New Balance and Nike Indoor Nationals - Minnesota Recap


Yesterday marked the beginning of championship competition for New Balance Indoor Nationals in Boston and Nike Indoor Nationals in New York. 

We've got you covered with a live event-by-event coverage of the action on the track and in the field for our Minnesota competitiors. 

Below, find a live recap that will be updated throughout the day detailing event results as they happen in Boston and New York. Be sure to also check out the meet hub page for more information.



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Eli Hall (Pequot Lakes) - 2-Mile

Hall, the Pequot Lakes junior, ran in the boys Rising Stars 2-Mile at the New Balance Indoor Nationals where he finished 20th overall with a time of 9:43.25. Hall finished as the 7th junior in the race, behind a plethora of seniors and one sophomore. Halls time of 9:08.51 in the 3000m from this indoor season, converts to a 9:52.39 2-mile, so his performance at New Balance was a big PR for the talented junior. 

Sonja Semling (Cotter) - 2-Mile

A standout sophomore runner for Cotter, Sonja Semling competed in the girl's Rising Stars 2-Mile at New Balance, there she ran a time of 11:40.45 to finish 43rd overall. 

Luna Scorzelli (St. Paul Highland Park) - 2-Mile

In a thrilling race, Luna Scorzelli raced in heat 7 of the girl's 2-Mile Championship at New Balance Nationals in Boston where she finished 2nd overall in a thrilling heat just 0.05 seconds behind the winner. Scorzelli raced an even race before kicking at the end to narrowly finish as runner-up in her heat with a time of 10:26.31 which was the #2 time in the first 7 of 9 heats. Scorzelli ended up finishing 18th overall. 

This was a big PR for Scorzelli whose previous 3200m best was 10:35.43. That converts to a 10:39.12 2-mile time, which would then be a 13-second PR for Scorzelli. 

Her time of 10:26.31, for records purposes, converts to a 10:22.68 2-Mile, which would rank as the #10 3200m time all-time in Minnesota state history for high school girls. 


Noah Breker (Robbinsdale Armstrong) - 2-Mile

Breker ran in the fastest heat of the boy's 2-Mile Championship at New Balance where he finished 9th overall and 7th in his heat with a time of 8:53.47. Breker set a new personal best for the 2-Mile with a 3.5 seconds indoor PR (previous PR of 8:57.04) and a 1 second PR overall (outdoor PR of 8:54.53). 

Breker's time of 8:53.47 beat his old Minnesota indoor record of 8:57.04 and is the #5 time in Minnesota state history overall. 

1Elliott Heath8:46.122007
2Mike Torchia8:50.802006
3Rob Finnerty8:50.962008
4Hassan Mead8:51.232007
5Noah Breker8:53.472023

Breker ran his second and final race on Sunday with the boys Championship mile race where he finished 14th overall with a time of 4:10.71. Breker ran in heat 4 which he won over Rhen Langley who ran a time of 4:10.87. 


Abbey Nechanicky (Wayzata) - 2-Mile

It was the Ellie Shea show at New Balance, but Wayzata's Abbey Nechanicky also made some state history for Minnesota with her 5th-place finish in the Championship 2-Mile with a time of 10:09.27. In doing so, Nechanicky became just the 2nd girl in Minnesota state history to run under 10:10 in the 2-mile, alongside future Colorado teammate Emily Covert. 

This was a slight PR for Nechanicky beating her old outdoor 2-Mile PR of 10:10.07. This is also a new state record for the indoor 2-Mile, beating Maria Hauger's old record of 10:36.58 at the 2013 Brooks PR Invitational. 

Nechanicky also ran in the indoor mile at Nike Indoor Nationals where she finished 5th overall with a time of 4:45.65. This is a new PR for Nechanicky with her previous personal best being 4:54.34 in the 1600m outdoors. This is also a new state record for the indoor mile beating Grace Ping's previous record of 4:59.66. 

Sophia Roskoski (Stillwater) - Pole Vault

Stillwater senior Sophia Roskoski competed in the girls Rising Stars pole vault at New Balance and finished with a vault of 10' 6" to finish 13th overall. Roskoski cleared 10' 6" on her first attempt before bowing out at 10' 11.75" on three attempts. Roskoski holds an indoor PR of 11' 3" and an outdoor PR of 11' 6". 

Ashley Fisher (Academy of Holy Angels) - Triple Jump, 55m & 60m

Fisher competed in her first of three Emerging Elite events this weekend on Friday at Nike Indoor Nationals. Fisher first competed in the triple jump where she had a jump of 35' 10.75" (10.94m) to finish 12th overall. This is a new indoor PR for Fisher for the triple jump, beating her previous PR of 35' 0.5" from last season. 

She completed her weekend on Saturday running the 55m and 60m Emerging Elite races this weekend. In her 55m race, she finished 57th overall with a time of 7.53 and in the 60m, she finished 58th overall with a time of 8.13. 

Payton Kasper (Mound-Westonka) - Pole Vault

Kasper competed in the boy's pole vault championship at New Balance, where he finished in a tie for 24th place with a height of 14' 3.25". He cleared 14' 3.25" on his second attempt before bowing out on three attempts at a height of 14' 9". Kasper has an indoor pole vault PR of 15' 2.25" from this seasons USATF Minnesota All-Comers #3 meet. 

Juriad Hughes Jr. (Irondale) - 200m

Hughes started his weekend at Nike Indoor Nationals in the 200m prelims where he ran a time of 22.78 to finish 27th overall. This is just behind his indoor 200m PR of 22.61 from the MVP Vibe Fest in Chicago from last month. 

Hughes competed in the long jump championship on Sunday at Nike, where he finished as the champion with a jump of 24' 11" to finish just ahead of Miles Jones who jumped 24' 8.5". This ties his own state record jump of 24' 11" from earlier this indoor season, which is also the all-time state record indoors or outdoors. 

Wayzata Girls - 4x1-Mile
Abbey Nechanicky, Grace Mignone, Alyson Kleyman, and Teegan Anderson

The Wayzata girls got it done with a collective time of 20:18.67 for a 2nd place finish at Nike Indoor Nationals! They started the race with Nechanicky getting off to a great start to finish her leg in first place with a great mile time of 4:55, Mignone then ran a leg of 5:08, Kleyman with a time of 5:15 and Anderson finished off with a time of 4:59. 

Andrew Casey (Lakeville North) - 800m

Casey kept his momentum strong in his first track and field race of his senior season at New Balance where he ran in heat 8 of the Championship boys 800m. Casey won his heat with a time of 1:53.82, just edging out Dawson Welch who ran a time of 1:53.97. After heat 9 ended, Casey ended up in 15th place overall. 

This is a new Minnesota state record for the indoor boys 800m run, shattering the old record of 1:56.13 set by Elliott McArthur last year. 

Casey also ran in the mile race at on Sunday where he ran a time of 4:38.09 to finish 94th overall. 

Annaka Forsberg (Blooming Prairie) - High Jump

Forsberg competed in the girls Championships high jump at New Balance where she finished in a tie for 10th at a height of 5' 6". She needed two attempts to clear at 5' 4.25", and then took all three attempts before clearing at 5' 6" before bowing out at 5' 8". 

Teegan Anderson, Grace Mignone, and Alyson Kleyman (Wayzata) - 1-Mile

Alongside Nechanicky, Anderson, Mignone, and Kleyman all ran in the girl's mile at Nike Indoor Nationals. Anderson finished in 23rd with a time of 5:10.83, Mignone finished in 25th with a time of 5:13.87 and Kleyman finished in 26th with a time of 5:16.85. 

Kennedy Martinson (Coon Rapids) - Pole Vault

Martinson competed in the girl's pole vault championship at New Balance where she finished 16th place with a height of 12' 5.5". This was a new PR for Martinson, eclipsing her old PR of 12' 2" from the National Pole Vault Summit earlier this season. This is now Martinsons new #2 time for Minnesota girls indoor all-time, only behind Julia Fixsen at 13' 9".