Top Performances From 2017 KYA Indoor Classic

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.

1Hope Glenn12RSS7.631
2Alexis Wilson11unattached8.081
3Molly Sikes11RSS8.351
4Dominiq Delisser12RSS8.391
5Brandi McGrady12Marietta Track Club8.431
6Grace Schumacher11DC Knightrunners8.491
7Morgan Millikan11RSS8.571
8Jazmin ThomasDynamic Speed Elite T.C.8.621

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.

1Madias Loper12Peach State Throwers58-03.251
2Jacob Wilkins11Mjolnir Throwers Club47-10.501
3Walter Klima11Throw1deep45-11.251
4Jamal Ellis10Throw1deep45-08.751
5Scott Fineberg11Throw1deep44-10.251
6Ridvan Kazimov10Throw1deep42-07.751
7Justyn Loper10Peach State Throwers42-02.751
8Chris Rivera10Byrnes41-08.751

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.

1Sterling Lester10Marietta Track Club25.251
2Hope Glenn12RSS25.321
3Mone't Bowen11Bolles HS25.861
4Nia Guine-Herndon11Bolles HS26.531
5Olivia Bradley12North/South Track Club27.321
6Brandi McGrady12Marietta Track Club27.391
7Morgan Millikan11RSS27.941
8Madison Maxell11Cobb Track28.191

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.

1Simeon RobertsEast Tennessee State University4:20.453
2Taylor TafelskyMilligan College4:25.403
3Ian FoleyAppalachian State4:25.743
4Ben Varghese12Daniel Boone High School4:26.791
5Lucas SidleVirginia Commonwealth University4:26.943
6Austin ConwayVirginia Commonwealth University4:29.493
7Corey RossLimestone College4:31.871
8Ayden FarmerLincoln Memorial University4:32.151