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Indoor County Championship By The Numbers
By: Kevin Milsted
webmaster@mocorunning.com
2020-01-26


Walter Johnson girls won their second team county title in meet history. Their first indoor county title was in the year 2000.

Paint Branch boys won their second consecutive county title and fourth county title in meet history. Previous county titles came in 1993, 2014 and 2019.

Three Meet Records

Paint Branch's Alonzo McBryde lowered the 55-meter dash county meet record from 6.44 to 6.41. The previous record was actually a hand-timed 6.2 by Seneca Valley's Sayon Cooper in 1992, but the hand-timed 6.2 was adjusted up to 6.44 to compare the hand-timed performance to F.A.T. performances. The previous fastest F.A.T. 55-meter dash time in meet history was Malcolm Richardson's 6.45 in 2005. McBryde was the first county champion from Paint Branch in the boys 55m in 25 years (Prentice Pollard won the 55m for Paint Branch in 1994).

Paint Branch lowered the meet record in the boys 4x200 by over 2 seconds and more than 2%, from 1:31.5 (hand-timed) to 1:29.55. Their six second margin of victory was the widest in meet history in that event. Relay members were Jaeden Burke, Alonzo McBryde, Chukwumdi Osuji, and Myles Hunter. While Paint Branch will forever hold the meet record in the defunct 6-lap relay which was replaced by the 4x200 relay in 1995, Paint Branch now is just the third school to ever hold the meet record in the boys 4x200. Wheaton set the record at 1:37.4 in 1995. Gaithersburg lowered it in 1998 to 1:33.8 and again in 2002 to 1:31.5. The boys 4x200-meter relay meet record from 2002 was the fourth oldest meet record still on the books behind the 1992 meet record in the 55-meter dash and the 1998 meet records in the boys 55-meter hurdles and boys high jump.

Northwood lowered the meet record in the boys 4x800 from 8:04.18 to 8:03.82. The meet record was lowered 10 times in 22 county meets from 1987 to 2010, but the Damascus record from 2010 held up for the next 9 years. Relay members were Johan Deyonou, Lamine Fofana, Henok Eshetu, and Ayalew Fantaw. Splits were fairly even according to Coach Giovanni Reumante: 2:00.7, 2:00.8, 2:02.3, and 1:59.4. It was Northwood's first indoor county title in a relay event in meet history.

55m

Madison Depry from Wheaton became the fifth fastest individual in the girls 55m in meet history with a 7.18. She and Giselle Badoo from Seneca Valley were the fastest in meet history from their respective schools in the 55m. Madison Depry became the first 55m champion from Wheaton High School. She is just the second athlete in meet history, female or male, to win county titles in the high jump and 55m in the same meet. The other athlete was Northwest's Taylor Wright in 2018 and 2019.

Paint Branch's Alonzo McBryde lowered the 55-meter dash county meet record from 6.44 to 6.41. The previous record was actually a hand-timed 6.2 by Seneca Valley's Sayon Cooper in 1992, but the hand-timed 6.2 was adjusted up to 6.44 to compare the hand-timed performance to F.A.T. performances. The previous fastest F.A.T. 55-meter dash time in meet history was Malcolm Richardson's 6.45 in 2005. McBryde was the first county champion from Paint Branch in the boys 55m in 25 years (Prentice Pollard won the 55m for Paint Branch in 1994).

300m

It was one of the fastest girls 300-meter dashes in meet history with four girls delivering performances in the top 25 all-time. Caia Gelli became the second individual to ever break 40 seconds with a time of 39.84. The time ties for #3 in meet history only behind two performances by Olivia Ekpone. Madison Depry of Wheaton (40.21), Kyra Lyles of Quince Orchard (40.87), and K.C. Ashiogwu of Gaithersburg (41.21) were also the fastest ever at the county meet from their respective schools.

Jaeden Burke of Paint Branch (35.52), Chukwumdi Osuji of Paint Branch (35.56), and Joseph Bruno of Northwest (35.63) entered the top ten in meet history in the 300m (#6, 7, and 9 respectively). Burke was the fastest in meet history from his school, beating out five previous 300m county champions from Paint Branch High School. Osuji and Bruno were the fastest second and third place finishers respectively in meet history.

500m

Kyra Lyles of Quince Orchard (1:17.87) and Ever Elegon of Seneca Valley (1:18.41) were both the fastest ever from their respective schools in the girls 500-meter at the county championship meet.

Tamrat Snyder of Damascus (1:05.41) and Seydi Sall of Richard Montgomery (1:05.44) finished with the #3 and #4 500-meter performances in meet history. Sall was the fastest 500-meter runner-up in meet history. The fifth, sixth, and seventh place finishers were the fastest in meet history for their respective places, making this arguably the deepest boys 500-meter scoring field in meet history.

800m

Northwood's Anaiya Bobo became the first female indoor county champion in meet history from Northwood High School in any event. She was the fastest in meet history from her school in the 800 with a winning time of 2:22.61.

Tamrat Snyder of Damascus recorded the #5 performance in meet history in the boys 800-meter run with a 1:57.75. He was the fastest in meet history from Damascus High School. He was the sixth boy in meet history to win the 500m and the 800m in the same meet.

1600m

Jenna Goldberg from Walter Johnson High School won the 1600-meter run in 5:15.01. Four different girls from Walter Johnson High School have won five out of the last six county titles in the indoor girls 1600.

Elias Applebaum from Richard Montgomery High School won the 1600 in 4:27.41. Three different boys from Richard Montgomery High School won four out of the last five county titles in the indoor boys 1600.

3200m

Jenna Goldberg from Walter Johnson (10:52.99) and Charlotte Turesson from Richard Montgomery (10:58.42) recorded the #2 and #4 3200-meter performances respectively in meet history. Turesson was the fastest in meet history from Richard Montgomery High School and also the fastest 3200-meter runner-up in meet history.

Surafel Mengist became the first indoor 3200m county champion from Springbrook since Springbrook won it in back-to-back years in 1990 and 1991. Mengist is now the fastest in meet history from Springbrook with a 9:49.64. Gabriel Worthington (4th in 9:55.98) was the fastest in meet history from Blair High School.

55m Hurdles

Kaya Rae Dunbar from Paint Branch improved on her #2 all-time meet performance from last year (8.18) with an 8.17 in the 55-meter hurdle finals this year. Including her 8.20 preliminary performance, Dunbar holds three of the top five 55-meter hurdle times in meet history.

Ajuani Hall became the first male 55-meter hurdles county champion from Paint Branch High School with his 7.89.

4x200m

It was the first county title in meet history for the Richard Montgomery girls in the indoor 4x200-meter relay. 1:47.28 was RM's fastest time in meet history.

Paint Branch lowered the meet record in the boys 4x200 by over 2 seconds and more than 2%, from 1:31.5 (hand-timed) to 1:29.55. Their six second margin of victory was the widest in meet history in that event. Relay members were Jaeden Burke, Alonzo McBryde, Chukwumdi Osuji, and Myles Hunter. While Paint Branch will forever hold the meet record in the defunct 6-lap relay which was replaced by the 4x200 relay in 1995, Paint Branch now is just the third school to ever hold the meet record in the boys 4x200. Wheaton set the record at 1:37.4 in 1995. Gaithersburg lowered it in 1998 to 1:33.8 and again in 2002 to 1:31.5. The boys 4x200-meter relay meet record from 2002 was the fourth oldest meet record still on the books behind the 1992 meet record in the 55-meter dash and the 1998 meet records in the boys 55-meter hurdles and boys high jump.

4x400m

It was Seneca Valley's first county title in meet history in the girls indoor 4x400-meter relay.

It was Springbrook's sixth county title in the boys indoor 4x400-meter relay and their fourth in just the last five years. 3:30.09 was the #4 performance in meet history.

4x800m

It was Walter Johnson's fourth consecutive county title in the indoor girls 4x800-meter relay. 9:49.51 was the fastest of the last four years and #20 in meet history.

Northwood lowered the meet record in the boys 4x800 from 8:04.18 to 8:03.82. The meet record was lowered 10 times in 22 county meets from 1987 to 2010, but the Damascus record from 2010 held up for the next 9 years. Relay members were Johan Deyonou, Lamine Fofana, Henok Eshetu, and Ayalew Fantaw. Splits were fairly even according to Coach Giovanni Reumante: 2:00.7, 2:00.8, 2:02.3, and 1:59.4. It was Northwood's first indoor county title in a relay event in meet history.

High Jump

Madison Depry is now the third indoor county high jump champion from Wheaton High School. The three high jump county titles were spread out: Wheaton girls won indoor high jump county titles in 1995 with Nana Jeffrey-Idun (5-06), 2008 with Ashley Dabney (5-04), and 2020 with Depry (5-04).

Bryce Middleton won Northwest's 7th indoor county title in the boys high jump in the last 16 years.

Long Jump

K.C. Ashiogwu from Gaithersburg (17-03.75) and Manie Mevo from Quince Orchard (17-02.00) were both the best all-time from their respective schools in meet history in the girls long jump.

Chukwumdi Osuji is now the second male indoor long jump county champion from Paint Branch High School. The boys long jump is the most diverse event in terms of different schools winning the event. Athletes from 8 schools have won county titles in the boys long jump since the event was added in 2005 and no school has won the event more than twice.

Triple Jump

Manie Mevo is now the first athlete from Quince Orchard to win the indoor county title in any girls jumping event. Her 37-10.75 triple was the #5 performance in meet history.

Bryce Middleton's 44-04.50 triple jump was the #8 performance in meet history.

Shot Put

Nadia Dennis was the third consecutive indoor county champion from Paint Branch in the girls shot put. Her 35-05.50 was #17 in meet history.

Aaron Lomax became the first county champion from Einstein High School in the boys shot put. His 45-11.50 was the best in meet history by an Einstein boy.






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dw
2020-01-26 14:01:32

Thanks for the write up Kevin! Great stuff

Question
2020-01-29 13:52:08

Why aren't you posting anymore results?


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