The Path to Victory - 2A Girls Teams

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)

  1. Seneca Valley High School Screaming Eagles - 48 points
  2. South Carroll High School Cavaliers - 46 points
  3. Harford Tech High School Cobras - 45 points
  4. Century High School Knights - 34 points
  5. Frederick Douglass-PG High School Eagles - 34 points
  6. North Caroline High School Bulldogs - 27 points
  7. Kent Island High School Buccaneers - 23 points
  8. Digital Harbor High School Rams - 22 points
  9. Glenelg High School Gladiators - 21 points
  10. Oakdale High School Bears - 21 points
  11. Wicomico High School Indians - 21 points
  12. Middletown High School Knights - 18 points
  13. Carver A&T High School Wildcats - 16 points
  14. Thomas Stone High School Cougars - 15 points
  15. Elkton High School Golden Elks - 14 points
  16. Westlake High School Wolverines - 14 points
  17. Winters Mill High School Falcons - 14 points
  18. Calvert High School Cavaliers - 13 points
  19. North Harford High School Hawks - 10 points
  20. Francis Scott Key High School Eagles - 8 points
  21. Sparrows Point High School Pointers - 8 points
  22. Liberty High School Lions - 7 points
  23. Boonsboro High School Warriors - 6 points
  24. Williamsport High School Wildcats - 6 points
  25. Parkside High School Rams - 5 points
  26. Fallston High School Cougars - 3 points
  27. La Plata High School Warriors - 3 points
  28. Poolesville High School Falcons - 3 points
  29. 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.