Five other MIAA athletes place in various events
by Gary Adornato
COVID-19 may have spoiled the 2020-2021 MIAA indoor track season, but some individual MIAA athletes still made the most of the opportunity to compete at the Adidas Indoor Nationals, which took place Feb. 26-28 in Virginia Beach, Va.
In all, seven MIAA indoor track athletes placed in various events in the both the Championship and Open Divisions, with Gilman senior Josh Green and sophomore Donovan Young earning All-American status for their performances in the triple jump in the Championship Division.
Competing at the Virginia Beach Sports Center, Green placed third with a jump of 47-5 and Young lept 47-0 to place fifth. Both also competed in the long jump, in the Open Division, placing 8th and 9th, respectively.
“After the MIAA Indoor Track season canceled, Donnie and Josh deserve a lot of credit for staying disciplined and hard-working independently, taking advantage of limited opportunities to compete,” said Gilman coach Matthew Tully. “They are both excellent student-athletes who pushed each other month after month under difficult circumstances to form the best triple jump duo in the country. The Gilman coaching staff can’t wait to work with them and build upon this success this spring.”
Also in the Championship Division, Loyola’s Aaron Ray placed 8th in the 200m dash with a time of 21.99, and McDonogh’s Jamir Roberts placed 8th in the 60m dash with a time of 6.97.
In the Open Division, Calvert Hall’s Cahree Myrick won the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.27 and Cardinal teammate Rakheem Smith placed 3rd in the 60m dash, which he covered in 7.01. In addition, Loyola’s Andrew Ray placed 5th in the 400m (50.92) and 8th in the 60m hurdles (8.58).
Pictured above: Gilman’s Donovan Young (left) and Josh Green show off their All-American t-shirts and medals, earned at the 2021 Adidas Indoor Nationals.