Boys indoor track poll

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Boys indoor track poll.

1. Dulaney

Postseason: 13th in Class 4A state meet

Outlook: The Lions are loaded in distance running. They won the Class 4A state title in cross country, which also should make them tough to beat in distance and relays. If they can find some points in shorter races, Dulaney will be very hard to deal with.

2. Hereford

Postseason: 8th in Class 2A state meet

Outlook: Once again, the Bulls should be able to score a lot of points in a lot of ways. Distance should be their strong point, but their versatility, led by people like Michael Nash, will make them tough.

3. Gilman

Postseason: 1st in MIAA championship meet

Outlook: The Greyhounds always have depth and talent in track and field. That amount of talent always pushes them to the top of the MIAA A Conference in indoor and outdoor track and should do so once again.

4. Mount Saint Joseph

Postseason: no team points in MIAA championship meet

Outlook: Like a number of other local teams, the Gaels will rely heavily on distance and relays, thanks to runners like Alex Whittaker. The big question is how much help they can get from other places like sprints and field events because their distance lineup is solid.

5. Severna Park

Postseason: Tied for 10th in Class 4A state meet

Outlook: The Falcons again will be led by a solid group of distance runners. But they usually find a way to come up with points in other areas, and if so, this team could be tough.

6. River Hill

Postseason: Tied for 3rd in Class 3A state meet

Outlook: The Hawks are coming off a spectacular cross country season. Rahul Reddy led the way as they won the Class 3A state title, but they'll need to find more points in sprints and field events indoors.

7. Howard

Postseason: no team points in Class 4A state meet

Outlook: The Lions have become very competitive in the tough Class 4A. They've got the depth to make noise. The question is how much they can accomplish.

8. Liberty

Postseason: 18th in Class 2A state meet

Outlook: In cross country, the Lions won a second straight Class 2A state title. But they lose top runner Nick Tilson (basketball) indoors. Still, they've got a deep team, especially in distance.

9. McDonogh

Postseason: 3rd in MIAA championship meet

Outlook: Dalton Hengst and Lucas Wright give the Eagles a great 1-2 combination in distance events. They'll just need to support that with help in other parts of the lineup.

10. Towson

Postseason: Tied for 29th in Class 3A state meet

Outlook: The Generals ran well throughout cross country, led by Jonathan Ellis. If their distance runners help like in the fall, they'll be in the mix somewhere.

Others considered

Aberdeen, Meade, Milford Mill, Reservoir, South River, Wilde Lake

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