Jenna Hutchins discusses her win in the mile (4:57) at the Mondo Elite HS Invite
Jenna Hutchins and Sasha Neglia had another amazing race on Saturday.
And it's still only January.
The two Northeast Tennessee rivals met once again at the Mondo Elite HS Invitational in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This time it was Hutchins who came out on top.
The Science Hill freshman dipped under five minutes for a mile for the first time on Saturday morning. Her 1600 meter personal best was 5:07. That was from last year at the TMSAA Upper East TN Large School Sectional.
But get this -- Hutchins hasn't lost a mile in her last nine tries. Throughout middle school and high school she's undefeated. And after Saturday she's one for one in high school.
Neglia wasn't too far behind her though. The Dobyns Bennett junior was just two-tenths of a second behind Hutchins for a solid opener of her own. Neglia finished her season with a 4:49 mile at the Music City Distance Carnival last season.
Those two are going to have a lot chances to race one another this year.
Take a look at the other elite performances from Tennessee runners over the weekend!
|55m||p 1 19th||7.42||Mckenzie Williamson||Centennial High School|
|Mile||F 1 1st||4:57.32||Jenna Hutchins||Science Hill High School|
|Mile||F 1 2nd||4:57.54||Sasha Neglia||Dobyns Bennett High School|
|Mile||F 1 4th||5:03.28||Landri Wilcox||Cookeville High School|
|55H||F 1 4th||8.42||Avery McMullen||Centennial High School|
|55H||p 1 3rd||8.52||Avery McMullen||Centennial High School|
|HJ||F 1 3rd||5-4||Avery McMullen||Centennial High School|
|LJ||F 1 6th||17-1||Mckenzie Williamson||Centennial High School|
|3200m||F 1 14th||9:59.47||Porter Bradley||University School of Johnson City|
|3200m||F 1 20th||10:04.91||Austin Kirkpatrick||Cherokee High School|
|60H||F 1 5th||8.05||Brevin Sims||Chatt. School for the Arts & Sciences|