The Perryville boys and girls track and field teams both won 1A North region titles Saturday, while Aberdeen senior Jimmia McCluskey was up to her usual winning ways in leading the Aberdeen girls to a third-place finish in the 3A North meet.
Perryville's girls got wins from Kaylee Haberkam, Molly Crothers and a relay team to amass 167.50 points, edging runnerup Western Tech's 162 at New Town High School. The Perryville boys won six events and totaled 199 points to win a bit easier over Pikesville's 149.
Haberkam won the 1600 (5:38.43) and the 3200 (12:49.22) and Crothers won the pole vault, clearing 8'-11".
Haberkam, Tori Antoshak, Jordan Dodson and Sam Leonard combined to win the 4x800 relay. The Panthers also took sixth or better in the other three relays. Hailey McDonald, Megan Harnish, Angelica Conway and Taesha Andre took sixth in the 4x100 relay, while Andre, Dodson, Conway and Harnish were fourth in the 4x200 relay. The Panthers were also third in the 4x400 relay with Andre, Dodson, Antoshak and Sierra Montz.
The Panthers also had a couple of seconds with Harnish in the triple jump and McDonald in the pole vault. Leonard was third in the 1600 and fifth in the 800 and Allissa Morris was third in the 3200 and fifth in the 1600.
Montz added points in three events with a third in the 300 hurdles, fifth in 100 hurdles and seventh in long jump. Keanna Stinson was fourth in long jump and fifth in discus, Aleah Losoya was fifth in 3200 and Dodson fifth in 300 hurdles.
The Panthers also had three other sixths with Andre in the 200; Arael Provost in the discus and Paiton Kelly in the pole vault. Perryville also placed three in the shot put: Abbie Erickson was fourth; Jenae Gregory, fifth and Jillian Miller, seventh.
Matthews leads Panther boys
Brian Matthews won two jumps, the long (20'-8.50") and triple (42'-3.25") and finished third in the high jump to lead the Perryville boys.
The Panthers also saw firsts from Shawn Montz in the 300 hurdles (41.25); Eric Barton in the 1600 (4:47.23); Darryl Johnson in the shot put (50'-0.25"); and Russell Bowman in the discus (124'-025"). Barton was also fifth in the 3200.
The Panthers had three seconds with Taylor DiMauro in the pole vault; Johnson in the discus; and Bowman in the shot put.
Josh Ingram was third in 110 hurdles and fifth in 300 hurdles and Adam Thornton was third in both the 1600 and 3200 runs. Matt Owens also took third in both the shot put and discus events.
Nate Cardinale was fourth in the triple jump and Caleb Stevens was fifth in the 1600 and seventh in the 800. Cameron Cunningham was fourth in the high jump, fifth in the 110 hurdles and sixth in 300 hurdles.
Elijah Johnson was sixth in long and triple jumps and Asa Driscoll was sixth in the 200. Other Panthers scoring points were Ethan Griffin, (seventh in 100); Tyrell Hollingsworth, (seventh in long jump); Gavin McKenna, (seventh in 3200); and Dylan Brown, (eighth in 400).
The Panthers placed in all four relays, including thirds in the 4x100 (Griffin, Driscoll, Ingram, Hollingsworth); 4x200 (Griffin, Matthews, Driscoll, Hollingsworth); and 4x800 (Kris Huelsbeck, McKenna, Tyler McCall, Stevens). Hollingsworth, Montz, McCall and Ingram were sixth in 4x400 relay.
McCluskey wins four
McCluskey was dominant in the 3A North meet at North Harford, where the Eagles posted 87 points. Milford Mill was first with 145.
McCluskey's big day included wins in the 100 (12.29); 200 (24.87); and long jump (17'-11.75"). The long jump distance was over a foot longer than the runner-up.
McCluskey also teamed with Jazmine Harris, Aria Real and Cierra Reid to win the 4x100 relay.
The Eagles got a first from Taylor Cole, who won the shot put at 33'-2.50".