Mason Finley (CO) started the weekend on a high note Thursday evening by throwing the shot put 65-05 for a U.S. #2 performance, while earning a U.S. #1discus performance in 211-10. Between Finley's performances and the Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) (pictured above by Pat Montferrat) girls 4x800m relay national record of 8:43.12 and 4x400m relay win of 3:37.16 at the Penn Relays, this weekend is turning into the best of the season. **MileSplit Penn Coverage Boys Top Weekend Performances - Kevin Havel (IL) runs 8:59.12 to win 3200m at Prospect Inv. (IL) - Derrick Hopkins (FL) runs 20.97p 200m dash in Florida - Kenny McClain (FL) won the 300m hurdles in 36.64 at FL Champs. - North Penn (PA) runs 7:44.39 to place second at Penn Relays - Bethel (VA) second in 4x400m relay at Penn Relays in 3:16.33 - Mason Finley (CO) U.S.#2 SP in 65-05, U.S.#1 discus in 211-10 - Cameron Tabor (OK) shot put in 63-09.75, discus in 190-03 - Daniel Gooris (NM) vaults 16-04 at Harper Memorial (NM) - Curtis Beach (NM) runs 1:53.88 800m, leaps 6-06.25 high jump Girls Top Weekend Performances - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) 4x800m relay in U.S. record 8:43.12 - Sonnisha Williams (FL) goes 19-07.50 in long jump in Florida - Chanelle Price (PA) runs speedy 800m dash at 2:05.1 in PA - Skye Barnett (NM) blazes 11.72 for 100m at Harper Mem. in NM - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) wins 4x400m relay at Penn in 3:37.16 - Stephanie Morgan (OH) wins Penn mile in 4:41.22, U.S.#1 - Danielle Frere (IA) wins girls shot put at Drake in 48-02.75
While the Penn Relays may grab most of this weekend's headlines, many top level competitions take place from coast to coast this weekend that should provide some excitement. The FHSAA 1A-2A State Championships (Florida) kick off this season's state championships as the regular season slowly comes to a close in many states. See what meets highlight this weekend's schedule and make sure to keep checking back this weekend for the top performances. Weekend Preview Highlights - MileSplit On-Site: 11 meets and counting. - Penn Relays, Drake Relays are huge. - Florida 1A-2A State Champs. first of season. - Midwest meets star distance talent. - Dogwood Track Classic showcases VA athletes.