgia State Championships.
Glenn's dominant performance was nearly a second ahead of half the field. And it ranks near the top of our list from last season.
|5||Brandi McGrady||12||Marietta Track Club||8.43||1|
|6||Grace Schumacher||11||DC Knightrunners||8.49||1|
|8||Jazmin Thomas||Dynamic Speed Elite T.C.||8.62||1|
Boys Shot Put
The boys shot put competition also contained one dominant performance that stood out during last year's KYA Indoor Competition.
Madias Loper, a senior from Whitewater High School, wasn't close to the rest of the field. No one was within ten feet.
Loper's throw of 58-03.25 was his career best in high school indoors. He went on to finish 6th at New Balance Outdoor in the shot put with a mark of 62-9.
|1||Madias Loper||12||Peach State Throwers||58-03.25||1|
|2||Jacob Wilkins||11||Mjolnir Throwers Club||47-10.50||1|
|7||Justyn Loper||10||Peach State Throwers||42-02.75||1|
Sterling Lester Scores 30 Points
There was one dominant name last year in the sprints -- Marietta's Sterling Lester. She won the 60m hurdles, 200 meter dash and 400 meter dash.
The sophomore was one of two athletes to break 60 seconds in the 400, finishing in 56.61. She was first to the line in the 200 in a much closer battle. Her mark of 25.25 was enough for the win.
Lester will be back on the track in this year's edition of the KYA Classic. She's in the 7th heat of the 200, the first heat of the 60m hurdles and the first heat of the 400.
|1||Sterling Lester||10||Marietta Track Club||25.25||1|
|3||Mone't Bowen||11||Bolles HS||25.86||1|
|4||Nia Guine-Herndon||11||Bolles HS||26.53||1|
|5||Olivia Bradley||12||North/South Track Club||27.32||1|
|6||Brandi McGrady||12||Marietta Track Club||27.39||1|
|8||Madison Maxell||11||Cobb Track||28.19||1|
Ben Varghese Hangs with the Collegiates
Daniel Boone's Ben Varghese was fourth in the mile last year.
But he was racing against collegiate athletes.
Varghese was the top prep finisher, running a 4:26 to take fourth place overall. That was the start of his indoor season last year. He concluded that campaign with a fourth place finish at the Tennessee State Indoor Championship.
Varghese graduated last year, but certainly went out with a bang in his final performance at KYA.
|1||Simeon Roberts||East Tennessee State University||4:20.45||3|
|2||Taylor Tafelsky||Milligan College||4:25.40||3|
|3||Ian Foley||Appalachian State||4:25.74||3|
|4||Ben Varghese||12||Daniel Boone High School||4:26.79||1|
|5||Lucas Sidle||Virginia Commonwealth University||4:26.94||3|
|6||Austin Conway||Virginia Commonwealth University||4:29.49||3|
|7||Corey Ross||Limestone College||4:31.87||1|
|8||Ayden Farmer||Lincoln Memorial University||4:32.15||1|