AAU Indoor Track Championship - Distance Recap
- Written on Thursday, 21 March 2013
Klarke Mitchell won three national titles in the 11 year old girls division, running three impressive times on the short oval. Mitchell ran a 2:43 in the 800m, 5:40 in the 1500m and 11:34 in the 3000m. All three times are very consistent.
The 800m was a tight race, with Johnathan Baker just edging Shedrick Mitchell, 2:32 to 2:33. Both runner should be able to dip under 2:30 in an upcoming effort.
Mitchell did not go home empty handed, though. In fact, neither of his hands were empty, as he left with national titles in the 1500m (5:16) and 3000m (11:11)
Tenae Grigsby’s performance was a great double in the distance races where she earned a 12 second victory in the 800m with a time of 2:35 and a great 1500m run in 5:27.
Lucas Bourgoyne dominated the field in all distance races, winning an outstanding triple, going away in all of his races. Bourgoyne won the 800m by 23 seconds with a time of 2:21. He won the 1500m by an amazing 40 seconds in 4:45 and capped it all off with a 10:07 performances in the 3000m.
Shainne Sipsey won the 800m in 2:33 and Lauren Chadderton conquered the longer distances with a 5:51 in the 1500m and 12:43 in the 3000m.
The boys 13 800m race was decided by less than half a second with Trevion Woodfork just edging Isaiah Harman. Woodfork ran 2:29.39 with Harman just behind in 2:29.67.
Zachary Kinne, who earned a handful of wins on the regional stage last year won the 1500m and 3000m with times of 4:52 and 10:11 respectively.
Madison Distelrath earned a three national titles of her own with outstanding times in each event. Distelrath ran 2:26 in the 800m, 5:09 in the 1500m and 11:20 in the 3000m.
Brooke Santiesteba earned the silver medal in the 1500m (5:17) and 3000m (11:29).
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