All-Metro boys indoor track Coach of the Year: Jack Peach, Mount Saint Joseph

For The Baltimore Sun

The Gaels went undefeated in the tough Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference, winning that title before taking the championship meet.

Mount Saint Joseph edged out Gilman for the meet title (120.33-113) by using plenty of depth. The Gaels took four firsts — wins by the 800 relay team plus victories from Todd Barnes (55 hurdles), Dallas Ector (pole vault) and Christian Carter (shot put) — and added two seconds and a third-place finish.

Peach said he had about 40 kids competing on his varsity team, and they all were in it just for that, the team.

That's the reason why no one could beat them all winter.

"We had a lot of high-character kids on this team," Peach said. "They knew it didn't matter if they got fourth of fifth or third or second. It just mattered if they scored."

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