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The 8th Annual Ocean Breeze Invitational Preview

The 8th Annual Ocean Breeze Invitational Preview

Updated last Wednesday, January 31st at 8:00 a.m.

The 8th Annual Ocean Breeze Invitational will be center stage this weekend, as the nation’s most talented high school athletes will clash in a battle for bragging rights in New York City.

Historically, the invitational has produced one of the largest and deepest fields, welcoming thousands of athletes from around the country for two days of high energy track & field action – this year is will be no different!

The competition kicks off both days with the pentathlon, Saturday featuring the boys and the girls following on Sunday.  The meet will be featured on, with the live webcasts starting at 8:30 a.m. both days, with live results at 

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Here is a look at what you can expect as we gear up for an exciting weekend of track & field action.

Boys Sprints and Hurdles Preview

The boys 55-meter dash will be blanketed by a deep field, as 12 athletes have already broken the 6.50 barrier early this season, all looking to improve on their national ranking.  Led by Graham Houghton-6.40 (Pingry School) US #19, the final should be something to watch with the next three seeded athletes all holding personal bests of 6.44; Donte London (Coatesville), Jaylen Foster (Wissahickon,) and Scotty Coffi (Harriton). The meet record held by former state record holder Jadan Spain (James O’Neill) of 6.33 could be in jeopardy.

One of the hottest events of the day will be the boys 200-meter dash.  Leading the charge will be US # 5 Jayden Horton-Mims of Imhotep Institute Charter who is currently holding a season and career best of 21.44 and is followed closely by US # 8 Shaun McCoullumum-21.56 (George Washington).  Also, in the field and making his 200m debut, is freshman phenom Kory Brown. Earlier in this season, he broke both the New York State freshman record in both the 55-meter dash and the 300 meter dash. He will be looking to make it through to the finals, which may take a sub 22 performance.  The winner will need a big race to break the meet record of 21.23 held by Austin Kratz (Dock Mennonite) but we could see a few athletes move into the top 10 US list. Rounding out this incredible field is Malachi James-21.68 (Burlington…

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