Local track and field teams at Dulaney, Towson, Loch Raven and Carver A & T officially start spring practice on March 1, if the weather cooperates, hoping to begin a quest to reach the state championship meet at Morgan State University on May 24.
Here’s a look back at some of the top local athletes at the indoor track state championship meet.
The Dulaney boys closed the indoor track season by finishing fourth with 34.5 points at the Class 4A state championship meet.
The Lions did produce one individual champion in senior Drew Dailey, who led the way in the 1,600 meters with a personal record time of 4:18.09.
Dailey also won the 800 (1:59.44) and 1,600 (4:19.35) at the Class 4A Central Region championship meet, won by the Lions with 91 points.
Also at the state meet, Dulaney high jumper Josiah Nilsen was second in high jump (6-feet, 6 inches), Moiz Butt was third in shot put (50-1.75), Adam Madro was fourth in pole vault (13-feet) and Vince Young (12-6) was tied for seventh.
The 3,200 relay team of Jaden Gourrier, Zak Audia, Cameron Giesler and Alex Whatley was fifth (24.53).
The Dulaney girls scored four points and were tied for 28th at the Class 4A state meet.
Brooke Ruffin was sixth in the 3,200 meter run (11:44.39) and Anna Albergo was eighth in the 1,600 (5:26.33).
In the Class 3A state championship track meet, the Towson boys were 18th with nine points.