USA High School Track & Field Records and the Best 2008 Prep Performances

Lacey, Washington (PressExposure) June 25, 2008 -- Eight high school athletes set 6 new records during the 2008 track and field season. The shinning star of the boys had to be German Fernandez of Riverbank (CA) High School, who set 2 new records and led all boys by taking the top spot in 5 of 6 middle distance races--the 1,500, 1,600, 3,000 and 3,200-meter runs and the 2 mile.

Fernandez ran the 3,000 in 8:04.1 to set a new record for a high-school-only race, and he set a National Federation record with an 8:34.23 clocking in the 3,200. He also led all comers with a 3:44.8 in the 1,500, a 4:00.29 in the 1,600 (No. 2 all-time), a 4:01.69 in the mile, and an 8:37.22 in the 2 mile.

Chris Derrick of Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville (IL) ran 5,000 meters in 13:55.96 to set the USA boys record for a high-school-only race.

Christine Babcock of Woodbridge High School in Irvin (CA) ran the 1,600 in 4:36.57 to set the new girls record, breaking the old mark of 4:38.15.

Jordan Hasay of Mission Prep High School in San Luis Obispo, another outstanding girls middle distance runner, led the nation with top times in the 3,000 meters (9:23.90), 3,200 meters (10:03.07) and the 2 mile ( 9:55.57). Babcock's best 2 mile was 10:07.54.

Roosevelt High School set the new USA high school girls record of 8:43.12 in the 4x800-Meter Relay, breaking the current 8:50.41 record. Roosevelt is located in Greenbelt (MD). Think for a moment about how difficult it would be to find 4 girls on a high school track team that could AVERAGE less than 2:11 for the 800-meter run. This is what you would call middle distance depth on a track team.

Hannah Carson of Rhodes Junior High (Middle) School in Mesa (AZ) threw the javelin 167-feet-11-inches to set a new USA high school freshman record. The national record is 176-feet-5-inches. Hannah Carson has an excellent chance to garner a national record before she graduates from high school.

Here are the current United States high school track and field records through 2007 followed by the best performances by high school competitors during 2008:

USA Boys High School Track and Field Records and Best 2008 Performances Current through 6-6-08

100 Meters: 10.08 - 10.17 by Jeff Demps of South Lake High School in Groveland (FL). No. 5 all-time high school autotimed performer.

200 Meters: 20.13 - 20.65 by Brandon O'Connor of Southridge High School in Miami (FL).

400 Meters: 44.69 - 46.28 by Joey Hughes of Poly High School in Long Beach (CA).

800 Meters: 1:46.45 - 1:48.97 by Joseph Franklin of Godby High School in Tallahassee (FL).

1,500 Meters: 3:38.26 - 3:44.8 by German Fernandez of Riverbank (CA) High School.

1,600 Meters: 3:53.43 record set at equivalent yards distance - 4:00.29 by German Fernandez of Riverbank (CA) High School. No. 2 all-time performer.

Mile: 3:53.43 - 4:01.09 by Rob Finnerty of Burnsville (MN) High School. No. 7 all-time performer. German Fernandez of Riverbank (CA) High School ran 4:01.69 to become the No. 8 all-time performer.

3,000 Meters: 8:03.67 - 8:04.1 by German Fernandez of Riverbank (CA) High School. Sets New Record for a high school race.

3,200 Meters: 8:36.3 for 2-Mile - 8:34.23 by German Fernandez of Riverbank (CA) High School. National Federation record.

2 Miles: 8:36.3 - 8:37.22 by German Fernandez of Riverbank (CA) High School.

3,000 Meter Steeplechase: 8:50.1 - 9:17.43 by Pat Dupont of Fairport (NY) High School.

5,000 Meters: 13:37.91 - 13:55.96 by Chris Derrick of Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville (IL) - Sets the USA record for a high-school-only race.

10,000 Meters: 28:32.7 - 30:53.08 by Donald Cabral of Glastonbury (CT) High School.

110-Meter High Hurdles: 13.22 record set at equivalent yards distance - 13.51 by Spencer Adams of Butler High School in Charlotte (NC).

300-Meter Intermediate Hurdles: 35.28 - 35.71 by Reggie Wyatt of La Sierra High School in Riverside (CA).

400-Meter Intermediate Hurdles: 49.38 - 50.46 by Reggie Wyatt of La Sierra High School in Riverside (CA).

4x100-Meter Relay: 39.76 - 40.26 by Rowlett (TX) High School.

4x200-Meter Relay: 1:23.31 - 1:24.06 by Hightower High School in Sugar Land (TX). No. 6 all-time high school relay performance.

4x400-Meter Relay: 3:07.40 - 3:09.59 by Dominguez High School in Compton (CA).

4x800 Meter Relay: 7:32.89 - 7:38.79 by North Penn High School in Lansdale (PA).

4xMile Relay: 17:06.6 - 17:28.47 indoors by Danbury (CT) High School.

800 Medley Relay: 1:28.43 - 1:31.28 by Raytown South High School in Raytown (MO).

Sprint Medley Relay: 3:21.1 - 3:26.16 by Mid-Prairie Community High School in Wellman (IA).

Distance Medley Relay: 9:49.78 - 10:02.47 by Carroll High School in Southlake (TX).

4x110 Hurdle Relay: 56:32 - 58:57 by Irvington (NJ) High School.

High Jump: 7-7 - 7-3.75 indoors by Eric Kynard of Rogers High School in Toledo (OH). No. 8 all-time indoor high school performer.

Pole Vault: 18-3 - 17-4.5 by Nico Weiler of Los Gatos (CA) High School.

Long Jump: 26-9.25 - 25-6.75 indoors by Christian Taylor of Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone (GA).

Triple Jump: 54-10.25 - 52-6.50 by Christian Taylor of Sandy Creek High School in Tryone (GA).

Shot Put: 81-3.5 - 71-3 by Jordan Clarke of Bartlett High School in Anchorage, AK. No. 8 all-time performer.

Discus Throw: 234-3 - 222-1 by Mason Finley of Buena Vista (CO) High School. No. 3 all-time performer.

Hammer Throw: 255-11 - 250-1 by Conor McCullough of Chaminade High School in West Hills, CA. No. 3 all-time performer.

Javelin Throw: 241-11 - 223-8 by Kyle Smith of Daphne (AL) High School.

Decathlon: 7,264 - 7,262 wind-aided by Curtis Beach of Academy High School in Albuquerque (NM).

(Note: Leaders based upon marks verified as wind legal in sprints, hurdles and horizontal jumps. Only fully automatic times are listed for sprints and high hurdles.)

USA Girls High School Track and Field Records and Best 2008 Performances Current through 6-10-08

100 Meters: 11.11 - 11.16 by Victoria Jordan of Dunbar High School in Fort Worth (TX). Equals No. 5 all-time high school performer.

200 Meters: 22.11 - 23.43 indoors by Ashton Purvis of St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland (CA). No. 5 all-time indoor performer.

400 Meters: 50.69 - 52.83 indoors by Nadonnia Rodriques of Boys & Girls High School in Brooklyn (NY). No. 4 all-time indoor performer.

800 Meters: 2:00.07 - 2:01.61 by Chanelle Price of Easton (PA) High School.

1,500 Meters: 4:16.6 - 4:17.46 by Jordan Hasay of Mission Prep High School in San Luis Obispo (CA). No. 7 all-time high school performance; Hasay also has the No. 4 and No. 5 all-time performances run in 2007.

1,600 Meters: 4:38.15 - 4:36.57 by Christine Babcock of Woodbridge High School in Irvin (CA) - Sets new USA High School Record, breaking the previous mark of 4:38.15.

Mile: 4:35.24 - 4:35.41 by Christine Babcock of Woodbridge High School in Irvin (CA). No. 2 all-time performer.

3,000 Meters: 9:08.06 - 9:23.90 by Jordan Hasay of Mission Prep High School in San Luis Obispo.

3,200 Meters: 9:48.59 - 10:03.07 by Jordan Hasay of Mission Prep High School in San Luis Obispo. Equals No. 6 all-time performer.

2 Miles - 9:55.57 by Jordan Hasay of Mission Prep High School in San Luis Obispo.

5,000 Meters: 15:52.88 - 17:03.79 indoors by Chelsea Ley of Kingsway High School in Woolwich Township (NJ).

100-Meter High Hurdles: 12.95 - 13.26 by Jacquelyn Coward of West High School in Knoxville (TN).

300-Meter Hurdles: 39.98 - 40.96 by Donique Flemings of Saginaw (TX) High School.

400-Meter Hurdles: 55.20 - 58.96 by Ryann Krais of Methacton High School in Norristown (PA).

4x100-Meter Relay: 44.50 - 45.17 by Dunbar High School in Fort Worth (TX).

4x200-Meter Relay: 1:33.87 - 1:35.94 by Dunbar High School in Fort Worth (TX). No. 11 all-time high school relay team performance.

4x400-Meter Relay: 3:35.49 - 3:37.16 by Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt (MD). No. 8 all-time high school relay team performance.

4x800-Meter Relay: 8:50.41 - 8:43.12 by Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt (MD). Sets new USA High School Record, breaking the previous mark of 8:50.41.

4xMile Relay: 19:56.75 - 20:10.76 by Saugus High School in La Crescenta (CA). No. 3 all-time high school relay team performance.

Distance Medley Relay: 11:33.42 - 11:42.16 by Roxbury High School in Succasunna (NJ). No. 11 all-time high school relay team performance.

800 Sprint Medley - 1:44.51 by Logan High School in Union City (CA).

Sprint Medley - 4:00.97 by Wilson High School in Long Beach (CA).

Distance Medley - 11:42.16 by Roxbury High School in Succasunna (NJ). No. 11 all-time high school relay team performance.

4 x 100H - 61:05 by Union (NJ) High School.

High Jump: 6-4 - 6-1.25 by Shanay Briscoe of Cypress Christian High School in Houston (TX) and by Victoria Lucas of Midland (TX) High School.

Pole Vault: 14-1.25 - 14-0 by Rachel Laurent of Vanderbilt Catholic High School in Houma (LA). No. 2 all-time performer.

Long Jump: 22-3 - 20.5 by Vashti Thomas of Mr. Pleasant High School in San Jose (CA).

Triple Jump: 44-11.75 - 43-1.5 indoors by Vashti Thomas of Mt. Pleasant High School in San Jose (CA). No. 7 all-time performer.

Shot Put: 54-10.75 - 52-4 indoors by Karen Shump of Penncrest High School in Media (PA). No. 6 all-time performer.

Discus Throw: 188-4 - 183-11 by Anastasia Jelmini of Shafter (CA) High School.

Hammer Throw: 201-7 - 194.0 by Allison Horner of Lovett High School in Atlanta (GA) No. 3 all-time performance.

Javelin Throw: 176-5 - 167-11 by Hannah Carson of Rhodes Junior High (Middle) School in Mesa (AZ). Sets new USA high school freshman record.

(Note: Leaders based upon marks verified as wind legal in sprints, hurdles and horizontal jumps. Only fully automatic times are listed for sprints and high hurdles.)

Note: Performance results in track and field are easily understandable through time zones and cultures around the world. Unlike words and their pronunciation in different languages, numbers need no explanation to understand. It also helps that the metric system of measurement for distances is dominate worldwide. Track and field competitors around the world are interested in comparing their performances with the performances of athletes in other countries.

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