MPSSAA 3A and 4A Indoor Track State Championship Results
Much like Hereford in the 2A girls meet on Monday, Northern from Calvert County won a state championship despite not winning a individual competition during the meet. The Patriots did just enough to beat out second place Urbana, scoring 39 points to Urbana's 37.50. Franklin and River Hill tied for third with 35.
Northern's got its two best performances from Adrianna Wilder who finished second in the 3200, and third in the 1600. Those performances accounted for 14 of the team's total points. Claudia Dolan finished fourth in the 1600, which is where Sarah Deresky finished in the high jump. The team's 4x800 relay team (Julia Gray, Mary Twetten, Molly Barrick, Deresky) also finished fourth.
Oxon Hill took home the 3A state championship by winning four competitions, finishing with 72.50 points. Oakdale placed second with 50.50 points, while Baltimore Polytechnic Institute finished third with 33.
The Clippers gained a big chunk of their points (28) in the relays, winning the 4x200 (Jabari Michael, Henry Forson, Daniel George, Javon Hayes) and 4x800 (Adel Akalu, Anthony Wimbush, Jaloni Brown, Gary Ross), while finishing second in the 4x400 (Michael, George, Ross, Wimbush). Oxon Hill also got first place finishes from Michael in the 300 dash and Forson in the high jump.
After the 4x400 team's second place finish, the next best performance the Clippers got came from Ross, who finished third in the 800 run.
CH Flowers captured the 4A girls championship by topping second place Northwest 66-48. Clarksburg finished in third with 37 points.
The Jaguars won three competitions, including the two relays (4x200, 4x400) they entered. The trio of Pharist O'Neal, Deandra James and Collese Daley were members of both teams, with Hannah White (4x200) and Dejah Grant (4x400) joining them. The team's other win was delivered by Oluchi Ike in the 800 run.
Alanna Newby placed second for the Jaguars in the shot put, while Grant had two third place finishes in the high jump and the 500 run. Daley also finished third for CH Flowers in the 55 dash.
Northwest won the 4A boys state championship by the slimmest of margins, finishing with 65 points to CH Flowers' 64. Dulaney placed third with 40 points.
The Jaguars' top performance came from Shyheim Wright who won the 55 hurdles. Josh Netterville picked up a lot of points by finishing second in the 55 dash and third in the 300 dash. Netterville also anchored Northwest's 4x200 relay team which finished second. He was joined on that team by Anthony Woods, Davino Frazier and Andrew Daniels.
The team's 4x800 relay team (Chase Osbourne, Komlan Attiogbe, Elton Quansah, Ngoy Yamitshi) finished third.
|February 24th, 2016||By: Wick Eisenberg|