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May 16, 2009
PREP TRACK & FIELD SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg placed third in the boys team standings and sixth in the girls out of roughly 50 schools at the PIAA District 3 Class AAA Championships on Saturday. The top eight in each event were placewinners. For the Chambersburg boys, ConRoy Smith was second in the 200 (22.58), Tyson Keith was third in the 200 (22.88), Kavon Bailey was third in the triple jump (45-2 1/4), David Eubanks was fifth in the 800 (1:57.43) and Caleb Hussack was fifth in the high jump (6-2)
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By ANDREW MASON | April 25, 2009
North Hagerstown hosted the Chuck Zonis Track & Field Invitational on its home track for the first time since 1999 on Saturday. And the Hubs didn't waste the opportunity to shine in their new digs at Mike Callas Stadium. North racked up 187 points to easily win the girls team title. Smithsburg was second (93.5) and Greencastle-Antrim was third (83.5). "It's our track, our meet and we won," said North's Renee Phillips, who won the 100 (12.3 seconds) and 200 (26.1) and anchored the winning 4x100 (51.1)
NEWS
March 28, 2009
PREP TRACK & FIELD Rebels, Warriors at TJ FREDERICK, Md. -- South Hagerstown and Boonsboro both competed at the Patriot Invitational at Thomas Johnson. The South boys and girls each finished ninth in the team standings. The Boonsboro boys were 10th and the girls were 13th. Each school had several top-eight placewinners. For the South boys, Ian Anderson was third in the 400 (52.47), sixth in the 100 (11.66) and eighth in the 200 (23.76), Devaun Bowie was third in the long jump (20-3 1/2)
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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.
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By ANDREW MASON | March 19, 2009
Last month, the Willliamsport girls became the first team in Washington County history to win a Maryland state title in indoor track. Now, the Wildcats are ready to take their show outdoors. And they've got their added feature attraction -- senior Cayla Broadwater. Broadwater, who did not compete indoors, won Class 1A state titles last spring in the long, triple and high jumps to lead Williamsport to the team title. "It's great to have her back," Williamsport coach John Bailey said.
NEWS
March 16, 2009
PREP INDOOR TRACK BOSTON -- Clear Spring junior Paige Shirk, a three-time Maryland Class 1A state champion, placed eighth in the girls shot put at Nike Indoor Nationals on Sunday. Shirk's best throw of 39 feet, 11 1/4 inches came on her sixth and final attempt. She set the 1A state record at 41-4 1/2 last month. Boonsboro senior Scott Rice -- the Washington County record holder in the pole vault at 14-3 1/4 -- tied for 23rd in the event Saturday with a jump of 13-8 1/2. The top six in each event earned All-American honors.
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By ANDREW MASON | February 17, 2009
LANDOVER, Md. -- It was clear in the very first event that the Williamsport girls were not going to settle for second at the Maryland Class 1A Indoor Track State Championships on Monday. Kaelii Stout, Ashley Goge, Tracey Forsythe and Morgan Keplinger combined to win the 4x800-meter relay for the Wildcats in 10:13.13, storming all the way back from fifth place in the second half of the race. "We weren't going to let anybody keep us from getting our goal," Keplinger said. Twelve events later, Williamsport became the first school in Washington County history to win a state team title in indoor track.
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By ANDREW MASON | February 17, 2009
LANDOVER, Md. -- The Williamsport and Smithsburg boys indoor track teams battled each other all winter for the conference, county and region titles. It was no surprise that they were at it again Monday at the Maryland Class 1A State Championships at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex. In another tight finish, the Wildcats edged the Leopards 44-41 -- for third place. The title went to Western Tech (69), while Glenelg (56) was second. "You always come down here trying to win, and the kids made a run at it," Smithsburg coach Ray Shriver said.
NEWS
February 17, 2009
Prep Indoor Track Maryland State Championships at LANDOVER, Md. First-place and Washington County results: Girls Class 1A Team scores: 1. Williamsport 78.5; 10t. Boonsboro 12; 12. Clear Spring 10; 13. Smithsburg 8. 55 -- 1. Chelsea Walker (DH) 7.33; 5. Rehema Emanuel (Wi) 7.78; 10. Morgan Keplinger (Wi) 8.11. 55 hurdles -- 1. Olivia Durr (Poolesville) 8.62; 3. Amy Taylor (Wi) 9.12; 7. Lenzie Weicht (Wi) 10.04. 300 -- 1. Chelsea Walker (Digital Harbor)
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By ANDREW MASON | January 24, 2009
The great champions always seem to find a way to win. At the 18th annual Washington County Indoor Track Championships at Hagerstown Community College on Saturday, the Williamsport girls came from behind to stun North Hagerstown 161-159 to capture the team title for the seventh straight year. Smithsburg was a distant third with 65 points. "I thought we had it," North coach Sarina Hamilton said. It did appear that way for most of the meet. The Hubs won the first event, the 4x800-meter relay, and led the entire way until the 13th and final event, the 4x400.
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