Nick Uruburu of Bartram Trail (46.76)
Juan Paul Green of Carol City (46.80)
Dwight Davis of Hallandale (46.89).
"Nick Uruburu had as good a day as anyone at the state meet. After cruising in the prelims to secure himself a good spot in the prelim, Uruburu came out firing. The junior ran to a 46.76 in the final, which puts him at the US #5 spot for the year. He beat out Juan Paul Green of Carol City (46.80) and Dwight Davis of Hallandale (46.89). With this race, all three athletes moved into the top ten nationally. Not content there, Uruburu ran what may be the best anchor leg that most of the track fans at UNF today have ever seen. One single point separated BT and Miami Northwestern for the team title, and the race looked as thought it might be Northwestern's. Uruburu was handed the baton in fifth place, NW in third, and Hallandale, leading the race, was fifty meters ahead. Methodically making up ground, Uruburu cruised around the track until, going into the homestretch, he was 25 meters behind. The lead looked insurmountable. Insurmountable, though, has never met Uruburu. In the last 100 meters, the junior closed to pass not only Northwestern and several other teams, but he also caught Hallandale five meters before the line to take the win. He secured a six-point victory for the Bartram Bears of St. John's county. Big things are to come from this promising young talent."