Edgewood appeared ready to repeat as boys' team champion. The Rams won seven events, but in winning the 4x200 on Day 1, standout sprinter Devon Teagle strained a hamstring and had to drop out of the finals of the 200 and 400.
Lenier Tucker and Izaiah Sneed took up the slack for the Rams by winning two individual races each. Tucker nipped Bo Manor's Ty Franks by less than 0.01 in the 1600, with both timed electronically in 4:27.79. Tucker then won the 800 in 2:03.25. Sneed stepped smoothly over the barriers of the 110 hurdles in 15.72 and the 300 hurdles in 41.29. Perryville's Shawn Montz and Josh Ingram took second and third behind him in the latter.
Sneed ran with Teagle, Jeremy Middlebrooks and Noel Spencer to win the 4x200 in 1:32.49. Tucker anchored the team of Jeremy Middlebrooks, Ricco Pena and Alston Johnson to victory in the 4x400 in 3:35.0. Edgewood's spring-legged jumper Raymond King reprised his triple jump victory with a leap of 44-8 1/2.
North Harford took the runner-up trophy on the strength of its throwers, vaulters and distance runners. Leading its runners was Nick Fransham, the indefatigable sophomore who opened the meet by anchoring 4x800 team of David Roloff, Justin Asch and Ian Fiser to victory in 8:28.26. He then placed second in the 3200 in 9:39.42, third in the 1600 in 4:33.73 and third in the 800 in 2:05.09.
Kevin Mackey broke the meet record and his own school record in winning the discus at 155-6. He threw 44-8 for third in the shot put, an event that yielded 15 points for the Hawks with Tyler Campbell fourth and Tyler Ayers fifth.
Pete Meehan won the pole vault at 12-0, beating defending champ Taylor DiMauro of Perryville by 6 inches. North Harford's Gabe Lackey was third at 11-6.
Fallston swept the dashes to finish fourth with 74 3/4 points. Chris Johnson led a 1-2-5 Cougar finish in the 100 in 11.38 and a 1-3 finish in the 200 in 22.93. Ean Hall won the 400 by 15 meters in 51.63 then placed third in the 200. Jacob Hatcher was second in the 100 in 11.53 and fourth in the long jump at 20-4 3/4. The Cougars put Hatcher, Johnson, Hall and Chris West on the track for the 4x100 relay but the unbeaten foursome defaulted on the race with a false start.
Bo Manor placed fifth, 1 1/4 points behind Fallston, with wins by Franks in the 3200 and Tobias Henry in the high jump. Henry tied the meet record at 6-4, as did Perryville's Brian Matthews in second place. Franks ran 9:39.42 to nip North Harford's Fransham by 0.56.
The C. Milton Wright boys placed sixth. The Mustangs won the 4x100 in 44.99 with the team of Kenny King, Freddie Montgomery, Matt Riggins and Joel Klopcic. CMW also took second place in the 4x200, third in the 4x400 and third in the 4x800.
Harford Tech was seventh with second-place finishes by Dennis Pink in the long jump, Isaiah Gills in the triple jump and Justin Morris in the 800.