2019 Baltimore-area boys outdoor track and field athletes to watch

2019 Baltimore-area boys outdoor track and field athletes to watch
Century's Jalen Stanton clears a height of 6ft. 5in. to clinch the state title in the boys 2A high jump event during the MPSSAA State Indoor Track and Field Championships at Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex on Monday, Feb. 19. (Brian Krista / Carroll County Times)

Garrison Clark

Severna Park, senior


Clark has been one of the top public school distance runners this season. He took third in the state in the Class 4A 3,200 meters this winter and won that race at the state meet last spring.

Drew Dailey

Dulaney, senior

Dailey is a solid distance runner who has improved and is coming off a good season indoors. Dailey won the 1,600 state title in Class 4A indoors in 4 minutes, 18.09 seconds.

Preston Duffield

Meade, senior

After finishing second in the state in the Class 4A shot put indoors (51 feet, 8.5 inches), Duffield is looking for bigger things this spring. He also took second in the Central Region meet.

Camden Gilmore

Loyola Blakefield, senior

Gilmore has become one of the area’s top distance runners. He took the 1,600 (4:22.26) and 3,200 (9:44.03) titles at the MIAA A Conference championship meets and should lead the Dons again this spring.

Maxwell Myers

Howard, senior

Myers won the 500 in the tough Class 4A field indoors in 1:06.53. He can also help the Lions in a variety of other events, something he should do this spring.

Tanner Piotrowski


Arundel, junior

Piotrowski won the Class 4A 800 state title in 1:58.83, capping a strong indoor season. He also ran well in the 1,600 indoors (fifth in the state) and can help in distance and relays outdoors.

Jalen Stanton

Century, senior

Stanton won four gold medals at the Class 2A meet indoors and hopes to find more of the success in outdoor track. The senior is versatile — he’ll also be playing midfield on the lacrosse team — and can compete in several events.

Corey Troxler

South River, junior

Troxler won the Class 4A state title indoors in the pole vault with a jump of 13 feet, 6 inches. Last spring, he took fourth in the state meet at 13 feet.

Sean Tucker

Calvert Hall, junior

The sprinter won the 55 indoors and took home four gold medals in last spring’s MIAA championship meet. He won two individual events and ran on two first-place relays, and the Cardinals are hoping he’ll help them win their first outdoor title since 2000.

Almighty Williamson

Digital Harbor, senior

Williamson truly can do a little bit of everything. He took second in the state in the Class 3A 55 hurdles indoors and ran on a second- and fourth-place relay teams in that meet. He’ll give Digital Harbor plenty of points this spring.

Others to watch:

Loick Amouzou, Hammond

Moiz Butt, Dulaney

Kavi Caster, South River

Taishaun Craddock, Dundalk

Joseph Ewan, Mervo

Cory Gray, Towson

Jaylen Grigsby, Pikesville

Jalen Jasmin, Reservoir

Owen Johnson, Calvert Hall

William Jones, Mount Hebron

Sam Keeny, South River

Adam Madro, Dulaney

Jacob Molina, Arundel

Anish Nanjappa, River Hill

Josiah Nilsen, Dulaney

Colby Owens, Milford Mill

Spencer Pett, McDonogh

Joseph Queen, Franklin

Keith Roberts, Gilman

Kaya Simpson, Harford Tech

Dylan Steinwedel, Winters Mill

Donte Thornton, Mount Saint Joseph

Ty Trinh, Calvert Hall

Connor Verrett, Loyola Blakefield

Caleb Zylka, Bel Air