The Pace rising senior track standout won the emerging elite boys’ 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.18 seconds at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, which was held in Greensboro N.C., Friday through Sunday.
Selmon edged out Obafemi Animashaun of Union City, N.J. by one second (14.19) to take the 110 hurdles race.
Selmon, who won the Class A private school 110 and 300 hurdles titles at the state meet this spring, also finished fourth in the 400 hurdles championship race with a time of 51.82.
Selmon was among a number of local track standouts who competed in the prestigious national meet, featuring some of the top high school track athletes in the nation.
Campbell’s Allan Frye, the AAAAAA state champion in the 110 and 300 hurdles, finished fifth in the championship boys’ 110 hurdles (14.11) and was seventh in the boys’ championship 400 hurdles (53.00).
Marist’s Bailey Weiland, the AAAA girls’ state champion in the high jump, finished seventh in the championship girls’ high jump at 5-feet-6½.
Galloway’s Maddie Felts, the Class A private school girls’ state champion in the 400, 300 hurdles and triple jump, was an eighth-place finisher in the emerging elite girls’ 400 hurdles (1:04.30).
In the championship boys’ hammer throw, St. Pius X’s Daniel Haugh finished 10th (200-3), while Marist’s Kenneth Brinson was 15th (191-0). Haugh is the AAA boys’ state champion in the discus and shot put, while Brinson is the AAAA boys’ champion.
Haugh had also won the discus at the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational in Carolina, Puerto Rico June 8, recording a throw of 173-9.
Both Haugh and Brinson will be competing in the men’s hammer throw at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend.
Other local competitors were Marist’s David Gilstrap in the emerging elite boys’ 110 hurdles (10th, 14.70), Campbell’s Dante Johnson in the championship boys’ 400 hurdles (10th, 53.84), Marist’s Kamryn Brinson in the emerging elite girls’ discus (19th, 111-5) and Marist’s Daniel Navarro in the championship boys’ 5,000 run (35th, 15:21.32).
Selmon (men’s 400 hurdles), Weiland (women’s high jump) and Kenneth Brinson (men’s discus and hammer throw) will compete in the World Youth Track and Field trials in Edwardsville, Ill., June 25 and 26.
They will aim for spots on the U.S. team for the World Youth Track and Field Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, July 10 through 14.