Boys track: Performers to watch

Robby Creese

Glenelg, senior


He pulled off the tough task of winning three races at the Class 2A indoor state meet last month. Creese took the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 in one day — and also won the state championship in cross country in the fall.

Scott Heydrick


River Hill, senior

He has been having a good senior year so far. Heydrick wrapped up his indoor season by winning the Class 3A state titles in both the 800 and 1,600, scoring all 20 of River Hill's points to put the Hawks in 11th place in the meet.

Matt Jablonski

Loyola, senior

The Oregon-bound distance runner had a spectacular indoor season. He finished a close second in the mile at the Millrose Games in New York and fared well in a number of tough races around the country.

Davin Jones

Carver, senior

He played a big role in helping the Bears repeat as Class 1A state champions indoors and should do the same thing outdoors as they try to repeat there. Jones won the 55, took third in the 300, and ran on the first-place 800 relay team at the state meet indoors.


Andrew King

Atholton, senior

King's versatility is the signature of an Atholton team that loves to get its points from a lot of places. He played a big role in the Raiders' running away with the Class3A indoor state title, taking second in the 300, third in the 55, and running on the winning 800 relay plus the fifth-place 1,600 relay.

Kikanae Punyua

Glenelg Country School, senior

He has been battling injury problems this year but is starting to round into form. Punyua is headed for Maryland in the fall and — when healthy — is one of the top distance runners in the state.


John Randall

Franklin, senior

Randall swept the Baltimore County, Class 3A Central region and state titles in the shot put this winter. He set a meet record at the region meet, and his throw of 49 feet, 7.5 inches won the state crown.

Mason Rivera

Hereford, senior

Rivera has grown into one of the state's top distance runners. He led the Bulls to a state title in cross country and should help the balanced Hereford team be in contention again this spring.


Kenneth Thomas

Atholton, junior

Thomas was one of the keys to Atholton winning the Class 3A indoor title this winter. He won the triple jump last spring and ran on a second- and a sixth-place relay, helping Atholton to a fifth-place finish.

Steve Waithe

Loch Raven, senior

He was the state's best across the board last spring in the triple jump. His jump of 48 feet, 8.75 inches set a Class 1A record and was the best in all four classes.


Other notables

•Ben Bemis, Hereford

•Terrance Drew, Oakland Mills

•Aaron Dove, Carver

•Oye Eyeguokan, Randallstown

•George Flaviano, Digital Harbor


•Brandon Hairston, Atholton

•Ahmed Idris, Northwestern

•Darius Jennings, Gilman

•Joshua Mathis, Franklin

•Will Meadows, Gilman

•Guy Metzler, Old Mill


•Ian Miles, Mount St. Joseph

•Kyle Mitchell, Reservoir

•Shane O'Donnell, Annapolis

•Jalen Owens, Woodlawn

•Dave Ozarowski, Archbishop Curley

•Ben Pershall, Severna Park


•Nick Pezza, Century

•Ben Pickett, John Carroll

•Patrick Rollo, McDonogh

•Charlie Ryan, Hereford

•Eric Schuler, Reservoir

•Carlton Sheppard, Carver


•Matt Smith, North Carroll

•Maurice Taylor, Carver

•Davon Tildon, Carver

•Josh Titus, Century

•Lazarus Turner, Aberdeen

•Cody Vernon, Old Mill


•Chris Watson, Gilman