Kieran McDermott Doubles 4:14 1600/1:51 800 In Regional!

Photo by Craig Amoss

Bel Air senior Kieran McDermott continues his spring tear of sensational races as he posted state leading times in both the 1600 (4:14.08) and 800 (1:51.40) meter run at the 3A North Regional hosted Saturday at Patapsco High School. His 800 meter performance was a new personal best by over 2 seconds and ranks McDermott US #12 nationally in the event currently. Earlier in the season, McDermott won the mile at the Penn Relays with a 4:09 performance.

He will head into this weekend's MPSSAA State Championships as the heavy favorite to repeat as the 3A state champion in the 1600 and 800. Last year, McDermott recorded one of the fastest times in state meet history for the 1600 meter run with a 4:11 victory.