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3rd Montgomery Invitational
Jan 10, 2004 at PG County Sportsplex, Landover MD

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Jerome Miller gets jumps triple. Anthony Wiseman 6.36 US#1. Eleanor Roosevelt girls double in sprint relays, adds DMR too. Toni Aluko doubles in HJ/TJ. .Sarah Bowman wins mile in 5:11.66. Mergenthaler Baltimore MD sweeps 800m, including freshman Quantika Stephey's 2:18.83 and 1-2 boys finish by Julius Coleman and Brandon Lynch.

Boys - Dematha MD jr Athony Wiseman 6.36 55D US#1. C.H. Flowers MD jr Afolabi Aromire 49.55 400m. Mergenthaler Baltimore duo is 1-2 in 800m: jr Julius Coleman 1:55.93 and sr Brandon Lynch 1:56.82. Dematha MD sr Dominic Berger 7.54 55H. Dematha MD 1:29.91 4x200. Archbishop Carroll DC 3:25.91 4x400. Thomas Jefferson VA 10:29.22 DMR. Great Bridge VA jr Daniel Magness 14-7 PV. Colonial Forge VA sr Jerome Miller triples 6-10 HJ, 47-0 TJ, and 22-2 LJ (brother Jason Miller second at 6-8 and 44-10.75).
Girls - Largo soph Michaylin Gollady 7.26 55D. Eleanor Roosevelt MD freshman Takecia Jameson 57.05 400m. Fauquier VA jr Sarah Bowman 5:11.66. Mergenthaler Baltimore MD freshman Quantika Stephey 2:18.83 800m. C.H. Flowers MD sr Tiffany Nesfield 8.16 55H. Eleanor Roosevelt MD doubles 1:44.20 and 4:01.30. Paint Branch MD sr Toni Aluko doubles 5-6 and 36-10.


Athletes to Watch - Events to Watch

Stellar fields of nationally ranked stars

Randy Lee (47+ split as a freshman last year), Jerome and Jason Miller (7-foot high jumpers and 45-foot triple jumpers), Anthony Wiseman (sophomore national record holder at 200 meters indoors -- 21.64), Derrick Robbins (4:17 miler), Sarah Bowman (defending Nike Indoor Championships mile champion in same building), Toni Aluko (defending champion in all three jumping events), Tiffany Nesfield (3rd fastest returning 55m hurdler in the country), Maryland's nationally ranked girls relay squads (Eleanor Roosevelt, Largo and Western), and seven sub-1:33 boys 4x200 relay teams.

The third running of the Montgomery Invitational is the biggest and best yet, with 1300 athletes coming from 99 schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, and Virginia. The meet is designated as an official "monitoring" meet for selection of the entrants in the high school miles at the Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden, NewYork, on February 6.

Athletes to watch

Claire Abribat (Senior, Wyomissing)
A five time Pennsylvania state finalist in the triple jump, high hurdles and 400m, Claire competed on three of Wyomissing’s relays at the Adidas National Outdoor Championships.

Toni Aluko (Senior, Paint Branch)
Toni is one of the best all around jumpers in the nation. Last year, she won all three jumping events at the Montgomery Invitational with three meet records and was unanimously voted the Girls’ Outstanding Performer of the meet. She recently signed with University of Maryland.

Dominic Berger (Senior, DeMatha)
Dominic is a two time All American and is also one of the top returning high hurdlers in the nation with a PR of 7.69. He is nationally ranked in the 55m already this year.

Sarah Bowman (Junior, Fauquier)
Sarah was the 2003 Nike National Indoor Champion in the mile with a time of 4:49.67 as a sophomore. Her PR of 4:45.74 ranked her second in the nation last year. She heads the girls’ field of the Milrose Mile qualifying race.

Shyla Bumbrey (Junior, James Monroe )
Shyla could threaten to be a double winner at 400 and 800m today with PRs of 57.8 and 2:13.9.

Randy Lee (Sophomore, Archbishop)
Carroll Defending champion and meet record holder at 400m, Randy split 47.9 last year … as a freshman!!!

Dan Magness (Junior, Great Bridge)
Only a junior, Dan is the defending Virginia State Champion in the pole vault, with an outstanding performance of 15’6”. With a little help from a great pole vaulting field, the meet record should fall today.

Jerome and Jason Miller (Seniors, Colonial Forge)
The dynamic twin brother duo are multi-talented jumpers but most notably are the premiere high jumpers in the mid-Atlantic area, coming into today’s invitational with PRs of 7” and 6’10” respectively. The sky is no limit for these two!

Tiffany Nesfield (Senior, C. H. Flowers)
Tiffany comes to the Invitational as the Maryland 4A Indoor and Outdoor high hurdles champion. With a PR of 8.15 in the 55 hurdles, she is one of the top returning hurdlers in the country and is amazing to watch!

Brad Siragusa (Sophomore, Chantilly)
The Nike National Indoor Champion in the freshman mile, Brad holds a PR of 4:21.28 as a freshman.

Anthony Wiseman (Junior, DeMatha)
Anthony is a three time All American and the sophomore national record holder at 200 m indoors with a time of 21.64 and a PR of 6.37 in the 55m.

Events to Watch

Boys Milrose Mile Qualifier

An outstanding contingent of young milers is headed by junior Derrick Robbins from Woodside, VA with a time of 4:17.31. Senior Shane Young of Herndon follows at 4:19.2, Junior Andrew Jesian of Walter Johnson, last year’s Maryland 3A State Champion, is in at 4:21.23, and last year’s freshman phenom Brad Siragusa from Chantilly (see “Athletes to Watch”) will keep the pace lively.

Girls Milrose Mile Qualifier

2003 Nike National Indoor Champion Sarah Bowman (see “Athletes to Watch”) from Fauquier leads the field. She will be closely pursued by Sara Roberts, the senior from Perkiomen Valley PA, senior Heather Fisher of Herndon VA and C. Milton Wright standout, junior Kelly Buck.

Girls 55m
Michaylin Golladay (Largo)
Nina Warren (Gaithersburg)
Shalaiyah Sommerville (Western)

These are the top three seeds. All are national caliber sprinters – don’t blink, or you will miss this one!

Boys Distance Medley
Baldwin, Pittsburg
Thomas Jefferson, Alexandria
Mervo, Baltimore

Defending champions and record holders Mervo will have their hands full in this exceptionally strong relay.

Boys 4 x 200 Relay

The top six teams have all run 1:32 or faster – can you say smokin’?!

Girls 4 x 200 Relay

Old rivals Eleanor Roosevelt, Largo and Western clash once again – you can expect to see these three battling for the State Championship in February!

Boys Pole Vault

The top eight vaulters have all vaulted over 13’ – they comprise the finest pole vault field ever assembled at this meet. They should provide thrilling competition!


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