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fresh­men Katie Harper scor­ing, the 400 with Mal­lo­rie Smith and Bul­lock scor­ing and the 800 helped us win the meet.”

Hall also said sev­eral fresh­men scored points.

“Latavia Jack­son and Adara Gam­ble in the 300 hur­dles and also on two re­lays, which also in­cluded fresh­men Lau­ryn Lewis and Harper. Fresh­men Grace Moore scored in the high jump as well, adding team points. We are blessed to have 16 fresh­men on our team ros­ter this year.”

Smith, McDow­ell and Nueslein each won in­di­vid­u­ally. Smith fin­ished the 400 in 57.61 sec­onds, 27 one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond ahead of Bowie’s Feli­cia Haidara. McDow­ell took the 800 (2:18.68) and Nueslein won the 1,600 (5:25.05) with Calvert’s Syd­ney Friedel plac­ing sec­ond (5:33.70).

“I didn’t even know that we

broke any records un­til Ms. Hall told us to­day,” McDow­ell said in a tele­phone in­ter­view with South­ern Mary­land News­pa­pers on Mon­day af­ter­noon. “It was pretty ex­cit­ing. It just re­ally felt like we were run­ning like nor­mal. Our school record is a 2:36, so we were just try­ing to break that one, but we had a dif­fer­ent re­lay team last year, but I be­lieved we were still ca­pa­ble of break­ing it.

“The big goal is to beat Bowie at the 1,600 re­lay. It felt good to beat them. They’re al­ways good com­pe­ti­tion. I know one of their sprint­ers. Per­son­ally, I want to get back down to 2:14 in the 800 and I’m try­ing to hit 54 [sec­onds] in the 400.”

La Plata se­nior Lil­lian Reese was a triple win­ner, tak­ing the 100 hur­dles (14.67), the long jump (18 feet 1 inch) and the triple jump (37-2 1/4).

She was also sec­ond in the high jump (5-2). Au­tumn Townsend, Reese’s team­mate, won the dis­cus, toss­ing 113-11.

Chop­ti­con ju­nior Lau­ren Fan­cella

fin­ished first in the 3,200 in 12:30.62.

Leonard­town took fourth with 72 points with La Plata in sixth with 69 fol­lowed by Chop­ti­con in seventh with 44.50. West­lake was ninth with 20 points, Calvert tied for 10th with Friendly of Prince Ge­orge’s with 15 and Stone 12th with six.

“We had many that set per­sonal bests, too,” Raiders head coach Shawn Snyder said.

One of those per­sonal bests was Bethany Laird, who fin­ished seventh in the 1,600 in 5:51.21.

“It’s the only race I was run­ning to­day and the best I’d ever got­ten was a 5:55,” Laird said. “I didn’t do as well as I wanted to, but any im­prove­ment is bet­ter than noth­ing. I usu­ally go out the first lap too fast but my dad, Chad Laird, was telling me to take the first lap slower, so I’m more con­sis­tent.”

Laird said she and her fa­ther have every­thing writ­ten down on pa­per, an­tic­i­pat­ing the meet.

“I was re­ally ner­vous last night so my dad and I sat down and

planned it all out. We plans all the splits out to see what would be the fastest. I fig­ured a 1:20 spit would be the best. My dad loves to train me. He was an Army Ranger so jump­ing out of planes has re­ally busted up his knees, but we train and bike to­gether. We’re a re­ally ac­tive fam­ily. It’s been a good day over­all.”

For the boys, Will Moten of West­lake saw some suc­cess around the track.

He won the boys 100 dash in 10.72, de­feat­ing Bowie’s Tajh Gilchrist by two one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond, and fin­ished sec­ond in the 200 (21.94), 12 one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond be­hind Gilchrist.

“It was a de­cent run,” Moten said af­ter the 100. “My goal time is a 10.30. It’s been like wishy washy to­day. I think the guy who ran the 100 fi­nals also ran the 100 hur­dles, so I think he may have been tired from that. I think he would have been more com­pe­ti­tion if he hadn’t.”

La Plata se­nior Miles Smith set

a new meet record in the 800 with a time of 1:55.75, break­ing the old mark set in 2007 by one sec­ond, with Calvert’s Ja­cob Rickards in sec­ond (2:00.70). Smith also won the 1,600 in 4:32.35.

La Plata se­nior Alexander Devine took the shot put (56-2) and the dis­cus (147-11). West­lake se­nior Jalen El­liott also set a new meet record, win­ning the 100 hur­dles in 14.32, break­ing the old mark set in 2013 by two one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond. He also won the 300 hur­dles in 40.98, nearly a tenth of a sec­ond ahead of Largo’s Aaron Hacket.

La Plata was third as a team with 69 points fol­lowed by North Point in fifth with 60 and Leonard­town one point be­hind in seventh with 59.

Stone placed eighth with 37 points, while Chop­ti­con took ninth with 36 and Calvert was 10th with 28.

Calvert’s Justin Diehl fin­ished first in the 3,200 (10:02.70) and Chop­ti­con’s Javon Barrett won the high jump (6-0).

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