Good crowds showed up to watch the MPSSAA Indoor Track and Field State Championships which were held February 21-22 at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex.
If you attended the 1A/2A meet, you may have been witness to a state record and a handful of classification records broken. Brody Buffington of Catoctin broke the Boys 55m state record with a time of 6.19. The record was previously held by Justin Murdock of Glen Burnie who ran a 6.21 at the 2007 meet. Besides Buffington breaking the 1A record, the following classification records were also broken at this year's meet.
*Previous record holder in parenthesis.
Boys 500m - Cameron Rejonis, Smithsburg, 1:06.12 (Justin McIntyre, Henry E. Lackey, 2019, 1:06.38)
Girls 800m - Mary Delaney, Mountain Ridge, 2:17.37 (Sharon Dorsey, Western STES, 2013, 2:20.88)
Boys 55m - Trevin McHargh, Oakland Mills, 6.39 (Ricardo Griggs, Gwynn Park, 2013, 6.42)
Girls 55m - Oluwasemilare Olakunle, Oakland Mills, 7.07 (Cierra Lane, Edmondson, 2003, 7.11)
In team news, a big congratulations to both Oakland Mills (2A) and Northern-Cal (3A) for sweeping and being crowned both the girls and boys 2023 state champions. Also note:
- Urbana won their fourth straight state championship. Northern-Cal went back-to-back.
- Smithsburg captures its first title.
- Severna Park, Oakland Mills, and Catoctin all captured back-to-back titles.
- Oakland Mills ties Fairmont Heights for the most state titles with 10.
Please visit Indoor Track State Championships Central for all the results from the state meet.
Indoor Track State Championships Central