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The 5th annual Berg & Seeger Classic held at the Arizona School for the Deaf & Blind in Tucson saw a total of 11 meet records fall along with a close finish for the girls championship. Up to the final event, Fremont girls team held a one point lead over Model at 109 to 108. Minnesota was in third 102 points. In the final 4 x 400M relay event, only three schools ran in this event. Fremont did not run in the last event so it was a given that Model would win the Berg & Seeger Classic regardless of where they finished in the event. Minnesota needed to finish better than second place to leapfrog over Fremont for second place. Minnesota's relay team shattered the meet record by almost 7 seconds to take first with a time of 4:50.48 and Model came in second in a time of 5:58.01. With the first place finish by Minnesota, Fremont fell to third place with a final score of 109. Model won the Berg & Seeger championship with 116 points and Minnesota was second with 112 points.

For the boys championship, Fremont ran away from the pack with 152 points for first place. Maryland and Riverside were tied for second place prior to the final event which was  the 4 x 400M relay. In this relay event, Maryland finished first with a time of 3:45.90 to win second place with 123 points. Riverside finished third with 119 points.

In the two days of competition, a totoal of 11 meet records were broken. Mohamed Kamara broke the 400M meet record twice.  He set a new meet record Friday evening with a time of 50.6. On Saturday, in the finals, he crossed the finish line at 50.58 seconds. Below are a list of new meet records:

Girls 3200M

Old record: 13:07.69 - Elissa Letendre

New record: 12:19.44 - Lauren Morabitu/unassigned

Boys 100M

Old record: 11.21 - Tony Guido

New record: Mohamed Kamara - 11.18

Boys 400M

Old record: 50.60 - Mohamed Kamara (Friday)

New record: 50.58 - Mohamed Kamara/Maryland (Saturday)

Girls 400M

Old record: 1:05.27 - Michelle Giterman

New record: 1:04.13 - Elissa Letendre/Learning Center

Boys 300M Hurdles

Old record: 42.19 - Kyle Winter

New record: 41.81 - Taylor Koss/Wisconsin

Boys 200M

Old record: 22.90 - Tony Guido

New record: 22.65 - Mohamed Kamara/Maryland

Girls 1600M

Old record: 6:20.00 - Elissa Letendre

New record: 5:50.51 - Elissa Letendre/Learning Center

Boys 1600M

Old record: 4:56.75 - Trey Gordon

New record: 4:48.72 - Jesse Steingieser

Girls Discus Throw

Old record: 91-10.5M - Kayla Gregory

New record: 97-1M - Juliana Apfel/Arizona

Girls High Jump

Old record: 4-06 - Keisha Howard, Augusta Seremeth, Tanea Brown

New record: 4-09 - Sabina Shysh/Arizona

Girls 4 x 400M Relay

Old record: 4:57.69 - Langon-Larson, Halverson, Larson, Linestaedt (Minnesota)

New record: 4:50.48 - Langon-Larson, Linstaedt, Larson, Halverson/Minnesota

The following individuals were recognized for their outstanding performance:

Boys Top Track Athlete - Mohamed Kamara/Maryland

Girls Top Track Athlete - Elissa Letendre/Learning Center

Boys Top Field Athlete - Gregory Spriggs-Cudjo/Fremont

Girls Top Field Athlete - Lori Eldred/Model

Boys All-Around Athlete - Taylor Koss/Wisconsin

Girls All-Around Athlete - Sabina Shysh/Arizona

Team awards:

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2012 Boys' Berg & Seeger Classic Champions - Fremont

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2012 Girls' Berg & Seeger Classic Champions - Model

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2012 Boys' Berg & Seeger Classic 2nd Place - Maryland

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2012 Girls' Berg & Seeger Classic 2nd Place - Minnesota

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2012 Boys' Berg & Seeger Classic 3rd place - Riverside

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2012 Girls' Berg & Seeger Classic 3rd place - Fremont

For the full results of the 2012 Berg & Seeger Classic, visit USADTF's website.

For pictures of the 2012 Berg & Seeger Classic, visit