Some of his teammates call him "Boy Wonder." Saturday at Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory, in the Maryland National Guard indoor track meet, the Central senior proved he just might warrant his friends' admiration.
Young, 17, was the only participant at the meet who won two individual events -- the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs -- and was the key in his team's 3,200-meter relay victory.
In winning the 1,500 (4:08.0) and 3,000 (9:05.8) meters, as well as running down Broadneck's anchor leg from about 50 yards back to win the relay at 8:33.9, Young accounted for 20.5 of his Central's 50.5 points. All of Young's events but the 1,500 fell at the end of the meet.
Central was a distant fourth late in the meet, but Young's performances coupled with teammate Cliff Massey's second place in the 800 meters, lifted the Falcons to the championship.
Not many of the other distance runners at the meet attempted the 1,500-3,000 double. "I wanted to see if I could go two," Young said afterwards. "It's getting close to the county, regional and state meets and I'll be doing the same thing in them. I felt good today running both events; I was confident about my running."