Nike Indoor Nationals: Day 1 Final Recap

Saratoga dropped the 4xmile national record by ten seconds, 19:49.10.

Photo: Toms Smith / MileSplit

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STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK -- The first day of Nike Indoor Nationals brought a national record, all-time rankings and an abundance of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex facility records. 

Catch up on the day one action through our event by event winner highlights below. 

Championship Day 1 Notes

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Boys Shuttle Hurdles: DC Cadets TC (DC) won the Shuttle Hurdle relay with a 31.59. Team consisted of Tristen Parker, Robert Steward, Roman Richardson, and Joshua Thompson. 

Girls Shuttle Hurdles: Motor City TC (MI) 32.03. Relay saw Nonah Waldron, Morgan Roundtree, Emon Miles, and Drelin Mapp take the track.

Girls One Mile Walk: Madison Morgan out of Houston, TX won the mile long event clocking 7:43.20, an Ocean Breeze facility record. Morgan is just a freshman, so we'll see her return to potentially defend her title for years to come.

Boys One Mile Walk: Clayton Stoil of Great Falls (VA) led the race clocked at 7:14.47, a major PR for the high school junior. This was also an Ocean Breeze facility record. The victory came after the initial winner was DQ'd for loss of contact with the track during competition. 

Girls 5000m Run: Rachel St. Germain of Somers (CT) won the Championship 5K at 16:59.44, a good 24 seconds ahead of the field. High school facility record at Ocean Breeze.

* Interview with Hunter Jones after his 14:20.71 run in the 5K

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Boys 5000m Run: Hunter Jones dropped a major US No. 1 performance on Friday winning the 5K at a blazing 14:20.71 for 14th all-time in boys high school history indoors.

Girls 4x1 Mile Relay: Kinetic RC (NY), Saratoga HS, set a national record in the 4xmile on Friday clocking 19:49.10! They dropped the previous record of 19:59.24, held by another all-star squad out of Saratoga since 2005, by ten seconds.

Ella Kurto, Alycia Hart, Mackenzie Hart, and Emily Bush all had a part in the history relay.

But wait, there's more! Saratoga ran a "B" team if you could call them that who ran second at 20:24.28, another all-time ranked performance. 

More: Saratoga Keeps 4xMile National Record In-House

Boys 4x1 Mile Relay: Talon TC (TN), Brentwood Academy, won the boys race with a 17:56.59. The winning squad consisted of Sean Smith, Carter Johnson, Sam Widmaier, and Luke Thompson. 

Girls Sprint Medley Relay: Newton Centre Athletics (MA), Newton South, ran a facility record of 4:06.75 to win the 1600m SMR on Friday. Ellie Jolly, Nicole Woo, Lily Bulczynski, and Amelia Everett. The 200m legs totaled 54.60, 400m 59.31, and the final 800m 2:12.84.

Boys Sprint Medley Relay: The boys SMR brought a deep field and the podium saw teams from both heats break their way in. Kingsway (NJ) won the title clocking 3:30.35, finished ahead of the first heat leading Seton Hall Prep boys by just .15 of a second. Damon, Dukes, Evan Corcoran, Jeffrey Heineman, and Kyle Rakitis (1:54.17) made up the winning team.

Girls 4x800m Relay: Carolina Cavaliers (NC) took home the win running 8:59.85, an Ocean Breeze facility record. Stella Kermes, Justine Preisano, Charlotte Bell, and Alyssa Preisano wielded the baton. Splits of 2:14.96, 2:16.67, 2:14.69, 2:13.52. 

Boys 4x800m Relay: After a big kick to take the lead Port Fitness Elite (NY) crossed the line with a 7:57.08 and they feel they can go faster. Terrence McGinty (2:02.83), Kevin Taylor (1:55.66), Maxwell Meehan (2:02.31), and Colin Funk (1:56.28). 

Mixed 4x400m Relay: Ann Arbor Youth TC (MI) ran a 3:41.76 to close out the night for the track events winning the mixed relay by just under seven seconds. Ashton Brann, Mya Georgiadis, Mackenzie Robinson, and Braxton Brann.

Boys Pole Vault: Jack Vecellio (MA) cleared 4.85m (15-11) in the vault to take the win, he entered at 4.40m and didn't miss until needing a second attempt at the winning height. Vecellio took three missed attempts at 5.09m to close out the competition. 

Boys Triple Jump: Gregory Foster out of Lawrenceville School set a facility record and New Jersey state record of 15.17m (49-07.5) on his final attempt of the triple jump, his previous best of the meet was his fourth mark of 14.51. 

Girls Weight Throw: Giavonna Meeks (CO) of Northfield HS hit a 17:46m (57-03.5) on her fourth throw of the series to win the event by a landslide. 

Girls High Jump: Cheyla Scott (NC) cleared 5-10 (1.79m) to win the high jump, joining two other girls for the facility record now in a three way tie. She made three attempts at 1.82m to close out the event.

Girls Triple Jump: Ava Alexander (PA) of West Chester Rustin leapt to 41-03 to win by 2.5 inches and made all six jumps with no fouls. That performance moves her up to No. 2 all-time in PA indoor history. 

More: Ava Alexander Claims NSAF TJ Title

Boys Weight Throw: Tarik Robinson-O'Hagan (RI) closed out a dominant weight throw season with a winning mark of 85-00.25 (25.91m) on Friday. The launch came on his fourth attempt in the series.

Boys High Jump: Elias Gerald (UT), Westlake,  cleared 2.11m (6-11) to earn gold, he entered the meet as the US leader with a 7-02 this season.

Boys Pentathlon: Seth Johnson (CA) scored 3,712 points to win the 5-event championship. He won the 60H at 8.14, was third in the long jump 6.49m, fifth in the shot 12.14m, earned another victory clearing 1.88m during the high jump, and sealed the win with his fourth place 2:50.60 in the 1000m. 

Girls Pentathlon: Bryanna Craig (LA) moved up to No. 6 all-time in the pentathlon with her winning points total of 3,780. Craig led three of the five events and never finished lower than third! Won the 60H at 9.09, first in the high jump 1.73m, third in the shot 9.41m, third in the long jump 5.35m, and closed out with a win in the 800m at 2:18.06. 

Championship Prelim Leaders

These will compete in finals on Saturday.

Girls 400m Prelims: Zaya Akins (MO) 53.91

Boys 400m Prelims: Austin Gallant (VA) 47.61

Girls 200m Prelims: Autumn Wilson (TX) 23.85

Boys 200m Prelims: Jordan Anthony (MS) 20.87

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