Follow along for updates and highlights of Maryland athletes and relays from day three of the New Balance Nationals Outdoor in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Mary Ann Magnant)
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Maryland Medal Count At 2016 New Balance Nationals Outdoor
Sunday HighlightsChampionship Girls 4xMile Relay - The Northern-Calvert girls placed 20th overall in the 4xmile with a total time of 21:44.57, which averages out to a 5:26 split per leg.
Championship Girls 400m Hurdles - Baltimore Poly senior Deja Stevenson was the lone Maryland competitor in the championship girls 400 meter hurdles and finished 32nd overall with a time of 1:04.85.
Championship Girls 200m Dash Prelims - Riverdale Baptist junior Stephanie Davis ran a new personal best and her first sub 24 second clocking in the 200 meter dash as Maryland's top performer in the championship girls 200 prelims at 23.99 for 17th fastest overall. Not far off her time was Elizabeth Seton junior Lauren Morgan at 24.09 for 19th fastest overall.
Championship Boys 200m Dash Prelims - Several were close to making the championship boys 200 meter dash finals, but ultimately only one in Good Counsel's Darnell Pratt by winning his prelim heat in 21.33 automatically qualified for the 8 lane final. Not far off from qualifying were Bullis School's Eric Allen at 21.34 for 10th fastest overall and Oxon Hill's Jabari Michael at 21.41 for 12th fastest overall.
Emerging Elite Girls 4x400m Relay - The Lackey girls continued their strong weekend stepping it up with their relay performances including a season best performance of 3:52.68 to place third overall in the emerging elite 4x400. The time ranks them MD #3 for the season. The Mount de Sales Academy girls also ran very well to dip under 4 minutes for the first time this spring in 3:56.62, while the 4A state champs from CH Flowers just missed out on sub 4 in 23rd place at 4:00.13 with their "B" squad.
Emerging Elite Boys 4x400m Relay - Six teams went under 3:20 in the emerging elite boys 4x400 and the C.H. Flowers boys were the final team to do so finishing 6th for an awards podium position in a time of 3:19.79. Also finishing among the top 10 from Maryland were the Bullis School boys in 8th place at 3:20.65 and the Gov. Thomas Johnson boys in 9th place at 3:22.45.
Championship Boys Mile Run - Quick turnaround for McDonogh School's Dalton Hengst after running the adidas Dream Mile on Friday in Boston with a 4:18 performance to run yet another mile on Sunday at New Balance Nationals on Sunday with another 4:18 performance to finish 15th overall.
Championship Girls 4x400m Relay - The Bullis girls improved upon their state leading time from the Penn Relays and worked their way closer to the all-time greats of the past Eleanor Roosevelt squads almost decade ago finishing fifth at New Balance Nationals for All-American honors with a time of 3:44.54. Finishing just outside of a top 6 All-American 4x400 finish were the 4A state champions from CH Flowers, who chopped off 3 seconds off their season best time in a 3:49.50 performance. Four more squads went under 4 minutes including Bowie (17th, 3:55.26), Paint Branch (23rd, 3:56.96), Tuscarora (27th, 3:57.72), and Laurel (28th, 3:58.42).
Championship Boys 4x400m Relay - PG County squads Oxon Hill (8th, 3:18.39) and Suitland (9th, 3:18.85) both dipped under 3:20 running season best times in the event and just a second of All-American honors.
Championship Girls 4x100m Relay Finals - In the finals of the championship girls 4x100, both private schools powerhouses Elizabeth Seton and Bullis School remained under 47 seconds as each squad earned All-American honors with Seton (4th, 46.63) edging out Bullis (5th, 46.69) for fourth place.
Championship Boys 200m Dash Finals - Incredible race by Good Counsel junior Darnell Pratt to run a state leading time of 20.94 in the 200 meter dash with a wind legal reading. Pratt is the first and only athlete from Maryland this season to go under 21 seconds and earned All-American honors with his third place finish in the championship boys 200 finals.
Emerging Elite Boys Long Jump - Known more as a hurdler, Michale Reyes of Fairmont Heights was able to grab the sixth medal spot in the emerging elite long jump with a mark of 21'6.75".
Emerging Elite Girls Long Jump - Frederick junior Michaele Ashford recorded a significant new personal best mark of 18'4.50" to medal in the emerging elite girls long jump with a fourth place showing in the event. Clarksburg's Cierra Pyles (8th, 17'10.25") and Riverdale Baptist's Stephanie Davis (9th, 17'10.25") both recorded identical marks for top 10 finishes.
Championship Boys Long Jump - James Hubert Blake sophomore Ty Mason nearly eclipsed 24 feet in the boys long jump to earn All-American honors with his wind legal leap of 23'10.75" for fourth in the championship boys long jump finals.
Championship Girls Long Jump - DuVal senior Madeleine Akobundu leaped to a 7th place showing of 19'6.25" in the championship girls long jump to just miss All-American honors in the event.