Tommy Delaunay's Top 10 Boys Individual Rankings

#5 John (JJ) Malach (Broughton)

2019 Outdoor Rankings
2019 Indoor Rankings

John Malach is coming off of a quiet Outdoor Track season where he only raced four times before his CAP7 Conference Championship. He placed 3rd in the 1600m at the Conference Championship where he clocked a personal best time of 4:23.05. After Conference, he ran the 3200m at the 4A East Regional where he placed 3rd qualifying for the State meet. At the 4A State Championship Malach placed 4th and was the top finisher from his region.

Malach managed to run some impressive times during the Indoor season as well. He started it off running at the Dash for Doobie meet a couple weekends after the Cross Country State Meet. Malach placed 13th in what was a very deep field and managed to run a new lifetime best 9:21.41 over 3200m! He ran another very impressive time in early January at the VA Showcase clocking 9:23.23 for a full 2 Mile. That time converts to 9:19.96 for 3200m. He only ran at one more invitational during the Indoor season, in which he set a new personal best in the 1600m at the Eastern High School Challenge. His 4:25.47 was a top twenty time in North Carolina for the season.

During last Cross Country season Malach ran his personal best at McAlpine Park during the Hare & Hounds Invitational. He clocked 15:37, good for a nearly twenty seconds faster than his old personal best from the prior season. He finished 3rd at the CAP7 Cross Country Conference Championship but bounced back at the 4A East Regional placing 2nd! He almost managed to steal the victory from Nickolas Scudder (Millbrook) but could not quite complete the last-second comeback. Malach finished 19th at the State Championship helping his Broughton squad to a 4th place finish. 

Malach and fellow senior teammate Jack Rooney (Pre-Season #8) will be looking to lead this Broughton team back to the top of the podium at the State Championship come November at Ivey Redmon Park. Malach holds the 15th fastest returning time for all classifications and 6th fastest time for 4A at Ivey Redmon.