UTICA, N.Y. – Milan Wall (Huntsville, Ala./Sparkman) in a National Champion! Wall won the 400-meter dash at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Outdoor Track And Field Championships on Saturday.
Wall, who enter the championships as the favorite after posting the best seed time before the championships, won the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.31, 0.90 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. The freshman becomes the eighth Owl in program history to become an individual national champion and First Team NJCAA All-American. He is the first since Monyea Early won the triple jump and heptathlon in 2016 and it marks the 15th time, including relays, Prince George's has had a national champion in a track and field event.
The Owls men's 4x400-meter relay also stepped onto the medal stand after finishing third with a time of 3:28.16. Kobe Cole (Plano, Texas/Plano) started the relay and was followed by DeVont'e McCree (Accokeek, Md./Gwynn Park), JC Campfield (Washington, D.C./Eleanor Roosevelt) and Wall closed out the race.
Destiny Barber (Suitland, Md./Potomac) finished sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:04.60.
Wall now joins this illustrious group of national champions and First-Team All-Americans: Coneisha Smith (2012, 400-meter dash), Uchena Oparaku (2013 & 2014, 400-meter hurdles), Adaobi Mgbodille (2013, 400-meter dash), Jean Udo (100-meter hurdles), Joel Thomas (2016, 100-meter & 200-meter), Krystal Simpson (2016, 200-meter), Monyea Early (2016, Triple Jump, Heptathlon), Women's 4x100-meter relay (2013, 2014, 2016), Women's 4x400-meter relay (2016).