A great read.
*MB: USC Star of the NCAA Women's 4 x 400 relay, Kendall Ellis to Turn Pro Not a surprise considering she's run 49.99 and was a senior.
With a 49.99 pb and her epic 4 x 400 anchor, this isn't surprising at all.
Olympic 200m bronze medalist Christophe Lemaitre is also competing.
Ethiopia’s Kelkile Gezahegn defended his title on the men's side in 2:11:00.
The Cuban long jumper is only 19-years-old, but his earth shattering 8.83m leap was 10 years in the making as he's been doing track since elementary school.
There is also a great matchup in the women's 1500 with Gudaf Tsegay (4:00.96 meet record), Nelly Jepkosgei (4:00.99) and Dawit Seyaum (3:58.09). Non distance action includes Mutaz Barshim in the HJ, recent hype LJer Juan Miguel Echevarria, 200 world champ Ramil Guliyev, Justin Gatlin vs Mike Rodgers and Commonwealth champ Akani Simbine in the 100, and Dafne Schippers vs Murielle Ahoure in the 200m.
The 4:09 miler says he transferred to the high school five minutes away from his house so he could attend the same school as his sister, but the state association ruled it an "athletically motivated" transfer. Alllred isn't a full-time HS student as he takes college classes.