Magruder Freshman, Colin Abrams, Wins Second National Championship in Four Days

by MCS Staff

Magruder Hugh School’s Colin Abrams has picked up his second national title in four days, easily winning the Emerging Elite 800m race with a personal best of 1:52.6 at the Nike Outdoor Nationals. The Nike Outdoor Nationals are currently wrapping up at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field (June 16-June 19).

According to Magruder Track’s Instagram account, the time is “one of the fastest-ever run by a 14-year-old in the WORLD. It is also the 6th fastest time posted by a freshman, ever, the fastest time run by any American freshman in the 2022 season, a new school record and a new Maryland Freshman Class record.” Colin Abrams will now come home from Oregon a two-time National Champion after his previous first place finish in the Freshman 400m with a time of 49.46.

According to MileSplitMD, Colin “has a personal best in the 800m of 1:54.71, which is a Maryland freshman class record, and US Frosh No. 1 this season. He sits MD No. 5 overall this season. Abrams is also MD Frosh No. 1 in the 400m this season with his 50.70 FAT personal best.

During the indoor season he was 5th at the MPSSAA 3A Championship in the 800m. He was 4th at Nike Indoor Nationals in the Freshman Mile and was 3rd in the Emerging Elite 800m. He finished MD Frosh No. 13 all-time in the indoor mile.”

Featured photo courtesy of Colin Abrams’ Instagram.


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