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Racing To A State Championship

     When the final race ended at the State Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Morgan State University, some new teams emerged with state crowns under picture perfect skies.  While some teams left no doubt about the outcome, others came down to the wire.  Click on the links above for complete final team and event results for each classification as well as region meet results.

     In Class 1A, the Pikesville Boys earned their first state title by outdistancing North Carroll 91.5 points - 57 points.  The Manchester Valley Girls also posted their first state title by garnering 102.5 points to Perryville's 87 points.  Douglass-PG Boys were the Class 2A champs with 117.5 points as the Century Boys came in second with 77 points.  The Oakdale Girls successfully defended their 2013 Class 2A title by the narrowest of margins over Boonsboro, 85-83.  The Long Reach Boys won their second team title in a row by winning the Class 3A championship over runner-up Wilde Lake, 68 points - 50.5 points.  Huntingtown prevailed over Milford Mill for the Class 3A Girls' team title, their second, by a score of 83-79.  The Bowie Boys' team bounced to an almost 40 point victory in Class 4A over 2nd place Wootton, 85-46 for their first state title.  In the tightest finish of the day, the Magruder Girls and Dr. Henry A Wise Girls tied for first place in Class 4A with 50 points apiece, the first state titles for both schools.  Runner-up Clarksburg was a mere 2 points behind them with 48.  Don't forget that you can relive every race with unlimited free on-demand viewing and DVD purchases within days of the original event on the MPSSAA Network.

     Our sincere thanks to the State Track and Field Committee, led by Director Beth Shook, for all of their tireless work during before, during, and after the region and state meets.  We are also indebted to Morgan State University and facility manager Larry Frazier for the use of their great facility.  Many thanks to the sixteen region meet host sites and site directors for their willingness to host, run, and manage these meets. A big thank you to all of the officials and volunteers that worked the State Meets.  Your assistance was invaluable and we appreciate it more than you know!  Best wishes to all for a safe and relaxing summer!

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