In the hunt
Lackey, Westlake in top five after Day 1 of SMAC track and field meet
There’s a good chance Dave Spain’s sleeping habits will be closely monitored in the future by Southern Maryland Athletic Conference track and field athletes.
The night before Day 1 of the conference championships, the Huntingtown assistant coach dreamed that Hurricanes’ high jumper Kaitlyn Hinds would be crowned SMAC champion. And true to form, the Huntingtown senior tied a school record with a jump of 5 feet 4 inches Tuesday at Great Mills High School.
Day 2 of the conference meet was held Thursday.
“I don’t know why I dreamt that because I don’t even coach her,” said Spain, who works with the distance runners.
Hinds, who shares the school record with Maia Burke and Diarra Butler, edged out runner-up Jaila
Lackey’s Lauryn Young soars over the bar in the high jump competition during Tuesday’s opening day of the SMAC track and field championships at Great Mills. Young finished tied for sixth.