The Hereford girls made quite a statement at last night's Baltimore County indoor track championships at the Fifth Regiment Armory.
Top distance runner Kristen Malloy had her final day at the school earlier this week, leaving because her family is moving out of state. But the Bulls did just fine without her, repeating as county champions with 67 points, easily beating Loch Raven (51), Catonsville (50) and Dulaney (49).
Dulaney captured the boys title with 55 points, edging Western Tech (49), which won two relays late to make it close.
The Hereford girls won twice, with Rachel Feinour in the pole vault (7 feet 6) and Sarah Koehan in the shot put (31-5.5). The Bulls earned 16 points in the pole vault and 14 in the shot put.
"Losing her was a big disappointment to everybody," Hereford coach Sam Bowen said. "But we told them that despite the loss of [Malloy], we could still win the [county]."
The Bulls got a number of other good performances, including second-place finishes from Marta Randall in the 500 and Jenna Cimino in the 1,600, plus two more second-place efforts in relays.
Kellie Christian of Catonsville was the only person to win more than one individual event, taking the 300 and 500.
The Dulaney boys won their first title in six years with the same formula - lots of points in lots of places. The Lions won only the 3,200 relay (Buck Shipley, Jay Mann, Corey Hancock and Tony Petrosillo), but got second-place finishes from Charles Larsen in the 1,600 and 3,200.