How fast was last weekend’s Lee’s Summit Tiger Classic?

Well, out of 14 running events at the meet, records were broken in eight different events.

How fast was last weekend’s Lee’s Summit Tiger Classic?
Well, out of 14 running events at the meet, records were broken in eight different events.
And these records were no slouches. Many of them were 10 years old or older.
And keep this in mind. Two of the records that were beaten belonged to Muna Lee of Kansas City Central.
If the name sounds familiar, it should. After a phenomenal high school career, Lee went to LSU and actually ran in the Olympics in 2004 and last year in Beijing.
That’s right, an Olympian’s records fell at this thing. And not only did they fall, but beating a record in the 100 meters by nearly a tenth of a second is pretty good.
So remember the name Cara Forte of Center. She’s pretty fast, to say the least.
Aside from Forte, Raytown South did a lot of damage, breaking records in the 400, 1,600 and shuttle hurdle relays. Also, Ashli Mosby broke the record in the 100 hurdles.
Lee’s Summit broke a 10-year-old record in the 6,400 relay. Not only did the girls break the record by nearly a full minute, they qualified for a national Nike meet in June.
As was previously reported, Blue Springs was involved in breaking records too, as the 800 relay team of Bria Taylor, Indicole Jordan, Brittany Thomas and Ariane Jordan took down the mark. Ariane Jordan was bothered with leg cramps, and they still took down the record.
Previously in the day, as the mist and the clouds seemed to dominate the mood of the meet, I joked with a coach how this year’s track season seemed kind of ordinary.
Apparently someone told the girls, and they put on a show.
Congratulations to all the girls who broke records at this meet Saturday. Hopefully this will spark those runners to bigger and better things when conference, district and state come around here in a couple of weeks.
• Though she didn’t set a meet record, Saturday was a case of deja vu all over again for Blue Springs South’s Sarah Wakeman.
Last year at the Tiger Classic, she set the school record in the 100 at 12.29. This year, she changed that 9 to an 8, breaking the record at the same meet.
Wakeman did have some wind behind her, as did everyone in the 100 and the 100 hurdles, as the wind was blowing pretty good early in the meet.
She joked that the record would have been negated when the wind was checked, before she was reminded that state is about the only high school meet with a wind meter.
Regardless of the weather, Wakeman had a great Saturday and is having a great senior year.
And with a much improved cast surrounding her, she’s definitely going to go out with a bang.