* Zariel Macchia broke out a 10.17.09 to win the 2-mile championship as a freshman.
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK -- The track and field action continued during the Nike Indoor Nationals on Saturday at Ocean Breeze.
Veronica Vacca improved her freshmen national record in the pole vault, 13-06.5, the Saratoga girls continued an historic relay weekend, Jordan Anthony moved to No. 3 all-time in the 200m dash and multiple athletes added to their national title count with return performances.
Catch up on the day two action through our event by event winner highlights below.
Championship Day 2 Notes
Girls 2 Mile Run: Freshman Zariel Macchia of Shirley (NY) had a breakout race, running 10:17.09 to win the 2-mile title and finishing ahead of the previous day's 5K champ, Rachel St. Germain, 10:21.36. / Interview
Girls 60m Dash: Autumn Wilson of Leander Spartans (TX) toasted the field clocked at 7.32 to win the final. She entered as the top qualifier from prelims with a 7.38. Wilson doubled back later to finish second in the 200m with a time of 23.53! / Interview
Boys 60m Dash: Jordan Anthony of XCEL Athletics (MS) won his first of two titles at Nike Indoor Nationals when he recorded 6.69 in the 60m dash finals. Anthony came back later in the 200m to run a No. 3 all-time 20.64. / Interview
Girls 400m Dash: A new US No. 1! Zaya Atkins of Kansas City (MO) rolled to a 53.26 NIN title and jumped from No. 7 to the US lead with her big PR. / Interview
* Will Sumner after his career best 400m for the NIN title
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Boys 400m Dash: Will Sumner of Woodstock (GA) entered nationals weekend ranked US. No 1. After qualifying as the third seed on Friday with a 48.21in prelims Sumner lowered his PR to 46.63 bringing home the national title and destroying the high school facility record at Ocean Breeze as well. / Interview
Girls 4x200m: DC Cadets (DC) won a tight race with Stallions (VA) to win the 4x200m title 1:40.44 to 1:40.47. The Cadets saw Naaema Solomon, Takiya Henson, Ni-Ann Cross, and Lailah King sprint the baton around the the track./ Interview
Boys 4x200m: Hardin Valley (TC) won a five team final with a time of 1:28.76. The squad was made up of Ben Smith, Austin Rome, Aiden Shaw, and Ethan Blaylock. / Interview
Girls Mile Run: Lani Bloom of Ithaca (MI) ran 4:52.47 to win the girls mile. She's no stranger to fast times having won her 2021 outdoor State title with a 4:48.89. This star senior will be heading to Purdue next year. / Interview
Boys Mile Run: Wesley Shipsey of Portland (OR) crossed the finish at 4:11.42 holding off pressure most of the race from second place Rakitis 4:12.79./ Interview
Girls 800m Run: Micah Trusty of Friends Central (PA) took out the race with a 61.88 and never relinquished the lead earning a national title clocked at 2:07.32. / Interview
Boys 800m Run: Nick Plant of Canfield (OH) ran to his 800m title clocking 1:50.70. In his interview he stated this was his first time on a 200m track having most of his indoor experience on the 300m flat track at SPIRE. / Interview
Boys 200m Dash: Jordan Anthony of XCEL Athletics (MS) doubled back from his 60m dash victory earlier that day to win the 200m dash at 20.64! That moves him up to No. 3 all-time indoors and just .02 off the national record of 20.62 by Jaylen Slade in 2021.
* Saratoga Springs on their history weekend double
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Girls DMR: Saratoga (NY) followed up a record breaking day 1 performance in the 4xmile by running 11:44.34 in the DMR for US No. 2 this season. An Ocean Breeze facility record, the roster included Ella Kurto, Alycia Hart, Mackenzie Hart, and Emily Bush. Splits of 3:33.98, 57.89, 2:14.54, and 4:57.92. / Interview
Boys DMR: Cow Harbor (NY) won a head to head race with Gaels (NY) 10:30.23 to 10:25.68 for the boys Distance Medley Relay title. Cow Harbor saw Timothy Sheahan, Chase Hendrickson, James McNaughton, and Wyeth Semo earn the gold.
Girls 4x400m: Stallions (VA) avenged their close second place run earlier in the 4x200m with a 3:53.22 championship performance in the closing 4x4. Victoria Higgins, Jordan Salisbury, Naomi Clarke, and Jaidyn Curry. Splits 58.28, 60.79, 57.54, and 56.61. / Interview
Boy 4x400m: William Mullins, Jake Preston, Matthias Allison, and Ambodai Ligons carried CA Elite (CA) to the 4x400m victory at 3:18.28. / Interview
Boys Long Jump: Gregory Foster of The Lawrenceville School (NJ) returned for his second title of the weekend winning the long jump with a 7.73m (25-04.5). The big mark came on his list attempt just like the triple jump championship the day prior. Foster also ran to third, 8.01, for All-American status in the 60m hurdles! / Interview
Girls Shot Put: Mensi Stiff of Lewisburg (TN) improved her US No. standing with a big throw of 16.07m (52-08.75) to win the shot put national title. She led through the entire series of throws with her furthest measurement on the fifth attempt. / Interview
Girls Pole Vault: Veronica Vacca of Plymouth Meeting (PA) improved her own freshman national record in the vault to 4.13m (13-06.5). This also broke the Ocean Breeze venue record for the event. The young star opened with a miss at 3.38m but never looked back from there clearing every height through the winning 4.13m and took three attempts at 4.20m, / Interview
Girls Long Jump: After finishing eighth in the triple jump the day prior Alyssa Banales of Major Impact (TX) leapt to a 6.04m (19.09.75) to win the girls long jump Championship on Saturday. The mark came on her final jump of the meet improving on a 19-07 earlier in the series. / Interview
* Tarik Robinson-O'Hagan discusses his busy weekend of title hunting in the throws
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Boys Shot Put: Tarik Robinson-O'Hagan of Villa Novans (RI) threw 68-03.25 to win, at that time, his third title of the weekend. Robinson-O'Hagan had won the NIN weight throw the day before with an 85-00.25. He also won the NBN WT title Saturday morning before returning to find this victory in the NIN shot put! / Interview
Freshmen event champions.
Girls 1 Mile Run: Olivia Cieslak of Ford Flames TC (PA) 5:07.38 / Interview
Boys 1 Mile Run: Owen Larson of Eagles TC (NY) 4:33.91/ Interview
Girls 60m Dash: Elise Cooper of McDonogh Eagles TC (MD) 7.59 / Interview
Boys 60m Dash: Antonio Walton of CA Elite (CA) 7.10 / Interview
Girls 400m Dash: Cymia Yourish of DC Cadets TC (DC) 57.28 / Interview
Boys 400m Dash: Kobeyeh Riley of Mint Hill (NC) 52.06 / Interview
Emerging Elite event winners
Girls 2 Mile Run: Kalie Holden of Trumbull (CT) 11:02.57 / Interview
Boys 2 Mile Run: Andrew Schell of Wildcats TC (MD) 9:20.74 / Interview
Girls Weight Throw: Sophia Saldutto of Toronto (ON) 14.19m (46-07.75) / Interview
Boys Triple Jump: Frank Monahan-Morang of Portland (ME) 13.87m (45-06.25) / Interview
Boys Weight Throw: Connor Jones of Seal Throwing Club 19.60m (64-03.75) / Interview
Girls Triple Jump: Erin Brennan of Lion Mode TC (CT) 11.67m (38-03.50) / Interview
Championship Middle School
Middle school event champions
Girls 1 Mile Run: Paige Sheppard of Speed Skills TC (NJ) 5:06.33 / Interview
Boys 1 Mile Run: Matteo Chiesara of Eastern MS (CT) 4:42.09 / Interview
Girls 60m Dash: Rhia Randolph of Newark Striders TC (NJ) 7.82 / Interview
Boys 60m Dash: Abaas Hunter of Ford Flames TC (PA) 7.11 / Interview
Girls 2 Mile Run: Lindsey Cascio of Burlington (CT) 11:24.45 / Interview
Boys 2 Mile Run: Tyler Blissett of Acadiana Elite TC (LA) 10:14.85 / Interview
Girls 400m Dash: Sarah Marshall of Major Impact TC (GA) 57.72 / Interview
Boys 400m Dash: Abaas Hunter of Ford Flames TC (PA) 50.36
2022 Nike Indoor Nationals Coverage