Plainfield North sophomore Marcellus Moore traveled over a thousand miles from his homestead in Plainfield IL to make a season debut. The impression that he made on the Texas faithful at the Texas A&M High School Indoor Classic front of a national audience proved positive. Moore actually opened Friday evening with the 200m preliminaries in which he clocked 22.11. That already blistering time was the calm before the storm... Saturday began with Moore running two rounds of the 60m- prelim and then final. Moore produced the prelim leader in 6.99 and later was edged in the final by Texan Jordan Booker 6.93-6.94.
Now the storm.
Moore needed to go to his short term memory bank and forget about the short dash loss. Moore indicated prior to the meet that his goal was to run 21.75 in the 200. His training proved he was ready for such a BIG early season goal. Three sections for the one lap race and with US leader Brian Herron of Georgia scratching from the final, it signaled additional confidence for Moore. Moore was able to rocket out of lane 6 and burn the competition including TCU signee Glenn Bender with an indoor personal best and US#4 21.61. It is believed to be the fastest over time for an Illinois boy in the month of January. Moore is now on the radar... and it's just January!
Watch Marcellus Moore's impressive 200m victory below