Star McDonogh distance runner Dalton Hengst, whom longtime Eagles coach Jeff Sanborn has called “the greatest runner to run at McDonogh, bar none,” has transferred to Bishop Shanahan High School, the coach of the Pennsylvania private school confirmed to PennTrackXC and MileSplit.
The senior won both the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference and Maryland Private School Championships titles for the third straight time in cross country this fall with the Eagles. The two-time All-Metro Runner of the Year and Mississippi signee, rated the No. 15 recruit in FloTrack’s Class of 2018 rankings for distance runners, also won the boys’ mile run at the Penn Relays in April.
Hengst was absent from Friday’s Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association/Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland indoor track and field championships. Eagles coach Phil Turner and co-athletic director Mickey Deegan declined to comment on Hengst’s status with the program, citing school policy.
A native of York, Pa., Hengst now will compete for Shanahan, a top track and field program in Downingtown, at this weekend's Millrose Games in New York.