It's a season of continued resurgence for Junior Vanessa Watson (Spencerport), as she keeps moving up the All-Time lists in the Long Sprints. This weekend, it was back to the Armory for the New Balance Games, as her training partner in Lanae-Tava Thomas (Rush-Henrietta) was setting records of her own back home in Rochester. In NYC, though, Watson would have another dominating performance.
Up first was the Invitational 500m, a distance that is slowly making a comeback of it's own. Pushing hard from the gun, Watson led wire-to-wire, and took home the win. Her mark of 1:12.83 was not only good for US #2 this year, but also for NY #4 All-Time. It only was slower than that of Britton Wilson, who ran that in much better competition at the VA Showcase, as well as that being their State Meet Distance.
Top 5 All-Time
Later in the day, Watson hit the track again, this time in the 600m. There, she nearly matched her already US #1 mark in the 600m. She is setting herself up for a big matchup with Paris Peoples (Cardozo), the defending State Champion in the 600m.