Pointer girls are fourth at county track meet
The Sparrows Point girls track and field team finished in fourth place at the Baltimore County track and field championships held at Dulaney High.
It was the highest finish for the Pointer girls at the county meet since at least the 1990’s, maybe longer.
As at the previous week’s Eastside Last Chance meet, Sparrows Point was boosted by the performances of junior Mya King and freshman Maci Gerbes.
King won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.81, a personal record that just barely edged out Patapsco’s Erin Palmer, who took second with a personal-best time of 15.04.
King finished second in the 300 hurdles, with a time of 44.52 to the 43.47 posted by Franklin’s Tylar Colbert. It was another personal-best time for King.
In the “field” portion of the meet, King finished third in the long jump and seventh in the triple jump.
She had a distance of 16-6 in the long jump, behind Jenae Dorsey of Franklin (17-3) and Colbert (16-9).
King’s distance in the triple jump was 33-5. Lola Salami of Randallstown won the event with a distance of 35-10.5.
Gerbes finished second in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:39.04, a personal-best. Hereford’s Lily Robertson won the event in 11:32.35.
In the 1,600-meters, Gerbes took fourth with a time of 5:23.59, another personal-best. Nyjari McNeil of Franklin won the event in 5:16.25.
Gerbes finished sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:31.35. McNeil won the county title in 2:19.7.
In addition to Palmer’s second-place in the hurdles, Patapsco got a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter and 3,200-meter relays, and sixth-place finishes in the 800 and 1,600-meter relays.
Palmer, Ashya Hill, Jazmin Morris and Jernell Jackson ran the 400 relay, while Miranda Byrd replaced Palmer in the 800 relay.
The 1,600 relay featured Hill, Byrd, Madison Magaha and Jaelyn Dickens, while Ndidiameaka Chimah replaced Byrd in the 3,200 relay.
Morgan Dennis of Patapsco and Brianna Cooper of Sparrows Point tied for seventh place in the high jump, each clearing a height of 4-4.
The Dundalk girls finished fourth in the 800-meter relay, in a time of 1:51.26 (Avia Jefferson, Quantia Johnson, Regina Okoro and Kim Dent).
Anastasia Farley took seventh in the 800 meters for the Owls, with a time of 2:31.57.
Franklin won the team championship over Hereford, 154-124. Dulaney was a distant third with 52 points, followed by Sparrows Point (37), Perry Hall and Randallstown (22), Carver A&T (21), Western Tech (19), New Town (18), Chesapeake and Parkville (16), Patapsco and Woodlawn (14), Eastern Tech (10), Milford Mill (5), and Dundalk and Pikesville 94).
In the boys championship meet, Dundalk finished in ninth place with 19 points. Dulaney won the team title over New Town, 114-79, followed by Milford Mill with 51 points, Franklin (48), Towson (42), Loch raven 38), Perry Hall (32), Hereford (28), Dundalk, and Kenwood (18).
Patapsco and Sparrows Point did not score in the meet.
The Owls finished second in the 400-meter relay, with the quartet of Tim Martin, Marquis Marable, Adam Lmansour and Taishaun Craddock posting a time of 44.27.
New Town finished first in 43.93.
The same four Owl runners finished third in the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:32.68, behind New Town’s 1:27.62 and Kenwood’s 1:32.57.
Thomas Hamby finished sixth in the shotput with a distance of 42-04, and Angelo Cromwell cleared 10-6 in the pole vault to finish fourth overall.
Hamby also had a 10thplace finish in the discus.
Patapsco had an eighthplace finish in the 400-relay with Christopher Lee, Jayden Brody, Bruce Newton-Epps and Alair Sapp, and were 12th in the 800-relay with the same four runners.
Cortavious Carter placed eighth in the triple jump for Sparrows Point, with a distance of 36-11.5.
Timothy Martin hands off to Marquis Marable in the 800-meter relay during the Eastside Last Chance meet. The Owls took third in the 800 relay and second in the 400 relay at the county championship meet.
Erin Palmer of Patapsco, shown here finishing second in the 200-meter dash at the Eastside Last Chance meet, took second in the 100-meter hurdles at the Baltimore County track and field
Mya King of Sparrows Point, shown here at the Eastside Last Chance meet, won the 100-meter hurdles title at the Baltimore County track and field championships, took second in the 300 hurdles and third in the long jump.