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BALTIMORE – The Southern Maryland Athletic Conference was represented well at the state outdoor track and field championships over the past three days ending Saturday at Morgan State University's Hughes Stadium.
Leading the charge for the conference was the Huntingtown girls team, beating Milford Mill Academy from Baltimore by four points for the Class 3A state championship. The Hurricanes, who scored 83 points, claimed their second state title in the history of the school, the first coming in 2011.
Senior sprinter Shania Collins won state titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Collins' 100 time of 11.81 seconds tied a 3A record and her 200 time of 23.97 broke a 3A record set in 2007 by three tenths of a second.
In 3A boys, Huntingtown senior thrower Collin McKenny claimed state titles in the shot put and discus. McKenny won the shot put with a throw of 55 feet 5 ½ inches and the discus in 168-9.
Lackey senior Deyvon Howell took the state title in the 3A boys 400 in 49.35, setting a personal best for himself. He also finished second in the 200 in 21.75, dropping from his regional winning time of 22.22. The senior just recently started running the 100 and also set a personal-best time with a fourth-place finish of 11.01. Northern senior DJ Workcuff won the boys high jump, leaping 6-4.
Joining Collins as SMAC state champions in the 3A girls competition were La Plata sophomore Lillian Reese in the triple jump (35-10 1/4) and the Westlake 400 relay team of seniors Adrienne Minor, Alexis Smoot, Damira Banks and junior Kiara Parker (48.66).
In the 4A boys competition, North Point senior DeSean White captured the win in the 100 dash, crossing in 10.68 seconds. Junior teammate Devon Gutrick won the 110 hurdles in 14.40, with Great Mills sophomore Casimir Tawiah finishing in second, four one-hundredths of a second behind Gutrick.
Senior David Strickland, Tawiah's teammate, captured fifth in the 3,200 (9:24.85).
On the 4A girls side, North Point sophomore Valencia McDowell took second in the 800 with a time of 2:18.03, while the Leonardtown girls quartet of Sarah Caggiano, Lorina Clemence, Bria Flowers and Shaana Bishop finished sixth in the 1,600 relay (4:01.43).
In 2A boys, the Patuxent boys 400 relay team of Tahir Tyler, Nathan Jones, Greg Leonard and Trayvonte Smith took home a third-place finish in 43.93, while senior Jimmy Lee came away in fourth in the discus (136-4).
On the girls side, Calvert sophomore Liane Porter took seventh in the 800 (2:20.82), while Patuxent freshman Hayley Jackson was sixth in the 1,600 (5:12.66).
For all of the results from the three-day event, go to www.mpssaa.org.
State track and field championships team scores
Boys: 1. Douglass 117.50, 16. Patuxent 18, T-29. Calvert 4; McDonough did not score.
Girls: 1. Oakdale 85, T-24. Patuxent 4, T-31. Calvert 2; McDonough did not score.
Boys: 1. Long Reach 68, T-3. Northern 44, 13. Lackey 25, 14. Huntingtown 21, T-18. La Plata 15, T-18. Westlake 15; Chopticon, Thomas Stone did not score.
Girls: 1. Huntingtown 83, 6. Westlake 39, T-9. La Plata 23, 18. Thomas Stone 13, T-28. Lackey 5; Chopticon, Northern did not score.
Boys: 1. Bowie 85, T-9. North Point 32, 12. Great Mills 26.50, T-28. Leonardtown 3
Girls: T-1. Magruder 50, T-1. Henry A. Wise 50, 22. North Point 10, 33. Leonardtown 5; Great Mills did not score.