Howard's Ferguson wins Class 2A pole vault title

Track and field


Howard High's Justin Ferguson won his first Class 2A title in the pole vault yesterday when he cleared 13 feet, 6 inches at UMBC, wrapping up the state outdoor track and field meet that was rained out Sunday.

Ferguson, a senior, had won the Howard County indoor pole vault championship this past winter.

Middletown won the boys team competition with 74 points, followed by Urbana and Surrattsville.

With Ferguson's 10 points for first place, Howard moved up one spot to sixth place with 34 points.

On the girls side, Atholton ran away with the title, scoring 92 points. Middletown was 28 points back, followed by Central, Northwest and Gwynn Park.

Urbana's Lauren Graff won the girls pole vault as she cleared 10 feet, 6 inches. Mount Hebron's Melanie Langmead took home second place with a vault of 10 feet.

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