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NEWS
March 25, 1997
Boonsboro Warriors Coach: Sue Lowery, 1st year 1996 Class 1A South Region team results: Boys third; Girls fourth Top returners: It will be the last go-round for Doug Oates and Jessica Bracken with the Warriors. Oates, specializing in distances ranging from 800 to 3,200 meters, will lead a strong distance contingent, which includes juniors Brad Long and Matt Wamsley. Bracken will concentrate on the pole vault, the first year Maryland will offer the event for girls.
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by JACK HILL III | April 1, 2004
CLEAR SPRING - The Jefferson track and field teams had a big day at the Clear Spring Invitational on Wednesday, sweeping the boys and girls team titles by comfortable margins. Jefferson finished first in the boys meet with 154.5 points. Williamsport (100.5 points) edged McConnellsburg (98 points) for second place. The Jefferson girls scored 204 points, easily outdistancing second-place Williamsport (132). "I think that it was a good start to the season," Clear Spring coach Jaime Mason said.
NEWS
January 8, 2001
McCormick exceeds expectations By DAN KAUFFMAN / Staff Writer Middletown senior Greg McCormick gave a word of warning as he entered the Monocacy Valley Athletic League indoor track meet. "Don't expect anything from me," he said. McCormick wasn't even sure he would compete Saturday at the Hagerstown Community College's athletic complex - not just because of his continued recovery from a neck injury, but because of a hip pointer he suffered last week. And even then he waited an hour before he picked up his pole and almost two before he took his first warmup approach for the high jump.
NEWS
February 19, 2001
Indoor Track - Hubs lead county teams to states INDOOR TRACK North Hagerstown hopes to be Washington County's Hub of attention at today's Maryland Indoor Track Championships. North's boys team has the strongest shot at bringing a state team championship back to Washington County after winning the 3A/2A West Region title in thrilling fashion over River Hill on Feb. 9. North's girls finished second to Long Reach in the region. In the area, Middletown is favored to win the girls team title after taking the 2A/1A West region title on Feb. 3. Middletown's boys also won the region, beating out Northwest in a close battle.
NEWS
BY DAN KAUFFMAN | May 21, 2002
kauffman@herald-mail.com A year later, nothing has changed for Boonsboro junior Brett Morrell. Last year, Morrell went to University of Maryland-Baltimore County looking for three Class 1A state track championships to call his own. He walked away with two - the 300-meter hurdles and the long jump - and an agonizing second in the 110 hurdles. Morrell heads back to UMBC on Thursday and Saturday, with his sights set on the same prizes. "It was my goal last year, and it has been ever since," Morrell said after last Friday's 1A West championships.
SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | May 26, 2012
After taking the lead for good in Saturday's race, Williamsport senior Evan Hardy still had one guy left to beat - Jeff Scuffins. And he got past him too. Hardy convincingly won the Class 2A boys 1,600-meter run at the Maryland State Track & Field Championships at Morgan State University in 4:17.82 to break Scuffins' long-standing Washington County record in the event. The former North Hagerstown star's mark of 4:18.94 had stood since 1980. “I wanted to beat 4:18 and I just went for it,” said Hardy, who took the lead for good at the end of the first lap and won by 4.68 seconds.
NEWS
by ANDREW MASON | May 27, 2005
andrewm@herald-mail.com BALTIMORE - Armed with spikes and poles, Washington County athletes set out to defend their crowns Thursday during Day 1 of the Maryland State Track & Field Championships at Morgan State University. Mission accomplished. "Defend, that's what I wanted to do," said Williamsport junior Lacie Johnson, who repeated as Class 1A girls pole vault champion with a personal-best performance of 9 feet, 6 inches. "I know I made it in other events (long and triple jumps)
SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2013
It might seem like Boonsboro senior Josh Testa came out of nowhere in indoor track this year. In some ways, he did - just ask the Williamsport Wildcats. Testa overcame a seemingly insurmountable deficit on the final lap of the 800-meter run at the Washington County championships on Jan. 18 as he edged Williamsport's Cody Grams at the finish line for the victory. It was a four-point swing in a meet Boonsboro ultimately won by three points, 154-151, over the heavily favored Wildcats.
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | March 25, 2009
Williamsport track coach John Bailey said that Morgan Keplinger and Amy Taylor "are the heart of that girls team. " Considering that girls team won the first state indoor track title in Washington County history last month, the two Williamsport seniors also are The Herald-Mail's Washington County Girls Indoor Track & Field Co-Athletes of the Year. "Everything fell into place the way we wanted it to," Keplinger said. "It was the perfect season. The hard work paid off. " At the 1A state championships, Keplinger prevailed in one of the most exciting races of the day, winning the 800-meter run by five-hundredths of a second in 2:24.
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | February 5, 2008
While Super Bowl XLII was one for the ages, Williamsport indoor track coach Cindy Mease can't stop thinking about Super Bowl XL. "Pittsburgh road The Bus to the Super Bowl," she said. "We are riding the bus to states. We have a charter bus to fill. " That's why Mease's top priority Monday evening at the Maryland Class 1A West championships at Hagerstown Community College was to qualify as many athletes as possible for the state meet Feb. 18 in Landover, Md. "I'd rather have a full bus than a region title," Mease said.
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