Indiana Athletes Excel at New Balance Outdoor National Meet!
June 17th, 2012
Indiana was well represented this weekend as many athletes made the travel down to Greensboro, North Carolina for the Annual New Balance Outdoor National Meet.
Those who made the long trip down I-74 performed very well representing their schools and our state. In total, there were three National Championship performances posted by Kimyanna Rudolph (Lawrence Central) – Pole Vault, Ashley Erba (Warsaw) 5,000, and the Lawrence Central Boys 4xMile Team.
Erba highlighted day one with the meet record in the 5,000 running an incredible time of 16.18.21. The time was also the seventh best ever run by a high school girl over that distance.
Other highlights from Indiana athletes who did not necessarily win included the Girls Lawrence Central 4×200 team who finished third en route to posting an all time state best of 1:40.32. Other notable “All-American” finishes were claimed by the Lawrence Central Boys 4×100 team in 41.66 (2nd), Michael Moffitt of Oak Hill in the High Jump in 6′ 8.75″ (2nd), Chrisjaan Smith of Lawrence Central in the High Jump 6′ 8,75″ (3rd) , Jeron Brown of Lawrence Central in the Long Jump in 23′ 11″ (3rd), the Lawrence Central Distance Medley Team in 10:04.00 for a new All-Time State Best (4th), the FW Carroll 4×800 team in 7:38.29 (4th), Chelsie Meeks of Renssalaer Central in the Discus Throw with a throw of 138′-02″ (4th), the Lawrence Central Boys Sprint Medley Team in 3:25.01 (4th), the Lawrence Central Girls 4×400 Relay team in 3:49.87 (4th), Demara Compton of Lawrence Central in Shot Put with a throw of 42′ 2.75″ (5th), Dawnielle Passmore of Lawrence Central also in the Shot Put with a throw of 41’10.75″ (6th) the Ben Davis Boys 4×100 team in 42.28 (6th), DaQuan Brown of Lawrence Central in the 110 Meter Hurdles in 14.45 (7th), the Lawrence Central Girls Sprint Medley Team in 4:03.34 (8th).
Full results of ALL Indiana competitors will be posted as soon as possible here: http://indianarunner.informe.com/forum/high-school-results-f5/new-balance-outdoor-nationals-nc-6-14-16-t7285.html
Photo’s and more information can also be found here: http://www.facebook.com/newbalancenationals/photos
Congratulations to all competitors from Indiana Runner! It’s great to see so many dedicated athletes making the trip and representing our state so well!