Potential National Champion: Shadajah Ballard

Another athlete with a great shot at bringing home the national title is Western Branch's Shadajah Ballard. She has already run 7.75 this season and is US #1 for the 55mH distance. At Nationals though they will run the 60mH distance where she would rank US #5 via a conversion. 

Though she would need to improve .32 to enter as the top seed based on her 55mH time, you can infer that her speed in the dashes is better than nearly anyone else entered in that field. The trick for her though will be balancing the workload with three rounds of this, the shuttle hurdle relay, and all the other relays that she will be on.