Two seniors are expected to battle out front. Daniel Whitfield (Wise, MD) has gone 7.53, while Chinemerem Ononiwu (Archbishop Molloy) has hit 7.60. The pair are two of the best from their respective states, and will do battle on the in-field. Also in the mix is JaJuan Hudson (Camden) at 7.76 and Joshua Titus (Archbishop Molloy) at 7.79.
Because so many southern states run the 500m distance, this one was incredibly hard to predict. Based on the shorter distance, sophomore Napolean Hernandez (Tatnall, DE) is your top seed, also a 50-point guy in the 400m. His 1:06.91 in the 500m surpasses the 1:08's run by Ra'Mel Manley and Quazeem Adeyinka (Central, MD).
However, based on true marks, it's Zalen Nelson (St. Francis Prep) with the target on his back, running 1:23.19 last weekend. Brett Asay (Ridgem NJ) is next in line at 1:25.95, and then there is Atharv Kulkarni (WWP-N, NJ) who has hit 1:55 for the 800m open.
Expect this to be an unpredictable finish.