Photo by Malcolm Gray
McNamara Mustangs Invitational 2023
Another windy and rainy meet for the books. Unfortunately, multiple races were canceled due to weather conditions, however, athletes still took advantage of the day and produced competitive times. McNamara had a productive senior day and left with a bang!
Brody Buffington (US #22) wins the 100m dash in 10.49 (-1.9m/s). Marcus Brown (MD #7) comes 2nd with a sub 11 performance 10.69 (-1.9m/s). Jake Odey-Jordan (MD #22) wins the freshman division 11.36 (-3.1m/s). Keenen Davis places 2nd 11.64 (-3.1m/s). Chayse Raymond wins the girls 100m dash with a strong headwind of -3.7 running 12.70. Nyela Asterilla-Anderson comes close with a 12.79. Freshman Arianna Thomas wins her division with a 12.80 (-2.5m/s) followed by Morgan Johnson with 12.82 (-1.9m/s). Nyela Asterilla-Anderson makes a comeback in the 400m dash with a victory! She runs 57.84 leading two other sub-minute performances by Amanda Boateng 59.09 and Amaris Pope (MD #35) 59.32. Yougendy Mauricette wins the 400m by a second with a 48.43. James Long (MD #5) 49.41 and Nicholas Steed (MD #21) 49.87 go sub 50 for 2nd and 3rd. Simisola Balogun wins the girls 200m dash with a 25.85 ( -2.7m/s). Kasey Diggs 26.44 (-2.7m/s) and Rhian Johnson 26.97 (-2.7m/s) fight for 2nd. Kelvin Winston takes the win running 22.44 (-2.2m/s). Close finish by Chad Greene-Miller 22.52 (-2.2m/s) and Carson Edwards 22.53 (-2.2m/s). Unfortunately, both the girl's and boys' Invitational section of the 200m dash were unable to race.
Mikayla Wills 15.85 (-1.9m/s) inches out Ariana Guerrero 15.86 (-1.9m/s) for the 100mH win! Anthony Waterman (US #35) 14.30 (-3.3m/s) takes the win for 110mH by over a second. Daniel Franklin 15.57 (-3.3m/s) takes second over John Dearie 15.63 (-3.3m/s). Layla Hasan (MD #4) 1:07.09 dominates the 400mH with a two-second win over Taya Henry 1:09.25 and Anaya James-Grier (MD #5) 1:09.31. Anthony Waterman came back for the 400mH win to blow away the competition with a 55.22 performance, winning by 3 seconds! Nicholai Seferian comes in 2nd 58.53.
Molly Weithman took the win in the 1600m with a 5:21.12. Vivian Kelly comes 2nd with 5:27.37. Caleb Tenney won the boys 1600m in 4:33.72 behind him there was a close finish of 2nd and 3rd between Cregan Cahill 4:36.37 and Jack Garvey 4:36.51. Amber Wimbish (MD #10) wins the 800m with a McNamara school record of 2:18.98. Kieran Murray 2:22.14 and Ruqayyah Byrd 2:25.83 come through 2nd and 3rd. Nathaniel Spears 1:55.07 leads 3 boys into a sub 2:00 in the 800m. Jemmel Green 1:56.22 and Messiah McKinley 1:59.87 finished 2nd and 3rd. The 3200m was unable to happen due to the weather.
Naomi Woolfolk wins the girls discus by 24 meters with a mark of 137-07! Bram Amron threw 164-02 to win the boys discus followed by Caleb Barley 144-00. Asha Smith beats her personal record in long jump to win with a mark of 18-08.00 followed by freshman Brooklyn Lyttle (MD #7) 18-01.50. Timothy Wright takes the win in boys long jump with 23-04.25. In second was Camren Williams 22-10.00. Alisha Jackson wins the triple jump by 2 meters with her jump of 38-04.00. Brooklyn Lyttle (MD #10) earns another 2nd place jumping 36-07.00. Michael Hansford (MD #5) 44-5.00 takes the victory in Triple jump followed by Isaiah-Taji Kargbo-Owens 44-01.00. Only boys high jump could compete. Tough competition between Darrell Carey and Sullivan Casey to tie for 1st 6-00.00. Caleb Barnes earns 3rd 5-10.00. Girls and boys shot put were unable to compete.
The highly anticipated boys 4x100 was worthwhile. Archbishop Carroll (US #14) came loaded with Nyckoles Harbor, Dezmone Starks, Marcus Brown, and Damill Bostic for the win ranking them #14 in the country running 40.81 seconds. St. Frances Academy 42.66 and Bishop McNamara pull through for 2nd and 3rd. Bishop McNamara (MD #7) wins the girls 4x100 in 48.89. Dunbar High School closed in on 2nd with 49.12. Bishop Ireton girls won the 4x800 in 11:41.48. The Heights School wins for the boys 8:51.56. St. Vincent Pallotti High School takes gold in the 1600 SMR 4:30.50. Huntington boys won in 3:45.96. Dunbar won the 800 SMR 1:51.03. St. Vincent Pallotti High School boys won with 1:39.84. Competitors were excited to hear the 4x400 had been canceled. Maybe the rain wasn't so bad!
(Rewatch Carroll dominates the viral 4x100! - Video by Zack Dickerson)
Lightning and Thunder took the day away but athletes still made the most while they could. Any day they can perform is a good day! Teams are looking forward to meets with sunshine and high temperatures to show their true potential. Until then, Maryland athletes are making it work!