ANDOVER - Allorian Horne's speed has never been called into question.
The LaBrae junior usually rushes past her competition in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, both of which she won at Saturday's Division II Andover District track and field meet.
But, the 200 was special as she finished in a time of 24.86 seconds. The district record she broke was not just an ordinary mark. It shattered the 25.10 set by Cachet Murray in 2005.
Murray, a former Girard standout, won 10 Division II state championships over her tenure - one of the most decorated girls in state meet history. She also holds the Division II state records for the 100 and 200.
"I didn't even realize I was moving so fast. I got it, 24.8. It feels so good," Horne said. "I knew she was really good. I didn't think I could compare up to her. She's amazing. She runs 11s in the 100. I'm only at 12.3.
"I didn't think I could do it, but I got it."
Horne hopes to do better at next week's Ravenna Regional. The top four in each event advance to regionals. Running this fast will help her next week.
"Especially since I'll be running with faster girls, that'll push me more. Me knowing my time, hopefully I can run faster," Horne said.
And, who knows, she might lower her times even further next season.
"I can just get better," Horne said.
As for LaBrae senior Anthony Walker, he was visibly distraught after barely losing out to Warren G. Harding's Marvin Logan at this year's Trumbull County Meet. It didn't deter Walker from winning the 300 hurdle title Saturday at PV.
"It was really tragic. Honestly, it was," said Walker, who ran 39.17. "It really motivated me to work even harder. If I race him again, he wouldn't be so lucky."
He's hoping to get into the 38s next week.
"It's going to take everything I got (to get to state)," Walker said.
LaBrae freshman Gabby Borawiec placed second in the 100 and 300 hurdles.
"Finishing as well as I did, it was pretty exciting," she said.
Borawiec is also a dancer, which helps her with the hurdles.
"I think it does flexibility-wise. It's easier to get over them," she said. "Since I have the speed, it helps along with the dancing."
But running with Walker has helped her the most.
"He'll run behind me to make me catch up with my speed and try to stay with him," Borawiec said. "He really motivates me and that's a big help.
"He's an excellent hurdler, so he's a big help."
n BACK IN ACTION: Liberty senior Fitzgerald Toussaint has been nursing a hamstring injury the past couple of weeks.
Saturday, he won the 100 and finished second in the 200 to Streetsboro's Cory Lanterman.
Toussaint knows he wants more than to get past district. He said he wants top four at state.
And, along the way, he may get a visit from someone on the University of Michigan football coaching staff. Toussaint signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play for the Wolverines.
"Hopefully. Michigan, they like to be surprising people. They might show up," Toussaint said.