The State Indoor Track and Field Championships wrapped up in exciting fashion at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover with some of the tightest team title races in recent memory. Two schools made history with their first state titles while six others won their second. Select the links above to view the desired State meet results. (updated 2/19/13, 11:15 pm)
Class 1A and Class 2A got things rolling on Monday, 2/18 as the Boonsboro girls successfully defended their first title from last year by a margin of 17.5 points over Western STES, 111.5 to 94. The Largo girls and Century boys each won their second state titles. It was the Largo girls' first since 2000 as they edged Liberty 59-55. Century won their first state title in 2011, so after waiting a year, the boys raise the first place trophy again by outdistancing Long Reach, 84-45. The story of the day though goes to the Pikesville boys' team as they accomplished a first in school history by winning their first ever state title by outscoring Boonsboro, 110-103. On Tuesday, 2/19 the Class 3A and Class 4A teams will compete beginning at 4 PM. Doors will open for athletes and spectators at 3 PM.
On Tuesday, 2/19 the Hereford girls staged a successful defense of their inaugural title won in 2012 with the largest margin of victory of the day by 14.66 points over Thomas Stone for the Class 3A trophy. The Digital Harbor boys won their second state crown by edging the Hereford boys in Class 3A, 49 points to 45. But that wasn't even the closest score of the day as the Bowie girls won their first state title in Class 4A by nipping the North Point girls, 54-51. Also headlining the day was the Clarksburg boys team as they claimed the top spot in the state for the first time in school history over Northwest, 67 points to 53.5.
As always, the people behind the scenes are the engine that makes big events like these meets run. The MPSSAA would like to thank the State Indoor Track Committee and Director Joe Sargent as well as each of the region meet directors, all of the officials, and the volunteers for each and every one of those meets. Thanks too to the staff at the Fifth Regiment Armory and Hagerstown Community College for the use of their facilities during the region meets. A special thanks to our friends at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex for the use of their beautiful facility for region and the state meets. Without all of these tireless workers, there would be no program. Please know how much you are appreciated and we look forward to working with all of you again to next year to make our events even better!