2017-18 All-Metro boys indoor track and field Coach of the Year: Matt Tully, Gilman

For The Baltimore Sun

The Gilman boys track and field team used its depth to rebound and knock off defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association champion Mount Saint Joseph and win the title meet.

The Greyhounds won seven events in that meet and ended up in the top 10 three times in 15 events to beat the Gaels by 28.17 points. That came after easily winning the regular-season title.

“Establishing the depth and consistency needed for a championship track team really comes from two places: dedicated seniors and a great staff. I was fortunate to work alongside both this season,” coach Matt Tully said. “Indoor track is such a short season that everyone must be very disciplined and focused to peak at the right time, and my coaching staff and athletes definitely embodied those traits from the first practice to the championship meet.”

Mason Freeman took the long jump and high jump while Thomas Booker (shot put), Keith Roberts (800), Julian Arrington (triple jump) and Sal Ricci (pole vault) all scored big victories. The Greyhounds swept all five field events at the private school meet.

Those 50 points were a big reason Gilman won the meet and certainly made Tully a happy man that night.

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