Tennesseans Post Impressive Performances At Galleria Games

It's Not Even Christmas

After an outdoor season where nine all time records were set, I've kind of told myself I'm going to have to reset my expectations. Not every year is going to be like 2023. After Saturday's Galleria Games, I'm not so sure. Several athletes either surpassed the best marks from ALL of last indoor season or came pretty close to doing so and it's not even Christmas. Here's a quick run down of some of the head turning performances: 

Thompson Throws 60

Farragut's Bryce Thompson won the Division I Class AAA State Title in the shot as a sophomore and opened his junior season with a US #5 toss of 60' 3.5" setting a Galleria Games meet record. His throw is the farthest for juniors in the country and further than any mark by a Tennessean during indoor last season. It also moves him to #5 for Tennessee All-Time for Indoor. 

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Tennesseans Sweep High Jumps

Prior to Saturday, BGA's Miller Mabury, who competes for Kindersport, had not cleared a height higher than 5-10 indoor or out but on Saturday won the High Jump with a clearance of 6' 4.75" which is a meet record for the Galleria Games as well. It is also two inches higher than any clearance by a Tennessean indoors for all of last season. Looking ahead, the height would have placed him second in Division II Class A last season behind only Griffin Cooper who will also return this spring. 

Fellow Kindersport club teammate Halli Olivo, who won the Division II Class AA high jump competition as an 8th Grader, returned to her winning ways clearing 5' 3.75" on Saturday. This mark was just half an inch off the highest indoor mark from last season of 5' 4.25" set by Evie Culbreath. 

Woods, Allain Set The Standard

Collierville's Kennedi Woods, who runs for Youth Track Of Memphis, finished last indoor season just under the sixty second mark to rank 10th by it's end. On Saturday, she placed 3rd in the 400m dash with a time of 57.25, a time that is faster than all but two from the year prior. 

Hudson Allain, who ended last season with the 3rd fastest 200m mark indoors, opened this season that while it would have him ranked in the same position was an Indoor PR by almost three full tenths of a second and almost a full second faster than his opener last year. His 21.67 was good enough for second overall. He's not too far off Jordan Ware's top mark of 21.41.