Glenelg's boys won the Region I Class 2A/1A championship by capturing five events last week.
The win gave the defending Class 2A statechampions their second regional indoor boys track title. The Gladiators qualified for 14 spots in today's state meet at the Fifth Regiment Armory, and that makes them one of the favorites along with Towson and Milford Mill of Baltimore County.
"We have a good shot at winning states," Glenelg coach Roger Volrath said. "This is one of the best-balanced teams we've had with all three relays, the pole vault and all of the track events from 300 up.We're strong in middle distance and distance running."
Gerard Hogan and Eric Widmaier each won two gold medals for the Gladiators.
Hogan took the 3200-meter run (10 minutes, 30.7 seconds) and the 1600-meter run (4:39.8). Teammate Joe Rankin was second, and teammate Ed Hogan was third.
"Gerard Hogan is progressing well and has a lot of potential," Volrath said.
Widmaier won the 300-meter run in school-record time of 37.7 seconds. And he was part of the first-place 3,200 relay (8:39.7) along with Renard Brown, Mark Coleman and Daryl Dunigan.
Glenelg outscored runner-up Boonsboro, 97-65.75.
Jason Botterill won the pole vault for Glenelg at 11 feet.
The only otherchampion from the county at last week's meet was Atholton's Tony Dedmond in the 500-meter run (1:09.9).
Glenelg's 1,600-meter relay finished second (3:41.6) with Coleman, Widmaier, Dunigan and Matt Drummand.