Nation's Elite To Compete At NSAF Caribbean Scholastic Invitational In Cuba

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Ryan Clark of Banneker, Ga. is the nation's No. 1 ranked 100m sprinter and No. 2 ranked 200m sprinter this season.Ryan Clark of Banneker, Ga. is the nation's No. 1 ranked 100m sprinter and No. 2 ranked 200m sprinter this season.

  • Ryan Clark, Banneker (College Park, GA) senior, sprints/relays

Currently US#1 at 100m (10.26/10.22nwi) and #2 at 200 (20.70/20.64nwi) after a state meet sweep (plus a leg on US#1 3:12.03 4x4) ... NBNI 60m champ at US#1 6.65 -- capping off unbeaten season at 55/60 -- and 2nd in 200 to Noah Lyles with US#2 20.85 (#3 all-time) ... repped Team USA at 2013 World Youth Champs, winning 400 and medley relay silvers.

  • Noah Lyles, T.C. Williams (Alexandria, VA) junior, sprints/relays

Has raced sparingly outdoors so far, but had 45.60 and 45.4 carries on school's Penn Relays 4x4 heat (US#1 3:12.17) and final (4th, 3:13.97) ... NBNI 200m champ at US#1 20.83 (#2 all-time) and 2nd to Clark in 60 at US#2 6.65 ... 2014 campaign included Youth Olympic Games 200 title ... ran on 2013 World Youth medley relay team with Clark.

Rising talent in powerhouse Wakefield program is one of nation's better junior sprinters ... 2nd at this past weekend's 4A state 200 at 21.30w(+4.7) ... outdoors has also run 10.92 100m and 50.34 400m ... indoor '15 highlight was 4A 300 title with 34.53 on flat track ... also ran 6.62 55m, 7.08 60m, 22.06 200m (15th NBNI) and 50.47 400m.

Like brother Noah, has raced lightly outdoors other than 45.71 and 46.22 carries during the aforementioned Penn Relays efforts ... injuries slowed him early in 2014, until he exploded in with NBNO 400 title (46.23), 4th at USA Jrs (46.55) and World Jr 4x4 gold ... this past winter, he was 3rd in the NBNI 400 and showed amazing range from 55 to 500m.

  • Rasheed Tatham, St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) senior, sprints/relays

Made a big impression last spring with 4A state 400 title and 46.79 PR as a junior ... also ran 22.15 200m, 14.47 110mH and long jumped 22-0.5(nwi) ... in '15 had a strong 47.73 400 in February, but struggled at region and missed making state ... 4x400 made it, though, and he rebounded with 47.12 anchor for runner-up STA (3:14.03).

Davis HS is one of nation's best distance programs and MacKay's a big part of it ... anchor of 4x800 champions (7:42.19) at NBNI -- with 1:52.13 carry -- and ran leg on runner-up 4x1 Mile relay (17:11.44) ... has run 1:53.09 PR outdoors so far ... also raced Arcadia Invite mile and notched a PR 4:14.50 for 7th ... at 5A state last weekend he won 800 and 3rd in 1,600.

The nation's top hurdles/jumps/sprints talent ... biggest of his many achievements is NBNI 60H title with US#1 7.59 (#2 all-time) -- in which he passed 55H in an HSR 7.05 ... also 2nd in NBNI HJ with 6-11.5 (US#2 7-0 best) ... epic indoor season also included US#3 300m (33.93), #4 500m (1:04.67), #8 long jump (23-6.25) and 6.30 55m ... just getting going outdoors, but has done 14.18 110H, 37.54 300H and 23-11 LJ.

Breakout 2015 season topped so far by US#1 36.10 300H, beating great field at Texas Relays ... also 13.78 for 110H ... then missed 2 weeks after appendectomy, but went on to win 5A state 300H at 36.35 ... burst on scene indoors with 60H/200 double at Arkansas ... later improved to US#6 7.82 and also ran US#10 48.01 400 ... missed NBNI 60H final, but 6th in 200.

Has exploded into limelight in 2015, going from 6-4 last year to 7-1 indoors and an NBNI title (6-11.5) ... his 7-1 best came at UK Invite and also had a 6-10 ... so far outdoors has a 7-0 best at Fayette County City champs and another 6-10 ... has improved his horizontal jumps this year to 22-4.25 LJ and 47-2.5 TJ (both NWI).

  • Ja'Mari Ward, Cahokia (Cahokia, IL) junior, horizontal jumps

2nd-year member of NSAF's Project Triple Jump, his incredible 2015 has so far been topped by NBNI long jump/triple jump double with US#1 marks of 25-7.25 and 51-7.75 ... outdoor has been no less impressive with US#1 wind-legal performances of 25-6.5 and 51-11 ... ranked 4th nationally in TJ and LJ in '14 (T&FN), with Great Southwest LJ victory a big highlight.

Part of Coach Mike Judge's Throw 1 Deep club, he is one of nation's top combo throwers ... hit big 2-foot PR of 63-11.25 in the shot May 2 to move into US top 8 after consistency in 61s ... then won state at 63-8.5 ... has 198-3 hammer and 164-2 discus bests this spring ... indoor season included big shot win at Simplot (plus 6th at NBNI) and 67-8 with the weight.

  • Ryan Camp, Archer (Lawrenceville, GA) junior, throws

Has made huge strides so far during an unbeaten 2015, having started with a 145-4 PR and highlighted by a then-US#1 190-4 victory at the Taco Bell Classic ... four days later, he improved to 191-0, which is still close to US top 10 and #1 junior ... also has a 185-1, 6A state title and five other meets beyond 173 ... shot PR is 54-1.5.

Strong improvement so far in 2015 for 2nd-year NSAF Project Javelin thrower, with three early spring PRs -- including a barrier-breaking 200-3 at the TSTCA champs that had him in the U.S. top five ... earlier had victories at 192-2 and 193-4 ... has six meets over 180 feet this year after throwing a best of 178-7 as a soph in 2014.

Great start to 2015 saw him claim his 2nd straight NBNI weight throw title to cap off unbeaten campaign and ascension to #6 on the all-time list at 83-3.25 ... has improved to 236-7 so far in hammer so far this spring, #12 all-time and US#2 behind teammate Robert Colantonio ... last spring/summer he was 3rd at NBNO, 5th at Juniors ... has also thrown shot 54-5.25.

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