Boys track: First team

March 24, 2010

Yao Adantor
Reservoir, senior

• Improved greatly since last year through offseason work in shot put

• State championship throw of 55 feet, 1.5 inches in Class 3A was best in all four classes at title meet

• Finished sixth in states last year with throw of 44 feet, 5.5 inches, an improvement of 10 feet, 8 inches this winter

• Won Howard County, region titles along with state crown to complete impressive sweep of postseason meets

Tommy Butler
Francis Scott Key, senior

• Finished third at Nike Indoor National Meet in Boston, jumping personal best of 6 feet, 8.25 inches; named All-American

• Finished indoor season in Maryland undefeated

• Won Class 2A title with jump of 6-6, beating Austin Strine of Middletown by 6 inches

• Won Class 2A West Region meet with leap of 6-5, topping Stine by 4 inches

George Chambers
Archbishop Curley, senior

• One of state's top sprinters in public or private schools

• Won 55 and 300 in MIAA championship meet in mid-January to help Curley finish third overall

• Won 55 in 6.49 seconds at Maryland-D.C. Private Schools title meet after MIAA title meet

• Set state private school record with time of 34.88 in 300, breaking own record, defending title from 2009; had to sit out Nike Nationals earlier this month because of thigh problem

Robbie Creese
Glenelg, junior

• One of state's top distance runners in any class in track or cross country

• Won 800-, 1,600-, 3,200-meter runs all in same day at Class 2A state title meet

• Came away with same hat trick at Class 2A Central championship meet

• Finished in second place in 1,600 at Howard County meet

Corey Cutler
Pikesville, senior

• Selected boys Athlete of the Year by Baltimore County indoor track coaches

• Versatile athlete who excels at 300 and 500, plus field events like high jump

• Won 300 and 500 at Baltimore County championship meet; took fifth in that meet in high jump

• Finished third in 500, fourth in 300, and fifth in high jump at Class 1A state meet

Matt Jablonski
Loyola, senior

• Runner of the Year in cross country; won two more championships this winter in MIAA competition

• Captured 1,600 and 3,200 in MIAA championship meet this winter as Dons finished third overall

• Won two-mile run at Mid-Atlantic Track in February at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex

• Will make choice between running and soccer in college; played both sports in fall for Loyola

Miguel Narine
Northwestern, senior

• Played important role in Northwestern's surprise second-place finish in Class 1A state title meet

• Won 500 with time of 1:09.02, edging teammate Jerome Hill (1:09.23) for top spot

• Ran on victorious 1,600 and 3,200 relays

• Scored 30 of team's 63 points as Northwestern finished six points behind champion Carver

Jawan Parker
Carver, senior

• Played major role in helping Carver sweep Baltimore City, region, Class 1A state championships

• Won 55 and ran on winning 800-relay team as Carver (69.83 points) edged Northwestern (63) for team title

• In second season of running indoor track, helped Carver win 800 relay at state meet

• Ran anchor leg at state meet; made great sprint after Bears were behind by 15 yards on final leg

Kikanae Punyua
Wilde Lake, junior

• One of metro area's biggest surprises in distance running throughout cross country and indoor track seasons

• Came to United States from Kenya in late August and decided to try running; took sixth in state last fall in cross country

• Went undefeated in 3,200 this winter, winning Class 3A state title

• Earned All-America status at National Scholastic Indoor championships in New York; ran personal best of 9:16, beating previous time by 20 seconds

Matthew Rever
Dulaney, junior

• Won 800 and 1,600 in Baltimore County championship meet as Dulaney finished second overall behind Hereford

• Won same events in Class 4A Central Region meet, helping Lions also take second there

• Took second in 1,600 in state meet but ended up ninth in 800 in tough Class 4A race

• Went 19 days between region and state races in 800 because of bad weather

Ryan Sullivan
Southern, senior

• Won Class 2A pole vault state title by clearing 13-6 in championship meet

• Followed another vault of 13-6 to give Sullivan Class 2A East Region championship

• Started postseason by doing exact same vault - 13-6 - at Anne Arundel County championship meet

• Improved by whole foot over last year, when he took third in state Class 2A competition

Yao Adantor
Tommy Butler
George Chambers
Robbie Creese
Corey Cutler
Matt Jablonski
Miguel Narine
Jawan Parker
Kikanae Punyua
Matthew Rever
Ryan Sullivan

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