The Aberdeen girls continued to gain momentum Saturday as they raced through their regional qualifying en route to the state track and field championships this week.
The Eagles won the 3A North region meet at North Harford Saturday, edging a strong Hereford team, 126 to 116, for the title. It was the second straight victory for Aberdeen, which won the UCBAC title last week after finishing second to Hereford in the Manchester Valley Invitational two weeks earlier.
The Eagles won six events and scored 60 percent of their points in the field events. Nia Alleyne was a double field-event winner, taking the triple jump at 35-10 1/2 and high jump at 4-10. Janaye Oliver won the discus at 101-1 and Shawnta Bradford, the shot put at 36-6.
Jimmia McCluskey and Kiersten Bond took first and second in the long jump at 17-4 1/2 and 16-9, respectively. McCluskey joined Cierra Reid, Aria Real and Aliyah Reese to win the 4x100 relay in 49.93. McCluskey was also the runner-up in the 100 in 12.12 and the 200 in 25.14.
The Eagles scored 26 points in the relays, placing second in the 4x200 in 1:45.55 and second in the 4x400 in 4:11.36.
C. Milton Wright finished sixth, Bel Air seventh and North Harford eighth in the team scoring among 13 teams.
Hannah Stambaugh ran 2:23 on the anchor leg to lead Bel Air's 4x800 team to victory with teammates Marissa Abbey, Amanda English and Hannah Starnes. Stambaugh also finished second in the 800 run in 2:24.32.
Lena Sharesky produced CMW's top finish, second-place in the triple jump at 33-11 1/2. North Harford junior Abby Phillips finished second in the pole vault at 8-6, the top finish for the Hawk girls.
North Harford's Ramsey, Mackey win
Marcus Ramsey and Kevin Mackey led North Harford to a fourth-place finish in the boys' competition of the 3A North meet.
Mackey won the discus at 150-10, a personal best. He also threw 44-10 to place second in the shot put, an event in which the Hawks scored 16 of their 65 points, with Tyler Campbell placing third and Tyler Ayers fifth.
Ramsey won the high jump with a personal best of 6-2. He also qualified for the state meet in the 300 hurdles, placing fourth in 42.80.
Aberdeen's Chavez Cheatham won 100 in 11.3. The Eagles scored 39 points to place seventh among 13 boys' teams. Bel Air was eighth and CMW 10th.
Tech girls win 2A East
The Harford Tech girls captured the 2A East region team title Saturday at Kent Island, a meet in which Edgewood's Wilhelmina Austin was a triple winner.
The Cobra girls scored 111 points on their strength in the sprints, hurdles, jumps and throws. Cierra Singleton and Charice Corbin finished 1-2 in the 300 hurdles in 48.44 and 48.61, respectively. Brittney Chavis won the shot put at 37-10 1/2. The team of Singleton, Paige Chapman, Marietta Corbin and Charice Corbin won the 4x100 in 49.26. Tech also won the 4x800, running 10:09.47 with Katie Doleschal, Megan Doleschal, Trinity Sprague and Jhenial Kelly.
Austin showed her readiness to defend her three 2A state titles by winning the triple jump at 37-0, long jump at 17-11 1/2 and 100 hurdles in 15.18, edging Joppatowne's Breana Hagwood in the hurdles by 0.15.
Hagwood relayed with Brittany Meads, Imoni Heard and Kaylah Mitchell to win the 4x200 in 1:46.69 and 4x400 in 4:10.51.
Fallston had two winners, both in the vertical jumps. Marissa Walker took the vault at 9-0 and Lauren Woollen, the high jump at 5-0.
Chase runs 48.62 in the 400.
Edgewood's Brandon Chase and Ray King won two events apiece in the boys' competition at Kent, as the Rams finished second, 20 points behind Queen Anne's.
Chase won the 200 in 22.34 after running 21.61 in the semifinals. He clocked 48.62 in the 400 to lower his Harford County record by 0.15. His time in the 400 is the fastest among all four 2A regional meets qualifying for the state meet.
King won the long jump at 21-3 and the triple jump at 44-6 1/2, edging Tech's Isaiah Gills, who jumped 43-6.
King and Chase teamed with Rickey Dangerfield and Noel Spencer to win the 4x100 relay in 43.0.
Ashman 2nd in 1A North hurdles
Havre de Grace senior Steve Ashman qualified for the state meet in three events Saturday in the 1A North meet at New Town High School.
He finished second in the 110 hurdles in 15.64, third in the pole vault at 9-6 and fourth in the 300 hurdles in 43.63.
The Warriors' Amy Kling placed second in the girls' shot put at 28-4 1/2. Havre de Grace qualified a total of five athletes in nine events for the state meet.