In the hunt

Lackey, West­lake in top five af­ter Day 1 of SMAC track and field meet

Maryland Independent - - Sports - By MICHAEL REID mreid@somd­

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.

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