Bullis School Breaks SMR National Record At VA Showcase

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Bullis School (MD) traditionally is known for breaking national records in the relays and putting up all-time marks. In recent years, the Bulldogs broke both the girls and boys 4x200m records in 2018 and 2019, which still stand today. 

The boys national high school record was set at the VA Showcase six years ago. 

Today was another day when the boys came together to make history, this time in the sprint medley relay.

At the Virginia Beach Sports Complex, Cameron Homer and Matthew Goines ran the first 200m legs on the relay before handing off to the all-time performer Quincy Wilson to handle the 400m split.

Wilson was able to hand off the baton to Colin Abrams who had a comfortable lead. As Abrams grabbed the baton from Wilson, 1:30 was visible on the clock and Abrams immediately went to work on the 800m carry. Abrams holds an indoor 800m personal best of 1:53.84 from December and needed to replicate a similar performance to secure a new national high school record.  

With the help of the crowd, Abrams crossed the finish line in 3:23.86 and led the Bullis School to a record-breaking performance. The Bulldogs became the first team to break 3:24 as they eclipsed the previous mark of 3:24.02 set by Chantilly (VA) in 2016 at New Balance Nationals Indoor. 

William A. Hough finished second overall in 3:32.27 and DeMatha Catholic was third in 3:34.34. 

Photo Credit: Mary Ann Magnant / MileSplit