Girls NBIN Championship Entries: Jackson Vying To Defend US #1

Photo by John Roemer

The initial batch of entries for next weekend's New Balance Indoor Nationals have been released and can be found here.

One of the highlights of this year's group of Maryland girls set to compete in the championship events is Hayley Jackson, who currently owns the 1600 time in the country. She will have her sights set on a national title as she competes in the girls championship mile at 11:50 AM on Sunday, March 12.

60 Meter Dash
Lauren MorganElizabeth Seton
Ashley SeymourBullis
Jacqueline SimmonsElizabeth Seton
Taylor WrightNorthwest

200 Meter Dash
Lauren MorganElizabeth Seton
Sydney WilliamsHenry E. Lackey

400 Meter Dash
Nyjari McNeilFranklin

1 Mile Run
Hayley JacksonPatuxent

WATCH Green and Coffin go head-to-head for the first time this indoor season back at the Virginia Tech High School Invitational!

There will be another installment in the Coffin-Green rivalry next weekend as both are set to compete in the championship two mile. Green has bested Coffin in both of their matchups in the event this season and has seemingly pulled neck-and-neck with the now six-time state champion.

2 Mile Run
Maria CoffinAnnapolis
Abigail GreenWalter Johnson

5000 Meter Run
Julien WebsterCatoctin

WATCH Sydney Williams clock her state-leading - and SMAC Championships record - time of 8.12 in the 55 hurdles!

Perhaps the championship 60 meter hurdles will finally reveal who the top hurdler in the state truly is. Postell and Williams currently share the top spot at 8.12 in the 55 hurdles with Harrison just one tenth of a second behind. It will also be a rematch of the 2A state championships where Harrison beat Williams by less than a tenth of a second.

60 Meter Hurdles
Karryngton HarrisonFriendly
Alexis PostellBullis
Cierra PylesBullis
Sydney WilliamsHenry E. Lackey

High Jump
Taylor WrightNorthwest

Long Jump
Jacqueline SimmonsElizabeth Seton

Huntingtown's Harleigh White missed most of the indoor season but came back in time to qualify for NBIN with a MD #3 triple jump of 37'11.25 at the University of Kentucky High School Invitational. Last year's outdoor leader in the triple jump will look to get one more solid performance down before heading into spring healthy.

Triple Jump
Ja'Tae JoynerBowie
Cierra PylesBullis
Harleigh WhiteHuntingtown

Shot Put
Delia SipeUrbana

WATCH Oakdale freshman Lauren Leatherman drop the hammer in the final lap on the field at the 3A West Regionals to win the 800!

Oakdale freshman Lauren Leatherman showcased her range this indoor season from the middle distance events (MD #8 in the 800) to the hurdles (MD #4 freshman in the 55 hurdles) to the high jump (tied for MD #1 freshman as well).

Lauren LeathermanOakdale

4xMile Relay
Barrick - Deresky - Dolan - SweeneyNorthern-Calvert

Listen to the Bullis girls 4x200 talk about their record-setting performance at the Millrose Games!

That's right: three separate relay teams from Bullis qualified for the championship 4x200 relay at NBIN. They will also field two teams in the 4x400, two teams in the shuttle hurdles and one in the sprint medley relay.

4x200 Relay
Harris - Phillips - Russell - LeonardBullis 'A'
Richards - Johnson - Glass - HallBullis 'B'
Seymour - Johnson - Pyles - JohnsonBullis 'C'
Williams - Desir - Jeffrey - ThompsonHenry E. Lackey
Morgan - Simmons - Rochester - HewittElizabeth Seton

4x400 Relay
Leonard - Harris - Russell - PhillipsBullis 'A'
Jackson - Reid - Allen - HammondsBullis 'B'
Caruth - Logan - Pope - HewittElizabeth Seton
Daley - Watts - O'Neal - GrantC.H. Flowers
Colbert - Hinton - McNeil - JohnsonFranklin
Ridgely - Ritter - Ugorji - RobinsonMount Hebron

Sprint Medley Relay
Johnson - Johnson - Johnson - FrederickBullis
Badrian - Kass - Osafo-Dedey - KamaraPaint Branch

Distance Medley Relay
Sweeney - Strayer - Deresky - BarrickNorthern-Calvert

Shuttle Hurdles
Lewis - Postell - Pyles - PylesBullis 'A'
Harris - Russell - Phillips - JeffersBullis 'B'