LANDOVER — It was another sweep for the McDonogh boys and girls in the private school indoor track championship on Friday as the top-ranked girls and No. 2 boys combined to win their respective championships for a second consecutive year.
For the girls, it was their sixth-straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland title. The boys won a second consecutive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association crown.
The team used two wins from Lakin Hatcher (55, 300) and Sidney Hayes (500, long jump) plus victories from Jalysa Latimer (55 hurdles), Stephanie Holmes (shot put) and Mina Woods (triple jump) at the Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex.
Hatcher, Hayes, Holmes and Woods also won individual titles in last year's championship meet.
The Eagles captured the 800-, 1,600- and the 3,200-meter relays and completed their dominant performance with 172.5 points, far ahead of Mount de Sales (106.83).
McDonogh jumped ahead early, ran away from the rest of the field with little trouble and finished the night with 10 victories.
"We showed up tonight," coach Jeff Sanborn said. "At championship meets, our quality will come through."
It certainly did in this meet. This is the third straight season overall where the Eagles have swept conference titles. The boys and girls won last winter and then outdoors in the spring before this one.
McDonogh also finished the night with meet records in the 800 and 3,200 relays. Hayes' win in the 500 was also a record.
Jessica Harris of Mount de Sales set a meet mark in the 800-meter dash. Harris and Hayes both broke their own previous records.
The McDonogh boys' championship was a mild surprise. Top-ranked Gilman beat the Eagles four times in regular season meets, and McDonogh scored one win over the Greyhounds in an invitational.
But everything changed in this meet. McDonogh (157.5 points) easily handled the Greyhounds (117.5).
Mikey Singer (800, 1,600) Nighel Scott (500), Josh Woods (long jump) and Andrew Robinson (shot put) gave McDonogh victories as the Eagles jumped in front early and pulled away for a second consecutive MIAA title.
"Everyone was fired up," Singer said. "It was ridiculous. On the bus, we were ready to go. It was just ridiculous."
Gilman got victories from Gram Davis (pole vault), Jelani Roberts (55) and its 800-meter relay team.
Ellie Gonzalez of Catholic was the only multi-event winner not from McDonogh. The senior won the 1,600-meter dash and 3,200-meter dash, just as she did last winter.
MIAA/IAAM Indoor Track championships
(at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex)