Howard County was well represented by several Bullseye Running athletes at the AAU Indoor Track and Field National Championship Meet at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex March 10-12.
Wilde Lake senior Christian Saulsbury was one the weekend’s biggest winners, taking home a national title in the 60-meter dash in the 17-18-year old age group after clocking in at 7.01 seconds and also aided in a championship finish in the 4x200-meter relay alongside fellow Wildecats Jason MacMillan, TJ Lyles and Oakland Mills’ Cameron Vareen. The quartet finished with a national winning time of 1 minute, 32.21 seconds.
Saulsbury also placed third in the 200-meters, finishing in 22.86, while Lyles won the 60-meter hurdles (8.39) and took fifth in high jump (5-feet, 8-inches). MacMillan also came in sixth with a time of 7.22 in the 60-meter dash and fourth in the 200-meters after clocking in at 23.01. Vareen earned fourth in the 60-dash with a time of 7.21.
River Hill’s Jasmine Tiamfook and Howard’s Tyuanna Bailey also claimed two national titles over the weekend. Tiamfook won the girls 17-18 1,500-meter race after clocking in at 5 minutes, 7 seconds and teamed up for a championship win in the 4x800-relay alongside Centennial’s Allison Krahe, Marriotts Ridge’s Riley Murtha and Oakland Mills’ Grace Chaverini.
As for Bailey, along with placing sixth in the 200-meters with a time of 26.78, won the girls 17-18 title in the 400-meters, finishing in 60.95 seconds and also helped solidify a winning time of 1:32.21 in the 4x200-relay alongside Krahe, Reservoir’s Madi Pepe and Wilde Lake’ Deanna Yancey.
MacMillan, Wilde Lake’s Kareem Press, the Scorpions’ Andre Turay and Howard’s Glenn Maroya won the 17-18 boys 4x400-relay title after crossing in 3:29.25, while Press, Centennial’s Greg Costello, Wilde Lake’s Jonathan Sussman and Oakland Mills’ Jared Nguyen crossed in 8 minutes, 47 seconds to win the 4x800-relay.
Lucas Schilling (Howard) won the 17-18 boys pole vault national title after clearing 11-feet, 6-inches, while Press followed for second place after clearing 10-feet, 6 inches.
The Lions’ Cameron Greene finished second in the 17-18 boys triple jump (38-feet, 11-inches). Turay placed fourth in the 400-meters (53.03) and sixth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.77), while the Wildecats’ Osita Smith placed third in the 60-hurdles (8.65) and fourth in long jump (19-feet, 8-inches).
Yancey jumped 5-feet to win a national high jump title, while also earning seventh in long jump (14-feet, 9-inches) and fifth in triple jump (31-feet, 2 ¼ inches). Krahe placed second in the 800-meters with a time of 2:32. Murtha finished fifth in shot put after throwing 25-feet, 8-inches and third in high jump (4-feet, 10-inches), while Pepe placed eighth in long jump after recording a distance of 13-feet, 11-inches.
The Gators’ Tyler Levons placed second in the 60-meter dash in the 15-year old boys age group with a time of 7.39 and Centennial’s Caroline Shimeall placed fourth in the 15-16 girls 800-meters (2:39).
Maryam Higazi finished third in 14 girls high jump with a distance of 4-feet, 6-inches. David Morgan finished eighhth in the 7-8 boys 1,500-meters with a time of 6:31. Nakisha Hogan won the 10-girls high jump after jumping 3-feet, 6-inches. Eleven year-old Kiley Mann had a third and fifth place finish in the 3,000- and 1,500-meter runs, respectively. She crossed in 12:16 in the 3,000 and 5:55 in the 1,500-meters. Evan Quinn placed seventh in the 11 boys 1,500-meters with a time of 5:24, while Jake Hayden placed eighth in the 12 boys 3,000-meters, crossing in 13:34. Markeith Hogan had a fifth place standing in the 13 boys high jump (4-feet, 10-inches), while Judson Lincoln placed seventh in the same event, jumping 4-feet, 8-inches.
For the 14 girls, Jannah Hall placed eighth in long jump with a distance of 13-feet, 10 ¾ inches and fifth in the 60-hurdles with a time of 10.82, while Maryam Higazi placed third in high jump with a distance of 4-feet, 6-inches.