The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation is hosting the elite event in Havana, Cuba for the first time with a roster that features national champions Ryan Clark, Noah Lyles, Sophia Rivera and more
It has been nearly two decades since American athletes last competed in Cuba, so regardless of the results, the U.S. high school track & field athletes brought to Havana to compete were bound to make history.
The National Scholastic Athletic Foundation organizes first delegation of athletes to compete in Cuba in nearly 20 years
Sarah Walker's postseason continued in big fashion, as she set a lifetime personal best in the 800 meter run with a winning performance of 2:05.79! It betters her time of 2:06.43 from the June 2nd Henderson Distance Festival and sits at US#4 for the 2015 season! Her time is also the best in the country in the class of 2016!
Down in Cuba this past weekend, we might have gotten a preview of a future U.S. Olympic relay squad with the likes of Noah & Josephus Lyles, Grant Holloway, and Ryan Clark passing the stick around the oval!
Day 1 results can be found below from the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational in Cuba, which many top U.S. high school athletes are competing in, thanks to a trip organized by the National Scholastic Sports Foundation.
Miami Northwestern sophomore Twanisha Terry is one of three Floridians heading to Cuba this weekend for the NSAF Caribbean Scholastic Invitational.
Making the most out of his trip, T.C. Williams' junior Noah Lyles blazed the track down in Havana, Cuba (Caribbean Scholastic Invitational) in state record fashion.
Henry Clay Junior Jaron Brooks won the High Jump at the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational
MileSplit is on-site in CUBA of all places this weekend! We are at the Caribbean Scholastic Invite with flrunners.com's Todd Grasley covering for MileSplit national and assistance of meet coverage by Steve Underwood of National Scholastic Athletics Foundation. Awesome moment captured on video tonight as a group of Cuban singers welcomed the U.S. athletes and the rest of the delegation by performing our national anthem! Another example of how the power of sports often can be the first step to building relationships between people of differing (and previously opposing) nations, ethnicities, beliefs and backgrounds.
Norman Grimes had a killer start to his postseason and his first effort in the 400H as he looks ahead to NBNO
American athletes haven't competed in Cuba for nearly two decades and this past weekend three Florida standouts as well as myself had the chance to visit the island nation for the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational.
Steve Underwood of NSAF interviews Georgia sprinter Cassondra Hall.
West Ashley's Darrell Singleton, Jr. talks about the sport, cars and other hobbies. Singleton also talks about giving back to the community.
The Caribbean Scholastic Invitational (CSI) has been reinstated in 2015 after a one-year hiatus and will take place in Havana, Cuba for the first time after several years in Puerto Rico. (via National Scholastic Sports Foundation)
While Noah Lyles did not come away with a win in Cuba, he did post two very quick runner-up times in a 10.38 100 to Ryan Clark and then finishing just behind Cuba's best in Reynier Mena with a US #2 20.48 200 PR!
MileSplit is on-site in CUBA of all places this weekend! We are at the Caribbean Scholastic Invite with an elite group of U.S. high schoolers. Watch them be welcomed by group of Cuban singers performing our national anthem!
Watch Ryan Clark & Noah Lyles face off for the first time since exchanging wins over each other at New Balance Nationals Indoor with Clark winning in a new US #6 all-time 10.18 100 at the Caribbean Scholastic Invite in Cuba!
Watch Germantown Friends (PA) junior Sarah Walker lower her 800m PR down to a US #4 2:05.79 victory at the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational in Havana, Cuba on Saturday.
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