Schenectady's Maazin Ahmed Takes Home Gold In AAU 1500m

Rising senior Maazin Ahmed (Schenectady) took the trip out to Michigan to contest for the 17-18 year old division at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.  Ahmed was in fourth coming into the bell lap, but unleashed a strong kick in the final lap to capture the win.  Ahmed also led a NY 1-2 sweep, with Derrick Simmons (Poly Prep Country Day) taking second overall.

Ahmed struggled with injury this Spring, but managed to take second at the Section 2 State Qualifier.  However, not having the qualifying standard, Ahmed shifted his focus to AAU.  He ran a 4:15.32 to win the Region 1 qualifier, and came away with a 4:02.97 to win the AAU title.  The mark is just short of his PR of 4:02.70, run at the Warrior Track Classic earlier this year.

Watch Race below

Event 90  Men 1500 Meter Run 17-18 years old
    National: N 3:51.4h  1980        John Hinton, Danville, VA               
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  H# Alternate
  1 Maazin Ahmed              00 Schenectady, NY        4:02.97   4          
  2 Derrick Simmons           99 Laurelton, NY          4:04.39   4          
  3 Oliver Huffman            98 Augusta, GA            4:05.66   4          
  4 Key Alfred                99 Carencro, LA           4:07.45   4          
  5 Ablel Gebreselase         98 Baltimore, MD          4:08.61   4          
  6 Ares Epps                 99 Cary, NC               4:09.04   4