Parkland, North Carolina head coach Antwan Hughes has resurrected his program from struggling to fill a roster to winning the New Balance Nationals Indoor 4x200m relay title in just a few short years. Can they repeat the feat outdoors?
The quartet won the 4x200m relay at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in California in what still stands as the nation's third-fastest time this year of 1:36.32. The squad nearly swept the sprints at the North Carolina 4A State Championship, winning the 4x200m, 4x400m, 100m, 400m, 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles. They finished runners-up in the 200m and 4x400m.
Can they defend their national title, or even gain one in a new event?
Ebony Williams, McKinley McNeill, Kaitlin Sherman and Miaysha Bryant are the defending indoor national champions in the 4x200m relay. Williams is bypassing New Balance to compete at the Brooks PR Invitational.