Boone put out the lone state best performance of the season in the meet as the Thomas Dale senior leaped to a mark of 23-02.50 in his specialty event, the long jump. Boone was a state champion and All-American as a junior in the event and will look to repeat those performances this season. Boone also posted the fourth fastest time in the state in winning the 55 meter dash in a 6.62 clocking. A strong time considering spikes are not allowed on the Arthur Ashe indoor track.
St. Catherine's junior Katie Doswell must have received a new set of wheels for Christmas because she showed off some leg speed that really had not be known of her before. In the 500 meter run, the distance star clocked an impressive time of 1:19.81 to win the event over Hermitage's Harrison (1:19.91). Doswell would then come back later in the meet to duel it out with Maggie Walker's Ritchie Vaughan in the 3200 meter run. The two runners would post fast un-Ashe-like times as Doswell won her second event of the day in a time of 11:29.84 with Vaughan finishing second in 11:35.98. Showing off more of her versatility, Doswell finished second in the pole vault with a 9-6 clearance.
While Harrison finished runner-up to Doswell in the 500, she also won two other events on the day. In the long jump, Harrison won by over a foot with her winning mark of 17-05.75. The mark is the fourth best in the state this season to date. Harrison's second victory came in the 300 meter dash with a 43.09 clocking in the event.
Armstrong's Brittanie Williams was a two-time winner in the jumping events as she won the high jump (5-4) and triple jump (37-9.75) in impressive marks.
Manchester's Kelly Keener might want to consider making the 1000 meter run a primary event for herself. Keener, who has traditionally been known as a sprinter at 300, 400, and 500 meters, has shown the potential to be an excellent middle distance runner as was shown in the 1000 meter run at the Ashe. Keener won the race in a time of 3:15.86 as she finished ahead of Maggie Walker's Samantha DeAlto (3:17.66).
DeAlto had won the 1600 meter run earlier in the meet in a time of 5:30.38. Teammate Emily Wauford finished second in a time of 5:34.15.
Bruton's Dominique McCoy should be considered as a strong contender in Group AA ranks for the shot put as she tossed a throw of 37-9.75 to win the event at the Ashe Center.
Mills Godwin sophomore Anne Marie Gordon, last year's surprise state runner-up finisher at the indoor state meet in the pole vault, was the event winner on Wednesday with a clearance of 10 feet.
Denbigh's Jaymes Brooks threw for a personal best 53-01.75 to win the shot put competition. Only a sophomore, Brooks has quickly emerged as one of the state's best this season.