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December Indoor Girls Recap
By: Kevin Milsted

December began with a bang when Northwest's Taylor Wright broke Montgomery County's all-time record in the high jump at the Ed Bowie Classic. Bullis School put an exclamation mark at the end of December with several near-records and all-time great performances at the Marine Corps Classic in New York City.

Montgomery County Top Performances - December 2018
55mLeah Phillips Bullis Coaches HOF Invitational 7.10
200mLeah Phillips Bullis Marine Corps Holiday Classic 24.25
300mLeah Phillips Bullis Coaches HOF Invitational 39.63
400mLeah Phillips Bullis Marine Corps Holiday Classic 56.41
500mMelissa Kameka Damascus MC-AA-BCo Meet #2 01:17.88
800mAriana Wright Bullis Marine Corps Holiday Classic 02:21.85
1000mEmma Humphreys Bethesda Chevy Chase PR Holiday Invitational 03:29.64
1600mNandini Satsangi Poolesville MC-AA-BCo Meet 05:09.50
3200mNandini Satsangi Poolesville MC-AA-BCo Meet #2 11:05.01
55m HHLauryn Harris Bullis Marine Corps Holiday Classic 08.00
4x2002019 NW_Relays Northwest Ed Bowie Classic 01:46.82
4x4002019 Bullis_Relays Bullis Marine Corps Holiday Classic 03:53.90
4x8002019 Bullis_Relays Bullis Coaches HOF Invitational 09:41.29
SMR2019 Blair_Relays Montgomery Blair PG Relays 04:36.86
DMR2019 NW_Relays Northwest Howard County Winter Fest 13:29.79
High JumpTaylor Wright Northwest Ed Bowie Classic 6-00.00
Long JumpK.C. Ashiogwu Gaithersburg Dickinson Holiday Invite 17-02.25
Triple JumpTaylor Wright Northwest Ed Bowie Classic 39-03.00
Shot PutJanise Bestman Paint Branch Howard County Winter Fest 35-11.00
Pole VaultWhitney Snyder Northwest Howard County Winter Fest 09-06.00

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.

Historical Rankings

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 Taylor Wright improved three inches on her personal best from last indoor season to become Montgomery County's all-time greatest high jump performer and the first girl in county history over six feet in official meet competition, indoors or outdoors.

Already a triple jump All-American, Wright began her indoor campaign with her best indoor triple jump of 39-03.00, which is fourth best indoors in Montgomery County history. Wright also leads MCPS athletes in the 55-meter dash with a 7.16.

Between the Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational and the Marine Corps Classic, both contested in New York City, Bullis's Leah Phillips claimed top spots in Montgomery County in the 55m, 200m, 300m, and 400m. She only clocked 8.13 in the 55-meter hurdles (compared to her personal best of 8.02 last year), but her increased speed makes her the first girl in Montgomery County history under 8.10 in the hurdles and 7.10 in the dash. Phillips is already Montgomery County's all-time record holder in the 300m (38.67) from last year.

The girl who kept Leah Phillips off the December leaderboard in the 55-meter hurdles is Lauryn Harris, who dropped from 8.20 last year to 8.00 at the Marine Corps Classic. That rockets her up to the #2 spot all-time in Montgomery County history. Only her former teammate, Masai Russell, has gone faster (7.84) in high school competition.

Two more Bullis athletes who got bumped off of the summary table above by teammates include Sierra Leonard, who clocked 25.07 in the 200m and 56.91 in the 400m, and Ashley Wallace who clocked 8.13 in the 55-meter hurdles.

Bullis leads Montgomery County in the 4x400 (3:53.90) and 4x800 (9:41.29), but that is hardly surprising since Bullis is currently in defense of its 2018 indoor national titles in the 4x200 and 4x400. Bullis also broke Montgomery County's all-time indoor 4x800m record at last year's Millrose Games, 9:21.02.

In the distance events, Poolesville's Nandini Satsangi came out flying and proved that she will be tough to beat this season. Her 3200m performance of 11:05.01 is #9 all-time indoors in Montgomery County history. Her 1600m performance of 5:09.50 is right up there at #18 all-time indoors in Montgomery County history.

Two additional girls with all-time ranked performances in the vertical events include Wheaton's Madison Depry (5-06 HJ) and Northwest's Whitney Snydey (9-06 pole vault). Depry was already higher by one inch last year, while Snyder tied for MoCo #3 all-time indoors according the Mocorunning's records.


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