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Girls All-Decade Track & Field Team
By: Kevin Milsted
webmaster@mocorunning.com
2019-07-23


Index
Jump to: Coach of the Decade
Jump to: Coaching Leadership Award
Jump to: Coach of the Decade Finalists
Jump to: Coaching Leadership Award Finalists
Jump to: Athlete of the Decade
Jump to: All-Decade Team Athletes
Jump to: All-Decade Team Relays
Jump to: All-Decade Team Honorable Mention
Jump to: All-Decade Team Selection Process

Coach of the Decade - Robert Youngblood

Robert Youngblood was voted by his peers to win Mocorunning's Coach of the Decade Award. Coaches were asked to consider the coach who maximized performance of their athletes and excelled at the highest level of high school track & field. Youngblood won boys and girls track & field team state titles at two different schools during the decade. His Damascus teams won the 2010 boys indoor track state title and 2011 girls indoor track state title. He joined the Northwest track & field program in 2012. During his tenure at Northwest, Northwest won boys state titles during the indoor seasons of 2014 through 2018 and outdoor state titles in 2013 and 2016 through 2019. Northwest won the girls outdoor track state title in 2018. Northwest also won nine boys and seven girls indoor and outdoor county team titles plus nine boys and ten girls 4A West Regional team titles between 2012 and 2019. Northwest athletes and relays won more than double the number of individual county, region, and state titles compared to any other Montgomery County team during Youngblood's tenure.

"Youngblood managed an all-star coaching staff and helped athletes excel beyond expectation with unprecedented team success." -Seann Pelkey, Quince Orchard

"Youngblood works tirelessly to maximize his athletes' strengths." -Prasad Gerard, Poolesville

"Coach Youngblood is one of the most dedicated coaches to his athletes (on the field and off the field) I have ever met. Whether is it finding his athletes a place to run in college, purchasing them a pair of shoes, and filling their pantry with food because the family cannot afford to buy any. I have seen him take young men who have no father figures in their lives under his wing and teach them how to be young men of character." -Nate Parry, Northwest

"The Northwest program has repeatedly won county, region, and state championships with so many different classes and athletes. Even teams with vast talent and multiple standout athletes don't always win. It is up to the coach to utilize, grow, and manage that talent to have success and Youngblood has done that consistently." -Elrid Cason, Damascus

"He built upon the work of Beth Muehl and improved Northwest from a county powerhouse to a state powerhouse. The man works tirelessly to improve the performance of his athletes." Eric Da Silva, Einstein

"Impressed with the recruitment of athletes from his own school and then the development over time with them across all events." -Kellie Redmond, Wootton

"His record speaks for itself. Taking two separate teams to state titles is amazing." -Herb Tolbert, Gaithersburg

"Youngblood gets athletes to believe that accomplishing something collectively means more than any individual(s) success." -Gio Reumante, Northwood

"Nobody gets more out of his athletes than Robert." -Stephen Hays, Whitman

All-Decade Coaching Leadership Award - Seann Pelkey

Seann Pelkey was voted by his peers to win Mocorunning's All-Decade Coaching Leadership Award. Coaches were asked to consider the coach who contributed to the sport in meaningful ways that created or expanded opportunities for athletes to excel. Pelkey served as Maryland District 2 sports director for boys outdoor track and field from 2010 through 2018 and Maryland District 2 sports director for cross-country from 2013 through 2017. Pelkey hosted the Quince Orchard Cougar Relays throughout the decade and directed multiple 4A West Regional Meets.

"Seann has been the go-to coach for at least one decade if not two for any support the county may need. Seann is constantly mentoring younger coaches and providing these young folks with any information they may need. More seasoned coaches could follow his example and think more about the sport and less about themselves. He is a Jim Vollmer, only smaller." - Francis Parry, Northwest

"Seann dedicates his time both in-season and out-of-season to assist anyone with anything that he can. Whether it be letting them use his timing system for a dual meet or going to out-of-season meetings on behalf of all MCPS coaches, he goes above and beyond." -Elrid Cason, Damascus

"He has been on the State Committee and served as a meet director of some kind for the County/Region seemingly every year. That is a lot of time to give and sacrifice for his fellow coaches and the sport itself." - Eric Da Silva, Albert Einstein

"Coach Pelkey is filled with spirit, thoughtfulness, and he is always looking for another problem to fix, be it a meet or an event, etc." -Daniel Rose, Georgetown Prep

"Seann is extremely knowledgeable in and dedicated to the sport of track and field. He has respect from all coaches who know him and he would do anything to help a colleague." -Stephen Majkrzak, Quince Orchard

"Pelkey never hesitates to sacrifice coaching his team to make sure a meet is well-run." -Robert Burke, Clarksburg



Coach of the Decade Finalists

Coach of the Decade Finalist - Dessalyn Dillard, Paint Branch

Dillard guided the Paint Branch boys team to the indoor county, region, and state title in 2019. In addition to the state title, Paint Branch's boys won four region titles and two county titles during the decade. Paint Branch athletes, male and female, won the second most individual and relay state titles among Montgomery County teams during the decade. Dillard served as Maryland District 2 sports director for girls outdoor track and field from 2012 through 2019.

Coach of the Decade Finalist - Joe Lee, Bullis

Lee launched the Bullis track program into a national prep school track & field powerhouse. Bullis relays won 12 New Balance National titles and 32 New Balance All-American honors during the decade. Additionally, five different Bullis athletes earned New Balance All-American honors individually. Bullis won events at the Millrose Games and Penn Relays and broke the all-time national prep school record in the boys indoor 4x400-meter relay and girls indoor 4x200-meter relay in addition to 32 all-time Montgomery County indoor and outdoor track records according to Mocorunning's records. Bullis won four IAC team titles and six ISL team titles during the decade.

Coach of the Decade Finalist - Scott Mathias, Clarksburg

Clarksburg teams won boys and girls track & field team state titles during the decade. The Clarksburg boys swept county, region, and state titles during the indoor 2013 season. The Clarksburg girls swept indoor and outdoor county, region, and state titles in 2015. Clarksburg athletes, male and female, won the second most individual and relay county and region titles among Montgomery County teams during the decade. Mathias served as Maryland District 2 sports director for indoor track and field for the entire decade and more.

Coaching Leadership Award Finalists

Coaching Leadership Award Finalist - Addison Hunt, Landon

Hunt assisted in the creation of a Montgomery County Championship Meet for private schools for indoor track and cross country. When he is not coaching his own middle school and upper school teams, Hunt volunteers as starter and official at meets around the state.

Coaching Leadership Award Finalist - Chad Young, B-CC

Young served as Maryland District 2 sports director for cross country in 2017 and 2018. He served as meet director for the December MCPS track meets which he branded as a series. He served as one of the meet directors for the Montgomery County Championship Meet outdoors since 2018 and indoors in 2019.

Coaching Leadership Award Finalist - Stephen Hays, Whitman

Hays served as meet timer for more than a dozen Montgomery County and 4A West Region Championship Meets throughout the decade. Hays directed the Viking invitational throughout the decade and timed miscellaneous meets for other teams when requested.




Athlete of the Decade
Masai Russell, Bullis 2018

High School Personal Bests: 7.82c 55m Hurdles (8.40 60m Hurdles), 13.80 100m Hurdles, 40.16 300m Hurdles, 58.49 400m Hurdles, 7.18 55m, 24.41 200m, 38.74 300m, 55.57 400m, 1:13.72 500m

Title Count: 6 ISL

Notes: Ranks U.S. #4 all-time in the high school girls 300m Hurdles according to Track and Field News, currently the highest ranked Maryland performer in an individual event, male or female, on Track and Field News's all-time U.S. high school outdoor track rankings. The 40.16 300m Hurdles performance came at the ISL Championship meet on MoCo soil. Holds all-time Montgomery County records in the 55m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, and 500m. Won the 400m Hurdles at the Penn Relays. Outside of competition with Bullis, individually qualified for the Pan-Am Junior Championships where she ran 57.55 400m Hurdles after her high school junior year. Set the all-time Montgomery County record in the 100m Hurdles before it was lowered the following year by Leah Phillips. Won at least one ISL title during all four years of high school. Ran on all 7 national title-winning relays notched by Bullis between 2017 and 2018, which included indoor national records in the 4x200 and 4x55m shuttle hurdle relay. Competes for the University of Kentucky.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 57.34 400m Hurdles, 13.18 100m Hurdles, 8.18 60m Hurdles, 54.86 400m

Photo by Clarence Franklin



All-Decade Team Athletes

Abigail Green, Walter Johnson 2018
Alexus Pyles, Clarksburg 2016
Ashley Seymour, Bullis 2018
Bethany White, Magruder 2014
Britt Eckerstrom, Northwest 2011
Caroline Beakes, B-CC 2015
Cierra Pyles, Bullis 2018
Claudia Ababio, Clarksburg 2014
Gwen Shaw, Wootton 2013
Jessie Rubin, Wootton 2010
Kasey Ebb, Bullis 2018
Kiernan Keller, Walter Johnson 2015
Lauryn Harris, Bullis 2019
Leah Phillips, Bullis 2020
Lisa-Anne Barrow, Holton-Arms 2015
Martha Sam, Blake 2015
Maya Valmon, Holton-Arms 2020
Noelani Phillips, Blake 2019
Olivia Ekponé, Northwest 2011
Rachel Pocratsky, Good Counsel
Serenah Harrison, Blake 2020
Sierra Leonard, Bullis 2019
Stephanie Davis, Magruder 2017
Taylor Wright, Northwest 2019
Udeme Akpaete, Springbrook 2012
Alexis Postell, Bullis 2017
Aniella Delafosse, Bullis 2019
Ashley Wallace, Bullis 2020
Bethlehem Taye, Paint Branch 2016
Brittney Wade, B-CC 2013
Casey Dowling, Wootton 2012
Clare Severe, Whitman 2015
Eddita Pessima, Northwest 2018
Janise Bestman, Paint Branch 2019
Justina Ababio, Clarksburg 2016
Kaya Rae Dunbar, Paint Branch 2020
Laila Ismail, B-CC 2014
Le'Quisha Parker, Northwood 2011
Leondra Correia, Northwest 2016
Madison Depry, Wheaton 2020
Masai Russell, Bullis 2018
Morgan Casey, Blair 2018
Nora McUmber, B-CC 2015
Ozioma Edokobi, R. Montgomery 2014
Sarah Moore, Blake 2015
Shaniya Hall, Bullis 2020
Simone Glenn, Bullis 2014
Sylvia Deppen, Wootton 2013
Thea LaFond, John F. Kennedy 2011
Victoria Toth, B-CC 2017


Abigail Green, Walter Johnson 2018

High School Personal Bests: 2:12.64 800m, 4:51.43 1600m, 9:35.83 3000m, 10:17.85c 3200m (10:21.45 Two Mile)

Title Count: 7 State, 13 Region, 10 County

Notes: All-American in the two-mile. Holds the all-time Montgomery County record in the 3000m / 3200m / 2-mile. Ranks #1 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 1600m and 3200m. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the 1600m and #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the 800m. Three times competed at the Penn Relays in the 3000m with a high finish of third in 2018. Senior year, swept outdoor county, region, and state titles in the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m and did the same indoors minus the indoor 800m state title. Holds indoor county championship meet records in the 1600m and 3200m. Competes for the University of Virginia.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio

Alexis Postell, Bullis 2017

High School Personal Bests: 8.02c 55m Hurdles (8.62 60m Hurdles), 14.18 100m Hurdles, 7.28 55m, 24.75 200m, 40.79 300m, 5-00.00 High Jump, 18-06.25 Long Jump

Title Count: 3 ISL

Notes: Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles and ranks #9 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m Hurdles. Ranks #14 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump. Competes for the North Carolina State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 1:01.58 400m Hurdles, 14.01 100m Hurdles, 8.65 60m Hurdles, 18-00.50 Long Jump

Photo by Clarence Franklin

Alexus Pyles, Clarksburg 2016

High School Personal Bests: 8.02 55m Hurdles, 14.07 100m Hurdles, 44.12 300m Hurdles, 7.35 55m, 3619 Pentathlon, 4680 Heptathlon, 5-06.00 High Jump, 17-10.25 Long Jump, 34-08.25 Shot Put, 39-06.25 Triple Jump

Title Count: 6 State, 13 Regional, 15 County

Notes: All-American in the indoor pentathlon and outdoor heptathlon. Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the triple jump and 55m Hurdles. Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m Hurdles and ranks #9 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m Hurdles. In 2014, scored a perfect 40 points at the indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet. Won 2015 James Demoss Award. Won four consecutive indoor Montgomery County titles in the high jump. Holds Montgomery County Championship Meet records in the 55m Hurdles amd 300m Hurdles. Competes for the Ohio State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 5148 Heptathlon, 3993 Pentathlon, 8.35 60m Hurdles, 13.76 100m Hurdles, 19-05.25 Long Jump

Aniella Delafosse, Bullis 2019

High School Personal Bests: 19-10.00 Long Jump, 37-02.00 Triple Jump, 12.37 100m, 25.43 200m

Notes: Ranks #1 in Montgomery all-time in the indoor long jump and ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump, indoors or outdoors. Ranks #22 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the triple jump. Won the long jump at the Virginia Showcase, finished third in the long jump at the Penn Relays, and twice finished seventh in the long jump at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Committed to Georgetown University.

IAAF Bio

Ashley Seymour, Bullis 2018

High School Personal Bests: 7.00 55m, 11.48 100m, 24.36 200m, 40.00 300m

Title Count: 3 ISL

Notes: All-American in the 100m. Holds all-time Montgomery County record in the 100m dash. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m dash and ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 200m. Won the 200m at the Virginia Showcase. Finished ninth in the 60m at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Finished sixth in the 100m at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Won 4x100 and indoor 4x200 national titles with Bullis teammates. Competes for the University of Houston.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 7.54 60m, 11.40 100m, 23.51 200m

Photo by Craig Amoss

Ashley Wallace, Bullis 2020

High School Personal Bests: 7.95 55m Hurdles, 14.01 100m Hurdles, 45.49 300m Hurdles, 25.41 200m, 42.30 300m, 5-00 High Jump, 17-11.00 Long Jump, 37-08.25 Triple Jump

Title Count: 3 ISL, 1 County (Independent School)

Notes: Ranks #3 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles. Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m Hurdles. Ranks #9 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor triple jump. Ranks #9 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the indoor long jump. Won the 100m Hurdles at the DMV Meet of the Elite and placed second in the 55m Hurdles at the Virginia Showcase. Won 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay national title with Bullis teammates.

IAAF Bio

Bethany White, Magruder 2014

High School Personal Bests: 7.07 55m, 12.00 100m, 24.46 200m, 41.74 300m

Title Count: 1 State, 3 Region, 3 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55-meter dash. Ranks #15 in Montgomery County all-time in the 200m and ranks #18 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m. Senior year claimed 55-meter 4A state title by more than two-tenths of a second. Qualified for 100-meter finals at four consecutive outdoor state meets. Senior year contributed to Magruder's team state title and state champion 4x100 and 4x200 relays. Competed for North Carolina Central University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 7.44 60m, 11.28 100m, 23.40 200m

Bethlehem Taye, Paint Branch 2016

High School Personal Bests: 5:02.94 1600m, 10:31.36c 3200m (10:35.04 2-mile)

Title Count: 2 State, 6 Region, 4 County

Notes: Ranks #3 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3200m / 2-mile. Ranks #1 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 3200m / 2-mile. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 1600m. Won the emerging elite two mile at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Senior year, broke Montgomery County Championship Meet records in the 3200m indoors (now #2 in meet history) and outdoors (still #1). Competes for North Carolina State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 16:38.20 5k

Britt Eckerstrom, Northwest 2011

High School Personal Bests: 1:15.07 500m, 2:12.32 800m, 5:12.99 1600m, 11:11.38 3200m

Title Count: 1 State, 6 Region, 5 County

Notes: Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 800m. Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Contributed to 31 of Northwest's 36 county, region, and state titles in relay events between 2009 and 2011. Won 11 state titles on relays including 4 in the 4x200, 4 in the 4x400, and 3 in the 4x800. Additionally won 12 county titles and 8 region titles on relays. Competed in soccer for Penn State University.

Brittney Wade, B-CC 2013

High School Personal Bests: 58.2 400m, 1:17.65 500m, 2:12.26 800m, 48.0 300m Hurdles

Title Count: 3 State, 3 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #1 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 800m. Ranks #3 in Montgomery County all-time in the 800m. Won 800m state titles at three consecutive indoor/outdoor state championship meets. Holds Viking Invitational meet record in the 800m to this day. Competed for Columbia University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 1:14.96 500m, 2:05.30 800m, 2:55.97 1000m, 5:01.34 Mile

Caroline Beakes, B-CC 2015

High School Personal Bests: 2:19.26 800m, 5:00.08 1600m, 9:49.76 3000m, 10:38.84c 3200m (10:42.56 2-Mile)

Title Count: 2 State, 2 Region, 5 County

Notes: Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3000m / 3200m / 2-mile. Ranks #5 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 1600m. Placed tenth in the Penn Relays 3000m. Placed 12th at New Balance Indoor Nationals in the 2 mile in 10:38.28. Held Montgomery Invitational meet record in the 3200m with a time of 10:47.28, still #2 in meet history.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio

Casey Dowling, Wootton 2012

High School Personal Bests: 18-10.00 Long Jump, 36-09.75 Triple Jump, 7.32 55m, 12.42 100m, 25.51 200m, 41.78 300m, 59.56 400m

Title Count: 4 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump. Won county titles in the long jump as freshman and senior. Picked up triple jump as senior and won 4A West region title. Won state title in the 4x400. Competed for the University of New Mexico.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 19-10.75 Long Jump, 40-00.00 Triple Jump, 24.74 200m, 3518 Pentathlon

Cierra Pyles, Bullis 2018

High School Personal Bests: 19-03.00 Long Jump, 40-05.50 Triple Jump, 5-00.00 High Jump, 7.97c 55m Hurdles (8.57 60m Hurdles), 13.97 100m Hurdles, 47.42 300m Hurdles

Title Count: 2 ISL, 1 County (Independent Schools)

Notes: Holds Montgomery County all-time record in the indoor triple jump with only indoor 40-foot performance in Montgomery County history. Ranks #3 in Montgomery County all-time in the triple jump. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump, #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles, and #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m Hurdles. Twice competed at the Penn Relays in the triple jump with fifth and sixth place finishes. Won the emerging elite long jump at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Finished tenth in the triple jump at New Balance Outdoor Nationals and eighth in the triple jump at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Set US high school indoor national record (30.44) in the 4x55m shuttle hurdle relay with Bullis teammates. Competes for Ohio State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 8.60 60m Hurdles, 13.86 100m Hurdles, 19-05.25 Long Jump, 40-07.50 Triple Jump

Photo by Craig Amoss

Clare Severe, Whitman 2015

High School Personal Bests: 2:14.35 800m, 4:57.23 1600m, 11:33.14 3200m

Title Count: 7 State, 9 Region, 4 County

Notes: Ranks #1 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the indoor 800m and ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 800m. Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 1000m and ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 1600m. Won more state titles in the 800m and 1600m than any Montgomery County athlete from 2010 to 2019. Holds #2 all-time performances in the 800m and 1600m at the outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meet. Anchored two state champion 4x800 relays. Competed in soccer and track at Lehigh University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 2:09.90 800m, 2:51.63 1000m, 4:22.78 1500m

Claudia Ababio, Clarksburg 2014

High School Personal Bests: 45-10.75 Shot Put, 145-02 Discus, 31-03.00 Triple Jump

Title Count: 4 State, 3 Region, 6 County

Notes: Holds all-time Montgomery County records in the shot put and discus. Holds indoor county championship meet record in the shot put and outdoor county championship meet records in the shot put and discus. Won the 2014 James Demoss Award, one of just two female throwers to ever win the award. Recorded the #4 all-time best mark at the indoor state championship meet (now #7) and the #6 all-time best shot put mark at the outdoor state championship meet (still #6). Placed 2nd at the Penn Relays and 7th at New Balance Indoor Nationals in the shot put. Competed for the University of Maryland.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 52-06.50 Shot Put, 180-08.00 Discus, 203-03.00 Hammer, 63-09.50 Weight Throw

Eddita Pessima, Northwest 2018

High School Personal Bests: 8.09 55m Hurdles, 14.17 100m Hurdles, 43.52 300m Hurdles, 5-04.00 High Jump

Title Count: 8 State, 6 Region, 7 County

Notes: Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m Hurdles. Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m Hurdles. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the high jump. Ranks #2 all-time at Montgomery County Championship Meets in the 55m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles, and 300m Hurdles. Placed 30th at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in the championship 100m Hurdles. Seven state titles was the most state titles in hurdle events by a county athlete this decade. Competes for the University of Pittsburgh.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 8.44 60m Hurdles, 13.31 100m Hurdles, 1:01.25 400m Hurdles

Gwen Shaw, Wootton 2013

High School Personal Bests: 8.17 55m Hurdles, 14.38 100m Hurdles, 44.14 300m Hurdles, 59.97 400m Hurdles, 7.25 55m, 12.45 100m, 24.80 200m, 39.72 300m, 55.19 400m

Title Count: 5 State, 8 Region, 8 County

Notes: Ranks #9 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m. Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m Hurdles and #15 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles and 100m Hurdles. Won the 2012 and 2013 James Demoss Awards. Finished second in the 400m Hurdles at the Penn Relays. Finished 13th in the 60m Hurdles and 19th in the 200m dash at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Competed for the University of Louisville.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 54.80 400m, 8.93 60m Hurdles, 14.53 100m Hurdles, 59.58 400m Hurdles

Janise Bestman, Paint Branch 2019

High School Personal Bests: 115-05 Discus, 39-02.00 Shot Put, 37-00.00 Triple Jump

Title Count: 2 State, 8 Region, 3 County

Notes: Ranks #10 in Montgomery County all-time in the shot put. Ranks #11 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the discus. Also a hurdler and jumper capable of scoring in big meets, she was the only Montgomery County athlete to win a regional title in a jumping event and throwing events from 2010 to 2019. Will compete for Montgomery College.

Jessie Rubin, Wootton 2010

High School Personal Bests: 4:57.16c 1600m (4:58.83 Mile), 10:41.28 3200m

Title Count: 3 State, 4 Region, 4 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 1600m and #2 between 2010 and 2019. Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3200m. Split 2:13 on the state record-breaking 4x800 just hours before recording #7 all-time 3200m performance (now #11) at Maryland state meet. At the time, was the best 3200m performance by a Montgomery County athlete in 15 years. Competed for Duke University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 4:27.32 1500m, 9:47.49 3000m, 16:30.42 5000m, 34:44.09 10,000m

Justina Ababio, Clarksburg 2016

High School Personal Bests: 39-06.50 Shot Put, 112-06.00 Discus

Title Count: 1 State, 4 Region, 4 County

Notes: Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the shot put. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the discus. Swept County and 4A West Region titles in the shot put indoors and outdoors for two years. Competed for Montgomery College.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 39-09.75 Shot Put, 119-01.00 Discus, 112-10.00 Hammer

Kasey Ebb, Bullis 2018

High School Personal Bests: 24.86 200m, 39.47 300m, 56.30 400m, 1:14.81 500m

Notes: Ranks #3 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m. Ranks #7 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the indoor 400m. Competes for San Diego State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 24.97 200m, 55.77 400m

Photo by Craig Amoss

Kaya Rae Dunbar, Paint Branch 2020

High School Personal Bests: 8.09 55m Hurdles, 14.21 100m Hurdles, 45.30 300m Hurdles, 5-02.00 High Jump, 16-07.00 Long Jump

Title Count: 2 State, 6 Region, 3 County

Notes: Ranks #11 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles and 100m Hurdles. Ranks #15 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 300m Hurdles. Ranks #12 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the indoor high jump. Finished 29th in the 100m Hurdles at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Outside of competing for Paint Branch, finished 4th in the 100m Hurdles at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships in 13.98 after sophomore year.

IAAF Bio

Kiernan Keller, Walter Johnson 2015; Holy Cross Profile

High School Personal Bests: 4:59.28 1600m, 10:49.36 3200m, 2:23.81 800m

Title Count: 2 State, 4 Region, 2 County, 2 WCAC

Notes: Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3200m. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County all-time in the 1600m. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the indoor 1600m. Anchored a state champion 4x800 relay and anchored the fastest 4xMile relay in Montgomery County history. Became third of four Montgomery County girls in history to break 5:00 in the 1600m and 11:00 in the 3200m while in high school. Competed in the mile at the Penn Relays. Competed for the University of Maryland.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 3:01.02 1000m, 4:45.24 1500m

Laila Ismail, B-CC 2014

High School Personal Bests: 8.65 55m Hurdles, 14.35 100m Hurdles, 43.17 300m Hurdles, 42.39 300m, 1:04.81 400m Hurdles, 17-02.00 Long Jump

Title Count: 1 State, 1 Region, 2 County

Notes: Held all-time Montgomery County record in the 300m Hurdles (now #3). Ranks #13 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m Hurdles. Broke outdoor county championship meet record in the 300m Hurdles in 44.41 (now #3). 2014 state-winning 300m Hurdles time of 43.17 was #7 all-time at the state meet (now #8). Finished 15th in the 400m Hurdles at the Penn Relays. Competed for the University of Pittsburgh.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 8.86 60m Hurdles, 14.19 100m Hurdles, 59.32 400m Hurdles, 54.89 400m, 1:15.35 500m

Lauryn Harris, Bullis 2019

High School Personal Bests: 19-11.00 Long Jump, 7.97 55m Hurdles, 13.89 100m Hurdles, 7.29 55m, 12.07 100m, 24.53 200m, 39.61 300m, 55.79 400m

Title Count: 2 ISL

Notes: All-American in the 100m Hurdles. Ranks #1 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles and #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m Hurdles. Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m and #15 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m. Placed 5th in the 100m Hurdles at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Ran on 6 national title winning relays from 2017 to 2019. Placed 2nd in the long jump at the Penn Relays. Will compete for the University of Pennsylvania.

IAAF Bio | IAAF Bio

Le'Quisha Parker, Northwood 2011

High School Personal Bests: 7.20 55m, 12.04 100m, 24.31 200m, 40.06 300m, 55.94 400m, 5-02.00 High Jump

Title Count: 4 State, 9 Region

Notes: Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the 200m. Ranks #14 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m, #17 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m, and #20 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m. In addition to numerous region and state titles, was 8-time runner-up at Montgomery County Championship Meets behind Olivia Ekponé. Ranks as #2 all-time 200m performer at Montgomery County Championship Meet. Competed for Hampton University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 7.59 60m, 11.92 100m, 23.15 200m, 39.05 300m, 53.84 400m, 1:17.46 500m

Leah Phillips, Bullis 2020

High School Personal Bests: 7.86c 55m Hurdles (8.45 60m Hurdles), 13.56 100m Hurdles, 40.82 300m Hurdles, 59.05 400m Hurdles, 7.03 55m, 24.11 200m, 38.6 300m, 55.54 400m, 1:17.48 500m

Title Count: 1 ISL

Notes: All-American in the 400m Hurdles. Holds all-time Montgomery County record in the 100m Hurdles and 300m dash. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles and 300m Hurdles. Ranks top 10 all-time in Montgomery County in the 55m, 200m, and 400m. Carried the baton on all three Montgomery County #1 all-time relays (4x1, 4x2, and 4x4). Ran on all 10 relays that the Bullis girls have won to date at New Balance Indoor Nationals and Outdoor Nationals including: 1 4x1, 2 4x2, 4 4x4, 2 shuttle hurdles, and 1 sprint medley. Finished fourth in the 400m Hurdles at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Finished seventh in the 100m Hurdles at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Won the 400m Hurdles at the Arcadia Invitational. Finished fifth in the 400m Hurdles at the Penn Relays.

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Leondra Correia, Northwest 2016

High School Personal Bests: 5-02.00 High Jump, 18-11.00 Long Jump, 8.28 55m Hurdles, 14.66 100m Hurdles, 44.99 300m Hurdles,

Title Count: 2 Region, 4 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County from all-time in the long jump. Ranks in the top 25 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles, and in the 300m Hurdles. Finished 20th in the long jump at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Holds the long jump meet record at the Viking Invitational to this day. Holds #2 all-time long jump performances at indoor and outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meets. Competes for the Indiana Institute of Technology.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 8.56 60m Hurdles, 14.16 100m Hurdles, 5-05.25 High Jump, 19-08.75 Long Jump, 37-02.50 Triple Jump, 3617 Pentathlon, 4185 Heptathlon

Lisa-Anne Barrow, Holton-Arms 2015

High School Personal Bests: 18-07.00 Long Jump, 8.40 55m Hurdles, 14.66 100m Hurdles, 46.34 300m Hurdles, 25.57 200m, 40.69 300m, 59.36 400m

Title Count: 7 ISL

Notes: Ranks #12 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor long jump. Won seven ISL titles, more than any other Montgomery County athlete from 2010 to 2019. Won the long jump at the Bishop Loughlin Games, Draper and Viking Invitationals. Placed 9th in the long jump at the Penn Relays. Placed 15th in the long jump at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Competed for San Diego State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 23.39 200m, 51.86 400m, 14.64 100m Hurdles, 20-09.25 Long Jump

Madison Depry, Wheaton 2020

High School Personal Bests: 5-08.00 High Jump, 7.29 55m, 12.13 100m, 24.54 200m, 57.2h 400m

Title Count: 2 Region

Notes: Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the high jump. Ranks #20 in Montgomery County all-time in the 200m. Placed 14th in the high jump at the Penn Relays. Placed third in the emerging elite high jump at New Balance Indoor Nationals.

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Martha Sam, Blake 2015

High School Personal Bests: 7.18 55m, 11.79 100m, 24.35 200m, 39.28 300m, 54.14 400m, 1:15.89 500m

Title Count: 4 State, 11 Region, 5 County

Notes: All-American in the indoor 400m. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m and holds Montgomery County all-time record in the indoor 400m (54.74). Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m and 300m. Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 200m. Ranks #9 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Placed 4th in the 400m at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Placed 8th in the 400m at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Won the Emerging Elite 200m at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Competed for Ohio State and Cornell.

Ohio State TFRRS Bio | Cornell TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 7.69 60m, 24.15 200m, 39.61 300m, 54.44 400m

Maya Valmon, Holton-Arms 2020

High School Personal Bests: 11.85 100m, 24.73 200m, 55.70 400m

Notes: Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m. Ranks #14 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m. Ranks #17 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 200m. Won 100m and 200m races at the Draper Invitational.

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Morgan Casey, Blair 2018

High School Personal Bests: 1:21.12 500m, 2:16.22, 800m, 5:13.99 1600m

Title Count: 1 State, 3 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #15 in Montgomery all-time in the indoor 800m. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 800m. Ranks #22 in Montgomery County from 2015 to 2019 in the 1600m. Holds the DCC Championship Meet record in the 800m. Ranks #3 all-time in the 800m at the indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet. Competes for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 2:19.41 800m, 2:57.48 1000m, 4:45.55 1500m

Noelani Phillips, Blake 2019

High School Personal Bests: 12.46 100m, 24.42 200m, 40.04 300m, 54.89 400m, 1:16.00 500m

Title Count: 1 State, 2 Region, 1 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m. Ranks #11 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Ranks #13 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m. Ranks #14 in Montgomery County all-time in the 200m. Won a 500m race at the Virginia Showcase. Won the 200m and 400m at Mullins Russell Invitational. Finished 34th in the 400m at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Boosted Blake to all-time MCPS records in the outdoor 4x100 and 4x200 relays and indoor 4x200 and 4x400 relays. Will compete for Boston University.

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Nora McUmber, B-CC 2015

High School Personal Bests: 2:18.32 800m, 5:01.30 1600m, 10:45.68 3200m

Title Count: 3 State, 1 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3200m. Ranks #15 in Montgomery County all-time in the 1600m. Ranks #6 in the 3200m in Montgomery County Championship Meet history and became first girl under 11:02 and 5:02 at a single county championship meet. Set #9 all-time 3200m performance at the state meet (now #13). Competes for Jacksonville University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 2:11.07 800m, 4:33.64 1500m, 4:53.31 Mile, 9:56.64 3000m, 16:50.10 5000m, 37:12.46 10,000m

Olivia Ekponé, Northwest 2011; Wootton Profile

High School Personal Bests: 6.96 55m, 7.46 60m, 11.58 100m, 23.64 200m, 39.05 300m, 53.15 400m

Title Count: 14 State, 19 Region, 20 County

Notes: 10-time high school All-American: 5-time Nike Indoor Nationals All-American, 2-time New Balance Indoor Nationals All-American, 3-time New Balance Outdoor Nationals All-American. Holds all-time Montgomery County records in the 200m and 400m. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m and 100m. Won the 2008 and 2009 James Demoss Awards. Racked up 20 all-time county titles and holds Montgomery County Championship Meet records in the 55m, 100m, 200m, 300m, and 400m. Holds four of top eight 400m times ever recorded at the Maryland State Championship Meet including the state record. Holds 4x400m state meet record. Finished 2nd in the 60m at Brooks PR Invitational. Finished 6th in the 60m, 2nd in the 200m, and 2nd in the 400m at Nike Indoor Nationals as a freshman. Finished 4th in 60m dash and 4th in 200m dash at Nike Indoor Nationals as a junior. Finished 4th in the 100m at New Balance Outdoor Nationals as a junior. Finished 4th in 60m and 3rd in 200m at New Balance Indoor Nationals as a senior and finished 5th in the 400m at New Balance Outdoor Nationals as a senior. Competed for Texas A&M University. Qualified for 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the 4x100m relay, but did not appear due to travel mishap according to towncourier.com.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 7.25 60m, 11.11 100m, 22.23 200m, 53.15 400m

Ozioma Edokobi, Richard Montgomery 2014

High School Personal Bests: 42-09.00 Shot Put, 141-10.50 Discus

Title Count: 1 State, 4 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #2 all-time in Montgomery County in the shot put and discus. Won more county and region titles in the discus than any other Montgomery County athlete from 2010 to 2019. In 2013, broke Woodward Relays 29-year-old meet record in the shot put relay with Tiffany Afolabi-Brown (74'10" combined distance). Twice competed in the shot put at the Penn Relays with a high finish of 8th. Competed for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

TFRRS UMBC Bio | TFRRS NC Charlotte Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 51-03.75 Shot Put, 153-03.00 Discus, 171-11 Hammer, 60-10.50 Weight Throw

Rachel Pocratsky, Good Counsel 2015

High School Personal Bests: 58.00 400m, 1:15.93 500m, 2:13.42 800m, 2:58.35 1000m, 5:17.94 1600m

Title Count: 3 WCAC

Notes: Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 1000m and #1 from 2010 to 2019. Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 800m and #4 from 2010 to 2019. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Finished 9th in the emerging elite 800m at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Won events at the McNamara Invitational, Cahoun Classic, and Katie Jenkins Invitational in addition to the WCAC Championship. Competed for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 55.14 400m, 1:30.29 600m, 2:02.67 800m, 2:41.98 1000m, 4:10.03 1500m, 4:34.01 Mile, 16:36.64 5000m

Sarah Moore, Blake 2015

High School Personal Bests: 12.54 100m, 25.63 200m, 40.59 300m, 55.70 400m, 1:17.16 500m, 46.23 300m Hurdles

Title Count: 1 State, 1 County

Notes: Ranks #13 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m. Ranks #15 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Placed 6th in the emerging elite 400m at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Won races at the Waldorf Track Classic and Crimson Tide Classic. Competed for George Mason University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 7.83 60m, 12.02 100m, 24.00 200m, 52.09 400m, 1:12.09 500m

Serena Harrison, Blake 2020

High School Personal Bests: 11.99 100m, 24.85 200m, 41.17 300m, 57.65 400m, 1:15.00 500m

Title Count: 4 Region

Notes: Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Ranks #16 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m. Won races at the Mullins Russell Invitational, US Capitol Invitational, Ed Bowie Invitational and Southern Maryland Invitational. Boosted Blake to all-time MCPS records in the outdoor 4x100 and 4x200 relays and indoor 4x200 and 4x400 relays.

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Shaniya Hall, Bullis 2020

High School Personal Bests: 6.98 55m, 12.01 100m, 24.22 200m, 38.95 300m, 54.33 400m, 1:15.46 500m, 17-09.00 Long Jump

Title Count: 1 ISL

Notes: Won New Balance Nationals outdoor title in Freshman 400m. Ranks #3 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m, 200m, and 400m. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m and ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Won races at the Atlanta Relays, Bojangles Classic, and ATT Coaches Hall of Fame Classic. Took second in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals freshman long jump and took second in the New Balance Indoor Nationals 400m. Ran on all 8 New Balance Indoor Nationals and New Balance Outdoor Nationals relay titles won by Bullis not involving hurdles from 2017 to 2019.

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Sierra Leonard, Bullis 2019

High School Personal Bests: 7.33 55m, 11.98 100m, 24.51 200m, 39.76 300m, 55.60 400m, 1:15.71 500m, 19-01.00 Long Jump

Title Count: 1 ISL

Notes: Won New Balance National title in Freshman Long Jump. Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump. Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m, #10 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m, and #12 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m. Won races at the Dogwood track Classic, Atlanta Relays, and Bullis Invitational. Ran on winning 2019 New Balance Outdoor National Championship 4x400 and 1000m sprint medley relay and 2018 New Balance Indoor National Championship 4x400 relay. Will compete for the University of Houston.

IAAF Bio

Simone Glenn, Bullis 2014

High School Personal Bests: 7.08 55m, 24.36 200m, 38.82 300m, 56.79 400m

Title Count: 2 ISL

Notes: Ranks #3 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m. Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m. Ranks #9 in Montgomery County all-time in the 200m. Set ISL Championship meet record in the 200m with a 24.59 (now #2 performer in ISL meet history), leading Bullis to its first ever ISL team title. Competed for San Diego State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 7.54 60m, 11.51 100m, 23.01 200m, 53.56 400m

Stephanie Davis, Magruder 2017

High School Personal Bests (at Magruder HS): 7.20 55m, 11.87 100m, 24.36 200m, 40.16 300m,

Title Count (at Magruder HS): 3 State, 4 Region, 4 County

Notes: Ranks #10 in Montgomery County all-time in the 200m. Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m. Ranks #17 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m. Ranks #5 all-time at Montgomery County Championship meets in the 200m (outdoors) and 300m (indoors). Boosted Magruder to the team state title in 2014 with wins in the 4x100 and 4x200 in addition to wins in the individual 100m and 200m. Finished 24th in the 200m at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Transferred to Riverdale Baptist before competing for the University of South Carolina.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 23.01 200m, 52.24 400m

Sylvia Deppen, Wootton 2013

High School Personal Bests: 8.64 55m Hurdles, 14.92 100m Hurdles, 43.81 300m Hurdles, 1:02.44 400m Hurdles, 11.97 100m, 41.55 300m, 56.81 400m, 1:17.45 500m, 34-03.00 Triple Jump

Title Count: 2 State, 5 Region, 3 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m Hurdles. Ranks #14 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m. Ranks #20 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Twice competed at the Penn Relays in the 400m Hurdles with a high finish of 7th. Finished 11th in the New Balance Indoor Nationals emerging elite 400m. Competed for Harvard University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 8.26 55m Hurdles, 14.46 100m Hurdles, 1:01.29 400m Hurdles, 24.92 200m, 40.27 300m

Taylor Wright, Northwest 2019

High School Personal Bests: 6-00.00 High Jump, 42-02.75 Triple Jump, 7.13 55m, 11.75 100m, 24.40 200m, 40.71 300m,

Title Count: 14 State, 21 Region, 22 County

Notes: All-American in the high jump. Twice All-American in the triple jump. Won New Balance Outdoor National titles in the freshman triple jump and freshman 100m. Holds all-time Montgomery County records in the triple jump and high jump. Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m and ranks #9 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m. Four times won the James Demoss Award, the only athlete to ever do so. Holds the class 4A state championship meet record in the high jump (5-08.25). Ranks #5 all-time at the MPSSAA state championship meet in the high jump and triple jump. Scored a perfect 40 individual points at the 2019 outdoor state championship meet. Scored a perfect 40 individual points at two outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meets. Won 22 titles from Montgomery County Championship Meets, more than any athlete in history; that included 8 indoor county titles (#3 all-time) and 14 outdoor county titles (#1 all-time). Three times competed at the Penn Relays: once in the triple jump and twice in the high jump with a high finish of sixth. Finished third and second in the triple jump at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in consecutive years. Finished fifth in the high jump at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Will compete for the University of Miami.

IAAF Bio

Thea LaFond, John F. Kennedy 2011

High School Personal Bests: 5-08.75 High Jump, 41-08.50 Triple Jump, 18-04.50 Long Jump, 8.39 55m Hurdles, 14.43 100m Hurdles

Title Count: 1 National, 9 State, 16 Region, 17 County

Notes: Won New Balance Outdoor Nationals title in the triple jump, making her the only Montgomery County girl of the decade to win an individual high school national title. Was five-time high school All-American. Held Montgomery County all-time record in the triple jump (now #2 all-time). Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the high jump. Ranks top-20 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles, and long jump. Scored 40 points at 3 county meets, 2 region meets, and the 2011 outdoor state championship meet. Three times competed at the Penn Relays in the triple jump with 1st and 2nd place finishes on her resume. Ranks #2 all-time at the Maryland state championship meet in the outdoor triple jump. Ranks tied #3 all-time at the Maryland state championship meet in the indoor high jump. Holds indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet records in the long jump and triple jump. Holds outdoor Montgomery County Champiopnship Meet record in the triple jump. Is listed in MPSSAA state record books as assistant coach of 2016 first place Northwest boys indoor and outdoors in addition to 9 individual state titles of her own. Competed for the University of Maryland. Competed in the triple jump for Dominica in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Improved to 14.38 meters (47 feet, 2 inches) in the triple jump in 2019 which peaked at a #16 world ranking according to IAAF.

TFRRS Bio | College Stats: 8.38 60m Hurdles, 14.03 100m Hurdles, 6-00.75 High Jump, 20-03.00 Long Jump, 43-06.50 Triple Jump, 4222 Pentathlon

IAAF Bio | Post-Collegiate Stats: 14.38m (47-02.00) Triple Jump

Udeme Akpaete, Springbrook 2012

High School Personal Bests: 40.73 300m, 55.96 400m, 1:14.56 500m, 2:24.81 800m

Title Count: 1 State, 1 Region, 2 County

Notes: All-American in the indoor 400m. Once held Montgomery County record in the 500m (now #2 in MoCo history, #1 in MCPS history). Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 400m. Finished fifth in the 400m at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Recorded #6 all-time performance in the 500m at the Maryland Indoor State Championship Meet (now #7). Ranks #2 all-time in the 500m at the Montgomery County Championship Meet. Competed for Cornell University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 23.78 200m, 39.40 300m, 53.17 400m, 1:15.43 500m

Victoria Toth, B-CC 2017

High School Personal Bests: 11-00.00 Pole Vault, 1:04.46 400m

Title Count: 1 State, 1 County

Notes: Ranks tied #1 in Montgomery County all-time in the pole vault and ranks #1 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the pole vault. Holds Montgomery County Championship Meet Record in the pole vault with only double-digit clearance in meet history (10-00.00). Competes for Middlebury College.

TFRRS Bio | College Stats: 10-00.00 Pole Vault


All-Decade Team Relays

Mocorunning selected the All-Decade Team Relays based on the two previously named Half-Decade Teams. The early decade (2010-to-2014) and the late decade (2015-to-2019) are represented.

Early Decade 4x100m Relay
Bullis 2014 - 47.35

Alexis Postell, Simone Glenn, Kyla Lewis, and Gabrielle Tielman-Fenelus won the Taco Bell Classic 4x100 in South Carolina in 47.35. The same girls went on to finish third in the Small Schools Championship of America at the Penn Relays in 47.54.

Late Decade 4x100m Relay
Bullis 2017 - 44.88

A team of Masai Russell, Ashley Seymour, Shaniya Hall, and Leah Phillips won the New Balance Outdoor National title and set the all-time Montgomery County record of 44.88. the performance ranks U.S. #7 all-time according to Track and Field News.

Photo by Craig Amoss

Early Decade 4x200m Relay
Northwest 2010 - 1:38.86

4x200 indoor and outdoor state champions, India Knight, Olivia Ekpone, Britt Eckerstrom, and Camry Torian traveled to North Carolina to take 2nd place at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 1:38.86. It was an all-time Montgomery County record at the time (now #5 all-time).

Late Decade 4x200m Relay
Bullis 2018 - 1:34.75

Shaniya Hall, Leah Phillips, Ashley Seymour, and Masai Russell won the New Balance Indoor National title in the 4x200 in 1:34.75. It remains a U.S. high school national indoor record and ranks U.S. #7 all-time indoors or outdoors according to Track and Field News. Bullis's 4x2 also won at the Millrose Games, Virginia Showcase, and Arcadia Invitational that year.

Early Decade 4x400m Relay
Northwest 2011 - 3:46.22

4x400 indoor and outdoor county, region, and state champions, Tiara Wellman, Britt Eckerstrom, India Knight, and Olivia Ekpone went all-in at the state championship to claim the Maryland State Championship Meet record in 3:46.22. It was an all-time Montgomery County record at the time (now MoCo #5 all-time and MCPS #1 all-time).

Late Decade 4x400m Relay
Bullis 2017 - 3:39.30

A team of Masai Russell, Lauryn Harris, Shaniya Hall, and Leah Phillips won the New Balance Outdoor National title and set the all-time Montgomery County record of 3:39.30. The same team won the New Balance Indoor National title in 3:39.70.

Early Decade 4x800m Relay
Wootton 2010 - 9:04.39

Corinne Duvall, Jessie Rubin, Andrea Maxwell, and Grace Corbett shaved over five seconds off the Maryland State Championship Meet record which still stands today. It remains an all-time Montgomery County record to this day.

Late Decade 4x800m Relay
Damascus 2017 - 9:19.91

Samantha Kameka, Juliana Ancalmo, Alexis Whitehorn-Coriz, and Heather Delaplaine won the 4x8 state title and traveled to New Balance Outdoor Nationals where they clocked 9:19.91 in the 4x800 relay.

Early Decade 4x1600m Relay
Walter Johnson 2014 - 20:42.57c (20:49.81 4xMile)

Katriane Kirsch, Irina Bukharin, Emily Murphy, and Kiernan Keller traveled south to New Balance Outdoor Nationals and placed 11th in the 4x1 Mile relay with a time of 20:49.81. It remains an all-time Montgomery County record by more than 20 seconds.

Late Decade 4x1600m Relay
B-CC 2015 - 21:48.73c (21:56.36 4xMile)

Caroline Beakes, Kat McNeill, Nora McUmber, and Zoe Nuechterlein clocked 21:56.36 in the 4x1 mile at New Balance Outdoor Nationals which is the fourth fastest time in Montgomery County history.

Early Decade 1600m Sprint Medley Relay
Northwest 2012 - 4:13.2h

Camry Torian, Naomi Sheppard, Kennedy Knight, and Tiara Wellman still hold the SMR meet record, 4:13.2h, at the 17-year-old Cougar Relays.

Late Decade 1600m Sprint Medley Relay
Bullis 2018 - 4:04.37

Taylor Johnson, Ayanna Johnson, Ashley Wallace, and Nia Frederick finished third at New Balance Indoor Nationals with a sprint medley relay time of 4:04.37, an all-time Montgomery County record (indoors or outdoors).

Early Decade 4000m Distance Medley Relay
Walter Johnson 2014 - 12:34.3h

Melanie Cirillo, Kiernan Keller, Emily Murphy, and Victoria Gregorio still hold the meet record, 12:34.3h, at the 17-year-old Cougar Relays.

Late Decade 4000m Distance Medley Relay
Paint Branch 2016 - 12:01.32

Paint Branch won the emergine elite section of the distance medley relay at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in an all-time Montgomery County record time of 12:01.32. Before that, Yasmine Kass, Precious Igwebuike, Kyra Badrian, and Bethlehem Taye finished 13th in the DMR at the Penn Relays in 12:18.37



All-Decade Team Honorable Mention

Alyssa Moran, Sherwood 2016
Atinuke Shittu, Northwest 2018
Caroline Clark, Holy Cross 2013
Ciciely Davy, Einstein 2016
Dalina Julien, Einstein 2016
Emily Murphy, Walter Johnson 2016
Francesca Cetta, Holton-Arms 2020
India Knight, Northwest 2012
Kara Huie, Wootton 2014
Kendra Meredith, Northwest 2014
Lucy Srour, Churchill 2015
Melissa Kameka, Damascus 2019
Mia-Irene Gyau, Bullis, 2016
Nandini Satsangi, Poolesville 2019
Nia Frederick, Bullis 2020
Olufunmilayo Daramola, Paint Branch 2014
Stephanie Bateky, Northwest 2017
Taylor Caulk, Churchill 2012
Tiffany Afolabi-Brown, R. Montgomery 2013
Virginia Owusu-Mainoo, Seneca Valley 2012
Anna Ucheomumu, Einstein 2012
Camille Bouvet, Walter Johnson 2011
Catherine Panasenkov, Quince Orchard 2013
Courtney Christian, Walter Johnson 2017
Domoah Kutu-Akoi, Kennedy 2014
Evelyn Putman, Sherwood 2011
Grace Corbett, Wootton 2012
K.C. Ashiogwu, Gaithersburg 2020
Katie Wolf, Churchill 2010
Lucie Noall, Clarksburg 2015
Maryam Fikri, Churchill 2010
Mia Del Borrello, Damascus 2015
Naja McAdam, Clarksburg 2015
Natiaha Hinnerichs, Holton-Arms 2013
Nneoma Edokobi, R. Montgomery 2012
Paige Evans, Clarksburg 2017
Tamir Jacobs, Paint Branch 2016
Teju Adewole, Good Counsel 2011
Tyatianna Johnson, Seneca Valley 2015
Yasmine Kass, Paint Branch 2018



All-Decade Team Selection Process

Mocorunning's Coaches of the Decade were selected through two rounds of voting. Montgomery County track & field coaches of 10+ years were invited to nominate up to five coaches in two categories: Coach of the Decade and Coaching Leadership. For the first category, coaches were asked to nominate coaches who maximized the performance of their athletes and excelled at the highest level of high school track & field. For the leadership category, coaches were asked to nominate coaches who rose above and beyond the typical duties of coaching, served in leadership roles on the local and state level, and contributed to the sport in meaningful ways that created or expanded opportunities for athletes to excel. The first round of voting narrowed the field to four finalists in each category. The second round of voting required coaches to vote for one single winner in each category.

The following coaches voted for the coaches of the decade.

Addison Hunt - Landon
Angelique Bosse - Blair
Brandon Tynes - Blake
Chad Young - B-CC
Dan Reeks - Sherwood
Daniel Rose - Georgetown Prep
Dave Brandt - St. Andrew's
Dave Warren - Richard Montgomery
Dessalyn Dillard - Paint Branch
Elrid Cason - Damascus
Eric Da Silva - Einstein
Francis Parry - Northwest
Gio Reumante - Northwood
Greg Dunston - Georgetown Prep
Herb Tolbert - Gaithersburg
Joe Lee - Bullis
Karl Kraus - Rockville
Kellie Redmond - Wootton
Kevin Monroe - Clarksburg
Lubin Hernandez Palomino - Wheaton
Mike Davila - St. Andrew's
Mike Neubeiser - Northwest
Nate Parry - Northwest
Paul Jacobson - Churchill
Peter Rook - Stone Ridge
Prasad Gerard - Poolesville
Richard Bosnic - Magruder
Rob Burke - Clarksburg
Robert Youngblood - Northwest
Scott Mathias - Clarksburg
Scott Silverstein - Churchill
Seann Pelkey - Quince Orchard
Stan Pawlowski - Magruder
Stephen J. Hays - Whitman
Stephen Majkrzak - Quince Orchard
Tom Arnold - Good Counsel


This All-Decade Team article is the compilation of the half-decade teams with the promotion of nine girls to bring the total All-Decade Team size to 50. Mocorunning named four track & field half-decade teams: two in 2014 and two in 2019. Read more about the selection process of each half-decade team in the individual half-decade team articles: Boys 2014 Girls 2014 Boys 2019 Girls 2019. Mocorunning selected the Athlete of the Decade.

All-time state championship meet rankings are courtesy of the MPSSAA record books. All other high school statistics and rankings came from Mocorunning's records except where noted otherwise. Check out Mocorunning's all-time girls track & field rankings here: Girls All-Time Indoor & Outdoor Combined. Mocorunning's all-time rankings are all-condition rankings. Collegiate and post-collegiate performances had no bearing on selections to this All-Decade Team. Collegiate statistics are from TFRRS.org. Performances in cross-country, club track, and other sports had no bearing on selections to this All-Decade Team.

Please send corrections to webmaster@mocorunning.com to make this the most complete record of a decade of Montgomery County track & field.






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Mathias
2019-07-24 18:27:44

Thank you, Kevin for the amazingly thorough and detailed work you put in year after year to support the sport we all love.

Anonymous
2019-07-24 19:28:29

Thank you for including Stephanie Davis in the decade team. It is a small typo but she is attending University of South Carolina not South Carolina State.


2019-08-05 21:40:04

Katie Wolf should be first team


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