"I had a couple of good weeks of practice coming in there and I felt good," he said.
"When I first started track, it was to just get in shape for football, but a couple years in I realized I could have potential in this, and after that I wanted to win states," Delker said. "It was hard work and drive."
Delker, who will throw at Mount St. Mary's University next year, was no stranger to winning the shot put events this past season.
He finished first in nine of 10 meets, including wins at the Class 4A North Region meet, Baltimore County championships, Gator Invitational and Pikesville Track Classic.
In discus, he also captured gold in the regional and county meets.
His third-place throw of 147-11 at states bettered his previous long heave of 145-0 on March 24 in a league meet
Although his high school career as a Comet is over, he will compete June 19-21 at the 25th annual New Balance Nationals Outdoor Meet at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C.
"I'm just trying to train real hard and keep working on my technique so that I can throw my best in college," said Delker, whose 18 individual points helped the Comet boys take 10th place at the state meet with 26 points.
Ben Mansfield was third in pole vault (12-6) and Sequon Smith was seventh in high jump with a personal best jump of 6-feet.
The Catonsville girls scored 32 points and tied for eighth at the state meet.
Senior Daijona Revell was the Wolverines top performer.
She placed second in the 100-meter hurdles (15.75), fifth in the 300 hurdles (47.76) and was on the second-place 800 relay squad (1:44.77) along with Crystal Johnson, Alexandria Willridge and Tiffany Trinh.
In the 100, Johnson was third (12.52) and Trinh was fifth (12.6).
In the 200, Johnson placed fourth (26.01) and Trinh was fifth (26.06).
The Western Tech boys were 14th in the team standings with 19 points.
Senior Darius Howe scored in four events.
He was third in the triple jump (44-11.25) and sixth in the 300 hurdles (41.29).
He was also on the fourth place 1,600-meter relay team with seniors Ifeanyi Ike-arubogu and Trevon Wilkins and junior Ryquan Harris and the seventh place 800 relay with Howe, Wilkins and junior Justin Sye.
Harris secured the only other individual points for the Wolverines by taking sixth in the 200 (23.29).
For the Lansdowne girls, Ashley Blackwell (25.93) was third in the 200 (25.93), scoring six of her 23rd place team's seven points.