Pre-high school star Ramiah Elliott will the spotlight on her this weekend
Indiana and Illinois may as well be first cousins. The bordering states share a ton of similarities between them, are sports. Track and field at the "pure" amateur level is one of those sports. This weekend at Warren Central High School the temperatures are expected to be in the 90s with high humidity. To say the track will be baking is an understatement. The action is guaranteed to be just as hot in Indianapolis all weekend long.
Key figures to watch:
Rising youth superstar Ramiah Elliott of the Indiana Storm Track Club has yet to take a high school class yet she has run championship level times since the 7th grade. Last summer Ms. Elliott won the 13-year old 200m (24.11) and in the 400m with a scorching time of 54.97. Elliott's personal best is 54.50. She will be entered in the 100, 200, 400 for 14-year-olds.
Rising senior Jailyn Ross of Indy Pike/Indiana Storm TC is ready to advance to the national championship which will be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, IA. Ross was one of the top female speedsters during the regular season. She has the top mark in the 17-18 age group.
Janii Jenkins of the Aurora Flyers TC/Warren HS is the girl to watch in the 400. She ran 55.61 during the school season
Sierra Long of the Aurora Flyers TC/Dekalb HS is the second seed in the 400. The Western Illinois University-bound speedster will team with Jenkins in the girls 4x400.
Brandon Adams of the Aurora Flyers TC/Minooka High School was among the best long sprinters in Illinois, earning 2nd place in the 3A championship. Adams is the only competitor under 49 seconds at 48.89 in the boys 17-18 category.
Noah Malone of the Indiana Storm TC/Hamilton Southeastern HS is coming off of an outstanding high school season in which he earned all-state honors in the 100 and 200. Malone will have the top seeds in the 100 and 200. His 10.87 and 21.65 is nothing to sleep on.