Ever Elegon scored 24 points by herself at regionals. A similar performance at states could go a long way for Seneca Valley's title chances. (Photo by Craig Amoss)
Let's take a look at how each of the top 2A teams could bring home this year's 2A girls team title.
Top Projected Girls Teams (based on season bests - non-state qualifiers are not counted in any event)
- Seneca Valley High School Screaming Eagles - 48 points
- South Carroll High School Cavaliers - 46 points
- Harford Tech High School Cobras - 45 points
- Century High School Knights - 34 points
- Frederick Douglass-PG High School Eagles - 34 points
- North Caroline High School Bulldogs - 27 points
- Kent Island High School Buccaneers - 23 points
- Digital Harbor High School Rams - 22 points
- Glenelg High School Gladiators - 21 points
- Oakdale High School Bears - 21 points
- Wicomico High School Indians - 21 points
- Middletown High School Knights - 18 points
- Carver A&T High School Wildcats - 16 points
- Thomas Stone High School Cougars - 15 points
- Elkton High School Golden Elks - 14 points
- Westlake High School Wolverines - 14 points
- Winters Mill High School Falcons - 14 points
- Calvert High School Cavaliers - 13 points
- North Harford High School Hawks - 10 points
- Francis Scott Key High School Eagles - 8 points
- Sparrows Point High School Pointers - 8 points
- Liberty High School Lions - 7 points
- Boonsboro High School Warriors - 6 points
- Williamsport High School Wildcats - 6 points
- Parkside High School Rams - 5 points
- Fallston High School Cougars - 3 points
- La Plata High School Warriors - 3 points
- Poolesville High School Falcons - 3 points
- Patuxent High School Panthers - 2 points
Century High School Knights
The Century girls ran 4:14 at the 2A West regionals, beating the current 2A state leaders from Seneca Valley. (Photo by Craig Amoss)
The Century girls don't have any individual state title favorites, but will likely get contributions from a variety of events (including Jasmine Stanton in the 55 dash and Allison Everton in the high jump). They also ran the fastest 4x400 of any 2A teams at regionals and can also score in the other two relays.
Frederick Douglass-PG High School Eagles
Autumn Winston was last year's 1A champion in the 500. Can she repeat as a state champion this year in the 2A classification?
Douglass' state championship squad this year consists of just three girls, but two of them are two of the best athletes in the field. Senior Autumn Winston is a contender in the 300, 500 and high jump (she won regional titles in the 300 and high jump), while junior Victoya Smith could score a dozen (or more) points in the 55 and 300.
Harford Tech High School Cobras
Still only a junior, Caitlyn Bobb already has six individual state titles on her resumé.
The Cobras finished as state runners-up at both the indoor and outdoor state meets last year (finishing in the top two at indoor states for the first time in school history). Junior Caitlyn Bobb is the team's anchor, and she comes in as the favorite in both the 300 and 500. They also lead all 2A teams this winter in the 4x200 and are contenders in a wide-open 4x400.
Seneca Valley High School Screaming Eagles
Seneca Valley's 4:12 performance in the 4x400 at the Montgomery County Championships still leads all 2A teams.
Can senior Ever Elegon repeat her excellent regionals performance (first in the 500, second in the 800 and third in the 300) at the state meet? If so, Seneca Valley will be right in the mix for their first indoor state title in school history. They have plenty of other potential point-scorers, including Deborah Gnoumou, who ran a 2A #1 time of 8.62 in the hurdles at regionals, as well as the relays.
South Carroll High School Cavaliers
Grace Siehler's 5:14 time at the Howard County Winter Festival is still the only sub-5:20 performance by a 2A runner this year.
Junior Grace Siehler is the only 2A girl to have run under 5:20 in the 1600 this season and is also a contender in the 800. The Cavaliers have one of the best mid-distance groups in the field; they currently rank third among 2A teams in the 4x800 and fifth in the 4x400. They also project strong in the field, as Zelda Hirsch tied the top 2A mark (10'9) in the pole vault at regionals and Megan Plummer ranks fourth in the shot put.