As a freshman, Tahje Flemmings (Benjamin Banneker) was giving the State Class Sprint Records a scare, recapturing the 300m Frosh Record in the last attempt of the year in 2017. Well, one year later, and Flemmings is taking an eraser to the whole Sophomore record board.
He already owned the State Sophomore Record in the 300m and the 500m. On Tuesday, at the Eastern State Championships, he grabbed the Sophomore 200m Record as well. Running in the final of the event, Flemmings took home the bronze medal in third, against a NJ State-Record Run from Mario Heslop (Franklin Twp.) who won in 21.09. Flemmings ran 21.89, the first sophomore under 22secs in State History.
After winning the 300m at the PSAL City Championships, he is one of the top seeds in the event heading to States. He also still qualifies for the PSAL Frosh/Soph Champs, which occur the day after the State Meet. There, he could attempt the Sophomore 600m Record, held by Richard Rose (Boys & Girls) at 1:19.41. Following that, Flemmings could go after Rose's Soph 400m Record at Indoor Nationals, which Rose set at 48.13. Both are on the table right now.