The 16 Best Sprint & Hurdle Talents Headed To AAU This Week

IndexMakeriah Harris-Sanaa Hebron-Mario Paul-Kayleigh Stargell-Erriyon Knighton-Bryce McCray-Chanice Spicer-David Foster-Tamaal Myers-Aaliyah Butler-Alexander Nunley-Autumn Wilson-Udodi Onwuzurike-Lucheyona Weaver-Robert Gregory-Talitha Diggs

14. Mario Paul

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Paul Dunbar High School, KY

Class of 2021, Boys 17-18 -- 400m, 110mH, 400mH

Paul will be a hurdler to look out for in the 400mH.

He's run the nation's fastest 400mH time so far with a time of 52.23 seconds at the CMB Outdoor Classic three weeks ago. Paul also ran a personal best in the 400m in 50.96.

Last year was his first time competing at the AAU Junior Olympics, and he ran a time of 54.72 to finish outside the finals -- he was 14th overall after the first round. Perhaps that finish has motivated Paul in 2020.

He comes back signficantly improved and could be hurdling for a gold this year.

Expect Paul to compete for podium finishes in all three events.

- Olivia