Index: Makeriah 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.