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Washington County indoor track and field athletes seek gold, glory in Class 1A state meet – Herald-Mail Media


On Thursday, South Hagerstown senior Cole Schlotterbeck closed his final high school indoor track and field season with two state championship gold medals and a silver.

On Tuesday, athletes from Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Clear Spring and Hancock will go in search of their own medals in the Class 1A state meet at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore. Start time is 4 p.m.

Here’s a quick preview of the events in which Washington County athletes are hopeful to secure podium (top three) finishes.

Favorites for gold

Boys 500 — Smithsburg junior Cameron Rejonis, a three-time state champion already in his high school career, has the top time this season (1:09.37), with Snow Hill’s Diontraye Bratten (1:10.34) the closest challenger.

Boys 800 — Rejonis has the top time this season (2:06.89) by more than 2 seconds. Teammate Liam Fisher ranks fourth (2:12.34).

Boys 3,200 — Smithsburg senior Sean Milligan has the top time this season (10:10.42), 10 seconds ahead of Catoctin’s Alex Contreras and 30 seconds ahead of everyone else.

Boys 4×400 relay — Smithsburg’s team of Fisher, senior Owen Brophy, senior Ryan Linn and Rejonis has the top time this season (3:38.70) by more than 9 seconds. That’s a faster performance than South Hagerstown’s gold medal-winning effort in the 3A state meet on Thursday.

Boys high jump — Clear Spring sophomore Tyler Josenhans is the only athlete to clear 5-9 this season and enters as the top seed. Teammate Benjamin Hinz, a senior, is one of six other jumpers to clear 5-6.

Girls 1,600 — Boonsboro sophomore Caroline Matthews has the top time (5:31.41) by more than 6 seconds. Smithsburg freshman Ella Fisher (5:43.58) ranks third.

Girls 3,200 — Matthews is even more dominant in this event, with a top time of 11:30.73 that is 1:12 ahead of the field. Teammate Cami Row (12:49.08, a junior, ranks third and Smithsburg freshman Cora Gentzel (12:55.22) ranks fourth.

Girls 4×800 relay — Smithsburg (11:07.45) has the top time this season, just ahead of Catoctin (11:08.05). Boonsboro ranks third at 11:18.25.

Girls shot put — Hancock’s Joslyn Foltz has the top throw this season (31-5¾), just ahead of Largo’s Zamaryah Marshall (31-0½). Boonsboro teammates Yasmine Marriott (30-7¾) and Kaitlyn Queen (29-7) rank third and fourth.

Podium possibilities

Boys 300 — Rejonis has the second-best time of the season (37.67), but Catoctin’s Brody Buffington (36.00) is a massive favorite.

Boys 1,600 — Fisher ranks fourth (4:53.62) and Boonsboro senior Zachary Reynolds ranks seventh (4:55.35). Both are within striking distance of the top seeds, Brunswick’s Andrew McGillivray (4:47.85) and Catoctin’s Alex Contreras (4:48.80).

Boys 4×800 relay — Smithsburg ranks third (9:12.17), with Snow Hill holding the top time of 9:00.92.

Boys pole vault — Brophy ranks third this season, having cleared 11 feet. South Carroll’s Peyton Thomas is a heavy favorite for gold, having cleared 13-6.

Boys shot put — Williamsport teammates Dylan Parker (42-9½), a junior, and Joseph Rodriguez (41-11½), a senior, rank …….

Source: https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/story/sports/2022/02/21/washington-county-indoor-track-athletes-seek-gold-glory-class-1-a-maryland-state-meet/6872413001/

On Thursday, South Hagerstown senior Cole Schlotterbeck closed his final high school indoor track and field season with two state championship gold medals and a silver.

On Tuesday, athletes from Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Clear Spring and Hancock will go in search of their own medals in the Class 1A state meet at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore. Start time is 4 p.m.

Here’s a quick preview of the events in which Washington County athletes are hopeful to secure podium (top three) finishes.

Favorites for gold

Boys 500 — Smithsburg junior Cameron Rejonis, a three-time state champion already in his…….

On Thursday, South Hagerstown senior Cole Schlotterbeck closed his final high school indoor track and field season with two state championship gold medals and a silver.

On Tuesday, athletes from Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Clear Spring and Hancock will go in search of their own medals in the Class 1A state meet at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore. Start time is 4 p.m.

Here’s a quick preview of the events in which Washington County athletes are hopeful to secure podium (top three) finishes.

Favorites for gold

Boys 500 — Smithsburg junior Cameron Rejonis, a three-time state champion already in his…….

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