High School sports

2013 Boys Track and Field Performer of the Year: Vince Ciattei, Perry Hall, senior

Vince Ciattei

Perry Hall, senior


After earning a spot on the All-Metro first team for cross country in the fall and indoor track in the winter, Ciattei took an extra step this spring.

The senior dominated the competition in outdoor track and field, winning all of his 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs in his final high school season.


Ciattei won the Class 4A races for the 800 and 1,600 in the state championships at Morgan State last month, but he didn't take part in the 3,200 at that meet.

He was pushing for a really strong time in the 1,600, and even though he sprinted away from the pack at the start of the race, Ciattei hoped for more on a windy afternoon.

"I wanted to get a really good [time] in the 1,600," he said after finishing the event in 4 minutes, 14.49 seconds. "The time wasn't what I was looking for, but the wind was really tough."

Still, he beat his nearest competitor by more than 10 seconds in the final meet of his high school career. Ciattei is headed to Virginia Tech in the fall.