The AotW for May 17th to 23rd is Brandon Doughty of Jefferson High School. Brandon ran a 1:56.66/4:14.30/9:23.20 triple, anchored the 2nd place 4x800m team, won the 2010 AAA High Point and helped push his team to a AAA Team Championship. Mr. Doughty is a junior and the defending AAA Cross Country Boys Champion. We've now had three different boys go sub-4:15 at the State Meet from 2005-2010. There were zero from 1979-2004.
Special Tip o' the Cap to just about everyone who was down in Charleston over the weekend. That was a crazy meet. Class A girls 800 and 1600 records were 1.25 combined seconds from both being broken by a freshman. Class A boys saw their 800 record broken by two guys. Class AA girls had 2 girls under 2:20 (one a freshman) and were less than a second away from the 1600 record falling. Class AA boys had some of the tightest finshes of the weekend and two boys under 1:59. Class AAA girls almost saw their 800 record broken and sub-11:00. Class AAA boys finished the record book re-write that started last year with the 800 record getting smashed with authority; saw the one-year-old 3200 record go down in one of the most exciting finishes there's been in a while; and saw three boys sub-4:20 and one of them sub-4:15.
Bring on Cross Country and Foot Locker.