How Do Maryland Boys Stack Up Among The Nation's Top 50 (Track Events)?

Both Richard Montgomery's Seydi Sall and Good Counsel's Jonathan Imes rank among the top 20 nationwide in the 500. (Photo by Mary Ann Magnant)

Up To Date Boys National Leaderboard

Maryland runners have certainly made their mark on the national leaderboards this winter, especially on the sprint side. How many rank among the top 50 nationwide in individual track events?

In addition to holding the second-best long jump in the country this year William Henderson sits atop the 55 meter dash rankings. He leads a strong field of Maryland sprinters that fielded six top-50 runners in the event.

55 Meter Dash
T1. William HendersonBaltimore Poly6.31
T18. Eric AllenBullis6.39
T23. Christian SaulsburyWilde Lake6.40
T23. Josh NettervilleNorthwest6.40
T39. Xavier WilliamsBishop McNamara6.43
T39. Will MotenWestlake6.43

Photo by Craig Amoss

Eric Allen's 300 is the third-fastest in the country this season and likely one of the fastest 300s ever recorded by a Maryland athlete. Joining Allen in the top ten nationwide is Good Counsel's Darnell Pratt, who finished third in the 200 at last year's New Balance Outdoor Nationals.

300 Meter Dash
3. Eric AllenBullis33.49
9. Darnell PrattGood Counsel34.08
21. Will MotenWestlake34.57
40. Josh NettervilleNorthwest34.91
T45. Ashton AllenBullis35.01

Oxon Hill is the only school in the country with two boys among the top 30 in the 500. Maryland is by far best represented nationwide in the 500 with 11 boys ranking among the top 50.

500 Meter Dash
7. Gary RossOxon Hill1:04.67
11. Aaron RobinsonOxon Hill1:04.88
16. Seydi SallRichard Montgomery1:05.34
19. Jonathan ImesGood Counsel1:05.47
21. Thomas AlcornWestlake1:05.70
25. Eldon PhillipsNorthwood1:05.81
27. Ellion TrotmanBishop McNamara1:05.91
29. Riley McDermottMiddletown1:06.01
36. Ken NelsonHigh Point1:06.35
40. Tory YoungGilman1:06.51
43. Tyrese FajardoNorth County1:06.57

Maryland does not rank as highly among distance runners compared to other states but junior Dalton Hengst is doing his best to put the state in the national spotlight. When converted his 4:08.99 Millrose Games mile ranks as the fifth-fastest 1600 in the country.

800 Meter Run
20. Dalton HengstMcDonogh1:54.76

1600 Meter/Mile Run
5. Dalton HengstMcDonogh4:07.55c

Photo by Craig Amoss

Parkdale's Tyrone Bryan and Chisom Onukwugha are the only Maryland teammates beside Ross and Robinson to rank among the top 50 in the country.

55 Meter Hurdles
2. William HendersonBaltimore Poly7.27
T21. Tyrone BryanParkdale7.47
24. Kollin SmithFrederick Douglass-PG7.51
T27. Daniel WhitfieldRiverdale Baptist7.53
T29. Chisom OnukwughaParkdale7.54