A look back at Western Tech, Catonsville and Lansdowne's outdoor track postseasons
By Craig Clary
Jun 04, 2019 | 5:15 PM
The Western Tech boys and girls track teams closed the postseason in fine fashion with solid performances in the regional and state meets.
Both squads finished with 30 points in the Class 1A state championship meet at Morgan State.
That helped the boys finish ninth overall, while the girls were 10th.
Senior Nicholas Richardson, sophomore Jadon Madden, senior Glory Fagbuyi and sophomore Matan Maduka won a state title in the 4x200 relay (1:31.16) after Richardson, Fagbuyi, Madden and sophomore Tyler Reynolds were on the 4x100 relay team that didn’t finish.
Maduka, sophomore Alphonsus Korie, freshman De’Shaun Boyd and junior Joshua Evans was on the seventh-place 4x400 meter relay squad (3:34.52) and the 4x800 relay quartet of juniors Jamaun and Ali Smith, senior Vanison Showell and Korie was seventh (8:30.14).
Leading the way was the front-running 4x200 quartet of Brown, Ezeka, Gaynor and Samara Jones, who clocked a time of 1:46.19.
Taking second was the 4x100 crew that included Adewumi, Brown, Ezeka and sophomore Desiree Wallace (51:05), the 4x400 group of Gaynor, Korie, Renee Skeene and Fagbuyi (4:15.7) and the 4x800 team of Hadja Diallo, Skeene, Korie and Mufaro Chiduza (11:47.91).
Ebrahim was an individual champion in the high jump (4-6) and Adewumi won long jump (17-1.25) and took second in triple jump (36-feet).
Ebrahim was third (34-2) and Jones was fourth (32-3) in triple jump and junior Kayla Jackson was third in shot put (31-03) and fourth in discus (77-10).
Gaynor placed third in the 400 (59.93) and fifth in the 200 (26.30) and Fagbuyi was fifth in the 400 (1:03.63).