I had that gap. Never would have guessed I could have run that kind of 800.”
Parkside’s Ramit Gupta was second in 2:03.76.
Sanchez finished second to Nichols in both the 1,600 (4:40.15) and 3,200 (10:13.98) and was fourth in the 800 (2:07.13).
The Bucs’ runner-up finish was also bolstered by senior David Bowen, who qualified for states in all four of his individual events. Bowen was second in the 200 meters (22.45), third in triple jump (405½), and fourth in the 400 (52.34) and long jump (201).
Kent Island senior Cade Stanfield placed third in the 800 (2:04.09) and sophomore Cade Donnelly was third in the 1,600 (4:44.01). Freshman Branden Jaski was fifth in the discus, but qualified for states with a throw of 122-11 that met the qualifying standard.
Queen Anne’s, which finished seventh, was led by sophomore Colin Brown, who won the long jump in 20-4, and Cordell Rogers, who was second in the 100 and 400 meters.
Harford Tech won the girls’ team title with 177 points, well ahead of runner-up Queen Anne’s, which totaled four firstplaces. Second in the 100 meters (12.60) to Wicomico’s Mykaelah Jones (12.49), Johnson edged Jones to win the 200 in 25.49 — Jones finished in 25.97.
“I wasn’t expecting to win anything,” Johnson said. “I mean Mykaelah runs a 25 so I was just going to go out there and run and apparently I did great. I beat her at Baysides and I had a feeling if I just ran it, just used by natural ability (I could win.)”
Sophomore teammate Sheqoya Moore, who on Thursday teamed with Margaret Meehan, Taylor Peck and Emily Gates to win the 3,200 relay (10:06.40), joined Johnson, Peck and Gates on the winning 1,600 relay yesterday, clocking a 4:08.14. Prior to 1,600 relay, Moore won the 400 in 1:00.51 for her first individual regional championship.
“I was just trying to push all the way through there,” said Moore, who moved into the lead with 200 meters remaining and held off