This week the City pays recognition to the following “Glenardians”!!!
The Glenarden Track Club won seven events at the 2019 AAU National Indoor Track and Field championships at the Sports and Learning Complex in Palmer Park from March 8-10, 2019.
The winners are:
- Payton Payne won the girls 60 Meter dash in the 12-year-old category in a time of 7.81. She also won the 200 meters in a time of 25.62 in a preliminary race at the national AAU Track and Field championships at the Sports and Learning Complex.
- Jade Ofotan won the girls 60 Meter dash in the 14-year-old category in a time of 7.89 seconds.
- Ranya Mathis won the nine-year old high jump with a leap of 3 feet and 7 inches.
- Aaron Badu won the boys 11 year old long jump with a leap of 16 feet and five inches.
- The Glenarden Track Club won the girls 12 year-old 4×200 meter relay in a time of 1:45.64 and the girls 4×400 meter relay in the 10 year-old category in a time of 4:55.87.
Check out this video of Payton Payne winning the 60 meter dash!
The Glenarden Boys and Girls Clubs will have three teams playing in the football championships this Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Sports and Learning Complex.
14 and under vs Beltsville, 10 AM.
12 and under vs KLM, 11:15.
10 and under vs Fort Washington, 12:30 PM.
Payton Payne of the Glenarden Track Club is one of the fastest 10-year-olds in the country. She recently won her race in March of 2018 in record time. You can watch the video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZPQLiM-Vnc
Rhamat Alhassan is currently playing professional volleyball for the NEC Red Rockets in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. Rhamat has competed for the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2015 and 2016 while still in college at University of Florida and was named Best Blocker of the 2016 Pan American Cup.
Glenarden Duo will play in the National Football League.
The City of Glenarden, Maryland is pleased to announce that two natives of the city will play in the National Football League during the 2018-19 season.
Ja’ Bentley of Purdue University was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the NFL draft and made the team as a linebacker. Bentley, a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, played in 38 games for the Boilermakers. He had 272 tackles during his college career. He had two interceptions with one returned for a touchdown. He had three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and recorded a sack.
Nick Nelson of the University of Wisconsin was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders and made the team as a defensive back. Nick Nelson, a graduate of Suitland High School in District Heights, Maryland, attended the University of Hawaii for one year right out of high school. Later, he transferred to the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. He played 37 games for the Badgers. He had 124 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. He defensed against 42 passes while playing defensive back. He was named to the 2017 Big Ten first team and earned CBS second team “All-American” honors”.
We, the citizens of Glenarden, Maryland, are wishing them all the “best of luck” in their sports careers!