It took over 30 years for Jack Lanier's mile record to be broke at Robert E. Lee High School, and the new record set last season by Rayford James has already fallen. On Saturday afternoon junior Dominic Williams made a statement in the closing 100 meters, passing Wolfson's Conner Vaughn to win the Siplin 1600m race at the Bob Hayes Invitational. The new record of 4:17.29 surpasses James' time by over a second. Asked about his feelings on Williams breaking his record James stated, "It's good to see the record belong to a miler rather than an 800m runner. Records were meant to be broken."
Freshman Lindsey Vansant continued to take over the Generals distance record charts capturing the 3200m record with a 13:00.35. Vansant also ran exceptional in the 1600m, barely missing the record with a 5:42.20. Two other distance runners made a push for the girls 800m record, sophomore Kailyn Gillespie and senior Brenee Cummings each finished about a second behind Lashaun William's 2:43.31 school record set in 2012.
Not to be out done, senior Ruby Nwuabube closed to about a half-second behind 2006 standout sprinter Louella Clark's 200m school record, posting her person best 25.69.