Frederick Douglass' Rico Gomez won two individual state titles at the 2015 championships, including a record-setting performance in the 500 meter dash. (Photo by Lisa McArthur)
0 stars - This one might stand for awhile.
1 star - Looks safe for this year.
2 stars - Someone might have an outside shot.
3 stars - There's a decent chance someone challenges it.
4 stars - At least one person has a good shot.
5 stars - It would almost be surprising if it *wasn't* broken.
Boys: 6.42 (Ricardo Griggs, Gwynn Park, 2013) - 3 stars
Shavar Staats has been one of the top breakout sprinters in the state this season, lowering his 55 meter dash personal best from 6.95 as a sophomore to 6.46, which puts him well within striking distance of the 2A state meet record.
Girls: 7.11 (Cierra Layne, Edmondson-Westside, 2003) - 2 stars
Harford Tech's Caitlyn Bobb will likely have a chance at three different meet records at the state meet, but the 55 dash is probably the longest shot given her current personal best (7.20 seconds). No other 2A girl has run faster than 7.27 heading into regionals.
Boys: 34.79 (Marcelle Preston, Largo, 2014) - 1 star
Only Milford Mill's Marquis Miller has come close to the 300 meter record this year, and that was on a banked track at the Armory in New York. No 2A runner has gone under 36 seconds in the event on a flat track this year.
Girls: 39.83 (Micah Meekins, Marriotts Ridge, 2016) - 4 stars
In the history of the 2A state meet, Micah Meekins is the only girl to have ever run under 40 seconds in the 300 meter dash. Meanwhile, Caitlyn Bobb - the defending champion - ran 39.34 at the PG Sportsplex earlier this year.
Boys: 1:04.58 (Rico Gomez, Frederick Douglass-PG, 2015) - 1 star
The 2A boys 500 field looks wide open heading into regionals week, with the top eight runners separated by less than a second. At the same time they are all currently almost three seconds off the 2A record.
Girls: 1:14.70 (Kellie Roberts, Central, 1986) - 4 stars
In a vacuum, Caitlyn Bobb would have a very good shot at taking down both the 300 and 500 state meet records. However, the 500 could also be her third race of the day at the state meet; not enough to take away her favorite status, but enough to make multiple meet records hard to accomplish.
Boys: 1:56.77 (Warren Staver, Queen Anne's County, 2014/Kyle Lund, Oakdale, 2019) - 5 stars
Lund tied the 2A state meet record last year as a junior. So far this year, he has run significantly faster on three occasions (including a MD #1 1:55.06 at the CMC Championships) and hasn't lost a race since December 14.
Girls: 2:15.45 (Hayley Jackson, Patuxent, 2017) - 1 star
There's no shame in not beating Hayley Jackson's time. Only one girl, Digital Harbor's Nia Warren, has run under 2:25 in the 2A classification this year.
Boys: 4:18.89 (Robby Creese, Glenelg, 2011) - 2 stars
Kyle Lund owns a 4:16.54 outdoor personal best in the 1600, but he also may be coming back from anchoring the state-champion-hopeful Oakdale boys in the 4x800.
Girls: 4:45.55 (Hayley Jackson, Patuxent, 2017) - 0 stars
Maybe if they let Juliette Whittaker run?
Boys: 9:28.63 (Justin Diehl, Calvert, 2019) - 2 stars
Sub-9:30 isn't out of bounds for 1A state XC champion Zane Chalker, who leads all of 2A in the event (9:38.62). He also hasn't really had any competition in any race this year, as no other runner has gone under 10 minutes in each of the three times he has raced the 3200. However, Chalker is also entered at regionals in the 1600.
Girls: 10:45.67 (Hannah Oneda, Winters Mill, 2012) - 0 stars
It's probably going to be awhile before any of the 2A girls distance records come into jeopardy.
Boys: 7.48 (Jerod Void, Surrattsville, 2001) - 3 stars
Shawn Getzen leads all of 2A by a wide margin this year, and his 7.58 personal best from the SMAC Classic puts him within striking distance of the record.
Girls: 8.15 (Kisha Jett, Hammond, 1993) - 1 star
Three girls have run between 8.66 and 8.78 in the 55 hurdles this year, which should make for an interesting race, but probably won't produce a new 2A state meet record.
Boys: 1:30.74 (Largo, 2017) - 1 star
The 2A classification isn't without some good sprint squads, but the fact remains that no 2A team has run within even four seconds of the 2A state meet record in the 4x200 this year.
Girls: 1:44.62 (Harford Tech, 2019) - 1 star
The Cobras broke the 2A state meet record in the 4x200 last season, but have run only 1:47.58 so far this season. It would take a huge season best from either them or Frederick Douglass-PG, who sits second in 2A at 1:47.59, to challenge the record this year.
Boys: 3:27.92 (Baltimore Poly, 2007) - 3 stars
The Millers of Milford Mill still own easily the top time in the state at 3:24.09, which they ran up at the Armory in New York. Still, with their impressive sprint depth, a 3:27 performance on a flat track is still very much within the realm of possibility.
Girls: 4:03.50 (Largo, 2012) - 1 star
The current heads of 2A from Seneca Valley sit nearly nine seconds off of the 2A state meet record.
Boys: 8:11.28 (Harford Tech, 2019) - 2 stars
The Oakdale boys have the personnel to make a run at the fresh 2A state meet record, especially if Kyle Lund can break out a 1:56 anchor leg. Will it happen? We may get a better feel for how fast they can go after regionals this weekend.
Girls: 9:39.39 (Damascus, 2018) - 1 star
No 2A team has run within 30 seconds of the Hornets' meet record from a few years ago.
Boys: 57'1.50 (Wayne Mims, Wilde Lake, 1976) - 2 stars
One of the older state meet records on the books looked pretty safe coming into the winter, but Century's Chett Brunner has worked himself onto the periphery of the record. His 53'9.75 performance at the Carroll County Championships puts him just over three feet shy of the record, and he is still getting better.
Girls: 44'1.50 (Seasons Usual, Frederick Douglass-PG, 2017) - 1 star
Defending state champion Asia Travers is once again the 2A leader in the event leading into regionals, but the Elkton senior is still six and a half feet off the record.
Boys: 6'10.50 (Jon Hill, Walkersville, 2009) - 0 stars
It's not even the overall state meet record, but it's up there.
Girls: 5'8 (Amina Smith, Patuxent, 2010/Isabella Laurel, South Carroll, 2014) - 1 star
Both Douglass' Autumn Winston and North Caroline's Samantha Cash have cleared 5'4 and should be two of the top-scoring athletes at the 2A state meet, but 5'8 is still probably a stretch.
Boys: 15'1 (Pat Tvarkunas, Glenelg, 1996) - 2 stars
South Carroll's Patrick Tunkel set a new season best of 14'6 at the Carroll County Championships last weekend. It's still another jump up to the 15-foot mark, but not out of bounds.
Girls: 13'3.25 (Jackie McNulty, Oakdale, 2015) - 1 star
Since McNulty set the new record in 2015, only two girls have even cleared 11'6 in the 2A pole vault. No 2A girl has reached 11 feet so far this year.