Barlow (Gresham, Ore.)
senior superstar Ryan Crouser fired the shot put 74 feet, 5 inches at the University of Washington Husky Open in Seattle. It is No. 2 all-time indoors and just six inches short of the record set in 1990 by Brent Noon.
* Distance great Lukas Verzbicas of Sandburg (Orland Park, Ill.)
ran the third-best all-time indoor two-mile (8 minutes, 43.24 seconds) — the fastest by a prep athlete in 32 years — to place second during the NYRR Saturday Night at the Armory meet in New York City. When he reached 3,000 meters, his clocking of 8 minutes, 7.54 seconds goes into the record books as No. 2 all-time. He was lapped by Olympian Bernard Lagat, but that certainly was no embarrassment, because Lagat set an American record with a sizzling time of 8 minutes, 10.07 seconds.
* Pole vaulter supreme Morgann LeLeux of Catholic (New Iberia, La.)
cleared 13 feet, 2 inches to win her specialty during the LSU Last Chance Qualifier in Baton Rouge, La.
* Lindsay Crevoiserat won the 1600-meter run in a Class LL-record time of 5:38. She also coasted to second-place finishes in two other events to help Glastonbury (Conn.)
win the Class LL Connecticut Indoor state championship in New Haven, Conn.
* South Burlington (Vt.)
junior Mollie Gribbin won four first places while leading her team to the championship during the Vermont Indoor State Meet. She won the 55-meter dash in 7.15 seconds, the 300 in 42.43 seconds, the 600 in 1:43.34 and the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 1.75 inches (one-half inch off the state record).
* Curtis (River Ridge, La.)
pole vault standout Dalton Duvio has signed with Stanford University, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The 5-9 senior also considered Duke, Princeton, Dartmouth and Harvard. He is the defending Class 2A state champion and has cleared a personal-best of 16 feet, 4 inches.