The Dundalk boys indoor track team earned a share of the Class 3A Central Region team championship after finishing in a tie with Woodlawn on Feb. 5 at the Prince George’s County SportsPlex.
The Owls and the Warriors each scored 66 points and were regional co-champions.
Dundalk led Woodlawn entering the last event, the 1,600-meter relay. The Warriors won the event in 3:31.06, while the Owls finished fifth in 3:39.9.
Dundalk had a big edge in the hurdles and the pole vault.
Taishaun Craddock won the 55 hurdles in 7.79, while Se’Vion Thompson took third in 7.96 and K.J. Welch was fifth in 8.36.
Woodlawn did not score in the event, giving the Owls a 22-0 edge.
In the pole vault, Dundalk outscored Woodlawn 14-0 as Malik Brown took second with a height of 12-6 and Welch was third after clearing 11-feet.
Brown tied with Hereford’s Wyatt Parks, both clearing 12-6, but Parks won the region title on the basis of fewer missed attempts.
Jordan Williams placed second in the 55-meter dash, losing to Takai Davis of J.M. Bennett by 6.54 to 6.55, and Dallion Smith was fifth in the 300 meters in 36.74.
Williams defeated Woodlawn’s Terrell Williams in the 55 dash finals after posting a slower time in the preliminaries; otherwise, Woodlawn would have taken the team title.
The Warriors went first and fourth in the 300 meters, and scored three runners in the 500 meters to none for Dundalk. Woodlawn took third in the 800 meters, where Dundalk did not score.
The Owls beat the Warriors in the 800-meter relay, with Williams, Smith, Craddock and Welch winning the title with a time of 1:31.57 to runner-up Woodlawn’s 1:31.81.
Umer Qureshi finished seventh for Dundalk in the shot put, picking up crucial points, with a distance of 40-7.5.
Tyrone Rogers and Brown tied for seventh place in the high jump (5-2), for another couple of points that turned out to be big.
Woodlawn had a sixth-place finish in the shot put.
Poly finished third in the team standings with 56 points, followed by Bennett (51.5), Towson (42), C. Miltopn Wright (37), Chesapeake (35.5), Bel Air (31), Franklin (27) and Hereford (25).
Dundalk finished 13th in the Class 3A Central Region girls championship meet with eight points.
Hereford won the team title over Franklin, 109-80. Chesapeake took third with 56 points, followed by Woodlawn (46), Bel Air (36), Towson (30.5), Northeast (28), Poly (26), Bennett (24) and Edgewood (17).
Shawnie Allen finished second in the shotput to account for all of Dundalk’s scoring. She had a personal-best distance of 32-9.5, narrowly losing the individual title to Franklin’s Dasha Beaton with a distance of 33-10.5.
Elizabeth Stanley finished 14th in the 1,600 meters with a time of 6:07.18, while the 800-meter relay team of Briana Christian, Kyeara Prince, Mai Miswadeh and Kaoutar Cheji took 12th in 2:04.72.
Patapsco did not score in the boys or girls’ championhips.
Sekinat Dosunmu finished 10th in the girls shotput (26-3.5) and Olivia Lynch was 19th in the 55-meter dash and 22nd in the 300 meters.
Madison Crawley was 22nd in the 55 hurdles and Madison Magaha was 24th in the 1,600 meters.
For the Patriot boys, Jose Lizarraga Rosas was 14th in the 500 meters (1:16.91), De’Shawn Davis was 13th in the 55 hurdles (9.94) and Nikolai Vukov was 18th in the shot put (29-3.25).
Sparrows Point was to host the Class 2A North Region Duals championship tournament on Wednesday.
The Pointers were seeking their fourth straight regional duals title and fourth straight berth in the state championship match.
Sparrows Point (13-1) is seeded first in the regional tournament and was to wrestle fourth-seeded Hereford (10-4) in the opening match.
The other semifinal pitted second-seeded Digital harbor (12-2) against third-seeded Owings Mills (10-4). The semifinal winners immediately met in the championship match.
The regional champion advances to the state duals tournament on Saturday at North Point High. Class 1A and Class 2A begin at noon, with the finals scheduled for 4 p.m.
Sparrows Point defeated Hereford during the regular season 61-15 and beat Owings Mills 48-36. Both matches were on the road.
The Pointers are ranked 17th overall in the state as a dual-match team. Their likely opponent in the state tournament, Stephen Decatur, is ranked third and is the highest-ranked public school.