All-Americans Wanted In NB Nationals Boys 400m

Although the best time in the field of 46.40 was clocked by Izaiah Brown at the New York State Meet this past weekend, Brown is going to see some tough competition! The senior has some wheels as he won the 400m at the New York State Championship this past weekend and took second in the 200m dash with a time of 21.10. He was the runner up at New Balance National Indoor meet this past winter where he finished just behind Ria Benjamin.

Brown's competition will come from a stacked field of guys including Virginia state Champ Josephus Lyles and eighth grader Tyrese Cooper from Miami, Florida. Lyles finished first in the event last year at NBNO, but took third at New Balance Indoor Nationals this winter, finishing just three tenths of a second behind Brown.

It's crazy to think an eighth grader could be in the mix to win in a field mostly filed with juniors and seniors, but this kid is just that fast! Cooper has clocked some crazy fast times that would rank among the best high schoolers in the country - running a 10.51 100m, 21.19 200m and 47.13 400m. With his 400m time of 47.13, he took second in a field of high schoolers at the Golden South Classic.

Take a look below at the US Top 50 ranked athletes who will be competing in the championship Boys 400m Dash at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor based on the entry list as of June 15th. Register and find more information on the New Balance Nationals here.

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US Top 50 Ranked In New Balance Nationals Boys 400m Dash (as of 6/16)
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NY Amsterdam


NYSPHSAA - NY State Champs1st



VA T.C. Williams High School


Caribbean Scholastic Invitational1st



FL Barron Collier HS


Great Southwest Classic1st



AL Opelika High School


AHSAA State Track and Field 4A-7A1st



KY Paul Dunbar


Kentucky State Track Meet1st



FL Miami Gardens Xpress Track Club


Golden South Classic2nd



FL St. Thomas Aquinas HS


Golden South Classic3rd

Current Entries (as of 6/16):

Event 5  Boys 400 Meter Run Championship
Sunday 6/21/2015 - 2:15 PM
 Josephus Lyles is defending champion
    National:  44.69  7/24/1982   Darrell Robinson, Wilson, Tacoma, WA         
        Meet:  45.38  6/19/2004   La Shawn Merritt, Wilson, Portsmouth, VA     
    Freshman:  46.55  1985        William Reed, Central, Phila, PA             
   Sophomore:  45.14  1995        Obea Moore, Muir, Pasadena, CA               
      Junior:  45.17  1987        William Reed, Central, Phila, PA             
      Senior:  44.69  7/24/1982   Darrell Robinson, Wilson, Tacoma, WA         
           Name                        Year School                                
  1   3064 Allen, Will                   16 Lexington, KY               
  2     54 Brown, Izaiah                 15 Amsterdam, NY               
  3   3345 Bunion, Deshawne              15 Rahway, NJ                  
  4   3331 Cachon, Brandon               16 Naples, FL                  
  5   2486 Cooper, Tyrese                19 Miami, FL                   
  6   1394 Gomez, Rico                   15 Cheltanham, MD              
  7   2975 Huggins, Nathanaiel           16 opelika, AL                 
  8   3942 Johnson, Bobby                17 College Park, GA            
  9   3527 Love-Soles, Kaylan            15 Mint Hill, NC               
 10   4049 Lyles, Josephus               16 Alexandria, VA              
 11   1859 Pierre, Evander               15 Newark, NJ                  
 12   4478 Pratt, Darnell                17 Ellicott City, M            
 13   3911 Smith, Dominic                16 Saint Johns, FL             
 14    597 Snyder, Andrew                16 Camp Hill, PA               
 15   4383 Tatham, Rasheed               15 Pembroke Pines,             
 16   4308 Thompson, Christopher         16 Lemont, IL                  
 17   4469 Willis, Maxwell               16 Bowie, MD