The Olympic Development 60m had a high schooler in it last year!
The inaugural edition of the MVP Chicagoland Vibefest proved that Chicago has the potential to be an excellent location for national-level prep track and field talent in February. Last year there were just over 315 athletes entered the meet with 148 elite performances. This is an outstanding ratio with the appropriate name of the meet. This year's edition will be in competition in approaching that mark. Check out some of the top names slated to compete at the Dr. Conrad Worrill Track & Field Center.
Nyckoles Harbor (Sr., Archbishop Carroll HS; Washington DC)- A 5-star football talent who happens to light up the track as well. The season is still very early but Harbor leads the nation in three sprint categories: 60 (6.64), 200 (20.74), and 300 (33.90). He is slated to compete in two open events and possibly the 4x200 relay in which he anchored his mates to the fourth-fastest time in history (1:26.42).
Andrew Regnier (Sr., Milwaukee Speed Academy)- This young man has been tearing up the indoor scene all undercover season long. He was the national leader in the 800 (1:51.56) and is the national leader and US#2 all-time in the 600m with a sizzling time of 1:17.52. Regnier is planning on going for the 500m national record which is 1:01.25 set by Will Sumner of Georgia last year.
Nathan Cumberbatch (Sr., Shorewood WI)- Has been like Robin to Batman when it comes to Andrew Regnier. Cumberbatch has competed against him in the 800 and 600 with some sizzling marks as well. It's not known what race at this he will compete in, but it's possible that he may try the 500 as well.
Drew Dillard (Jr., Archbishop Carroll HS; Washington DC)- Up-and-coming talent that is a cog for the nation's top 4x200 relay. Dillard is a solid long sprinter as well as a high and long jumper.
Alden Chambers (Sr., North Babylon NY)- A workhorse from the state of Empire State who is emerging speedster.
Cameron Thompson (So., MVP Club)- Last year she took seventh in the Nike Indoor Nationals Rising Stars 60m. Still just a sophomore, Thompson is expected to be one of the top underclassmen by the time the meet is here.
Delea Martins (Sr., Shorewood WI/Milwaukee Speed Academy)- Dubbed the" Queen of Gately Stadium", Martins has competed here many times and produced some eye-popping marks. Look for her to clash in the short dashes and possibly a relay.
Madison Whyte (Sr., Newport News VA)- A big-time talent who will attend USC in the fall, Whtye is one of the nation's top speedsters. She took fourth in the 60m and second in the 300m (37.09) at the VA Showcase. The latter mark is nothing to be disappointed about as it was the fourth fastest time ever. Whyte is the national leader in the 200 at 23.32.
Jasmine Sharps (So., Archbishop Carroll HS; Washington DC)- Attends the same high school as superstar Nyckoles Harbor and over time we may see the same excellence rub off on her. Sharps was one of the top freshman sprinters in the country last year. Look for her to continue to grow and make a name for herself this season.
"Ali" Allison Ince (Jr., Normal Community)- One of the nation's premier middle-distance runners won the 1600 here a year ago. Ince won a national title in the 800 as a freshman and has a state title in the 400. Needless to say, she can run several events in this meet and put on a show.
Magnolia Crissup (Jr., Jenks OK)- The top returning sprinter from the state of Oklahoma who is slated to compete in several events.