Tornado sprinter also placed 5th in 200 meter event at Virginia adidas National Indoor Track Championships
Malden High School senior sprinter Johnny Emmanuel achieved national recognition when he earned two national-level medals for Top Five finishes in a pair of speed events over this past weekend. Emmanuel finished #4 in the nation with a 48.57 seconds finish in the 400 meter dash at the 2023 Virginia adidas Nationals Indoor Track Championships.
The competition was held in Virginia Beach, Va., over this past weekend, March 17-19. This is a private meet unaffiliated with the national high school championships.
Emmanuel competed as an unattached runner with no club affiliations. Customarily, club-affiliated runners appear at these events in various parts of the country with the club assisting participants with travel expenses and event entry fees.
Emmanuel, who has competed for four years in Malden High indoor and outdoor track, just began the outdoor track season for MHS this week.
In addition to appearing on the podium for his 4th-place finish in the 400, Emmanuel also placed 5th at the adidas Nationals in the 200 meter dash, with a time of 21.99 seconds.