Maryland Indoor Track State Championships: Oakdale Rules 2A

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2A Boys

  1. Oakdale, 49; 2. Century, 45; 3. Catoctin, 42;  4. Largo, 39.

It was a much tighter event for the Oakdale boys in winning by a mere four points over Century. Going into the final 1600-meter relay, Century had a one-point lead. But Oakdale’s squad of Kenny Yerardi, Joshua Hindle, Matthew Yerardi and Evan Kowalk put down a 3:32 for second place and eight points, while Century scored three points by finishing sixth.

Leading the way for Oakdale was senior Adam Middlebrook who won the high jump at 6-02, while taking second place in the pole vault at 13-00. Also contributing five critical points in the pole vault was freshman George Stultz who placed fourth in 11-06.

Evan Kowalk added nine points to the team total beyond his two-point share in the final relay. He placed third in the 1600 in 4:33 while capturing sixth place in the 800-meter run.

Brett Tarzy gave Oakdale five points by placing fourth in the 3200 in 10:20.

And the final four Bears points came through the 800-meter relay team capturing fifth place.

One state 2A record was set. Breaking his own record from 2014 was Rico Gomez of Douglas-PG, winning the 500-meter run in 1:04.58 – surpassing his 1:05.35 of a year ago.  Gomez was also the state 2A victor in the 300 with a time of 34.85.