Throwback: Freshman Buxton Makes Her Presence Felt


With the state of the indoor season in Pennsylvania in flux, it will take some time for us to find out what freshman will make some early noise on the track and field scene in the Keystone State.

But a year ago, we were watching a freshman star emerge. Bishop McDevitt's Taleea Buxton showed the state early on that she was ready to compete at a high level.

Buxton claimed a pair of wins before the calendar flipped from 2019 to 2020. The ninth grader went 8.30 in the 55 meter hurdles to win at the Ursinus Invitational. And then a week later she followed that up with a win in the 60 meter hurdles at the first DVGTCA meet of the season at Lehigh, going 8.84.

She got better as the season went on lowering her PRs to 7.95 in the 55 meter hurdles and 8.57 in the 60 meter hurdles. She capped off her season with an indoor state title in the 60 hurdles. Buxton didn't get an outdoor season last year, and while questions still remain about the viability of an indoor season this year, the now-sophomore will be one to keep an eye on.

Watch Buxton's win against a good field at the DVGTCA Meet #1 below: