Girls indoor track Coach of the Year: Brad Duvall, Hereford

For The Baltimore Sun

The Bulls found points in many places in repeating as Class 2A state champions, and Duvall used a strong mix of depth and talent to guide them.

Hereford finished with 89.5 points to beat out Friendly (73) and finished by scoring in 10 of the 13 events.

The Bulls won the 1,600 and 3,200 relays while Alex Butz took first in the pole vault (11-6). They also scored in the 500, 800, 1,600, 3200, 800 relay and high jump, often getting points from more than one athlete. Hereford also scored big victories in the Baltimore County and Central Region meets.

Duvall said depth really proved to be the key, along with staff that can focus on different groups of athletes. The staff added Adam Hittner as a coach, and he'd won the state title at Pikesville.

"We were able to score in almost every event at [the states]," he said. "We have amazingly talented, dedicated and tough kids but I do believe that the diverse knowledge of our coaching staff makes a huge difference."

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