3rd Montgomery Invitational
Jan 10, 2004 at PG County Sportsplex, Landover MD
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).
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.
Claire Abribat (Senior, Wyomissing)
Toni Aluko (Senior, Paint Branch)
Dominic Berger (Senior, DeMatha)
Sarah Bowman (Junior, Fauquier)
Shyla Bumbrey (Junior, James Monroe )
Randy Lee (Sophomore, Archbishop)
Dan Magness (Junior, Great Bridge)
Jerome and Jason Miller (Seniors, Colonial Forge)
Tiffany Nesfield (Senior, C. H. Flowers)
Brad Siragusa (Sophomore, Chantilly)
Anthony Wiseman (Junior, DeMatha)
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.
These are the top three seeds. All are national caliber sprinters – don’t blink, or you will miss this one!
Boys Distance Medley
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!