Gilman boys, Maryvale girls win MIAA/IAAM indoor track and field titles

For The Baltimore Sun

The Gilman boys and Maryvale girls found different ways to score points at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association/Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland indoor track and field championships Friday night — a big reason they posted victories in the meet at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex.

Gilman finished with 146.5 points as it won seven events and finished in the top three 10 times in the 15 events to win the boys’ competition.

Maryvale posted 146 points in its victory. The Lions scored five victories and 11 top-three finishes in the IAAM A Conference.

However, one of the meet’s biggest surprises involved someone who did not compete. Dalton Hengst of McDonogh, the metro area’s top distance runner and the two-time defending champion in the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, did not compete.

McDonogh officials and coaches were not saying much about the situation involving Hengst, a senior who recently committed to Mississippi.

“In keeping with school policy, we do not provide details regarding student matters,” first-year McDonogh coach Phil Turner said. Co-athletic director Mickey Deegan voiced a similar message.

By the middle of the meet, Gilman had opened a 16.5-point lead over defending champion Mount Saint Joseph. The Greyhounds then opened things up and beat the Gaels (118.33) after losing to them in last year’s championship.

“If you’re going to win, you’re not going to do it with one or two kids; depth is the key,” Gilman coach Matt Tully said. “The seniors really bought in, and we were hoping that we finished well.”

The Greyhounds won the 3,200 relay (8:27.75) and got two victories from Mason Freeman (long jump, 22 feet, 5 inches) and high jump (6-4). Thomas Booker took the shot put in 48-6.5. Keith Roberts captured the 800 (1:58.94), and Julian Arrington won the triple jump late in the meet with a leap of 41-7. Sal Ricci capped off the victory with his win in the pole vault (12-0). Overall, Gilman won all five field events.

The Maryvale girls bounced back after losing in the title meets in outdoor and cross country. Now, the Lions have won three consecutive indoor meet titles. They had to rebound after losing a big part of their lineup — to graduation — from last year, and the Lions did just what they needed.

“It’s just unbelievable,” Maryvale coach Jason Miller said. “We lost 20 seniors from last year and had to start from scratch pretty much. It’s huge.”

The Lions won the 800 relay (1:50.11) and also got two victories from Haley Wehberg (1,600, 5:28.64 and 3,200, 12:25.26), and wins from Alex Martinez (long jump, 16-4.75) and Erin Shaffrey (high jump, 4-10).

Maryvale beat out McDonogh (105). The Lions sent a message — they are back.

Also in the A Conference, McDonogh’s Jada Seaman scored two victories (55 in 7.16 seconds, 300 in 40.37) to help the Eagles take second.

In the B Conference, one of the top performances came from Alayna Gibson of Roland Park. She won the 800 (2:30.79), 1,600 (5:46.40) and 3,200 (12:18.97).

Briana Baier of Catholic was another multi-event winner. She took the high jump (4-8) long jump (15-9.25) and triple jump (33-6), and her three victories led the Cubs to the team championship. Catholic finished with 146 points, beating out Glenelg Country School (125 points).

The boys did not have a B Conference competition.

MIAA/IAAM Championships (at Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex)

Boys

Team scores (top 5): 1. Gilman, 146.5; 2. Mount Saint Joseph, 118.33; 3. Calvert Hall, 89.33; 4. McDonogh, 75; 5. Loyola, 68.33.

Individual events

3,200-meter relay: 1. Gilman, 8:27.75; 2. Calvert Hall, 8:33.56; 3. Curley, 8:47.58.55: 1. Lewis (CH), 6.48; 2. Ellis (MCD), 6.54; 3. Tucker (CH), 6.60. 55 hurdles: 1. Barfield (MSJ), 8.19; 2. Glass (CH), 8.42; 3. Nixon (MSJ), 8.51. 800 relay: 1. McDonogh, 1:32.56; 2. Calvert Hall, 1:32.82; 3. Loyola, 1:34.06. 1,600 relay: 1. McDonogh, 3:29.29; 2. Gilman, 3:29.59; 3. Loyola, 3:36.81. 300: 1. Ross (MCD), 35.48; 2. Holmes (LOY), 35.74; 3. Lemmond (CH), 36.23. 500: 1. Shin (SPA), 1:07.05; 2. Bond (GIL), 1:07.35; 3. McComas (CH), 1:08.49. 800: 1. Roberts (GIL), 1:58.94; 2. Gibson (GIL), 1:59.08; 3. Petrik (MSJ), 1:59.37.1. 600: 1. Petrik (MSJ), 4:22.11; 2. Gilmore (LOY), 4:30.08; 3. Gibson (GIL), 4:33.96.3, 200: 1. Gilmore (LOY), 9:46.69; 2. Johnson (CH), 9:47.99; 3. Sullivan (LOY), 9:51.73. Shot put: 1. Booker (GIL), 48-6.5; 2. Ellies (MCD), 45-9.5; 3. Snyder (MSJ), 44-4. Long jump: 1. Freeman (GIL), 22-5; 2. Mendoza (MSJ), 20-4; 3. Dangnokho (GIL), 19-10.5. High jump: 1. Freeman (GIL), 6-4; 2. Wright (MSJ), 6-2; 3. Walsh (MCD), 5-8. Triple jump: 1. Arrington (GIL), 41-7; 2. Richards (LOY), 41-5.5; 3. Dawkins (MSJ), 39-1. Pole vault: 1. Ricci (GIL), 12-0; 2. (tie) Pajerowski (JC), Black (MSJ), 11-6.

Girls

A Conference Team scores (top 5): 1. Maryvale, 146; 2. McDonogh, 105; 3. Bryn Mawr, 89; 4. Mount de Sales, 88; 5. John Carroll, 79.

Individual events

3,200-meter relay: 1. Mount de Sales, 10:18.35; 2. Bryn Mawr, 10:24.04; 3. McDonogh, 10:43.16. 55: 1. Seaman (MCD), 7.16; 2. Frazier (MDS), 7.50; 3. Tilson (MCD), 7.56. 55 hurdles: 1. Kothenbeutel (JC), 9.14; 2. Chuku (JC), 9.55; 3. Lewandowski (MAR), 9.80. 800 relay: 1. Maryvale, 1:50.11; 2. McDonogh, 1:50.85; 3. Bryn Mawr, 1:55.33.1,600 relay: 1. Mount de Sales, 4:08.16; 2. Maryvale, 4:09.91; 3. McDonogh, 4:17.12. 300: 1. Seaman (MCD), 40.37; 2. Frazier (MDS), 42.51; 3. Robinson (MAR), 43.03. 500: 1. Whittacker (MDS), 1:16.97; 2. Seaman (MCD), 1:20.25; 3. Radebaugh (MAR), 1;23.12. 800: 1. Powell (BM), 2:27.11; 2. Avontins (BM), 2:27.43; 3. Boutselis (MDS0, 2:28.17. 1,600: 1. Wehberg (MAR), 5;28.64; 2. Copenspire (JC), 5:33.30; 3. Thomas (MAR), 5:33.79. 3,200: 1. Wehberg (MAR), 12:25.26; 2. Bell (MDS), 12:35.78; 3. Dagnatchew (MAR), 12:40.87. Pole vault: 1. Albornoz (NDP), 9-0; 2. Jackson (MAR), 8-6; 3. Phillips (MAR), 8-6. Shot put: 1. Hill (BM), 30-0; 2. Sheehan (JC), 29-11.5; 3. Okolo (BM), 29-1.25. Long jump: 1. Martinez (MAR), 16-4.75; 2. Seaman (MCD), 15-8.75; 3. Griffin (BM), 14-11.25. High jump: 1. Shaffrey (MAR), 4-10; 2. Sheehan (JC), 4-10; 3. (tie) Howard (MDS), Buller (MDS), 4-8. Triple jump: 1. Ugokwe (BM), 35-5; 2. Greenfield (MCD), 32-1.5; 3. Martinez (MAR), 31-9.25.

B Conference

Team scores (top 5): 1. Catholic, 146; 2. Glenelg Country School, 125; 3. Roland Park, 115; 4. St. Mary’s, 40; 5. Pallotti, 37.

Individual events

3,200-meter relay: 1. Roland Park, 10:48.88; 2. Catholic, 10:49.12; 3. St. Mary’s, 11:26.23. 55: 1. Ruffin (GCS), 7.47; 2. Diggs (GCS), 7.50; 3. Padgham (PAL), 7.58. 55 hurdles: 1. Netus (GCS), 8.85; 2. Peterson (RP), 10.01; 3. Baier (CAT), 10.29. 800 relay: 1. Glenelg Country, 1:49.54; 2. St. Mary’s, 1:52.45; 3. Pallotti, 1:53.08. 1,600 relay: 1. Glenelg Country, 4:20.40; 2. Catholic, 4:32.25; 3. St. Mary’s, 4:32.64. 1,600: 1. Gibson (RP), 5:46.40; 2. Sullivan (CAT), 5:50.38; 3. Baummer (CAT), 5:50.95. 300: 1. Skeete-Ridley (PAL), 42.69; 2. Diggs (GCS), 42.00; 3. Sites (GCS), 43.30. 500: 1. Sites (GCS), 1:22.97; 2. Johnson (RP), 1:23.01; 3. Rogers (SJ), 1:26.26. 800: 1. Gibson (RP), 2:30.79; 2. Good (GCS), 2:31.27; 3. Sullivan (CAT), 2:34.23. 3,200: 1. Gibson (RP), 12:18.97; 2. Baummer (CAT), 12:33.56; 3. Currie (RP), 13:07.14. Pole vault: 1. Riedel (SP), 8-6; 2. Morales (CAT), 7-6; 3. Bertling (CAT), 6-6. Shot put: 1. Perry (CAT), 32-9.25; 2. Hursey (GCS), 30-1; 3. Harcum (SP), 29-8.25 High jump: 1. Baier (CAT), 4-8; 2. Owens (CAT), 4-6; 3. Callaway (PAL), 4-6. Long jump: 1. Baier (CAT), 15-9.25; 2. Ruffin (GCS), 15-1.5; 3. Ravenell (GCS), 15-1.25. Triple jump: 1. Baier (CAT), 33-6; 2. James (RP), 31-0; 3. Ravenell (GCS), 30-10.25.

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