Take Two Tuesday: A Glance Back At The Pomona Invitational

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Jalen Lyon highlighted in the 200 with a state-leading 21.33

The Pomona Invitational has traditionally been an insanely competitive meet, and this year was no different. The meet drew six new No. 1 marks in all-classifications.

There were a lot of stellar performances, some with the help of the wind. Regardless, the times were fast, and here are a few highlights that shuffled the state-rankings.

Emily Sloan not only won the 100 hurdles in 13.56, but her 300 hurdles was an eye-opening 42.15. The is No. 3 in the country, and No. 2 in Colorado behind Anna Hall's 42.06. 

Delaney Smith moved up in the state rankings at Pomona as well, finishing second behind Sloan in the 100 and the 300 hurdles. Smith's 14.69 in the 100 hurdles ranks No. 4 in all-classifications, while her 44.41 in the 300 is No. 5.

The girl's discus brought out the top-two performances in the state. Gabriella McDonald and Morgan Stewart went head-to-head, and when the discus had settled, McDonald had a state-leading 143-11, just ahead of Stewart's 143-2. 

On the boy's side one of the fastest 100s in recent history stole the show. Led by Deondre Ritter, who ran 10.64. The time was nearly a half-second PR for Ritter, who previously had run 11.05. Dimitri Stanley and Devin Cadena were hot on his heels in 10.70, and 10.77. The times are currently No. 1, No.2, and No. 4 in all-classifications. Jalen Lyon highlighted in the 200 with a state-leading 21.33, while Jason Farrell dipped under 39 seconds in the 300 hurdles, winning the event in 38.91. 

The discus has a new name to remember: Austin Holt. Holt added nearly seven-feet to his personal best to win the event in 164-8. The mark is currently No. 2 in all-classifications. 

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