John Jenkins

Hereford girls track team leads Class 3A state championship meet

The Hereford girls won their first state championship indoors last winter. The Bulls' next goal was to win their first state title outdoors.

No. 5 Hereford took a step toward that goal Friday. Sara Carter won the Class 3A 3,200-meter run, and three Bulls finished in the top six to help Hereford end the first day of the state meet with 32 points and a 10-point lead over Urbana.

Friday was the first day of competition for the Class 3A and 4A schools, and all four classes will finish the meet Saturday at Morgan State.

Hereford coach Brad Duvall liked what his team has done lately. No. 7 Franklin beat the Bulls (160-131) in the Baltimore County meet, and No. 3 Aberdeen edged...