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The top Montgomery County T&F athletes between 2010 and 2014 according to Montgomery County Coaches

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Boys Top 10 Leaderboards All Events 2010-2014
Girls Top 10 Leaderboards All Events 2010-2014
List of County Champions All Events 2010-2014(250 Titles won by 135 Individuals)
List of Regional Champions All Events 2010-2014(341 Titles won by 182 Individuals)
List of State Champions All Events 2010-2014(123 Titles won by 70 Individuals)
List of Private School Champions All Events 2010-2014(105 Titles won by 60 Individuals)


#1. 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

Medal Count: 20 County, 19 Region, 14 State

Notes: Ranks #1 All-Time in Montgomery County in the 55m, 60m, 100m, 200m, and 400m. Holds four of top seven 400m times ever recorded at the Maryland State Championship Meet including the state record. Won 14 individual state titles and 6 relay state titles. Holds 4x400m state meet record. Was 7-time individual high school All-American. Competes for Texas A&M where she was recently named SEC Runner of the Year for sweeping conference titles in the 100m (11.11) and 200m (22.23). Is the second fastest US collegiate woman of all time at 200 meters.

#1. Sean Sutton, Good Counsel 2011

High School Personal Bests: 6.61 55m, 10.98 100m, 21.70 200m, 34.35 300m, 47.63 400m

Medal Count: 3 WCAC, 1 National

Notes: Won 400m at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Likely ranks #1 all-time in Montgomery County in the indoor 200m, 300m, and 400m. High school PR 47.63 400m was recorded indoors and is best by a Montgomery County athlete indoors or outdoors since 1991. Competes for UNC where he is ACC champion in the 400m and has personal best times of 21.51 and 46.81.





Magruder Girls Win 4A State Title


Montgomery County girls win 16 of 18 4A state titles
Magruder Freshman Stephanie Davis sweeps 100/200m Dash in 12.01/24.47
Magruder sweeps girls 4x100 & 4x200 relays in 47.71 and 1:41.61
Martha Sam of Blake takes second place 100/200m and clocks 54.52 400m, #10 all-time at state meet
Blake girls win 4x400 relay in 3:47.76, #3 all-time at state meet and #2 all-time by Montgomery County team
Whitman's Clare Severe wins 800m state title in 2:14.54
B-CC's Nora McUmber sweeps 1600/3200 in 5:01.74/10:45.68, #9 3200m all-time at state meet
Clarksburg's Alexus Pyles wins 100m Hurdles state title in 14.54
B-CC's Laila Ismail wins 300m Hurdles state title in 43.17, #7 all-time at state meet, and #1 all-time by Montgomery County athlete
Walter Johnson girls win 4x800 relay in 9:27.26
Kendra Meredith of Northwest wins long jump state title with mark of 18-07.00, #2 in Montgomery County last ten years
Kara Huie of Wootton wins triple jump state title with mark of 38-01.75
Claudia Ababio wins shot put state title with mark of 43-11.50, #6 all-time at state meet
Ozioma Edokobi wins discus state title with mark of 139-07
Urgy Eado of Wootton wins 800m state title in 1:54.88
Diego Zarate of Northwest wins 1600m in 4:15.95 and sets personal best 9:18.16 in 3200m
Alan Banks of Wootton wins 300m hurdles in 38.57, first Montgomery County male athlete to win 300m hurdles state title since 2003
Richard Montgomery boys win 4x800 state title in 7:57.34
Austin Castleberry of Northwest wins high jump state title with mark of 6-04.00
Michael Scott of Kennedy wins long jump state title with mark of 23-04.75 (6.0 wind-aided)
Matthew Adedeji of Clarksburg wins triple jump state title with mark of 44-01.75
Devonte Johnson of Paint Branch wins shot put state title with mark of 54-01.50
Chase Weaverling of Poolesville wins 2A 3200m state title in 9:25.37, accumulating a total of 5 career track state titles

ClemsonTigers.com: Tragedy to Triumph: The Story of Marcus Brown
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Northwest Girls and Clarksburg Boys win 2014 4A West Region titles

Bullis girls are the first ISL track team champions from the state of Maryland in more than a decade


Northwest Girls and Wootton Boys win 2014 outdoor county titles


MoCo Girls Outdoor Track Divisions

Walter Johnson

5-0

B-CC

4-1

Churchill

3-2

Whitman

1-4

Wootton

1-4

R. Montgomery

1-4

Northwest

6-0

Clarksburg

5-1

Quince Orchard

3-3

Poolesville

3-3

Damascus

2-4

Seneca Valley

1-4

Watkins Mill

0-5

Sherwood

5-0

Paint Branch

4-1

Magruder

3-2

Springbrook

2-3

Gaithersburg

0-4

Blake

0-4

Kennedy

5-0

Einstein

3-1-1

Blair

3-1-1

Northwood

2-3

Wheaton

1-4

Rockville

0-5

MoCo Boys Outdoor Track Divisions

Wootton

5-0

B-CC

4-1

R. Montgomery

2-3

Walter Johnson

2-3

Churchill

2-3

Whitman

0-5

Clarksburg

5-1

Northwest

5-1

Quince Orchard

5-1

Seneca Valley

2-3

Watkins Mill

1-4

Damascus

1-5

Poolesville

1-5

Paint Branch

5-0

Gaithersburg

3-1

Sherwood

3-2

Springbrook

2-3

Magruder

1-4

Blake

0-4

Kennedy

5-0

Northwood

4-1

Wheaton

3-2

Blair

2-3

Rockville

1-4

Einstein

0-5





Launching into National Prominence


Edit: Claudia has since improved her shot put mark to 45-10.75.

With a discus mark of 145-02 and shot put mark of 44-02.75 in the same day, Clarksburg's Claudia Ababio not only cemented herself as the greatest all-around female thrower in MoCo prep history, she made a statement to throwers around the nation that she is climbing the ranks.

The local significance is that she just threw 23 feet better than the current outdoor county championship meet record in the discus (122-08) and about 20 feet better than any MoCo athlete has ever thrown that we are aware of. The shot put mark is more than 4 feet better than the current county meet record of 40 feet even.

Both marks are top 20 in the nation according to Dyestat.com on 4/5/2014. Both marks would have ranked her among the top 3 Americans at Penn Relays in 2013. The discus and shot marks would have been 4th and 8th respectively at last year's New Balance Outdoor Nationals.



Maryland Indoor State Championship Highlights


Northwest Boys Win 4A State Title


The Richard Montgomery Boys 4x800 Relay won a tight 4A race over Paint Branch and QO: 8:05.59 to 8:06.41 to 8:07.77

The Paint Branch girls won the 4A 4x200 and 4x400 relays in 1:43.91 and 4:03.12. The 4x2 was the best by an MCPS team indoors since 2010.


Alexus Pyles of Clarksburg followed up her 4 county titles and 2 region titles with her first state title (8.32 55m hurdles)

Kennedy's Devon Hairston wrapped up the finest indoor season by a MoCo hurdler in over a decade with a runner-up performance in the 55-meter hurdles (7.62)

Two milers emerged as 4A state champions with tremendous kicks. Kiernan Keller of WJ kicked to 5:07.39 while Diego Zarate of Northwest pulled away to win in 4:21.83. Austin Castleberry helped Northwest to the team state title by clearing 6-02 to win the 4A high jump individual state title

MoCo swept the 4A shot put state titles between Clarksburg's Claudia Ababio (43-01.25) and Paint Branch's Devonte Johnson (50-07)Speedsters Bethany White, Magruder (7.07 55m) and Martha Sam, Blake (40.01 300m) captured first individual 4A state titles


Einstein and Watkins Mill went 1-2 in the 3A girls 4x800, 10:05.88 to 10:06.17

Whitman girls won 4A 4x800 in 9:39.16 behind individual 800m state champion, Clare Severe (2:18.83)


9:29.76 3200m, 2A state record for Poolesville's Chase Weaverling
Photo by Craig Amoss

9:46.17 4x800, 2A state title for Poolesville girls
Photo by Craig Amoss



Virginia Tech Invitational Highlights
  • Devon Hairston of JFK won the 55-meter hurdles at the prestigious Virginia Tech Invitational in 7.51.
  • An elite sprinter from Georgia, senior transfer Simone Glenn led the Bullis girls to an all-out assault on Mocorunning's all-time leaderboards. Glenn replaced Olivia Ekpone at the top of Mocorunning's 300m leaderboard with a time of 38.82. Also at Virginia Tech, the Bullis 4x2 and 4x4 relays clocked 1:43.00 and 3:59.15.



    With a shot put PR of 43-05.50, the indoor county meet record at 42-06, and the outdoor county meet record at 40-00, Clarksburg's Claudia Ababio is the greatest Montgomery County has ever seen.

    Best of the 2014 Indoor MoCo Championship

  • Clarksburg girls and Paint Branch boys take home team titles
  • Clarksburg's Claudia Ababio earns meet record in shot put with mark of 42-06
  • Paint Branch runs meet record boys 4x400 relay in 3:29.89
  • Clarksburg's Alexus Pyles wins four events with three PR's. 55m hurdles (8.28, PR), HJ (5-02), LJ (17-04.25, PR), and TJ (36-05, PR)
  • Kennedy's Devon Hairston clocks 7.50, fastest automatic 55-meter hurdle time ever at the MoCo Championship (meet record is 7.2h) and fastest by any MoCo athlete in any meet since 1998. The meet record holder, Matt McGuire, ran 7.2h at the county meet and won the state title in 7.50 (FAT) in 1998.
  • Wootton's Urgy Eado wins 800m in 1:58.42, 0.31 shy of meet record and fastest time by MCPS athlete in any indoor meet since 2010.
  • Churchill's Lucy Srour wins twice in the 800m/1600m (2:21.89/5:13.99), first girl to do so at a MoCo Championship Meet indoors or outdoors since the 2005 outdoor meet.


  • More Indoor Track 2014:
  • Clarksburg's Claudia Ababio throws 43-05.50, top indoor/outdoor SP mark in at least 20 years
  • Kennedy's Devon Hairston clocks fastest MoCo 55-meter hurdle time since 1998 - 7.50
  • Good Counsel girls ran 4:20.80 SMR, fastest by MoCo team indoors since 2011
  • SV's Tyatianna Johnson is top five in LJ and TJ on MoCoRunning's all-time indoor leaderboard
  • Northwest boys run fastest MoCo indoor SMR since 2010 - 3:41.28
  • Montgomery Blair's Wynston Reed is first MoCo athlete to clear 6-03 indoors since 2010
  • Clarksburg's Carlos Vanzego triple jumps 45-09, top indoor mark in MoCoRunning's history (since Dec. '05)
    Mocorunning's All-Time Indoor Leaderboard (since 2005/06): Boys Girls


    B-CC's Nora McUmber finished 48th at NXN in 18:23

    B-CC Coach Chad Young on 2013 NXN Trip to Portland, Oregon: "I think the trip to compete at NXN was a great way for Nora to celebrate her successful season. She seemed to have such a good time socializing with the other high school runners and professional runners. This was her first time running against such elite high school competition and I thought it was a great experience for her. I am so proud of the way she competed and of her journey to earn a spot at this meet."

    Jessie Rubin, Wootton Class of 2010; 2009 MD State Champ and NXN Qualifier: "Cold weather, mud, and hay bales aside- the toughest part about the NXN course is the competition itself, which brings mental toughness to a whole new level. You go from leading and controlling races to being lost in the frenzied mix of runners who are just as good as or better than you. Nora handled this adverse situation in stride. Iím so proud of her and all of her accomplishments this cross country season and am excited to see what she will do on the track!"

    B-CC's Nora McUmber is the NXN Southeast Regional Champion: 17:34.3
    (First Ever Regional Champion From Maryland, Third All-Time NXN Qualifier From MoCo)

    The NXN Southeast regional has been hosted in Cary, North Carolina since 2008. After Nora McUmber scored the first ever NXN regional victory for a Maryland athlete, it's worth taking a look back at Maryland's top ten finishers in the last six years. Did you know that twice as many Maryland girls finished in the top ten this year than in the previous five years combined?

    Year  Place	Name		 M/F	School			Time		Qualified?
    2013	1 	Nora McUmber	  F	Bethesda-CC		17:34.3		Qualified
    2013	2 	Ellie Gonzalez	  F	Catholic		17:47.0		Qualified
    2013	5 	Isabel Griffith	  F	Dulaney			17:49.8		Qualified
    2009	7 	Jessie Rubin	  F	Wootton			18:05.20	Qualified
    2012	9 	Caroline Beakes	  F	Bethesda-CC		17:50.40	-
    2013	10 	Meggan Grams	  F	Williamsport		18:07.9		-
    
    2010	2 	Matt Jablonski	  M	Loyola Blakefield	15:18.50	Qualified
    2013	3 	Tyler Spear 	  M	Loyola Blakefield	15:07.9		Qualified
    2009	3 	Andrew Palmer	  M	Whitman         	15:21.50	Qualified
    2008	5 	Andrew Palmer	  M	Whitman			15:16		Qualified
    2013	7 	Ryan Forsyth	  M	Severna Park		15:12.6		Qualified
    2011	8 	Braden Bruning	  M	Linganore		15:30.40	-
    2010	8 	Alex Willett	  M	Walter Johnson		15:25.30	-
    2010	9 	Nick Regan	  M	Walter Johnson		15:28.50	-

    The predecessor to NXN, Nike Cross Nationals, was NTN, Nike Team Nationals. Originally teams were voted to the NTN championship based on a panel of "experts." In 2007, the first ever NTN regional races were hosted all over the country with the top two teams qualifying for the championship race from each region. Individuals were not permitted to enter the race without a team, and competitors did not qualify for the NTN championship individually. The following year, the meet changed to its current format and the southeast regional race moved from Hoover, Alabama to its current location in Cary, NC.

    Notable Maryland NTN Southeast Regional finishers in 2007:
    Year  Place	Name		 M/F	School			Time
    2007	4	Louise Hannallah F	Churchill		19:01.7             
    2007	5	Erin McManus     F	Churchill		19:04.9
    2007	7	Neal Darmody     M	Quince Orchard		16:18.2




    Poolesville's Chase Weaverling is the first male athlete since 1998 (Jarrett Van Tine, B-CC) to win two (2) Montgomery County XC titles and a state XC title.

    A young and motivated Walter Johnson squad wins its first state title since 1999 and its first ever in the 4A classification.

    B-CC Girls 4A Runners-Up

    Poolesville Boys 2A Runners-Up

    Poolesville Girls 2A Runners-Up

    MoCo Individual County and State Champs 1962 - 2013 (50+ Years)



    MoCoRunning's Final Season Rankings - 11/10/2013

    Boys Final Season Ranking 11/10/2013
    1. Chase Weaverling, Poolesville 2014
    2. Danniel Belay, Gaithersburg 2014
    3. Evan Woods, Whitman 2015
    4. Collin Crilly, Good Counsel 2014
    5. Diego Zarate, Northwest 2015
    6. Urgy Eado, Wootton 2014
    7. Alex Riishojgaard, B-CC 2014
    8. Daniel Kosogof, W. Johnson 2014
    9. Harold Dorsey, Paint Branch 2014
    10. William Kirk, Rockville 2015
    Girls Final Season Ranking 11/10/2013
    1. Nora McUmber, B-CC 2015
    2. Lucie Noall, Clarksburg 2015
    3. Claire Beautz, Poolesville 2015
    4. Sophie El-Masry, R. Montgomery 2016
    5. Kiernan Keller, W. Johnson 2015
    6. Lucy Srour, Churchill 2015
    7. Regina Schreiber, Q. Orchard 2014
    8. Helen Webster, B-CC 2014
    9. Emily Murphy, Walter Johnson 2016
    10. Theresa Nardone, Poolesville 2017




    County Championship Videos Courtesy of Wootton Video Crew: Girls Varsity Boys Varsity

    Twice Victorious


    Chase Weaverling (Poolesville) and Nora McUmber (B-CC) are repeat county champions. Photos by Marleen Van Den Neste
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