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2017 Boys All-MCPS Outdoor Track & Field Team
By: Kevin Milsted
webmaster@mocorunning.com
2017-06-13


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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 (Northwood)


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 preliminaries, 10.68.

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 -07.75.

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

					Honorable Mention
======================================================================================================
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

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coach Wax
2017-06-13 17:20:43

thank you so much for continuing this time honored tradition.

westner
2017-06-15 14:28:26

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!

black person
2017-06-16 09:20:09

Whoever made this needs to go back and try again.

track
2017-06-16 10:06:43

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

Proud Parent!
2017-06-19 21:25:37

Congratulations to all those selected!

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