Top Row: Northwest 4x800 Relay: Chase Osborne, Jose
Infante, Elton Quansah, Ngoy Jeriel Yamitshi; Bottom Row Left to Right: Northwest 4x200 Relay: Khaloni Mganga; Jabari Bennett (James H. Blake), Eldon Phillips
Athlete of the Year: Ryan Lockett, Poolesville - Class of 2018 - Lockett finished as runner-up in the Penn Relays 3000-meter run in 8:24.43 which was
the fastest 3k by a Montgomery County boy since 1984. He led MCPS athletes this year in the mile with 4:16.59 effort at Viking Invitational (4:15.10 converted
1600m). He swept county, region, state titles in the 1600m and 3200m.
Raynard Bell, John F. Kennedy - Class of 2017 - Bell broke the Montgomery County Championship Meet record in the 200-meter dash in 21.68 which was the
fastest MCPS time from any meet since 2009. He swept county, region, and state titles in the 100-meter dash with his season best time coming in the 4A state
Eldon Phillips, Northwood - Class of 2018 - After winning 500-meter state title indoors, Phillips clocked 48.72 in the 400m and 1:54.67 in the 800m
outdoors. He won 800m titles at the Screaming Eagles Invite, Bullis Invite, Viking Invite, and the 4A West Region Meet.
Elias Boussouf, James H. Blake - Class of 2018 - Boussouf clocked 15.15 110-meter hurdles at Riverdale Baptist Invitational and 39.51 300-meter hurdles
at the 3A South Regional. He recorded the fastest 300-meter hurdles time of any Montgomery County athlete at the state championship meet (39.67).
Tyrek Goy, Paint Branch - Class of 2017 - After winning indoor high jump state title, Goy soared to the highest mark of any county athlete this spring:
6-06 at the Woodward Relays. He also was a state qualifier in 110m and 300-meter hurdles with season bests of 15.59 and 41.57.
Devin Musumeci, Sherwood - Class of 2017 - The first year track athlete was the 4A North Region champion in the long jump with career best mark of 22-
02.25. He also won high jump titles at the Cougar Relays and Screaming Eagles Invitational, and recorded performances of 6-02 in the high jump and 11.2h in
the 100m in dual meets.
Renaldo Smith, Sherwood - Class of 2017 - Smith bounced back from injury-plagued indoor season to record 47-02.50 triple jump at early season Screaming
Eagles Invitational. He became the first Sherwood boy to win the triple jump at the Montgomery County Championship Meet with #2 all-time meet performance, 46
Jabari Bennett, James H. Blake - Class of 2018 - Bennett won his fourth career shot put state title and he is still only a junior. His outdoor season
best performance 57-07.25 was third best in Montgomery County Championship meet history.
Adam Levey, Quince Orchard - Class of 2017 - The county and region champion topped all county athletes this spring. His season best performance of 12-
feet came at the MCPS Championship Meet.
4x100 Relay - Damascus - Tikristi Ayo-Durojaiye (2019), Markus Vinson (2017), John McNeill, III (2019), Javier Smith (2018) - Football star Markus
Vinson was the only senior on a relay that broke the Hornet's school record and won the 3A West region title in 42.72. Damascus was also the top MCPS 4x1
relay team at the Penn Relays (43.25) and placed third at the state championship meet.
4x200 Relay - Northwest - Anthony Woods (2019), Aaron Tucker (2017), Ngoy Jeriel Yamitishi (2017), Khaloni Mganga (2018) - Northwest's 1:27.86 4x200
relay at the 4A West Region Meet was the fastest time by an MCPS team at any meet since 2008. The squad also captured the 4A state title in 1:28.87.
4x400 Relay - Springbrook - Alvin Mukisa (2018), Emanuel Akins (2017), Juan Lepe (2017), Mayen McClain (2017) - 3:20.75 at the Penn Relays led all MCPS
teams this spring and was the fastest by an MCPS team in any meet since 2009. Springbrook broke the county championship meet record in the 4x400 relay
(3:21.44) and won the 4A state title in 3:20.99.
4x800 Relay - Northwest - Ngoy Jeriel Yamitishi (2017), Elton Quansah (2017), Jose Infante (2017), Chase Osborne (2018) - 4x800 squad swept county,
region, and state titles. 7:53.00 at the 4A West Region Meet was fastest by a county team since 2014.
1st Team 2nd Team
Sprinters Raynard Bell, Kennedy 2017 Enoch Owumi, Montgomery Blair 2017
Middle Eldon Phillips, Northwood 2018 Seydi Sall, Richard Montgomery 2020
Distance Ryan Lockett, Poolesville 2018 Rohann Asfaw, Richard Montgomery 2017
Hurdles Elias Boussouf, Blake 2018 Nathan Cineda, Kennedy 2017
High Jump Tyrek Goy, Paint Branch 2017 Divinus Muteba, Northwest 2018
Long Jump Devin Musumeci, Sherwood 2017 Ty Mason Jr, Blake 2017
Triple Jump Renaldo Smith, Sherwood 2017 Dominic Chow, Wootton 2017
Throws Jabari Bennett, Blake 2018 Andrew Birgin, Walter Johnson 2018
Pole Vault Adam Levey, Quince Orchard 2017 David Isaacs, Walt Whitman 2017
4 x 100 Damascus High School Springbrook High School
4 x 200 Northwest High School Springbrook High School
4 x 400 Springbrook High School Northwest High School
4 x 800 Northwest High School Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Sprinters Mayen McClain, Springbrook 2017 Markus Vinson, Damascus 2017
Middle Chase Osborne, Northwest 2018 Thierry SieweYanga, Montgomery Blair 2017
Distance Andrew Lent, Poolesville 2017 Adam Nakasaka, Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2018
Hurdles Brian Dennis, Blake 2017 Jamarcus Plato, Northwood 2018
High Jump Daryn Alexander, R. Montgomery 2018 Mikhail Brown, Wootton 2019
Long Jump Drew Byrd, Richard Montgomery 2017 Anthony Woods, Northwest 2019
Triple Jump Jesse Cooper, R. Montgomery 2018 Cameron Rice, Northwood 2018
Throws Sheldon Ellis, Blake 2018 Deandre Jules, Northwest 2019
Pole Vault Owen Hananel, Walter Johnson 2018 Matthew Owens, Quince Orchard 2017
MCPS coaches organized and voted for this 2017 All-MCPS Outdoor Track & Field Team.
Relay teams were selected based on the single fastest performance of the season using automatic timing.
Photo and editorial provided by Mocorunning.com
A funny thing happened during the photo shoot. One athlete asked what this was all about. There is a very long history of the All-County Track & Field Team
dating back several decades. It was last published by the Gazette in 2015. The Gazette selected All-County teams for more than two decades. Before that, the
Montgomery Journal had published All-County teams for much of the 1980's and the Montgomery Sentinel was naming All-County teams before that. Until the last
few years, there was always a group photo in those publications. Those publications were born out of the era of printed news. Mocorunning.com was a grassroots
creation, born out of the era of internet news with a tremendous appreciation for the printed news that preceded it. Mocorunning never infringed on the All-
County teams published by the Gazette in the 2000's, but at the request of MCPS coaches, Mocorunning has provided a platform for the 2017 All-MCPS track team
as selected by coaches. We definitely wanted to bring back the group photo.
Article Comments - Add A Comment
|thank you so much for continuing this time honored tradition.
|I'm stunned...so sweeping the high jump at the county, region, and state meets and that only gets a second team selection?
one of the best long jumpers in the history of the county, granted he did not have as good of a senior season as he did as a junior, but still had a performance that was so much better than anyone else and no first team selection? I know it's based on this season but 5 jumps in his career that were 23 feet or greater. Wow.
a freshman that runs just over 48 seconds in the 400 and no first team selection?
a sophomore breaks 4:20 for 1600 and does not get mentioned at all?!?!
my favorite snub of all....one of the greatest middle to long sprinters in at least the last decade, who was a key cog on one of the greatest relay teams of the last 20 years, wins a state title and is only honorable mention.
having the all-county team back is great, except that the snubs almost outweigh those that made the first team!
|Whoever made this needs to go back and try again.
|probably no one showed up for the photo in protest of how bad these picks were. probably should have waited until after nationals when most guys PR
|Congratulations to all those selected!