Top Performers from the Midwest High Performance Series #3


The Midwest High Performance Series #3 meet brought some of the state's best that Indiana has to offer to Indiana Tech to compete against some of the states top track and field talent. The races were exciting, with hundreds of new PRs, and a great day to show off some of the work that was put in over the past couple of months of training.

Here we look at five performers who stood out this weekend at the meet!


Nicki Southerland Dominates in Season Debut

Southerland started off her season with wins in the 800m and 1600m. In the 800m she ran a time of 2:12.49. This is the new Indiana #1 time this season by over 4 seconds. Her time of 2:12.49 also ranks her as the US #25 time this 2023-24 indoor season. In the 1600m, she ran a US #21 time this season of 4:54.31.

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Jordan Randall Stays Undefeated in the High Jump

Randall kept his undefeated high jump record going this indoor season with a narrow victory with a jump of 6' 6". He took the win here based on attempts with Randall making 6" 6" on his first try and runner-up Ethan Widenhoefer making 6' 6" on two attempts. Randall then bowed out at 6' 8", missing on all three attempts. 

Randall is currently rankedas the #9 high jumper nationally, with his mark of 6' 9.25" from last month. He is undefeated at five meets this season and also ranks as the #1 high jumper for his sophomore class this season. 

Ashlyn Schwab Continues Her Win Streak

Schwab continued her win streak in the pole vault, stretching her streak to 6 meets in a row after winning with a mark of 12' 3" this weekend. Schwab currently ranks as Indiana's top pole vaulter this season with a mark of 12' 6.75" from this month. She also ranks as the #25 vaulter nationally this indoor season and the #8 indoor vaulter in Indiana all-time. 

Nylan Brown Throws Long in First Indoor Meet Since 2022

Competing in his first indoor track and field meet since March 2022, Nylan Brown took the win in the shot put, throwing a mark of 55' 8.5" to win by over four feet. This was a huge indoor PR for Brown, besting his mark of 49; 7.25" from 2022. This is not a surprise though as Brown threw a mark of 61' 7.5" last spring. His mark of 55' 8.5:" ranks him #4 in Indiana this season and tied for 87th nationally. 

Savannah Lake Takes the 60m/200m Wins

Lake doubled up and took wins in both the 60m and 200m in dominant fashion. In the 60m, she ran an Indiana #2 time of 7.84 in the event, winning by 0.15 seconds. This was her second 60m victory of the season and a 0.01 second PR. In the 200m, Lake ran a huge 200m PR of 25.87, PRing by 0.44 seconds from her old best time from January. She was one of two runners in the field to break 26 seconds and she took the victory by 0.06 seconds over Analena Peterson. She is still undefeated on the season in the 200m.