La Plata

Maryland Independent - - Sports B - PRINCE J. GRIMES

Head coach: Richard Wil­liams (31st sea­son) Last year: Boys — 6-7 (eighth in SMAC, fourth at SMAC cham­pi­onships, fifth at Class 3A South Re­gion cham­pi­onships, 10th at Class 3A state cham­pi­onships); Girls — 4-9 (tied for ninth in SMAC with St. Charles and Thomas Stone, sixth at SMAC cham­pi­onships, fourth at Class 3A South Re­gion cham­pi­onships, 12th at Class 3A state cham­pi­onships) Ath­letes to watch: Boys — T Alexan­der Devine (Sr., All-SMAC, All-County), S/R Cay­den Mathews (Jr., All-SMAC, All-County), D/R Gage White (Jr., All-SMAC, All-County), D/R Miles Smith (Sr., All-SMAC, All-County), S/H/R

Boys — S Keon Bent­ley (All-SMAC); Girls — S/J Siani Downs (All-SMAC) Strengths: McDonough boys should be strong in the jump­ing events and the sprints, where it had in­door re­gion cham­pi­ons in the 55 dash and 800 re­lay. The girls are also best suited for sprints and should thrive in the shorter re­lays. Weak­nesses: Be­ing a Class 1A school com­pet­ing in SMAC, depth will al­ways be an is­sue for the Rams. With smaller num­bers comes a smaller mar­gin for er­ror, as ev­ery ath­lete has to be avail­able and able to con­trib­ute points, which isn’t go­ing to be the case. Head coaches: Boys — Keith Mitchell (first sea­son); Girls — De­bra Hall (fifth sea­son)

Weak­nesses: (first sea­son) Last year: Boys — Third at Mary­land In­de­pen­dent Schools Ath­letic League

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