National javelin record holder Avione Allgood hopes to be cleared this week by her doctor so she can practice and compete in a normal way.
A senior at
Legacy (North Las Vegas)
, the 5-foot-5 standout set the national record last year with a toss of 176 feet, 8 inches, but in October she was sidelined by a slight tear in her right (throwing) shoulder. She had surgery Jan. 2, her mother, Gloria Allgood, told MaxPreps.
During rehab, she has been throwing the shot put and discus with her left hand. Despite the handicap, she is reaching 100 feet in the discus and 36 feet in the shot put. Nevada does not have the javelin in its track meets, so she has to go out of state to compete in her best event.
Allgood, who is coached by her mother, has signed with the University of Oklahoma.
* The Chandler (Ariz.) Rotary Invitational on Saturday was "the most electric ... in its 72-year history," according to Richard Obert of the Arizona Republic. Brophy College Prep (Phoenix)
junior Devon Allen - one of the state's top football players at wide receiver - broke a 32-year-old state record when he won the 110-meter high hurdles in 13.62 seconds. The record was 13:69. He also won the 300 hurdles in 37.04. Oro Valley [Canyon del Oro/Ironwood Ridge/Marana] (Tucson, Ariz.)
senior Jaide Stepter won the girls 300 hurdles in a state-record and 2012 national No. 1 time of 42.18. The record of 42.67 had stood since 1985. Jasmine Todd of Chandler (Ariz.)
won the long jump in a meet-record 20-1 1/2 and the triple jump at 39-1 3/4. Both are 2012 national bests.
* Jackson (Miami)
senior Robin Reynolds won the 100 (12.11), 200 (24.69), 400 dash (53.76) and the long jump (19-8) during the Greater Miami Athletic Conference meet.
* Darren Fahy of La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.)
captured the 1,600 in a 2012 national-best time of 4:08.15 during the Mt. Carmel Invitational in San Diego.
* McGill-Toolen (Mobile, Ala.)
junior Carmen Carlos won the 800 in 2:17.67, the 1,600 in 4:54.67 and the 3,200 in 10:51.54 during the Sugar Bowl Classic in New Orleans.
* Though he's only 5-11 and 171 pounds, Quaid Vuncannon broke a 32-year-old discus record at San Clemente (Calif.)
with a heave of 179-8. He was even smaller as a freshman (5-3, 95 pounds) and after being cut in basketball went out for track at the urging of his father, reports Steve Fryer in the Orange County Register. He has become an excellent discus thrower by using great footwork, leverage and speed through the ring.
* Defending Class 2A state 100 champion Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield has decommitted from the University of Miami, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The standout 5-9, 165-pound junior from Jones (Orlando, Fla.)
expects to play football and run track in college.