USA High School Track & Field Records And The Current Best 2008 Performances

USA High School Track & Field Records And The Current Best 2008 Performances




Performance results in track and field are easily understandable by time zones and cultures around the world. Unlike words and their pronunciation in different languages, numbers need no explanation to understand. It also helps that the metric system of measurement for distances is rule worldwide.

Track and field competitors around the world are interested in comparing their performances with the performances of athletes in other countries. Here are the current United States high school track and field records by 2007 followed by the best current performances by high school competitors in 2008:

USA Boys High School Track and Field Records

100 Meters: 10.08 – 10.17 by Jeff Demps of South Lake High School in Groveland (FL).

200 Meters: 20.13 – 20.80 by Markus Henderson of Lewisville (TX) High School.

400 Meters: 44.69 – 46.41 by Tavaris Tate of Starkville (MS).

800 Meters: 1:46.45 – 1:48.97 by Joseph Franklin of Godby in Tallahassee (FL).

1,500 Meters: 3:38.26 – 3:52:63 indoors by Colby Lowe of Carroll in Southlake (TX)

1,600 Meters: 3:53.43 record set at equivalent yards distance – 4:05.57 by German Fernandez of Riverbank (CA).

3,000 Meters: 8:03.67 – 8:16.0 by Luke Puskedra of estimate Memorial Catholic in Salt Lake City (UT).

3,200 Meters: 8:36.3 2-Mile) – 8:46.40 by Luke Puskedra of estimate Memorial Catholic.

5,000 Meters: 13:37.91 – 13:55.96 by Chris Derrick of Neuqua Valley in Naperville (IL) – (Derrick’s time is the USA record for a high-school-only race).

110-Meter High Hurdles: 13.22 record set at equivalent yards distance – 13.51 by Spencer Adams of Butler in Charlotte (NC).

300-Meter Intermediate Hurdles: 35.28 – 36.28 by William Wynne of McEachern in Powder Springs (GA).

400-Meter Intermediate Hurdles: 49.38 – 50.46 by Reggie Wyatt of La Sierra in Riverside (CA).

4×100-Meter Relay: 39.76 – 40.26 by Rowlett (TX) High School.

4×200-Meter Relay: 1:23.31 – 1:24.06 – Hightower in Sugar Land (TX).

4×400-Meter Relay: 3:07.40 – 3:11.87 by Dominguez in Compton (CA).

4×800 Meter Relay: 7:32.89 – 7:44.39 by North Penn in Lansdale (PA).

Sprint Medley Relay: 3:21.1 – 3:26.16 by Mid-Prairie Community in Wellman (IA).

Distance Medley Relay: 9:49.78 – 10:02.47 by Carroll in Southlake (TX).

High Jump: 7-7 – 7-3.75 indoors by Eric Kynard of Rogers in Toledo (OH).

Pole Vault: 18-3 – 17-4.5 by Nico Weiler in Los Gatos (CA).

Long Jump: 26-9.25 – 25-6.75 indoors by Christian Taylor of Sandy Creek in Tyrone (GA).

Triple Jump: 54-10.25 – 52-4.75 by Will Claye of Mountain Pointe in Phoenix (AZ).

Shot Put: 81-3.5 – 70-6 by Jordan Clarke of Bartlett in Anchorage, AK.

Discus Throw: 234-3 – 222-1 by Mason Finley of Buena Vista (CO). (No. 3 all-time performer).

Hammer Throw: 255-11 – 244-8 by Trent Kraychir of Twentynine Palms (CA). (No. 3 all-time performer).

Javelin Throw: 241-11 – 223-8 by Kyle Smith of Daphne (AL).

(observe: Leaders based upon marks verified as wind legal in sprints, hurdles and horizontal jumps. Only fully automatic times are listed for sprints and high hurdles.)

USA Girls High School Track and Field Records

100 Meters: 11.11 – 11.16 by Victoria Jordan of Dunbar High School in Fort Worth (TX).

200 Meters: 22.11 – 23.43 indoors by Ashton Purvis of St. Elizabeth in Oakland (CA).

400 Meters: 50.69 – 52.83 indoors by Nadonnia Rodriques of Boys & Girls in Brooklyn (NY).

800 Meters: 2:00.07 – 2:03.20 by Chanelle Price is Easton (PA).

1,500 Meters: 4:16.6 – 4:17.46 by Jordan Hasay of Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo (CA). (No. 7 all-time performance; Hasay also has the No. 4 and No. 5 all-time performances run in 2007 and is a threat to break the USA high school record.)

Mile: 4:35.24 – 4:41.22 by Stephanie Morgan of Barnesville (OH).

3,000 Meters: 9:08.06 – 9:23.90 by Jordan Hasay of Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo.

3,200 Meters – 9:48.59 – 10:03.07 by Jordan Hasay of Mission Prep.

5,000 Meters: 15:52.88 – 17:03.79 indoors by Chelsea Ley of Kingsway in Woolwich Township (NJ).

100-Meter High Hurdles: 12.95 – 13.26 by Jacquelyn Coward of West in Knoxville (TN).

300-Meter Hurdles: 39.98 – 40.96 by Donique Flemings of Saginaw (TX).

400-Meter Hurdles: 55.20 – 58.96 by Ryann Krais of Methacton in Norristown (PA).

4×100-Meter Relay: 44.50 – 45.17 by Dunbar in Fort Worth (TX).

4×200-Meter Relay: 1:33.87 – 1:35.94 by Dunbar in Fort Worth (TX).

4×400-Meter Relay: 3:35.49 – 3:37.16 by Roosevelt in Greenbelt (MD).

4×800-Meter Relay: 8:50.41 – 8:43.12 by Roosevelt in Greenbelt (MD). (New USA High School Record set this year.)

4xMile Relay: 19:56.75 – 20:10.76 by Saugus in La Crescenta (CA). (No. 3 all-time performance).

Distance Medley Relay: 11:33.42 – 11:42.16 by Roxbury in Succasunna (NJ).

High Jump: 6-4 – 6-0.25 by Victoria Lucas in Midland (TX).

Pole Vault: 14-1.25 – 14-0 by Rachel Laurent of Vanderbilt Catholic in Houma (LA). (No. 2 all-time performer and a threat to break the USA high school record.)

Long Jump: 22-3 – 20-3.5 by Jacinda Evans of Southern in Durham (NC).

Triple Jump: 44-11.75 – 42-8.75 indoors by Vashti Thomas of Mt. Pleasant in San Jose (CA).

Shot Put: 54-10.75 – 52-4 indoors by Karen Shump of Penncrest in Media (PA).

Discus Throw: 188-4 – 183-11 by Anastasia Jelmini of Shafter (CA).

Hammer Throw: 201-7 – 179-0 by Victoria Flowers of Classical in Providence (RI).

Javelin Throw: 176-5 – 167-11 by Hannah Carson of Rhodes Junior High School in Mesa (AZ). (New USA high school freshman record.)

(observe: Leaders based upon marks verified as wind legal in sprints, hurdles and horizontal jumps. Only fully automatic times are listed for sprints and high hurdles.)

2008 Boys and Girls Highlights consequently Far:

All of the highlights in 2008 have consequently far been produced by the girls, led by Roosevelt High School’s new USA high school record of 8:43.12 in the 4×800-Meter Relay, breaking the current 8:50.41 record. Roosevelt is located in Greenbelt (MD). Think for a moment about how difficult it would be to find 4 girls on a high school track team that could AVERAGE less than 2:11 for the 800-meter run.

Second best effort comes from Jordan Hasay of Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo (CA). Hasay has run 4:17.46 for the 1,500 Meter and has run two races faster at the same distance in 2007. The USA high school record for the 1,500 is 4:16.6, less than a second away.

Will she set a new USA high school record? The odds say yes. She also has the current best times nationally in the 3,000-Meter and 3,200-Meter runs in addition. She has to be the premier girls high school middle distance runner in the country.

Rachel Laurent of Vanderbilt Catholic High School in Houma (LA) is only 1.25 inches shy of matching the USA high school record of 14-feet-1.25 inches in the pole vault. Her best height so far is 14-feet already. Can she set the national record? I say yes, she can.

Watch out for Hannah Carson of Rhodes Junior High School in Mesa (AZ). She has thrown the javelin 167-feet-11-inches to set a new USA high school freshman record. The national record is 176-feet-5-inches. Wow, she has an incredible chance to garner a national record before she graduates from high school.

We will keep you posted on the final 2008 results after the high school district and state meet competitions are held. I am sensing some more new national records from these noticeable young women.

Copyright © 2008 Ed Bagley




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