Girls: Bold Predictions, Events to Watch at SPIRE Showcase

Events to Watch


60m Dash

Top 5 Entries:

Semira Killebrew - Brebeuf Jesuit Prep (IN): 7.37

Kaylyn Heath - Lakota East: 7.55

Kaila Jackson - Detroit Renaissance (MI): 7.57

Serena Clark - Lakota East: 7.60

Amani Nuels - Jackson (MI): 7.61

- Two Canadians with manual entries sub-7.60

- Top 12 entries under 7.70

- Semira Killebrew enters as heavy favorite with current US No. 2, 7.37. 

- Athlete to Watch: Nya Bussey - Twinsburg ... Dropping serious time in her first career outdoor season. Ran wind-aided 11.92 outdoor; already OH No. 4 in the 60 with her 7.65 personal best. 


400m Dash

Top 5 Entries

Brooke Jaworski - Wausau West (WI): 54.39

Jaydan Wood - Pickerington Central: 54.50 

Ke'Aijhan Strong - Tuslaw: 56.05

Alexis Thigpen - Gahanna Lincoln: 56.55

Chloe Vines - Motor City Track Club (MI) - 56.95

- Jaworski vs Wood is rematch of last season's SPIRE Showcase photo-finish. Both girls' indoor personal bests are from that race

- 13 entrants between 56-58 seconds makes the battle for third a very interesting battle

- 3 of top 10 freshmen in the country featured in this race: Vines (#5), Alexis Cain (#6), and Leeah Burr (#9)

- Athlete to Watch: Alexis Cain - Euclid ... Four seconds ahead of next closest Ohio freshman with her 57.41 personal best. US No. 6 Freshman in the event. Also boasts 25.39 200m speed.


800m Run

Top 5 Entries

Madison Martinez - Gahanna Lincoln: 2:08.89 (outdoor)

Lindsay Stull - Hilliard Davidson: 2:09.47 (outdoor)

Roisin Willis - Stevens Point (WI): 2:09.57

Allison Rand - Jackson Lumen Christi (MI): 2:12.71 (outdoor)

Gia Napoleon - Thomas Worthington: 2:13.31

- The most stacked event on either side this Sunday. All 36 entrants are sub-2:21 or better with 30 under 2:20

- Roisin Willis is US No. 1 Freshman and US No. 5 overall in the event by four seconds. 

- Athlete to Watch: Victoria Heiligenthal - Highland Milford (MI) ... Boasts 2:11.51 outdoor personal best and 2:14.23 indoor personal best. Holds 1600 meter personal best of 4:54.43 and ran a 17:43.80 5K during cross country season, showing great range. 


1600m Run

Top 5 Entries

Emma Wilson - Miles To Go (IN): 4:50.81 (outdoor)

Juliette Keller - Medina: 4:53.99 (outdoor)

Victoria Heiligenthal - Highland Milford (MI): 4:54.43 (outdoor)

Sophie Lewis - Hilliard Davidson: 4:57.56 (outdoor)

Lauryn Mick - Notre Dame Academy: 4:57.84 (outdoor)

- Three more Canadian runners with manual entires at 5:04 or better

- Top 19 girls under 5:10

- Athlete to Watch: Gianna Labbiento - Sharon (PA) ... Pennsylvanian enters with a 5:03.57 and is the fastest entrant among indoor personal bests. 


Pole Vault

Top 5 Entries

Rachael Ward - Falconer (NY): 12-4

Karlee North - Dublin Coffman: 11-0

Corinn Brewer - Greensburg Central Catholic (PA): 10-10

Jen Elizerov - Elite Pole Vault: 10-10

Marly Verhoeve - Elite Pole Vault: 10-10

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