County Championship Poll Results - Boys
By: Kevin Milsted
Sunday, May 05, 2019

Mocorunning conducted the county championship poll before the release of the meet entries. Below you will read the poll results compiled and written before the release of the meet entries.

Between April 28 and May 5, conducted an online poll to find out the county championship fan favorites. Participants were instructed to select their favorites in each event and rank the top teams for the outdoor county championship meet. 74 valid submissions were received, but voters were not required to vote for every category.

The county champion favorites are listed with the percentage of votes received.

Event Name, School %
100m Anthony Woods Jr., Northwest 35.5
200m Chukwumdi Osuji, Paint Branch 25.0
400m Joshua Okonofua, Paint Branch 42.6
800m Garrett Suhr, R. Montgomery 48.0
1600m Eldad Mulugeta, Northwood 58.0
3200m Eldad Mulugeta, Northwood 57.1
110m Hurdles Zachary Jones, Gaithersburg 37.8
300m Hurdles Zachary Jones, Gaithersburg 40.0
4x100 Gaithersburg 31.9
4x200 Paint Branch 43.5
4x400 Paint Branch 51.1
4x800 Paint Branch 31.9
High Jump Clarence Foote-Talley, Northwest 65.2
Long Jump Clarence Foote-Talley, Northwest 31.9
Triple Jump Clarence Foote-Talley, Northwest 61.4
Shot Put Isaiah Bishop, Northwest 31.0
Discus Deandre Jules, Northwest 34.9
Pole Vault Zachary Jones, Gaithersburg 54.8

Avg Answer
Just for Fun Winning Boys 4x400 Time 3:25.97
How many individual records (boys and girls) will be tied or broken? 3.8

Rk Boys School Poll Points
1 Paint Branch 105
2 Gaithersburg 98
3 Northwest 74
4 Northwood 36
5 Blair 27

Avg Answer
Winning Boys Team Score 88.2

Fans have predicted that the Northwest boys' four-year winning streak at the county championship will come to an end as it did this indoor season. Paint Branch proved worthy of the fans' top vote this indoor season when they swept county, region, and state titles. Has Gaithersburg also surpassed Northwest? Gaithersburg is going to spread around its talent to perform very well, but Northwest is still more loaded in field events than any other team. This writer is not counting out Northwest to return to the top.

The James DeMoss Award Winner for boys has been handed to a distance runner for the past four years, and that could very well extend to a fifth year this year. Eldad Mulugeta of Northwood is expected to dominate whichever events he chooses to enter with a Penn Relays 3k victory under his belt and personal bests of 4:15.89/9:04.58 extending back to the indoor season. But Northwest's Clarence Foote-Talley will be a candidate for the DeMoss Award if he can live up to fans' expectations from this poll. The triple jump meet record is in jeopardy if the state record holder has a good day.

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The father
Sunday, May 05, 2019
06:20:08 PM
Who has the 1600 now without the Northwood duo?

Sunday, May 05, 2019
07:29:14 PM
I would say Rodrigo Yepez-Lopez after a 4:18 mile indoors and 4:28 mile at Penn. Interesting he is only seeded at 4:36 and almost missed the fast heat because they did not use his mile time.

concerned fan
Sunday, May 05, 2019
07:49:10 PM
It seems as though the Walter Johnson coach has something against Yepez-Lopez as this is the second time he has under seeded his athlete almost costing him a fast heat yet again; he missed the fast heat at Katie Jenkins 800m, costing him the overall victory, due to his coach under seeding him. He ran a solo 1:59 but he was seeded at 2:09.

Sunday, May 05, 2019
08:09:52 PM
I guess the WJ coach went off season bests for the 800 at katie jenkins. He didn't use the mile time(4:27) he got at Penn for the 1600 which I'm pretty sure is allowed(if it isn't it should be). He used his season best 1600 4:36.

Sunday, May 05, 2019
08:20:19 PM
They will be a lot more upsets in the sprinting relays then people think.

Sunday, May 05, 2019
09:10:32 PM
The 800 will also be an interesting race...

Monday, May 06, 2019
07:30:52 AM
Should be suhr’s...800 during dual meet.

Interesting Jr.
Monday, May 06, 2019
07:32:20 AM
What really interests me is the 400 and the race for third in the 3200

Rohann Asfaw
Monday, May 06, 2019
08:22:18 AM
I think Surafel got 3rd

Ryan Lockett
Monday, May 06, 2019
08:22:53 AM
Nah, Baraka got it

Adam Nakasaka
Monday, May 06, 2019
10:26:49 AM
Can obsaa and Eldad go sub 9? A lot of the 3200 guys are much better than their season bests i think.

Adam Nakasaka
Monday, May 06, 2019
10:27:20 AM
A sub 9 would be pretty legendary

Hey you
Monday, May 06, 2019
12:07:34 PM
Kevin, how many times has a team swept the top 3 spots in the 3200 at counties

Monday, May 06, 2019
04:59:32 PM
Teammates went 1-2 in the boys 3200 twice: 1980 (Seneca Valley) and 1993 (Quince Orchard). Never 1-2-3. That goes for boys or girls.

Matthew boling
Monday, May 06, 2019
05:32:09 PM
So obviously Northwood will becomes the third team to go 1-2. 1-2-3 may be in order as well

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
08:10:30 PM
Not if Surafel has anything to say about it

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