Montgomery Invitational
Jan 8, 2005 at the PG Sportsplex, Landover MD


Heat Sheets


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Three US#1 marks
and a sizzling girls 4x200

New US#1 season leaders were posted by West Catholic PA sr Nicole Leach 54.90 (in a barn burner over Devon Williams and Fracene McCorory), West Catholic PA jr Latavia Thomas 2:12.73 800 (catching Sarah Bowman VA 2:14.08 US#2 on the last lap), and Western Baltimore jr Theresa Lewis 8.01 55H. Best race of the meet, though, was the girls 4x200. Leach's leadoff put West Catholic out in front, but McCorory's sizzling 23.5 anchor leg brought the sellout crowd to its feet and Bethel VA to victory in 1:41.58. This is the fourth best time in the nation this year, and the other three were all on the super fast banked Mondo at the NY Armory.

Notes from the meet director

by Tom Rogers

Well, I guess you could say that we couldn't be more delighted with the results of the 4th annual Montgomery Invitational. We had 13 meet records, with several being national leaders and it was by far the best meet ever in our young history.      

The girls 400m was a meet directors dream. How many times do you have the opportunity to put the national leaders at 300m,400m and 500m on the track in the same race and have it be everything you could have dreamed of! Leach went through the first 200m in 25.5 and seemed to be saying "if you want to beat me you're gonna have to come get me". Williams and McCorory made late charges but couldn't catch the powerful Leach. (54.90 was a PG Sportsplex fieldhouse record - a place where 4 NIC's have been held!)     

The 800m was another great race between Thomas and Bowman with Sarah taking the early lead, but Latavia's smooth stride overtaking her the last 250m and turning out a 2:12.73 NL to Bowmans 2:14.08. (Sarah looked a little flat after her disappointing mile).     

Theresa Lewis's 8.01 NL in the 55H (also a fieldhouse record) was the most impressive indoor hurdle race I've ever seen, but the most exciting and amazing race of the day was the girls 4x2. West Catholic got out to an early lead with a great lead-off leg by Leach, but McCorory came charging back from about 20m behind with a 23.5 anchor leg that brought the SRO crowd (the meet was a sellout as the fire marshall close the doors by noon!) to it's feet and gave Bethel the win in 1:41.58 on a flat track! (Tom Martin said it made the hair on the back of his neck stand up!)      With all of the confusion over sanctioning issues, I guess I'm quite happy to say that New York's loss was Maryland's gain! : )     

Tom Rogers

Schedule & Qualifying Standards

Each team will be allowed 1 entry in each individual running event, or 2 entries provided they both meet the entry standards, and one team in the 4x2, 4x4 and 4x8 relays. The top 32 entries in the DMR will be selected. Unlimited entries in all field events provided athletes meet entry standards.

Track Events

Event Time Event Name Qualifying Standard
9:00 a.m. Boys 4x8 9:00, 1 relay per team
9:35 a.m. Girls 4x8 10:40, 1 relay per team
10:15 a.m. Boys 55m dash trials 6.6
10:45 a.m. Girls 55m dash trials 7.6
11:15 a.m. Boys 55hh trials 8.4
11:35 a.m. Girls 55hh trials 9.4
12:00 noon Boys Invitational Mile 4:25 (Outdoor times from 2004 are Ok)
12:05 p.m. Girls Invitational Mile 5:15 (Outdoor times from 2004 are Ok)
12:10 p.m. Boys 1600m 4:45
12:25 p.m. Girls 1600m 5:45
12:45 p.m. Girls 55m dash finals
12:50 p.m. Boys 55m dash finals
12:55 p.m. Girls 55hh finals
1:00 p.m. Boys 55hh finals
1:05 p.m. Boys 400m 55.0
1:30 p.m. Girls 400m 64.0
1:55 p.m. Boys 800m 2:06
2:15 p.m. Girls 800m 2:28
2:40 p.m. Boys 3200m 10:20
3:10 p.m. Girls 3200m 12:20
3:50 p.m. Boys 4x2 1 relay per team
4:25 p.m. Girls 4x2 1 relay per team
5:00 p.m. Boys Invitational DMR 11:30
5:30 p.m. Girls Invitational DMR 13:30
6:00 p.m. Boys 4x4 1 relay per team
6:45 p.m. Girls 4x4 1 relay per team

Field Events

Event Time Event Name Qualifying Standard
9:00 a.m. Girls Pole Vault 7'
9:00 a.m. Girls Shot Put 25'
9:00 a.m. Girls Long Jump 14'
9:00 a.m. Boys Triple Jump 35'
9:00 a.m. Girls High Jump 4'8"
11:00 a.m. Boys Pole Vault 10'
12 noon Boys Shot Put 35'
12 noon Boys Long Jump 17'
12 noon Boys High Jump 5'8"
12 noon Girls Triple Jump 25'


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