3 Local Track Stars Place
At New Balance Nationals
The New Balance Nationals took place over the weekend at the Greensboro campus of North Carolina A&T State University, showcasing several Ohio track stars including Shelby's Caleb Brown, Galion's Kerrigan Myers, and Mansfield Christian's Brienne Trumpower.
Caleb Brown earned the New Balance National Title completing in the 2-mile in 9:04.18. Brown's been on a whirlwind of races as just two weeks ago he helped lead the Shelby Whippets to the Division II state title and was crowned with three gold medals. Browns time converts to a 9:01.02 in the 3,200, breaking Jason Mueller’s Indoor National Champion school record time of 9:01.30 that he set in 1999. Caleb is the first outdoor National Champion from Shelby.
Kerrigan Myers took home third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.94. Myers also qualified for the high jump, but due to her hamstrings tightening, she only topped 5-1. Myers adds her outdoor accomplishments to the indoor title she won in March for the high jump at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York.
Brienne Trumpower won the junior high mile at nationals by nearly three seconds, with a time of 5:04.89. Her time converts to a 5:02 in the 1,600. Trumpower beat her personal best of 5:12 in the process.
Brienne Trumpower is an upcoming freshman and will likely go to Ontario High School this fall.