Top Maryland Athletes To Watch At This Weekend's Virginia Showcase

Dalton Hengst (McDonogh) 800, Mile

Oh look, a distance runner! While most of the top Maryland athletes heading down to Liberty University this weekend are sprinters, Hengst will be in action in both the Invitational mile and 800. Hengst is just one of a few runners who could push for a sub-4:10 in the mile on Saturday along with Konrad Steck, Waleed Suliman and others. After clocking a US #1 3200 in a solo effort last week Hengst will be hungry for more this weekend.

He will also get a chance to grab the top spot in Maryland in the 800, something that Eastern Tech's Taylor Baranoski has held ever since beating Hengst at the Frostbite Invitational back in December.