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Alpha Blade, Digital Harbor, senior

Blade was the top sprinter in Baltimore City in the winter, winning indoor titles in the 55 and 300. He went on to win the Class 3A state title in the 300 and finished fourth in the 55.

Charlie Butler, Mount Saint Joseph, junior

Butler is one of the area’s premier distance runners. He won the MIAA A Conference title in the 3,200 in the indoor and outdoor seasons and finished second in the 1,600 last spring.

Ricardo Cooper, Calvert Hall, senior

Cooper was the MIAA indoor champion in the 55 and has since been competing nationally in various sprint events. He won the 200 at the Nike Indoor Nationals earlier this month.

Tyler Dailey, Dulaney, senior

Dailey is coming off an indoor season in which he was unbeaten in the state in both the 800 and 1,600, claiming Class 4A state titles in both. Last spring, he was fourth at the state championsh­ips in the 1,600.

Cameron Davis, Calvert Hall, junior

Davis has built a nice friendly rivalry with Butler, whom he beat for the MIAA cross

country title. He finished second in the 1,600 and fourth in the 3,200 indoors, and is the reigning MIAA outdoor champion in the

1,600. Liam Hagerty, Severna Park, senior

Hagerty was a vital member of Severna Park’s indoor state championsh­ip team, winning the Class 4A title in the 3,200 and running on the championsh­ip 4x800 relay team.

Trevin McHargh, Oakland Mills, senior

McHargh is coming off a record-setting indoor season, winning the 55 state title in a Class 2A-record time of 6.39 seconds. He ran on the championsh­ip 4x100 and 4x200 relays last outdoor season, and was fourth in the 100.

Chimdy Onoh, Dundalk, senior

The Penn State football signee is also one of the state’s best throwers. He won Class 4A state championsh­ips in both the shot put and discus last season but didn’t compete indoors while playing basketball.

Jackson Steinbrenn­er, Winters Mill, junior

Steinbrenn­er is coming off a strong indoor season in distance events. He won Carroll County titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 after finishing second in the county in the cross country championsh­ips.

Darian Tarver Jr., Atholton, senior

Tarver finished second in the 300 and third in the 500 at the Class 3A indoor championsh­ips and was county champion in the 300. He was county and state runner-up in the 400 last spring.


1. Oakland Mills

Coach: Chris Brewington

Last season: Class 2A state champion

2. Mount Saint Joseph

Coach: Kyle Reagan

Last season: MIAA A Conference runner-up

3. Calvert Hall

Coach: Scott Baker

Last season: MIAA A Conference champion

4. Severna Park

Coach: Josh Alcombrigh­t

Last season: Class 4A state champion

5. Gilman

Coach: Matt Tully

Last season: Third in MIAA A Conference

6. Mervo

Coach: Vaughn DeVaughn

Last season: 14th in Class 4A

7. Dundalk

Coach: Kevin Tran

Last season: Seventh in Class 4A

8. Manchester Valley

Coach: Jim MacDonald

Last season: Tied for fourth in Class 3A

9. Archbishop Spalding

Coach: Jessica Beard

Last season: Sixth in MIAA A Conference

10. Towson

Coach: Gil Stange

Last season: 16th in Class 3A

11. Broadneck

Coach: Josh Webster

Last season: Eighth in Class 4A

12. Liberty

Coach: Trent Rose

Last season: 10th in Class 2A

13. Old Mill

Coach: Justin Murdoc

Last season: Class 4A state runner-up

14. New Town

Coach: Zane Chapman

Last season: Tied for eighth in Class 2A

15. Howard

Coach: Zack Dickerson

Last season: Third in Class 3A

Others considered: Century, Milford Mill, Poly, Westminste­r, Wilde Lake

 ?? MARK WECHT/FOR BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA ?? Shane King finishes the anchor leg for Oakland Mills in the 4x200 relay at last year’s Class 2A state track and field meet.
MARK WECHT/FOR BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA Shane King finishes the anchor leg for Oakland Mills in the 4x200 relay at last year’s Class 2A state track and field meet.

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