Jada Pierre did double duty over the weekend as Maryland's top sprinter and hurdler at the 757 Showdown. (Photo by Mary Ann Magnant)
Anissa Bernard built on her performances from earlier in the month at the Grant Holloway Invitational this past weekend. After jumping 16'3 and 35'10 in early January, Bernard recorded marks of 16'6 and 36'6 at the 757 Showdown, leading all Maryland girls in the latter event and finishing fourth overall. The C.H. Flowers senior continues to inch closer to her indoor personal bests, set last winter, of 16'11.75 and 37'1.25.
Elizabeth Seton senior Anyae Lindsay joined Bullis' Naiyae Evans in the exclusive 18-foot long jump club with her fifth-place showing over the weekend. She entered the season having not yet cleared the 17-foot mark, yet now finds herself sitting atop the Maryland leaderboards, nearly a foot better than the next-closest qualifier.
Bronwyn Patterson's comeback on the track after missing her junior cross country season was stalled by the COVID-19 outbreak, but she has made the most of her opportunities this senior season. After clocking a 17:39 three-mile personal best this fall, Patterson opened up her season on the track this weekend with a 2:13 800 - a six-second personal best, indoor or outdoor.
Jada Pierre led all Maryland performers at the 757 Showdown in not one, but two events. She finished fourth in both the prelims and finals of the 60 meter dash, clocking a 7.63 time in the finals that converts to a 7.11 mark in the 55 meter dash (second-fastest in the state, behind teammate Victoria Perrow). Meanwhile Pierre led all competitors in the prelims of the 60 meter hurdles and finished third in the finals; her personal best this year, set back at the Virginia Beach Opener in December, converts to a 7.91 mark in the 55 meter hurdles.