Santa Rosa’s Kirsten Carter ran the 400 at the Brooks PR Invitational on June 18th at Seattle, Washington.
It was a star filled field from across the country. Carter’s time was over a second faster than her prep best and the 5th fastest over her career.
Carter now has 5 of the fastest 25 from the Empire ever trailing only Analy’s Rose Criss in that department who ran 10 in her four years.
Carter’s time fell just .13 seconds short of 1985 Panther Wendi Simmons as the fastest sophomore ever.
Carter of course holds the Empire record from last year at 54.24.
400 Meters 1. 12 Hannah Waller 53.18 Buchanan, 2nd CA state 53.01 2. 9 Jan'Taijah Ford 53.83 Northeast (Oakland P 3. 12 McKenzie Dunmore 54.19 McEachern 4. 12 Serenity Douglas 54.59 Archer 5. 12 Rebecca Schulte 54.91 Fort Collins 6. 11 Mia Coats 55.20 Mountain Range 7. 12 Janaya Chambers 56.66 Stanton College Prep 8. 10 Kirsten Carter 56.96 Santa Rosa
Sonoma Academy’s Rylee Bowen toed the line in the mile with an amazing group of milers but this would not be her day.
Montana’s Glacier High sophomore Annie Hill (4:41.52) powered away from California state champ Amanda Gehrich (4:44.87) in the last 200 for a convincing win. Bowen finished in 14th at 5:10.37. This race produced the four fastest miles run this year dropping Bowen’s 4:47.26 at Mt Sac down to 8th in the nation.
The girls two mile was won by Davis High Fiona O’Keeffe (10:05.63) as she lead another amazing group to the five fastest two miles run this year.