WESTMINSTER -- Glenelg swallowed a large dose of heartbreak when it lost the state Class 2A boys track meet to Surrattsville, 57-55 1/2 , on the meet's final event yesterday.
It came down to the 1,600-meter relay. Surrattsville finished first in that event, earning the deciding 10 team points. Glenelg, despite posting a team-best time, was third for six points.
A victory would have clinched a triple crown of sorts for Glenelg, which already had won state titles in boys cross country and indoor track.
When Glenelg's Aaron Browning won the pole vault with a personal best of 13 feet near the end of the meet, the school's hopes of winning soared with him.
Gerard Hogan ended an impressive career for Glenelg by winning the 1,600 and finishing fourth in a highly competitive 800. Hogan, who had won the 3,200 the previous day, is his class' valedictorian and will attend Villanova on a Presidential Scholarship in the fall.
Edgewood finished third in the boys meet, as Chris Gibbons was second in the 200 and third in the 100. Edgewood also won the 4x100 relay.
In girls competition, Hammond's Kisha Jett, a sophomore, repeated as state champion in the 100, 200 and 400.