What hasn\'t Nicole Leach done during this remarkable junior season? Well, just more of the same, and the same is excellent. She won the 400 in 54.75 after a 55.20 qualifier. She took 3rd in the 200 in 24.98, with qualifiers of 25.76 and 25.48. And she helped her 4x400 to a 2nd place 3:57.76. Teammate Latavia Thomas took the 800 2:13.03. Archbishop Ryan\'s Sara Brown was 6th in the 100, going 12.85. And the Ryan boys took 4th in the 4x800 in 8:15.38.
The Loucks Games held in New York saw a southern invasion for this year's meet with a talented contigency from Virginia coming to compete. Meanwhile, looking for a meet with great competition to replace the absence of the Southern Track Classic, more than a handful of distance stars from Virginia went as far north as Connecticut to compete in the Hartford Public Invitational.