Myah Hicks (pictured right by John Herzog) is a junior at Thomas Edison High School who returned this year as one of the state's top returning half milers as she nearly pulled out the Group AAA state title last spring in the 800. Hicks has gone undefeated this spring in the 800 meter run with a most recent victory and season best performance of 2:14.01 at the MileStat.com Elite Track Classic. In her latest race, Hicks nearly joined the sub five minute club in the 1600 meter run as a runner-up at the Nike Spring Invite with a time of 5:01. Hicks returns back to Sports Backers Stadium this Friday as the top seed in the 800 meter run at the Southern Track Classic, which she hopes to run closer her to season goal of a 2:10. Read more for Hicks interview with MileStat.com intern Hannah Lieberman.
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Sophie Chase, a freshman distance runner for Lake Braddock, is fairly new to both cross country and track but has quickly risen in half of a year to become one of the state's best competitors as the Group AAA indoor 3200 meter state champion and freshmen mile winner at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships this past winter. With a cross country PR of 18:28, she was instrumental in helping Lake Braddock win the state championship in November to add another title to the storied program from Burke, Virginia. Chase's fast success as a freshmen is matched by very few in Lake Braddock's great history of past champions to encourage plenty of excitement towards the future and potential for this up and coming star. MileStat.com junior staff writer Hannah Lieberman interviewed Chase after her break from racing in between the indoor and outdoor seasons.