Gilman and Maryvale both recorded impressive victories at the MIAA/IAAM track and field championships Friday at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover.
Gilman scored 176 points to win the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association title, besting second-place Loyola Blakefield, which finished with 1411/2 points. McDonogh was third with 93 points.
In the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland, Maryvale won its first girls indoor track title with 197 points. Mount de Sales was second with 1191/2 points, while McDonogh finished third with 68.
The MIAA meet felt the notable absence of Mount Saint Joseph. The Gaels, one of the favorites to win the team title, could not participate in the meet because school policy dictates that no activities can happen on a day that school is closed. Mount Saint Joseph follows Baltimore County's school closure policy, and was not open Friday.
"It feels great to win this," Gilman coach Matt Tully said. "We've worked hard for this, and it's nice to be rewarded. Obviously, we wished Mount Saint Joe was out there, but I'm very happy with our performance. We'll see them again next season in outdoor."
Gilman's Tory Young set a conference record in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:06.33. The time was 19 seconds faster than Loyola's Kenny Rowe ran last season.
Gilman closed out the evening by setting another record in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:29.03.
"It was a great race," Young said. "I was pushed by the two Loyola guys [Jeff Moran, who finished second, and Austin Eby, who finished third], and I guess I just didn't want to lose. That's the fastest time I've ever run, by far."
Archbishop Spalding's Dylan Beard set a record in the 55-meter hurdles, running a 7.49. His mark bettered the old record of 7.65 set by McDonogh's Justin Gross in 2010.
"Because of the weather, I didn't even know if I was going to be able to run today," said Beard, a senior. "I knew this was my last race, so I really pushed it as best I could. It was something I really wanted to do."
Gilman used Young's record, and wins by Kasim Hill in the long jump (20 feet, 10 1/2 inches) and Dorian Maddox (6 feet, 1 inch) in the high jump to build an early lead. The Greyhounds also got a relay win in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 8:18.60.
Maddox was the star for the Greyhounds, scoring 32 individual points in the meet by placing first, second, second and third in his individual events.
McDonogh's Dalton Hengst was a multiple winner, finishing first in the 800 (1:58.90), the 1,600 (4:24.65) and the 3,200 (9:55.28).
In the IAAM championship, Maryvale built a big lead on the heels of Lonnie Garrett, Emily Craig and Cameron Hinton and never looked back.
Garrett was dominant in the field events, winning the pole vault (8 feet, 6 inches), long jump (16 feet, 5 inches), and high jump (5 feet). She was aided by Craig on the track. Craig won the 800-meter run (2:23.17) and the 1,600 (5:22.03). Hinton also won two events for the Lions: the 500-meter dash in 1:16.47 and the 300, with a time of 41.16.
"We came so close [to winning this title] last year, but we lost to McDonogh by 13 points," Lions coach Jason Miller said. "Winning this is like a breath of fresh air. They told me they wanted this to be their goal from the beginning of the season, and they went out and achieved it. I'm so happy for all of them."