Several new names mixed with a few familiar names formed a very impressive December MoCo leaderboard.
Since last indoor season, Mocorunning dedicated time to improving its all-time rankings. The "all-time greatests" page which included indoor and outdoor performances combined is now broken out into separate pages for indoors and outdoors. Mocorunning also shored up performances from the mid-to-late 70's and will continuously update those rankings as old performances are uncovered.
Boys All-Time: Combined Indoor Outdoor
Girls All-Time: Combined Indoor Outdoor
While several performances in December 2018 already make the cutoffs for the "all-time greatest" pages, those ranking pages will only be updated once at the end of each season.
Northwest's Clarence Foote-Talley, already Montgomery County's all-time record holder in the triple jump (outdoors), became the first MoCo athlete to jump 48-feet indoors since 1998, and he did so three times in December. His best performance of the month, 48-10, came at the MC-AA-BCo Meet. Foote-Talley also currently leads Montgomery County in the high jump (6-02) and long jump (22-02).
All-time Montgomery County records in many events appear within reach for this year's Bullis squad.
With two brothers who we've come to expect great things from, and two new names, Bullis threw down a 3:20.61 4x400m relay at the Marine Corps Classic, which would have been a Montgomery County all-time indoor record if not for Bullis's 2017 team which was certainly not this fast in the month of December. That 2017 team clocked 3:17.68 indoors on an oversized track in Kentucky and went on to run 3:13.24 at the Penn Relays.
Individually, Junior Ashton Allen broke the Marine Corps Classic meet record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.83. It was second in Montgomery County indoor history only behind 2011 indoor national champion, Sean Sutton of Good Counsel (47.63).
But Allen was not the only athlete with a MoCo #2 all-time indoor performance. Newcomer Andre Turay dropped a 7.32 55-meter hurdles performance, which immediately makes him Montgomery County's #2 all-time greatest performers in the 55m high hurdles.
Completing Bullis's 4x4 with Allen and Turay was Austin Allen, who clocked 22.94 in the 200m and newcomer Ryan Willie, who clocked 22.00 in the 200m and 48.71 in the 400m. Willie is just the fifth Montgomery County athlete to ever break 49 seconds indoors.
In distance events, the two-time defending 1600m indoor county champion, Garrett Suhr of Richard Montgomery, made his presence known with a 4:27.66 at the MC-AA-BCo Meet #2. Springbrook's Surafel Mengist currently leads all Montgomery County runners in the 3200m with a time of 9:55.83, and Blair's Nathaniel Kinyanjui leads all Montgomery County runners in the 800m with a time of 2:00.81. With the help of Kinyanjui, Blair currently leads MCPS in the 4x4 (3:29.22) and 4x8 (8:15.05).
Zachary Jones of Gaithersburg High School tied for fifth in Montgomery County indoors since 2010 in the pole vault (11-06), and Anthony Woods Jr. of Northwest High School ranks #6 in Montgomery County indoors since 2010 in the long jump (21-11.00).