The meet draws competitors from across the country at all age and skill levels, from elementary school to college students. Several local athletes had a strong showing.
In the High School division, Brooklyn high jump champion My’khiyah Williams cleared 5’6” for the win. Williams holds both the Mid-School record of 5’6 1/2” set in 2015, and the Elementary B record of 4’9” set in 2012.
In the 55 meters, Iantha Wright of St. John’s Prep in Astoria ran her personal best race to take first in 7.10. Sophia Myers of Queens High School of Teaching remains undefeated in the 55-meter hurdles, improving a third straight week with her win in 8.22.
In distance races, Shayla Sanders of Young Women’s Leadership School in Queens remains undefeated in the 1500 meters (4:48.71). Lauren Heskin of Floral Park Memorial in Queens won her heat of the 1500 meters with a time of 4:47.54.
Four preliminary meets and a semifinals at Pratt Institute determine who will compete at the finals at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory on Saturday, February 18.