VIRGINIA BEACH -- Following a barrage of high stakes competitions the week prior, which included New Balance, NSAF and AAU, this past weekend marked the running of the final national meet on the 2022 indoor track and field calendar, adidas Track Nationals.
Hosted by Track 757 Club at the state of the art Virginia Beach Sports Center, Ohio's own came up big one last time before the onset of the spring season.
Sprints & Hurdles
In a new PR time of 8.58, and in the final indoor race of her accomplished high school career, Katie Ruffener secured gold in the 60m hurdles finals.
Watch the Iowa State recruit's championship handiwork above.
On the men's side of the 60 hurdles event, it was Alec Carr taking second overall in 7.88. Carr, who represents Big Walnut during the school season was suited up for the Ohio Speed Academy during what stood as his all-time best effort at the distance.
Notably he broke 8-seconds for the first time in his career during the preliminary round, where he posted an event leading 7.99.
White was awarded 3rd place as he came through the line with a matching time of 6.82 to both the winner Andrew Bond and runner-up Cole Cabana, while Randall occupied the 7th spot with his 6.92 effort.
Middle School Division
Peyton Caudill, based out of the Minford program, complemented his multiple OATCCC middle school state title winning efforts from the week prior at Logan by securing national gold in the 60m hurdles contest, as well as an All-American outing in the 60m finals.
Caudill clocked 9.01, officially, to secure his hurdles win and went 7.47 to claim 4th place in the 60.