*Jaylen Slade of IMG Academy (FL) ran the second-fastest all-time performance in the 300m last year at the VA Showcase
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We knew Jaylen Slade was someone special.
At the 2021 VA Showcase, the IMG Academy (FL) sprinter exemplified his talents in the 300m.
In the first 300m of his high school career, Slade blasted to a 32.77 and was .13 off the national high school record set by Brian Herron in 2018.
Herron executed the nation's fastest high school 300m time at the VA Showcase three years earlier.
Justin Braun of Western Central (OH) finished second in this race last year with a 33.24 and will return this season as the top returner for this meet when it comes to the sprints.
INVITATIONAL BOYS 300 METER DASH FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT H# 1 Jaylen Slade 12 IMG Elite 32.77 6 2 Justin Braun 11 Ohio Heat 33.24 6 3 Steven McElroy 12 PaceSetters Track Club 33.98 3 4 Matthew Spicer 12 Central Virginia Track & Field 34.09 4 5 Jaylen Barringer 12 PWC Panthers 34.22 6 6 Jayson Ward 11 Central Virginia Track & Field 34.36 6 7 Trei Thorogood 12 PWC Panthers 34.36 5 8 Aaron Bell 12 Top End TC 34.57 5