Boys track: Performers to watch

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Yao Adantor

Reservoir, senior

He has really improved the past several months. Adantor won the Class 3A state title in the shot put during the indoor season as Reservoir took second in the state overall. His throw of 55 feet, 1.5 inches was the best in all four classes at the state meet.

Tommy Butler

Francis Scott Key, senior

He won the Class 2A state title indoors in the high jump at 6-6 - the best in all four classes. Butler tied for second in the state outdoors meet last year and will be looking to get the top spot this spring.

George Chambers

Archbishop Curley, senior

He is one of the state's top sprinters in indoor and outdoor track. Chambers has been almost unbeatable in sprints - he took the 55 and 300 at the MIAA championships this winter - and gives the Friars guaranteed points in every meet.

Robbie Creese

Glenelg, junior

Creese has quietly developed into one of the area's top distance runners this year. He had an amazing performance at the state indoor meet, winning the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 in Class 2A - a hat trick that not many runners can pull off.

Corey Cutler

Pikesville, junior

Baltimore County coaches named him their Athlete of the Year in indoor track. He's a multitalented athlete who took third in the 500 meters and fourth in the 300 meters, plus fifth in the high jump at the Class 1A state meet.

Justin Gross

McDonogh, senior

He had a spectacular indoor season, helping McDonogh to the MIAA championship. Gross can do an interesting combination of running and field events. He won the 55 hurdles, long jump and triple jump and took second in the shot put.

Matt Jablonski

Loyola, senior

He won the MIAA's cross country championship and was The Baltimore Sun's Runner of the Year in the fall. Jablonski, who's also a very good soccer player and played both sports in the fall, will be one of the state's top distance runners this spring.

Devin Joyce

Severna Park, junior

He's going to be one of the state's best triple-jumpers this spring. Joyce was in the Top 25 nationally indoors and has qualified for the Penn Relays. He can help the Falcons in several ways.

Jawan Parker

Carver, senior

Parker was the driving force in Carver winning the city, region and Class 1A state title indoors. He won the 55-meter dash at the state meet and ran on the victorious 800-relay team.

Ryan Sullivan

Southern, senior

Sullivan came up big at the state meet indoors, winning the Class 2A pole vault (13-6) - one of the best performances in any class. He was fourth outdoors last year in a very tough field.


•Brian Brown, Carver

•Brendan Cooley, Severna Park

•Oladotun Dada, Atholton

•Greg Duvall, Dulaney

•Gage Ealey, Oakland Mills

•Taylor Edwards, Edmondson

•Oye Eyegoukun, Randallstown

•Trevor Foster, Poly

•Scott Heydrick, River Hill

•Jerome Hill, Northwestern

•Noah Hutton, North Harford

Chris Jackson, Forest Park

•Josh Johns, McDonogh

•Kennth Johnson, Edmondson

•Isaac Jorgensen, McDonogh

•Kenneth McCuin, Mervo

•Anthony Monacelli, Hereford

•Tyler Muse, Bel Air

•Miguel Narine, Northwestern

•William Neal, Chesapeake-AA

•Shane O'Donnell, Annapolis

•Hussam Ouri, Broadneck

•Ben Pershall, Severna Park

•Kikanae Punyua, Wilde Lake

•Matthew Rever, Dulaney

•Donald Salmond, Northwestern

•Ryan Spangler, Winters Mill

Blake Stein, Pikesville

•Kevin Swann, Lake Clifton

•Cody Vernon, Old Mill

•Chris Yamoah, Reservoir

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