Top High School Athletes To Watch At The Showdown!

WATCH LIVE: The Showdown

Top high school talent as well as upcoming youth age group stars will be competing on Saturday at Coach Miami Presents The Showdown in Jacksonville at Bishop Snyder High School.  See some of the names to watch below competing in the meet.  The meet kicks off at 10 AM with running events and will be live-streamed exclusively on

  • Aaron Bell (Terry Parker) - The FHSAA 3A boys 100 and 200-meter state champion will get another crack at dropping his US top 5 times of 10.34 in the 100 and 20.71 in the 200-meter dash on Saturday. The University of Houston signee has been virtually unbeatable this season including a 47.99 PR in the 400 at Golden South Series #3 last month. 
  • Sydney Campbell (Creekside) - The 4A state runner-up in the 100 meter dash, Campbell is one of the fastest sprinters in the Jacksonville area with PR's of 11.79 in the 100 and 24.12 in the 200. Returning for her senior year at Creekside, Campbell will be racing in the 100, 200, and 400 on Saturday.
  • Desmyn McCall (Terry Parker) - Bell's teammate and hurdles specialist Desmyn McCall will be the top seed and favorite in both the 110 and 400-meter hurdles while also entered in the 200-meter dash. The 400-meter hurdles will be an intriguing race since rarely contested, but McCall has a state-leading time of 54.23 in the event and ranks among the top 20 in the country.  
  • Twaneise Johnson (V12 Athletics) - The rising senior from Gainesville who competes exclusively in club track instead of high school track, Johnson caught our attention when she won the 400 at Golden South Series #2 with a 54.51 PR. She won the Mark & Trail Invite in Georgia as well after that race with a 55.16 performance, but will be working on her speed this weekend in the 100 and 200. 
  • Cyrus Ways (Nease) - Florida's second-fastest hurdler at 300 meters (37.47) and sixth-fastest at 110 meters (14.24), Ways will in a loaded boys 110 hurdles with Desmyn McCall and Harrison Robinson while seeing how fast he can roll in the open 400. He is seeded at 48.1, which ranks him as top seed as capable of running much faster than his 49.70 season-best from the high school season based on his 300 hurdles times.
  • Kylah Buckle (North Port) - The 4A state champion and a US top 25 performer in the 400-meter dash with a 54.09 personal best, Buckle will make the trip up from North Port for another crack at seeing if she can go sub 54 seconds as the top seed and favorite by two seconds as well as racing in a deep girls 200 field at The Showdown.
  • Domictress Robinson (Jean Ribault) - A sub 21-second performer in the 200, Robinson will actually be racing in the open/masters division of the event against older adults in both the 100 and 200. Robinson was the 2A state runner-up this past spring in the 100 and 200-meter dash as one of the very fastest athletes along with Aaron Bell in the Jacksonville Metro area. 
  • Juane Klaus (Abbotsford Christian BC) - A world traveler from British Columbia, Canada is Juané Claus who raced last week at the RunningLane Track Champs in Alabama. She has PR's of 5:01 in the 1600, 2:16 in the 800, and 10:31 in the 3K. She is entered as the top seed in the 1500, 800, and 3K at The Showdown. 
  • Harrison Robinson (Raines) - The FHSAA 2A state champion this season in the 110-meter hurdles, Harrison Robinson is slated to be one of Florida's fastest returnees in the event as a junior at Raines High School. Robinson will get an opportunity to lower his 14.29 PR from the state meet matching up against the likes of Desmyn McCall and Cyrus Ways. Robinson will also test himself at the 400-meter hurdles distance as well. 
  • Keyara Hillery (Sanford Seminole) - A sub 15 performer in the 100 meter hurdles and Seminole Athletic Conference champ in the event this season, Hillery is looking to make up for a disappointing showing in the FHSAA State Finals with a victory and great time this weekend as the top seed in the girls 100 hurdles.
  • Jasai Taylor (Richmond Hill GA) - One of Georgia's fastest in the 300-meter hurdles and a state runner-up this spring with a 37.65 at the state meet, Taylor will be one of the top contenders in the 400 meter hurdles racing against Desmyn McCall and capable of a 54 second or possibly faster performance.

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