In track and field, records seem to fall steadily over time. As training, and dietary methods improve, along with the time-correlated growth of the human body, it seems like every year records fall. This much is true in girl's track and field, where last year Sianni Wynn set a new record in the 9-10 girl's 400m with a blazing time of 58.97 seconds. And she wasn't nearly the only record breaker. In all, six US outdoor records were broken between the girl's 8 & under to 13-14 age groups.
But even amongst all the new high marks being set, it seems some records are unbreakable. Below are five of the most long-standing records in girl's youth track and field history.
13-14 Girls Long Jump - Tracee Thomas 19'11" - June 20, 1998
13-14 Girls Shot Put - Susie Ray 52'1 1/3" - January 1, 1976
11-12 Girls 100m - Angela Williams 12.10 - July 31, 1992
11-12 Girls Shot Put - Johanna Gambill 45'7 1/4" - July 11, 1997
9-10 Girls 1500m Race Walk - Elizabeth Paxton 7:30.80 - July 18, 1993
Angela Williams is probably the most recognizable of these five record holders. She went on to attend USC, where she won a silver medal in the 60 meters at the IAFF World Indoor Championships. She ran in the 2008 summer Olympics for the US Women's 4x100m team.
To this day her record is untouched, as are the others, for over 20 years. We'll see if the next 20 years brings along an athlete who can shatter history.
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