Performer of the Meet
KYA Indoor rewrote the indoor leaderboard producing top marks in all but six of the events contested in this unofficial season and it's time for you to let us know who impressed you the most. We chose one boy and one girl from the sprints, distance, and field events to help us highlight the meet of which there were many.
Danielle Dunning - D-Elite
D-Elite's Danielle Dunning tied both TN #1 marks in the 60m and 200m dash with a 7.58 and 24.86 respectively. She won the 60m final (lane 4 below) but opted not to run in the 200m finals. Her 60m time is currently a US #7.
Courtland Noble - White Station
The defending Division I Class AAA 400m Champion picked up right where he left off last season winning the event in 49.78. Courtland Noble also won the 200m dash with a 22.23 (below), an event he placed 3rd in last season.
Abby Faith Cheeseman - Webb School of Bell Buckle
Less than a month after her 4th place finish at CHAMPS Nationals, Abby Faith Cheeseman took to the track where she opened up her season with a US #2 Two Mile Run with a time of 10:33.81. It's her fastest two mile indoor or out. She followed that up with a victory in the mile (below) where she ran 5:06.92 which is a new indoor best for the sophomore.
Jack Bowen - McCallie
The Division II Class AA individual runner up, Jack Bowen, won the Boy's Mile in 4:20.58. It was the first indoor race of his career. That was actually the case for most of McCallie who did not partake in the one in state meet we had last season at ETSU. At Vanderbilt they brought a small group of sprinters to accompany their larger group of distance runners. I'll be curious to see what is left on their schedule as I'm sure their DMR and Mile composite times qualify them for larger meets in the northeast prior to outdoor season.
Mensi Stiff - Brentwood Academy
We're just going to have to get used to seeing 50 foot marks by Mensi Stiff this year. The state record holder in the event (indoor and out) threw a US #1 on Saturday with this heave of 52-5.25. Surprisingly enough, it's not her PR as she threw three inches further last winter at Indoor Nationals.