Hancock and Davis race to the 60-meter hurdle finish at NIN. | Photo for MileSplit.us by John Herzog
The 2007-2008 indoor track season came to a close this weekend with two meets--the Nike Indoor Nationals in Landover, Maryland, and the National Scholastic Indoor Championships in New York, New York. Colorado was well represented at both meets.
At the Nike Indoor Nationals, three Colorado athletes came home with high school All-American finishes. In the 3200, Falcon's Wes Rickman blazed a 9:00.38 3200. That sea-level time is five seconds faster than any high school 3200 ever run inside the boundaries of Colorado, and was good enough for fourth place in a field that included Utah's Luke Puskedra and Texas's Colby Lowe. Michael Hancock, above, of George Washington narrowly missed beating Wayne Davis in the 60 hurdles with a time of 7.67, only .05 out of first. And, finally, Joe Morris topped the field in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.76.
Up the road a few hours in New York City, several other Colorado athletes were notching memorable performances. Roblet Muhudin ran 15:22.54 to finish 7th in the 5000. Brianna Patton finished the 60-meter hurdles in 8.83 to place fifth. Dominick Roberts also finished fifth in the 200 meters with a time of 21.79. The performance of the day, however, belonged to Charles White, who won the mile by about 1.5 seconds in 4:11.77.
Congratulations to each of these, and several more who headed back east to compete this weekend. It will be exciting to see them perform within the boundaries of Colorado over the next several weeks.