How Many Maryland Girls Rank In The Nation's Top 50 (Field and Relays)?

These three teams went under four minutes in the 4x400 at the 3A state championships to join the Bullis girls among the top 50 on the national leaderboard. (Photo by Brandon Miles)

The Maryland girls aren't quite as deep on the national leaderboad in the field events as they are in the track events, but are still represented in all four of the main events (high jump, long jump, triple jump and shot put). In the relays the Bullis girls have used their depth to rise to the top of the 4x200 and 4x400 rankings.


Long Jump
34. Jacqueline SimmonsElizabeth Seton18'11.00
T48. Taylor GrimesBishop McNamara18'7.50



Harford Tech sophomore Beyonce Kelly was the only of the four indoor state champions this season to clear 5'6 in the high jump, which she did in a breakout performance at the state meet.

High Jump
T39. Taylor WrightNorthwest5'6
T39. Beyonce KellyHarford Tech5'6


Cierra Pyles has had no problem fitting in with her new team at Bullis. In her first two years at Clarksburg her personal best in the triple jump sat at 37'2.50.

Triple Jump
T27. Cierra PylesBullis39'0.25


Seasons Usual ran into some tough luck being in the same class as Urbana's Delia Sipe, who is the only girl to throw farther than the Douglass senior since the 2012-13 indoor season.

Shot Put
18. Delia SipeUrbana44'10.50
25. Seasons UsualFrederick Douglass-PG44'1.50


Photo by Lisa McArthur

The Bullis girls have soared to new heights this indoor season and have become a program recognized and respected around the country. They lead the US in the 4x400 relay and are just off the top spot in the 4x200.

4x200 Meter Relay
2. Bullis1:37.30
7. Elizabeth Seton1:39.98
37. C.H. Flowers1:43.16
39. Henry E. Lackey1:43.42


Besides the Bullis girls, just three teams ran under four minutes in the 4x400 heading into nationals - and they all came in the same race. Franklin, Blake and Mount Hebron went 1-2-3 at the 3A state championships to give Bullis some company on the national leaderboard.

4x400 Meter Relay
1. Bullis3:44.44
27. Franklin3:57.16
28. James H. Blake3:57.54
39. Mount Hebron3:58.65


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