4A Boys State Meet Preview By Event

55 Meter Hurdles

Flowers senior Brandon Tunson has created a gap between himself and the rest of the 4A field heading into the state meet. (Photo by Brandon Tunson)

AthleteSeason BestRegional Performance
Brandon Tunson, C.H. Flowers7.38 (4A East Regionals)7.38 (1st, 4AE*)
Marcus Abrams, Arundel7.62 (AACo Champs)8.00 (1st, 4AC)
Adetomiwa Adebayo, DuVal7.76 (4A East Regionals)7.76 (2nd, 4AE*)
Tray Dawkins, Northwest7.85 (HoCo Winterfest)7.94 (1st, 4AW)

With Wise's Daniel Whitfield not in the picture for the 4A state meet, Flowers' Brandon Tunson looks like the favorite entering the meet next Tuesday. Tunson clocked a season-best 7.38 in the finals of the 4A East Regionals, and he has finished either first or second in every single 55 hurdles race - prelim or final - so far this winter.

Only three other 4A runners who advanced to the state meet have recorded season best times under eight seconds, led by Arundel's Marcus Abrams, the 4A Central regional champion. Northwest's Tray Dawkins ran the fastest time at the armory this season in his 7.94 win at the 4A West Regionals. But heading into next week's state meet it looks like the 55 meter hurdles will be Tunson's to lose.