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Boys All-Decade Track & Field Team
By: Kevin Milsted
webmaster@mocorunning.com
2019-07-30


Index
Jump to: Coach of the Decade
Jump to: Coaching Leadership Award
Jump to: Coach of the Decade Finalists
Jump to: Coaching Leadership Award Finalists
Jump to: Athlete of the Decade
Jump to: All-Decade Team Athletes
Jump to: All-Decade Team Relays
Jump to: All-Decade Team Honorable Mention
Jump to: All-Decade Team Selection Process

Coach of the Decade - Robert Youngblood

Robert Youngblood was voted by his peers to win Mocorunning's Coach of the Decade Award. Coaches were asked to consider the coach who maximized performance of their athletes and excelled at the highest level of high school track & field. Youngblood won boys and girls track & field team state titles at two different schools during the decade. His Damascus teams won the 2010 boys indoor track state title and 2011 girls indoor track state title. He joined the Northwest track & field program in 2012. During his tenure at Northwest, Northwest won boys state titles during the indoor seasons of 2014 through 2018 and outdoor state titles in 2013 and 2016 through 2019. Northwest won the girls outdoor track state title in 2018. Northwest also won nine boys and seven girls indoor and outdoor county team titles plus nine boys and ten girls 4A West Regional team titles between 2012 and 2019. Northwest athletes and relays won more than double the number of individual county, region, and state titles compared to any other Montgomery County team during Youngblood's tenure.

"Youngblood managed an all-star coaching staff and helped athletes excel beyond expectation with unprecedented team success." -Seann Pelkey, Quince Orchard

"Youngblood works tirelessly to maximize his athletes' strengths." -Prasad Gerard, Poolesville

"Coach Youngblood is one of the most dedicated coaches to his athletes (on the field and off the field) I have ever met. Whether is it finding his athletes a place to run in college, purchasing them a pair of shoes, and filling their pantry with food because the family cannot afford to buy any. I have seen him take young men who have no father figures in their lives under his wing and teach them how to be young men of character." -Nate Parry, Northwest

"The Northwest program has repeatedly won county, region, and state championships with so many different classes and athletes. Even teams with vast talent and multiple standout athletes don't always win. It is up to the coach to utilize, grow, and manage that talent to have success and Youngblood has done that consistently." -Elrid Cason, Damascus

"He built upon the work of Beth Muehl and improved Northwest from a county powerhouse to a state powerhouse. The man works tirelessly to improve the performance of his athletes." Eric Da Silva, Einstein

"Impressed with the recruitment of athletes from his own school and then the development over time with them across all events." -Kellie Redmond, Wootton

"His record speaks for itself. Taking two separate teams to state titles is amazing." -Herb Tolbert, Gaithersburg

"Youngblood gets athletes to believe that accomplishing something collectively means more than any individual(s) success." -Gio Reumante, Northwood

"Nobody gets more out of his athletes than Robert." -Stephen Hays, Whitman

All-Decade Coaching Leadership Award - Seann Pelkey

Seann Pelkey was voted by his peers to win Mocorunning's All-Decade Coaching Leadership Award. Coaches were asked to consider the coach who contributed to the sport in meaningful ways that created or expanded opportunities for athletes to excel. Pelkey served as Maryland District 2 sports director for boys outdoor track and field from 2010 through 2018 and Maryland District 2 sports director for cross-country from 2013 through 2017. Pelkey hosted the Quince Orchard Cougar Relays throughout the decade and directed multiple 4A West Regional Meets.

"Seann has been the go-to coach for at least one decade if not two for any support the county may need. Seann is constantly mentoring younger coaches and providing these young folks with any information they may need. More seasoned coaches could follow his example and think more about the sport and less about themselves. He is a Jim Vollmer, only smaller." - Francis Parry, Northwest

"Seann dedicates his time both in-season and out-of-season to assist anyone with anything that he can. Whether it be letting them use his timing system for a dual meet or going to out-of-season meetings on behalf of all MCPS coaches, he goes above and beyond." -Elrid Cason, Damascus

"He has been on the State Committee and served as a meet director of some kind for the County/Region seemingly every year. That is a lot of time to give and sacrifice for his fellow coaches and the sport itself." - Eric Da Silva, Albert Einstein

"Coach Pelkey is filled with spirit, thoughtfulness, and he is always looking for another problem to fix, be it a meet or an event, etc." -Daniel Rose, Georgetown Prep

"Seann is extremely knowledgeable in and dedicated to the sport of track and field. He has respect from all coaches who know him and he would do anything to help a colleague." -Stephen Majkrzak, Quince Orchard

"Pelkey never hesitates to sacrifice coaching his team to make sure a meet is well-run." -Robert Burke, Clarksburg



Coach of the Decade Finalists

Coach of the Decade Finalist - Dessalyn Dillard, Paint Branch

Dillard guided the Paint Branch boys team to the indoor county, region, and state title in 2019. In addition to the state title, Paint Branch's boys won four region titles and two county titles during the decade. Paint Branch athletes, male and female, won the second most individual and relay state titles among Montgomery County teams during the decade. Dillard served as Maryland District 2 sports director for girls outdoor track and field from 2012 through 2019.

Coach of the Decade Finalist - Joe Lee, Bullis

Lee launched the Bullis track program into a national prep school track & field powerhouse. Bullis relays won 12 New Balance National titles and 32 New Balance All-American honors during the decade. Additionally, five different Bullis athletes earned New Balance All-American honors individually. Bullis won events at the Millrose Games and Penn Relays and broke the all-time national prep school record in the boys indoor 4x400-meter relay and girls indoor 4x200-meter relay in addition to 32 all-time Montgomery County indoor and outdoor track records according to Mocorunning's records. Bullis won four IAC team titles and six ISL team titles during the decade.

Coach of the Decade Finalist - Scott Mathias, Clarksburg

Clarksburg teams won boys and girls track & field team state titles during the decade. The Clarksburg boys swept county, region, and state titles during the indoor 2013 season. The Clarksburg girls swept indoor and outdoor county, region, and state titles in 2015. Clarksburg athletes, male and female, won the second most individual and relay county and region titles among Montgomery County teams during the decade. Mathias served as Maryland District 2 sports director for indoor track and field for the entire decade and more.

Coaching Leadership Award Finalists

Coaching Leadership Award Finalist - Addison Hunt, Landon

Hunt assisted in the creation of a Montgomery County Championship Meet for private schools for indoor track and cross country. When he is not coaching his own middle school and upper school teams, Hunt volunteers as starter and official at meets around the state.

Coaching Leadership Award Finalist - Chad Young, B-CC

Young served as Maryland District 2 sports director for cross country in 2017 and 2018. He served as meet director for the December MCPS track meets which he branded as a series. He served as one of the meet directors for the Montgomery County Championship Meet outdoors since 2018 and indoors in 2019.

Coaching Leadership Award Finalist - Stephen Hays, Whitman

Hays served as meet timer for more than a dozen Montgomery County and 4A West Region Championship Meets throughout the decade. Hays directed the Viking invitational throughout the decade and timed miscellaneous meets for other teams when requested.




Athlete of the Decade
Eric Allen, Jr., Bullis 2018

High School Personal Bests: 6.31c 55m (6.78 60m), 10.43 100m, 20.91 200m, 32.84 300m, 48.28 400m, 14.50 110m Hurdles, 40.68 300m Hurdles

Title Count: 9 IAC

Notes: Ranks U.S. #2 all-time in the high school boys indoor 300m dash according to Track and Field News, currently the highest ranked Maryland performer in an individual event, male or female, on Track and Field News's all-time U.S. high school indoor track rankings. Ranks U.S. #5 all-time in the indoor 200m on any size track according to Track and Field News. All-American in the indoor 200m dash. Holds all-time Montgomery County records in the 55m, 60m, 100m, indoor 200m, and 300m. Held all-time Montgomery County record in the outdoor 200m before being surpassed by Ashton Allen in 2019. Ran on All-American 4x200 relays during the indoor 2017 and 2018 seasons. New Balance Nationals champion in the freshman 60m indoors and the freshman 100m outdoors in 2015. Won more than double the number of IAC titles (9) compared to any other Montgomery County athlete during the decade. All of the above despite shutting it down early his senior year. Competes for the University of Southern California.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 6.85 60m, 10.37 100m, 20.50 200m



All-Decade Team Athletes

Andre Turay, Bullis 2019
Andrew Palmer, Whitman 2010
Ashton Allen, Bullis 2020
Billy Emerson, Watkins Mill 2015
Chase Weaverling, Poolesville 2014
Clarence Foote-Talley, Northwest 2019
David Vincent Okoli, Watkins Mill 2020
Diego Zarate, Northwest 2015
Eldad Mulugeta, Northwood 2019
Eric Allen Jr., Bullis 2018
Gaston Assoua, Blake 2013
Jack Wavering, Good Counsel 2016
Jaron Woodyard, Wootton 2016
Joseph Woiwode, Georgetown Prep, 2010
Joshua Trzeciak, Wootton 2013
Kyle Graves, Good Counsel 2010
Michael Scott, Kennedy 2014
Odera Nweke, Georgetown Prep 2019
Raynard Bell, Kennedy 2017
Rohann Asfaw, R. Montgomery 2017
Ryan Lockett, Poolesville 2018
Sean Sutton, Good Counsel 2011
Shyheim Wright, Northwest 2016
Thierry Siewe Yanga, Blair 2017
Ty Mason, Blake 2017
Andrew Daniels, Northwest 2016
Anthony Woods Jr., Northwest 2019
Austin Allen, Bullis 2019
Brandon Addison, Watkins Mill 2010
Chinedu Udeogu, Georgetown Prep 2016
Darnell Pratt, Good Counsel 2017
Devon Hairston, Kennedy 2014
Divinus Muteba, Northwest 2018
Eldon Phillips, Northwood 2018
Evan Woods, Whitman 2015
Jabari Bennett, Blake 2018
Jalen Walker, Northwest 2015
Jay Pendarvis Jr., Bullis 2020
Josh Netterville, Northwest 2017
Kaos Williams, Clarksburg 2013
Kyle Martin, Good Counsel 2012
Obsaa Feda, Northwood 2019
Paul Joseph, Clarksburg 2013
Reginald Steele, Paint Branch, 2010
Russell Hornsby, Georgetown Prep 2011
Ryan Willie, Bullis 2020
Seydi Sall, R. Montgomery 2020
Solomon Vault, Gaithersburg 2014
Thor Serafenas, Good Counsel 2010
Zachary Jones, Gaithersburg 2020


Andre Turay, Bullis 2019

High School Personal Bests: 7.20 55m Hurdles, 7.74 60m Hurdles, 13.73 110m Hurdles, 38.06 300m Hurdles, 6.38 55m, 22.06 200m, 49.17 400m

Notes: Holds all-time Montgomery County records in the 55m / 60m Hurdles and the 110m Hurdles. Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m dash and 300m Hurdles. Ran on New Balance Outdoor National title-winning 1000m sprint medley relay and 4x400m relay in addition to an All-American 4x200m relay. Won the 55m Hurdles at the Virginia Showcase in between setting U.S. #1 all-time records in the 4x200 and 4x400. Qualified for hurdle finals at New Balance Indoor Nationals and New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Will compete for Texas A&M University.

IAAF Bio

Photo by Craig Amoss

Andrew Daniels, Northwest 2016

High School Personal Bests: 7.65 55m Hurdles, 14.19 110m Hurdles, 37.77 300m Hurdles, 55.45 400m Hurdles

Title Count: 1 Region, 1 County

Notes: Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m Hurdles. Ranks top-3 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, and 400m Hurdles. Competed individually at the Penn Relays where he finished 15th in the 400m Hurdles. Recorded #11 all-time 300m Hurdles performance at Maryland State Championship Meet. Ranks #3 all-time in the 300m Hurdles at the Montgomery County Championship Meet. Competes for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 8.36 60m Hurdles, 14.53 110m Hurdles, 53.07 400m Hurdles

Andrew Palmer, Whitman 2010

High School Personal Bests: 4:15.75c 1600m (4:17.0h Mile), 9:11.64 3200m, 14:49.97 Track 5000m, 6:21.45 2000m Steeplechase

Title Count: 1 State, 1 Region, 2 County

Notes: All-American in the track 5000m. Ranks #1 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the track 5000m and ranks #2 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 2000m steeplechase. In more traditional events, ranks #7 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 1600m and ranks #4 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 3200m. Won the Nike Outdoor National freshman mile in 2007. Competed for Syracuse University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 3:56.49 1500m, 8:15.78 3000m, 14:08.32 5000m, 30:07.79 10,000m

Anthony Woods Jr., Northwest 2019

High School Personal Bests: 6.47 55m, 10.76 100m, 21.73 200m, 36.57 300m, 22-05.00 Long Jump

Title Count: 2 State, 3 Region, 4 County

Notes: Ranks #7 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 200m dash. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 55m dash. Ranks #11 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the long jump and 100m dash. Won races at the Trojan Invitational and UMES Invitational in addition to state championship meets. Will play football for the University of Pittsburgh.

Ashton Allen, Bullis 2020

High School Personal Bests: 6.34 55m, 10.85 100m, 20.94 200m, 33.62 300m, 7.57c 55m Hurdles (8.14 60m Hurdles), 15.04 110m Hurdles, 46.99 400m, 1:04.60 500m, 6-04.00 High Jump, 21-09.00 Long Jump

Title Count: 1 IAC

Notes: All-American in the indoor 400m and outdoor 200m. Holds all-time Montgomery County records in the 200m and 400m. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m, 300m, and 500m. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles even though he did not run that event after his freshman year. Won New Balance National Titles in the Freshman 400m indoors and Freshman 400m outdoors. Finished as runner-up at New Balance Indoor Nationals in the 400m and New Balance Indoor Nationals in the 200m. Ran on five All-American relays and helped set two U.S. national indoor records in relays.

IAAF Bio

Photo by Craig Amoss

Austin Allen, Bullis 2019

High School Personal Bests: 23-10.50 Long Jump, 6.55 55m, 10.67 100m, 22.32 200m, 7.86 55m Hurdles, 15.31 110m Hurdles, 40.64 300m Hurdles

Title Count: 4 IAC, 1 County (Independent Schools)

Notes: Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump according to Mocorunning's records and ranks #1 in Montgomery County in the long jump since 1978. Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m. Won long jump competitions at the Bullis Invitational, DMV Meet of the Elite, and IAC Championship. Twice competed in the long jump at the Penn Relays with a high finish of 8th. Ran on one All-American relay in 2017 and three All-American relays in 2019. Won New Balance National Title in Freshman Long Jump. Will compete for the University of Southern California.

IAAF Bio

Billy Emerson, Watkins Mill 2015

High School Personal Bests: 171-00.50 Discus, 49-03.00 Shot Put

Title Count: 1 State, 2 Region, 1 County

Notes: Ranks #9 in Montgomery County all-time in the discus according to Mocorunning's records. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the discus. Ranks #16 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the shot put. Ranks #5 in Montgomery County Championship Meet history in the discus. Won competitions at the Gator Invitational and Screaming Eagles Invitational in addition to county, region, and state meets. Competes for McDaniel College.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 53-04.25 Shot Put, 151-01.00 Discus, 93-09.00 Javelin

Photo by David Sinclair/McDaniel College; Used with Permission

Brandon Addison, Watkins Mill 2010

High School Personal Bests: 6.57 55m, 21.79 200m, 35.80 300m, 48.25 400m

Title Count: 1 State, 2 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County and #2 in MCPS from 2010 to 2019 in the 400m. Ranks #12 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 200m. Is one of just two Montgomery County boys to win a 400 meter state titles during the last two decades. Led Watkins Mill to team county title in 2010. Won the James Demoss Award in 2010. Contributed to state champion 4x200 relay. Competed for North Carolina Central University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 21.90 200m, 34.83 300, 47.33 400m

Chase Weaverling, Poolesville 2014

High School Personal Bests: 4:18.89 1600m, 8:33.73 3000m (9:11.60c 3200m), 9:12.24c 3200m (9:15.46 2-Mile), 14:55.59 Track 5000m

Title Count: 5 State, 5 Region, 3 County

Notes: Ranks #14 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3200m. Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 3200m. Ranks #2 in the track 5000m, #5 in the 3000m, #7 in the 3200m, and #19 in the 1600m in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019. Twice competed in the Penn Relays 3000m with a high finish of 17th. Held class 2A indoor state meet record in the 3200m (9:29.76, surpassed in 2019). Finished 13th in the 5000m at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Finished 15th in the two mile at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Ranks #2 all-time in the 3200m at the indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet (9:30.32). Competed for the University of Virginia.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 8:11.28 3000m, 13:54.39 5000m, 29:28.92 10,000m

Chinedu Udeogu, Georgetown Prep 2016

High School Personal Bests: 166-09.00 Discus, 47-10.00 Shot Put

Title Count: 3 IAC

Notes: Ranks #3 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the discus. Ranks #28 from Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the shot put. Placed 15th in the discus at the Penn Relays. Now listed by Cal-Berkeley as a 270 lb linebacker, Udeogu originally went out for the hurdle team before he was steered towards throwing events according to Coach Rose. Plays football for the University of California Berkeley.

Photo by Daniel Rose

Clarence Foote-Talley, Northwest 2019

High School Personal Bests: 51-10.50 Triple Jump, 6-06.00 High Jump, 23-02.00 Long Jump

Title Count: 3 State, 4 Region, 7 County

Notes: Holds all-time Montgomery County record in the triple jump. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump. Ranks #3 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the high jump. Broke Maryland Outdoor State Championship Meet triple jump record in consecutive years with final jump two feet farther than next best competitor in state meet history. Set personal bests in high/long/triple jumps to win three individual state titles plus a 4x1 relay state title in his final state meet. Went undefeated in triple jump senior year. Broke outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meet record in triple jump. Won more indoor and outdoor county titles (7) than any Montgomery County male athlete from 2010 to 2019. Will compete for the Ohio State University.

IAAF Bio

Darnell Pratt, Good Counsel 2017

High School Personal Bests: 10.81 100m, 20.94 200m, 34.08 300m, 47.78 400m

Title Count: 3 WCAC, 2 County (Independent Schools)

Notes: All-American in the 200m. Held Montgomery County all-time record in the 200m (now #3 all-time). Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m. Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m. Held Montgomery County all-time record in the 4x200 (1:26.63) with Good Counsel teammates (now #2 all-time). Placed 3rd in the 200m at New Balance Outdoor Nationals and placed 8th in the 400m at New Balance Indoor Nationals during junior year. Holds WCAC Championship Meet records in the 400m and 4x200 to this day. Plays football for the University of Virginia.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio

David Vincent Okoli, Watkins Mill 2020

High School Personal Bests: 6.50 55m, 10.75 100m, 21.78 200m, 36.24 300m

Title Count: 2 State, 5 Region

Notes: Ranks #9 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 100m. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 200m. Ranks #12 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 55m. Won 100m and 200m races at the Vollmer Invitational two years in a row with the meet record in the 100m (10.82). Led Watkins Mill to state runner-up finish at 2019 outdoor state championship meet.

IAAF Bio

Devon Hairston, Kennedy 2014

High School Personal Bests: 7.50 55m Hurdles, 8.24 60m Hurdles, 14.35 110m Hurdles, 39.05 300m Hurdles, 51.94 400m, 41-07.00 Triple Jump

Title Count: 3 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles. Ranks #10 in Montgomery County all-time in the 110m Hurdles. Ranks #11 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 300m Hurdles. Won 55m Hurdles at prestigious Virginia Tech Invitational. Ranks #4 all-time at the Montgomery County Championship Meet in the 55m hurdles. Ranks #3 all-time at the Montgomery County Championship Meet in the 110m Hurdles. Competed for Morgan State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 8.08 60m Hurdles, 14.57 110m Hurdles, 54.02 400m Hurdles

Diego Zarate, Northwest 2015

High School Personal Bests: 49.6h 400m, 1:08.38 500m, 1:52.07 800m, 4:08.29c 1600m (4:09.69 mile), 9:18.16 3200m

Title Count: 4 State, 6 Region, 6 County

Notes: Ranks #3 in Montgomery County all-time in the 1600m / mile. Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the 800m. Placed 3rd in the Penn Relays mile. Won the emerging elite mile at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Held indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet records in the 800m (now #4) and 1600m (still #1). Set #2 all-time marks in the 800m (1:52.07) and 1600m (4:13.53) at outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meet in between 4x8 and 4x4 races. Followed up with 1:52.70/4:11.48 double with relay runs at 4A West Regional. Missed final state meet due to illness. Competed for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 1:48.81 800m, 2:23.16 1000m, 3:43.38 1500m, 4:00.44 Mile, 8:18.05 3000m, 14:08.57 5000m

Divinus Muteba, Northwest 2018

High School Personal Bests: 6-09.00 High Jump, 21-07.50 Long Jump, 44-01.50 Triple Jump

Title Count: 2 State, 3 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks tied #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the high jump. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County in the high jump from 2010 to 2019, and ranks #1 in Montgomery County in the indoor high jump (6-07.00) from 2010 to 2019. Placed 16th in the high jump at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Won competitions at the Howard County Winterfest, Hendricks Relays and Central Invitational in addition to county, region, and state meets. Competes for University of Maryland, Baltimore County

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 6-09.00 High Jump

Eldad Mulugeta, Northwood 2019

High School Personal Bests: 4:15.89 1600m, 8:29.05 3000m, 9:02.19 3200m

Title Count: 2 State, 1 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #1 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 3200m (when not including 3000m conversions). Ranks #8 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 1600m. Won the 3000m at the Penn Relays. Won the 3200m at the Montgomery Invitational (9:11.14) and Raleigh Relays (9:04.58). Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3000m / 3200m / 2-mile (including 3000m conversions). Holds the all-time outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meet record in the 3200m (9:02.19). Ranks #5 all-time in the 3200m at the indoor state championship meet. Ranks #6 all-time in the 3200m at the outdoor state championship meet. Won the James DeMoss Award in 2019. Will compete for Iowa Central Community College.

IAAF Bio

Eldon Phillips, Northwood 2018

High School Personal Bests: 48.72 400m, 1:05.53 500m, 1:52.62 800m

Title Count: 3 State, 4 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 800m. Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Holds indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet record in the 800m (1:57.15) and ranks #6 all-time in the 500m at the Montgomery County Championship Meet (1:06.07). Placed 8th in the 800m at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Competes for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 48.91 400m, 1:51.44 800m

Evan Woods, Whitman 2015

High School Personal Bests: 1:57.33 800m, 4:12.20c 1600m (4:13.67 mile), 9:18.52 3200m

Title Count: 2 State, 2 Region, 1 County

Notes: Ranks #11 in Montgomery County all-time in the 1600m / mile. Ranks #3 in the 1600m and #8 in the 3200m in Montgomery County between 2010 and 2019. Finished 13th in the mile at the Penn Relays. Finished 5th in the mile at the John Hay Distance Festival. Ranks #3 in the 3200m (9:20.65) in outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meet history. Competed for the College of William and Mary.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 3:54.01 1500m, 8:31.67 3000m, 14:51.19 5000m, 33:47.94 10,000m

Gaston Assoua, Blake 2013; Springbrook Profile

High School Personal Bests: 23-00.00 Long Jump, 46-05.00 Triple Jump, 6-02 High Jump, 36.84 300m

Title Count: 1 State, 1 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #14 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump. Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor long jump. Ranks #6 in the long jump and #7 triple jump in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019. Broke indoor county championship meet record in the long jump by 15 inches (23-00.00, remains meet record today). Placed 9th in the long jump at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Placed 8th in the long jump at the Penn Relays. Competed for the University of Maryland.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 24-00.75 Long Jump, 22.37 200m

Jabari Bennett, Blake 2018

High School Personal Bests (at Blake HS): 59-00.25 Shot Put, 144-05 Discus

Title Count: 4 State, 4 Region, 4 County

Notes: Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the shot put. Ranks #1 in Montgomery County in the shot put from 2010 to 2019. In sophomore and junior years at Blake High School, won more shot put state titles (4) than any Montgomery County athlete during the decade. Ranks #4 all-time in the shot put at Maryland Indoor State Championship Meet. Ranks #3 in the shot put in Montgomery County Championship Meet history both indoors and outdoors. Transferred to Washington-Lee High School for senior year and competes for Tiffin University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 60-10.50 Shot Put

Jack Wavering, Good Counsel 2016

High School Personal Bests: 3:59.90 1500m, 4:17.65 1600m, 8:29.73 3000m (9:07.30c 3200m), 9:10.31c 3200m (9:13.52 2-Mile), 1:58.06 800m

Title Count: 2 WCAC

Notes: Ranks #9 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3000m / 3200m (when 3000m times converted to 3200m). Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 3200m / 2-mile (9:13.52 2-mile). Placed 11th in the 3000m at the Penn Relays. Placed 4th in the emerging elite 2-mile at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Holds WCAC Championship Meet record in the 1600m (4:17.65).

IAAF Bio

Jalen Walker, Northwest 2015

High School Personal Bests: 6.53 55m, 10.72 100m, 21.74 200m, 35.59 300m,

Title Count: 2 State, 4 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #10 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m. Ranks #8 in the 100m and 200m, #9 in the 55m and 300m, and #13 in the 400m in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019. Placed 36th in the 200m at New Balance Indoor Nationals. As sophomore, swept county, region, and state titles in the 100m and 200m. Won the James DeMoss Award in 2013. Held tie for outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meet record in the 200m (now tied #2). Ranks #3 in Montgomery County Championship Meet history in the 300m. Competed for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 11.18 100m, 21.96 200m, 49.90 400m

Jaron Woodyard, Wootton 2016; Watkins Mill Profile

High School Personal Bests: 6.45 55m, 10.68 100m, 22.00 200m, 35.14 300m

Title Count: 1 State, 3 Region, 2 County,

Notes: Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time (#1 MCPS all-time) in the indoor 200m (22.00). Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m. Ranks #12 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m. Ranks #14 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m. Holds Montgomery County Championship Meet record in the 100m with 10.68 prelim time. Ranks #4 all-time in the 300m dash at the Montgomery County Championship Meet. Placed 13th in the 200m dash and 18th in the 60m dash at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Competes for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 6.88 60m, 10.47 100m, 21.42 200m

Jay Pendarvis Jr., Bullis 2020

High School Personal Bests: 34.32 300m, 48.30 400m

Title Count: 1 IAC

Notes: Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m. Ranks #16 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m and ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 400m (48.37). Won races at the Bullis Invitational and Mullins Russell Invitational. Placed 4th in the 300m at the Millrose Games. Ran on all-time indoor U.S. high school record-breaking 4x200 and 4x400 relays at the Virginia Showcase.

IAAF Bio

Photo by Craig Amoss

Joseph Woiwode, Georgetown Prep 2010

High School Personal Bests: 23.08 200m, 49.10 400m, 1:05.42 500m, 1:51.75 800m, 2:37.82 1000m, 4:21.09 1600m

Title Count: 4 IAC, 1 National

Notes: High school indoor national champion in the 800m. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 800m. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 800m. Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Won National Scholastic Indoor Championship (NSIC) 800m title in 1:52.86 after winning the national title in the 4x800 and placing 3rd in the sprint medley relay. Won IAC titles in 400m up to 1600m. Holds Viking Invitational 800m record to this day (1:51.75). Anchored 4x800 relay to third place at Penn Relays in 7:43.76. Competed for Dartmouth College.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 50.01 400m, 1:05.94 500m, 1:51.95 800m, 2:28.33 1000m, 4:05.19 1500m

Josh Netterville, Northwest 2017

High School Personal Bests: 6.40 55m, 22.27 200m, 34.91 300m, 22-11.00 Long Jump

Title Count: 2 State, 4 Region, 3 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor long jump. Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m, 300m, and indoor 200m. Ranks #2 all-time at the indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet in the long jump. Placed 13th in the 60m, 24th in the long jump, and 29th in the 200m at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Plays baseball at Pitt Community College.

IAAF Bio

Joshua Trzeciak, Wootton 2013

High School Personal Bests: 49.9 400m, 1:54.50 800m, 4:16.6 1600m, 9:45.12 3200m

Title Count: 1 State, 3 Region, 3 County

Notes: Ranks #9 in the 1600m and #10 in the 800m in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019. Holds Cougar Relays record in the mile (4:18.8) to this day. Swept 2012 800m county, region, and state titles. Won 2013 4x800 state title with teammates. Competed for the University of Pittsburgh.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 1:22.39 600m, 1:54.71 800m

Kaos Williams, Clarksburg 2013

High School Personal Bests: 6-10.00 High Jump, 18-10.50 Long Jump

Title Count: 1 State, 1 Region, 1 County

Notes: Ranks tied #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the high jump. Ranks #1 in the high jump in Montgomery County dating back to 2005. Went undefeated in the high jump during his only season of high school track. Competed for Iowa Western Community College.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 6-06.75 High Jump, 19-07.50 Long Jump

Kyle Graves, Good Counsel 2010

High School Personal Bests: 1:58.28 800m, 4:13.34 1600m, 9:10.53 3200m

Title Count: 1 WCAC

Notes: Ranks #13 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3200m. Ranks #14 in Montgomery County all-time in the 1600m. Holds Draper Invitational 3200m meet record to this day. Closed with 59 second lap to finish 3rd in the Florida Relays 1600m in 4:13.34. Ran on the Penn Relays winning DMR. Split approximately 4:10 on the DMR at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Finished 12th in the 2-mile and 18th in the mile at Nike Indoor Nationals. Finished 18th in the 2-mile at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Competed for Wake Forest University.

Maryland TFRRS Bio | Wake Forest TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 1:49.94 800m, 2:26.87 1000m, 3:42.89 1500m, 4:02.71 Mile, 8:18.28 3000m, 14:28.28 5000m

Kyle Martin, Good Counsel 2012

High School Personal Bests: 7.52 55m Hurdles, 14.23 110m Hurdles, 38.65 300m Hurdles, 42-09.00 Triple Jump, 5-10.00 High Jump

Title Count: 2 WCAC

Notes: Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles. Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 110m Hurdles. Ranks #14 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m hurdles. Won races at the McNamara Invitational, St. Christopher's Invitational and Private School Invitational in addition to sweeping hurdle races at 2012 WCAC Championship Meet. Finished 24th in the 60m hurdles at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Competed for Virginia Commonwealth University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 7.99 60m Hurdles, 14.48 110m Hurdles, 53.56 400m Hurdles

Michael Scott, Kennedy 2014

High School Personal Bests: 23-04.75 Long Jump, 6-02.00 High Jump, 42-10.00 Triple Jump, 11.35 100m

Title Count: 1 State, 1 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump. Swept 2014 county, region, and state titles in long jump and tacked on a high jump county title. Held long jump meet record at Mullins Russell Invitational (22-11.00, surpassed in 2019). Competes for Coppin State University.

Montgomery College TFRRS Bio | Coppin State TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 23-04.75 Long Jump, 6-00.75 High Jump

Obsaa Feda, Northwood 2019

High School Personal Bests: 2:37.54 1000m, 4:19.88 1600m, 8:39.60 3000m, 9:09.01 3200m, 6:03.85 2000m Steeple

Title Count: 2 Region

Notes: Ranks #1 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 2000m Steeplechase. Ranks #11 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3000m / 3200m / 2-mile. Placed 9th in the 2000m steeplechase at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Placed 10th in the 3000m at the Penn Relays and 2nd in the 3200m at the Raleigh Relays. Ranks #9 all-time in the 3200m at the Maryland Indoor State Championship Meet. Ranks #4 all-time in the 3200m at the outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meet. Ranks #3 all-time in the 1600m at the indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet. Will compete for the Miami University of Ohio.

IAAF Bio

Odera Nweke, Georgetown Prep 2019

High School Personal Bests: 23-02.00 Long Jump, 6.39 55m, 11.02 100m, 22.25 200m

Title Count: 3 County (Independent Schools)

Notes: Ranks #9 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor long jump. Ranks #7 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m. Placed 14th in the long jump at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Will compete for Yale University.

IAAF Bio

Paul Joseph, Clarksburg 2013

High School Personal Bests: 6.59 55m, 11.25 100m, 22.23 200m, 35.29 300m, 50.14 400m, 7.75 55m Hurdles, 14.75 110m Hurdles, 38.40 300m Hurdles, 21-05.50 Long Jump, 43-02.00 Triple Jump

Title Count: 1 State, 6 Region, 6 County

Notes: Ranks #8 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m Hurdles. Ranks #15 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m. Placed 16th in the 400m Hurdles at the Penn Relays. Holds Montgomery County Championship Meet record in the 300m. Ties for the lead for most all-time male Montgomery County titles in indoor track (4). Competed for the University of Maryland.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 52.76 400m Hurdles, 11.06 100m, 35.02 300m, 48.64 400m, 1:05.52 500m, 1:25.51 600m

Raynard Bell, Kennedy 2017

High School Personal Bests: 6.48 55m, 10.68 100m, 21.68 200m, 36.18 300m

Title Count: 1 State, 3 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #9 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m. Ranks #12 in Montgomery County all-time in the 200m. Holds Montgomery County Championship Meet record in the 200m. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County Championship Meet history in the 100m. Holds Down County Consortium Championship Meet records in the 100m and 200m. Competes for Montgomery College.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 10.78 100m, 22.06 200m

Reginald Steele, Paint Branch 2010

High School Personal Bests: 10.84 100m, 21.75 200m, 36.59 300m, 50.85 400m

Title Count: 2 State, 2 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks #9 in the 200m and #16 in the 100m in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019. After missing most of senior indoor season with injury, swept outdoor county, region, and state titles in the 100m and 200m. Was the first Montgomery County athlete since 1986 to win 100m and 200m state titles in Maryland's highest classification. Competed for the University of Pittsburgh.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 24-11.00 Long Jump, 46-07.25 Triple Jump, 6.96 60m, 10.76 100m, 22.06 200m

Rohann Asfaw, Richard Montgomery 2017

High School Personal Bests: 1:58.56 800m, 4:18.89 1600m, 8:25.29 3000m (9:02.53c 3200m), 9:07.89 3200m

Title Count: 4 State, 8 Region, 4 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3000m / 3200m (when converting 3000m to 3200m). Ranks #3 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 3200m. Ranks #21 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 1600m. Twice competed at the Penn Relays in the 3000m with high finish of 3rd place. Won the emerging elite 2-mile at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Placed 14th in the 2-mile at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Ranks #5 in outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meet history in the 3200m. Won the James DeMoss Award in 2016. Won more individual regional titles (8) than any Montgomery County boy from 2010 to 2019. Competes for the University of Virginia.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 3:55.65 1500m, 4:14.53 Mile, 8:13.81 3000m, 14:12.57 5000m

Russell Hornsby, Georgetown Prep 2011

High School Personal Bests: 50.43 400m, 1:05.98 500m, 1:50.82 800m, 2:32.41 1000m

Title Count: 1 IAC

Notes: All-American in the 800m. Ranks #1 in Montgomery County all-time in the 800m. Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time and #1 from 2010 to 2019 in the 1000m. Ranks #11 in Montgomery County all-time in the 500m. Clocked 1:50.82 in the 800m at the Liberty Twilight Meet. Finished 4th in the 800m in 1:52.62 at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Won indoor national championship 4x800m relay with teammates. Competed for the University of Oregon.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 48.31 400m, 1:19.01 600m, 1:49.55 800m, 4:02.01 1500m

Ryan Lockett, Poolesville 2018

High School Personal Bests: 1:56.10 800m, 4:07.38c 1600m (4:08.82 mile), 8:24.43 3000m (9:01.61c 3200m), 9:18.53c 3200m (9:21.79 2-Mile)

Title Count: 6 State, 5 Region, 5 County

Notes: All-American in the indoor mile and outdoor 2-mile. Holds all-time Montgomery County record in the mile. Ranks #1 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 3000m and ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 3000m / 3200m (when 3000m converted to 3200m). Placed 2nd in the mile at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Placed 3rd in the 2-mile at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Placed 2nd in the 3000m and 10th in the mile at the Penn Relays. Won more individual state titles (6) than any Montgomery County boy from 2010 to 2019. Won the James DeMoss Award in 2017 and 2018. Competes for the University of Virginia.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 2:32.00 1000m, 4:11.88 Mile, 8:29.69 3000m

Ryan Willie, Bullis 2020

High School Personal Bests: 6.56 55m, 10.82 100m, 21.19 200m, 33.89 300m, 47.96 400m

Notes: All-American in the 200m. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 200m. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 200m (21.54). Ranks #3 in Montgomery County all-time in the 300m. Ranks #3 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m. Placed 5th in the 200m and won the emerging elite 400m at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Ran on winning 4x400 and 1000m SMR at New Balance Outdoor Nationals and ran on national record-setting indoor 4x200 and 4x400 relays at the Virginia Showcase.

IAAF Bio

Photo by Craig Amoss

Sean Sutton, Good Counsel 2011

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

Title Count: 1 National, 3 WCAC

Notes: Indoor national champion in the 400m. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the 400m. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 400m, #3 in the indoor 200m, and #6 in the indoor 300m. Won the 400m at New Balance Indoor Nationals (47.91) after winning the Kentucky Invitational 400m (47.63) on an oversized indoor track. Competed for the University of North Carolina.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 21.51 200m, 46.38 400m, 1:25.80 600m

Seydi Sall, Richard Montgomery 2020

High School Personal Bests: 22.92 200m, 35.99 300m, 48.13 400m, 1:04.47 500m

Title Count: 1 Region, 3 County

Notes: Holds all-time Montgomery County record in the 500m. Ranks #11 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor 400m (49.78). Holds #1 and #3 all-time spots in the 500m at the indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet. Holds #3 all-time spot in the 400m at the outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meet. Placed 3rd in the freshman 400m at New Balance Indoor Nationals in 2017.

IAAF Bio

Shyheim Wright, Northwest 2016

High School Personal Bests: 7.27 55m Hurdles, 7.92 60m Hurdles, 13.92 110m Hurdles, 37.28 300m Hurdles, 56.05 400m Hurdles, 6.54 55m, 35.58 300m, 6-02.00 High Jump, 22-06.00 Long Jump, 45-03.25 Triple Jump

Title Count: 4 State, 6 Region, 5 County

Notes: Holds all-time Montgomery County record in the 300m Hurdles. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the 55m Hurdles and 110m Hurdles. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the indoor triple jump and ranks #8 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the long jump. Placed 15th in the 400m hurdles at the Penn Relays. Placed 7th in the 60m Hurdles at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Holds class 4A state meet record in the 55m Hurdles. Ranked #3 in Maryland state meet history in the 110m Hurdles (now #5). Ranks #3 in Maryland state meet history in the 300m Hurdles (still #3). Holds indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet record in the 55m Hurdles and ranks #3 in meet history in the 110-meter Hurdles at the outdoor Montgomery County Championship Meet. Competes for the University of Pittsburgh.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 7.88 60m Hurdles, 14.20 110m Hurdles

Solomon Vault, Gaithersburg 2014

High School Personal Bests: 6.55 55m, 10.66 100m, 22.04 200m

Title Count: 3 Region, 3 County

Notes: Ranks #5 in Montgomery County all-time in the 100m. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County Championship Meet history in the 100m and #15 in Montgomery County Championship Meet history in the 200m. Won 5 additional county and region titles on relays. Won the James Demoss Award in 2014. Played football for Northwestern University.

IAAF Bio

Thierry Siewe Yanga, Blair 2017

High School Personal Bests: 1:07.01 500m, 1:53.94 800m, 4:27.26 Mile

Title Count: 1 State, 1 Region, 3 County

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 800m and ranks #11 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the indoor 800m. Ranks #14 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 500m. Holds Down County Consortium Championship Meet Record in the 800m. Held indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet record in the 800m (now #3). Won races at the Viking Invitational and Montgomery Invitational in addition to county, region, and state meets. Placed 12th in the 800m at the Arcadia Invitational. Competes for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 1:50.63 800m, 2:26.73 1000m, 3:53.56 1500m

Thor Serafenas, Good Counsel 2010

High School Personal Bests: 176-01.00 Discus, 56-10.00 Shot Put, 60-05.00 Weight Throw, 171-03.00 Hammer Throw

Title Count: 3 WCAC

Notes: Ranks #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the discus. Ranks #1 in Montgomery County from 1986 to 2019 in the discus. Ranks #3 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the shot put. Placed 4th in the discus at the Penn Relays. Had ties with Throw 1 Deep club team and competed in weight throw and hammer throw. Placed 19th in the shot put and 16th in the weight throw at Nike Indoor Nationals. Placed 19th in the hammer throw at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Competed for University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Clemson University.

UMBC TFRRS Bio | Clemson TFRRS Bio | IAAF Bio | College Stats: 51-05.50 Shot Put, 158-05.00 Discus, 195-06.00 Hammer, 60-07.52 Weight Throw

Ty Mason, Blake 2017

High School Personal Bests: 6.52 55m, 11.05 100m, 23-10.25 Long Jump

Title Count: 2 Region, 3 County

Notes: All-American in the long jump. Holds Montgomery County all-time record in the indoor long jump according to Mocorunning's records. Ranks #4 in Montgomery County all-time in the long jump. Twice competed in the Penn Relays in the long jump with a high finish of 12th. Won the New Balance Indoor Nationals emerging elite long jump in all-time indoor Montgomery County record mark of 23-05.50. Placed 4th in the long jump at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Ranks tied #10 all-time in outdoor Maryland state championship meet history in the long jump. Holds #3 and #4 all-time long jump marks at the indoor Montgomery County Championship Meet. Plays football for Temple University.

IAAF Bio

Zachary Jones, Gaithersburg 2020

High School Personal Bests: 7.79 55m Hurdles, 15.11 110m Hurdles, 38.86 300m Hurdles, 6-00.00 High Jump, 14-00.00 Pole Vault

Title Count: 1 State, 5 Region, 2 County

Notes: Ranks tied #6 in Montgomery County all-time in the pole vault. Ranks #2 in Montgomery County all-time in the indoor pole vault according to Mocorunning's records. Ranks #1 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the pole vault. Ranks #9 in Montgomery County from 2010 to 2019 in the 300m Hurdles. Won events at the Trojan Invitational and Woodward Relays in addition to county, region, and state meets. Personal bests in the 55m hurdles, pole vault, and high jump all came in a single meet at the indoor 4A West Regional Meet in 2019.

IAAF Bio


All-Decade Team Relays

Mocorunning selected the All-Decade Team Relays based on the two previously named Half-Decade Teams. The early decade (2010-to-2014) and the late decade (2015-to-2019) are represented.

Early Decade 4x100m Relay
Gaithersburg 2014 - 42.47

Marc Smith, Vicco Bedell, Jamal Leonard, and Solomon Vault were county champs, region champs, and state runners-up. At the time, 42.47 was the fastest 4x100 time by a Montgomery County team since 2003.

Late Decade 4x100m Relay
Bullis 2016 - 41.46

A team of Bryce Watson, Eric Allen, Olandis Gary, Austin Allen set the all-time Montgomery County record of 41.46 at the 2016 Penn Relay. The team placed fourth in the Penn Relays small schools championship race.

Photo by Clarence Franklin

Early Decade 4x200m Relay
Good Counsel 2010 - 1:27.95

Sean Sutton, Cortlandt Harris, Jemel Sessoms, and Chris Thompson still hold the meet record at the 37-year-old Draper Invitational (1:27.95).

Late Decade 4x200m Relay
Bullis 2019 - 1:25.03

Austin Allen, Andre Turay, Ryan Willie, and Ashton Allen set the all-time Montgomery County 4x200 record by placing second at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 1:25.03. A similar team with Jay Pendarvis Jr. clocked 1:25.60 at the Virginia Showcase to set the all-time U.S. indoor high school record, according to Track & Field News.

Photo by Clarence Franklin

Early Decade 4x400m Relay
Good Counsel 2010 - 3:16.87

Sean Sutton, Cortlandt Harris, Thomas Tallerico, and Fola Shokunbi finished 11th overall at the Penn Relays in what was an all-time Montgomery County record at the time (now #3 all-time).

Late Decade 4x400m Relay
Bullis 2019 - 3:09.86

Austin Allen, Andre Turay, Ryan Willie, and Ashton Allen won the New Balance Outdoor Nationals title in the 4x400 with an all-time Montgomery County record of 3:09.86. That performance was just outside the top-10 all-time by a U.S. high school according to Track & Field News. A similar team with Jay Pendarvis Jr. won the 4x4 at the Virginia Showcase in 3:12.53 to set the all-time U.S. indoor high school 4x4 record according to Track & Field News.

Photo by Clarence Franklin

Early Decade 4x800m Relay
Georgetown Prep 2010 - 7:43.76

Russell Hornsby, Nick Letourneau, Joey Chapin, and Joseph Woiwode won the National Scholastic Indoor Championship (NSIC) 4x800 in 7:48.99 to set the Montgomery County all-time indoor record. They later finished 3rd at the Penn Relays in 7:43.76 to set the Montgomery County all-time outdoor record.

Late Decade 4x800m Relay
Northwest 2018 - 7:52.75

Alexander Moore, Daniel Rogers, Nahom Ftwi, and Chase Osborne broke their school record in 7:52.75 at the 2018 state championship meet. At the time, it was the fastest by a Montgomery County team in four years and currently ranks #13 in Montgomery County history according to Mocorunning's records.

Photo by Craig Amoss

Early Decade 4x1600m Relay
Walter Johnson 2010 - 17:55.74c (17:55.5h)

Ishan Dey, Sean O'Leary, Nick Regan, and Alex Willett averaged 4:29 per runner in clocking the all-time Montgomery County record at the 2010 Arundel Relays (17:55.5h, now #2 all-time).

Late Decade 4x1600m Relay
Northwood 2019 - 17:45.18c (17:51.39 4xMile)

Mulisa Reggasa, Eldad Mulugeta, Obsaa Feda, and Baraka Sila clocked 17:51.39 in the 4xMile at New Balance Indoor Nationals to set the all-time Montgomery County record (indoors or outdoors) in the event.

Early Decade 1600m Sprint Medley Relay
Good Counsel 2010 - 3:28.87

Sean Sutton, Cortlandt Harris, Thomas Tallerico, and Fola Shokunbi finished 8th in the SMR at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in an all-time Montgomery County record according to Mocorunning's records (3:28.87, still #1).

Late Decade 1600m Sprint Medley Relay
Paint Branch 2019 - 3:31.30

Joshua Okonofua, Joseph Okonofua, Chukwumdi Osuji, and Justin Page clocked 3:31.30 to win the sprint medley relay at the 2019 Woodward Relays which was an all-time MCPS outdoor record. The same team clocked 3:33.81 indoors to set the all-time indoor MCPS record.

Early Decade 4000m Distance Medley Relay
Good Counsel 2010 - 10:04.72

Cortlandt Harris, Thomas Tallerico, Fola Shokunbi, and Kyle Graves won the DMR at the Penn Relays in 10:09.07 before placing 7th at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 10:04.72, an all-time Montgomery County record.

Late Decade 4000m Distance Medley Relay
Northwood 2019 - 10:14.45

Northwood placed seventh in the DMR at New Balance Indoor Nationals and New Balance Indoor Nationals. Indoors it was Eldad Mulugeta, Yasin Abdur-Rahim, Lamine Fofana, and Obsaa Feda with a time of 10:14.45 which was an all-time indoor Montgomery County record.


All-Decade Team Honorable Mention

Alan Banks, Wootton 2014
Amadou Silimana, Watkins Mill 2019
Anthony Duruji, St. Andrews Episcopal 2017
Carlos Vanzego, Clarksburg 2014
Chris Miller, Northwest 2011
Chukwumdi Osuji, Paint Branch 2020
Cortlandt Harris, Good Counsel 2010
Devonte Johnson, Paint Branch 2014
Dylan Bikim, Quince Orchard 2016
Elliott Davis, Quince Orchard 2014
Garrett Suhr, Richard Montgomery 2020
Ian Davis, Good Counsel 2016
Kaifa Boyce, Gaithersburg 2012
Liam Walsh, Quince Orchard 2015
Mayen McClain, Springbrook 2017
Oliver Lloyd, Paint Branch 2015
Parker Carroll, Damascus 2013
Ron Busby, Georgetown Prep 2013
Sheldon Trotman, Northwest 2011
Timothy Santosa, Clarksburg 2015
Urgy Eado, Wootton 2014
Will Conway, Churchill 2012
Alex Willett, Walter Johnson 2011
Andrew Birgin, Walter Johnson 2018
Bisi Ezekoye, Kennedy 2010
Chase Osborne, Northwest 2018
Chris Spiess, Clarksburg 2016
Collin Crilly, Good Counsel 2014
David Kaplan, Churchill 2014
Donovan Beckett-Simms, Seneca Valley 2016
Elad Covaliu, Walter Johnson 2012
Enoch Owumi, Blair 2017
Hassan Dixon, Northwest 2010
Jabari Butler, Churchill 2015
Khaloni Mganga, Northwest 2018
Malachi Bostic-Wattley, Landon 2013
Nadim Elhage, Churchill 2012
Oliver Hightower, Landon 2014
Patrick Schlosser, Watkins Mill 2013
Sam Martin, Richard Montgomery 2011
Thomas Tallerico, Good Counsel 2011
Tyrek Goy, Paint Branch 2017
Will Bertrand, Clarksburg 2013



All-Decade Team Selection Process

Mocorunning's Coaches of the Decade were selected through two rounds of voting. Montgomery County track & field coaches of 10+ years were invited to nominate up to five coaches in two categories: Coach of the Decade and Coaching Leadership. For the first category, coaches were asked to nominate coaches who maximized the performance of their athletes and excelled at the highest level of high school track & field. For the leadership category, coaches were asked to nominate coaches who rose above and beyond the typical duties of coaching, served in leadership roles on the local and state level, and contributed to the sport in meaningful ways that created or expanded opportunities for athletes to excel. The first round of voting narrowed the field to four finalists in each category. The second round of voting required coaches to vote for one single winner in each category.

The following coaches voted for the coaches of the decade.

Addison Hunt - Landon
Angelique Bosse - Blair
Brandon Tynes - Blake
Chad Young - B-CC
Dan Reeks - Sherwood
Daniel Rose - Georgetown Prep
Dave Brandt - St. Andrew's
Dave Warren - Richard Montgomery
Dessalyn Dillard - Paint Branch
Elrid Cason - Damascus
Eric Da Silva - Einstein
Francis Parry - Northwest
Gio Reumante - Northwood
Greg Dunston - Georgetown Prep
Herb Tolbert - Gaithersburg
Joe Lee - Bullis
Karl Kraus - Rockville
Kellie Redmond - Wootton
Kevin Monroe - Clarksburg
Lubin Hernandez Palomino - Wheaton
Mike Davila - St. Andrew's
Mike Neubeiser - Northwest
Nate Parry - Northwest
Paul Jacobson - Churchill
Peter Rook - Stone Ridge
Prasad Gerard - Poolesville
Richard Bosnic - Magruder
Rob Burke - Clarksburg
Robert Youngblood - Northwest
Scott Mathias - Clarksburg
Scott Silverstein - Churchill
Seann Pelkey - Quince Orchard
Stan Pawlowski - Magruder
Stephen J. Hays - Whitman
Stephen Majkrzak - Quince Orchard
Tom Arnold - Good Counsel


This All-Decade Team article is the compilation of the half-decade teams with the promotion of six boys to bring the total All-Decade Team size to 50. Mocorunning named four track & field half-decade teams: two in 2014 and two in 2019. Read more about the selection process of each half-decade team in the individual half-decade team articles: Boys 2014 Girls 2014 Boys 2019 Girls 2019. Mocorunning selected the Athlete of the Decade.

All-time state championship meet rankings are courtesy of the MPSSAA record books. All other high school statistics and rankings came from Mocorunning's records except where noted otherwise. Check out Mocorunning's all-time boys track & field rankings here: Boys All-Time Indoor & Outdoor Combined. Mocorunning's all-time rankings are all-condition rankings. Collegiate and post-collegiate performances had no bearing on selections to this All-Decade Team. Collegiate statistics are from TFRRS.org. Performances in cross-country, club track, and other sports had no bearing on selections to this All-Decade Team.

Please send corrections to webmaster@mocorunning.com to make this the most complete record of a decade of Montgomery County track & field.






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