Find Out How They Won Their State Titles: The Team Champions Of 4A & 3A!

3A Girls Team Champions - Franklin

Nyjari McNeil had been a one athlete wrecking crew for the most part in her first two years at Franklin. A state champion at the 400, 500, and 800 meter distances, there were simply not enough events and help for McNeil to win a state title herself.

She certainly got some support this year with the transfers of two state champion caliber athletes in Tylar Colbert from Digital Harbor and Cameron Hinton from Maryvale Prep. Both new teammate additions came thru in the clutch at the state meet. Colbert was a state runner-up in both the 55 meter dash (7.20) and 40.67) for 16 points.

Meanwhile, Hinton had one of the more impressive individual times of the entire day with a sub 40 clocking winning the 3A girls 300 title in 39.59. She doubled back to add another 8 points in a runner-up finish (1:16.57) in the 500 meter dash to a familiar training partner...Nyjari McNeil.

For McNeil, it was a third straight indoor title in the 500, but she felt short of her stated goal of breaking the 3A state meet record in the event (1:14.58) with her winning time of 1:15.13. She came back within two hours to repeat as the 3A state indoor 800 meter champ in a decisive 7 second victory with her 2:17.24 effort.

Their 4x800 meter relay might have been the biggest surprise of the meet for their squad as they finished third overall in the 3A race for 6 points in a time of 9:57 and did not even run McNeil as one of their legs.

McNeil was saved for the end of the meet instead as she rallied the Franklin girls down by a few places in the 4x400 meter relay as anchor leg to overtake James Hubert Blake's relay in the final strides with the fastest time overall in among the state meets for all 4 classifications at 3:57.16.

7.20SBTylar Colbert2ndFinals H1Girls 55m Dash Finals
7.25Tylar Colbert2ndPrelims H2Girls 55m Dash Prelims
39.59Cameron Hinton1stFinals H3Girls 300m Dash
40.67SBTylar Colbert2ndFinals H3Girls 300m Dash
1:15.13Nyjari McNeil1stFinals H3Girls 500m Dash
1:16.57Cameron Hinton2ndFinals H3Girls 500m Dash
2:17.24SBNyjari McNeil1stFinals H1Girls 800m Run
2:27.46SBSuzanne Luthy6thFinals H1Girls 800m Run
12:32.46SBMckenzie Patrick12thFinals H1Girls 3200m Run
13:13.74Briana Demarcy18thFinals H1Girls 3200m Run
1:52.42Relay Team9thFinals H2Girls 4x200m Relay
3:57.16SBRelay Team1stFinals H3Girls 4x400m Relay
9:57.92SBRelay Team3rdFinals H1Girls 4x800m Relay
29-9Nia Thompson9thFinals H1Girls Shot Put
28-1Tierra Smooth11thFinals H1Girls Shot Put

                 Women - 3A - Team Rankings - 13 Events Scored
    1) Franklin                    73        2) Urbana                     66   
    3) Northern-Cal                59        4) Frederick                  41   
    5) Mt. Hebron                  37        6) Oakdale                    30   
    7) Damascus                    28        8) Great Mills                23.25
    9) Atholton                    21       10) Baltimore Poly             17   
   11) James H. Blake              16       11) Reservoir                  16   
   13) Manchester Valley           10       14) Chesapeake-AA               9   
   14) Tuscarora                    9       16) Towson High                 6.50
   17) Baltimore City College       6       17) Oxon Hill                   6   
   19) St. Charles                  5       20) Huntingtown                 4.25
   21) Centennial                   4       21) Gov. Thomas Johnson         4   
   21) South Hagerstown             4       24) North Hagerstown            3   
   25) Stephen Decatur              2.50    26) Seneca Valley               2   
   26) Milford Mill                 2       28) Westminster                 1   
   28) Glenelg                      1       30) Linganore                   0.25
   30) Wilde Lake                   0.25