Local athletes shine at Hispanic Games
Tuesday, January 11, 2011; 12:04 PM
The boys from Suitland set a meet record in the 4x200-meter relay at the Hispanic Games Saturday at New Balance Track and Field Center in New York City.
Ryan Allen, Jordan Coleman, Tayvon Jacobs and Levern Jacobs used blazing speed and crisp handoffs to bring the baton around the banked 200-meter track in 1 minute 27.79 seconds. That is the leading time in the country. Medgar Evers (N.Y.) was runner-up in 1:29.69.
Athletes from Prince George's County had success elsewhere on the track. McNamara's Alexis Stroman finished second in the girls' 55 hurdles. It took a meet record and the fastest time in the country to beat her. Lateisha Philson of Benjamin Cardozo (N.Y.) won in 7.90.
Potomac (Md.) junior Ron Darby set two meet records. The All-Met won the boys' 55 in 6.28 before capturing the 200 in 21.28. Both times rank No. 1 in the country.