Jojo and Cory break down the highlights of this weekend's live events on MileSplit and FloTrack.
NJCAA Indoor Championships (KS) - 3/3-4
WATCH LIVE ON FLOTRACK
The junior college national championships will stream live on Friday and Saturday. Read the FloTrack women's preview here and the men's preview here.
Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational (FL) - 3/3-4
National record holder Tyrese Cooper stars in this Miami, Florida season-opening track meet. The Miami Norland High sophomore will rematch against Anthony Schwartz (US #6 100m, US #3 200m) of American Heritage, whom he was disqualified while racing against two weeks ago. Schwartz beat him outright in the 100m this year and is one of the few prep athletes capable of outrunning the talented Cooper. There's also Jamal Walton, who ranks US #1 in the 200m this year.
Eight-time Florida team state champions Miami Northwestern bring their top-rated girls sprint crew to the track, featuring their US #2 4x100m, US #2 4x200m and US #1 4x800m relays. US #4 ranked 200m star Twanisha Terry, a Southern California signee, will have a rematch vs. Palm Beach Central's US #2 ranked Karimah Davis. Davis defeated Terry, 23.86 to 24.17, just last weekend.
Three girls are capable of breaking the 2:10 barrier: Daesha Rogers of Miami Jackson, (2:11 PR), Bryanna Rivers of Wharton (2:11 PR), and freshman Natalie Varela of Gulliver Prep (2:16 PR).
Hunter Moore of Olentagy Orange ranks No. 3 in the nation in the 3200m; he aims here for the Division 1 state title and his first sub-9 minute clocking. The D1 1600m showcases NXN finalist Dustin Horter, who owns the state's fastest 1600m time this year of 4:16, vs. Ben Ewert, Zak Kirk and Andrew Bollam-Godbott. The fastest times of the day could potentially come from Chad Johnson in Division 2.
The girls 1600m is headlined by Foot Locker and NXN All-American India Johnson, who will contend with fellow sub-five milers Olivia Howell, who was second at the state outdoor meet last year, and Allison Guagenti.
Can Abby Steiner defend her 60m and 200m D1 indoor state titles for the third consecutive year? The soccer star faces her toughest state meet yet as she mounts a comeback after tearing her ACL at a national team camp last August. McKenzie Long and Kaylyn Heath have both run 7.55, the top time in D1, and Long owns the fastest 200m time in the state this year at 24.62. In D2, Mia Knight looks to sweep both events.
The D1 girls 400m features a rematch between Natalia Price and Jaydan Wood, who charged to state-leading times of 55.35 and 55.76 at the Spire Scholastic Showcase. Emma Lane will also be in the running for a title.
The D1 boys 60m hurdles features Connor Duricky (OH #1, 8.06) and Matt Peare (OH #2, 8.08) in their first match-up of the year.