Most of the fans had cleared out of the stadium. Howard was announced as the girls champion 30 minutes earlier and had already taken their victory lap.
But for the Mt. Hebron and Reservoir boys outdoor track and field teams, there was nervous energy mounting as two events — discus and triple jump — were still undecided. Coming down the stretch at this year's Howard County outdoor track championships Tuesday, May 7, only a couple of points separated the teams.
Brenden Chavis, though, made sure it was Mt. Hebron that got to do the celebrating.
On the strength of Chavis capturing gold in the discus, the Vikings finished ahead of the defending champion Gators,...