Largo Becomes 4th Team Since 2007 to Win Boys & Girls Titles

The Largo girls clinched the team title by winning the first heat of the 1A girls 4x400 (they ended up finishing third overall). (Photo by Brandon Miles)

Since Eleanor Roosevelt won back-to-back boys and girls indoor state titles in 2006 and 2007, winning both in the same year has been a fairly rare feat in Maryland. Century accomplished the feat in 2011, Oakdale did as well in 2015 and Boonsboro did the same just three years ago in 2017. On Monday, it happened again since the third time in the past 13 years, as Largo took home both boys and girls 1A team titles.

As expected, the girls did much of their damage in the field events. Seniors Sade Panton and Sierra James went 1-3 in the shot put, while Joseline Adeoya and Sanaya Ross went 1-3 in the high jump - accounting for 32 of the team's 71 points. Senior Alysha Robinson was a runaway winner in the hurdles, running over half a second faster than the second-place finisher in the finals. They wrapped up their third indoor title in school history (and second since 2013) with a third-place finish in the 4x400.

The boys team battle was closer than the girls, as Largo entered the final race of the day just two points up on both Pikesville and Western Tech. Their sprint depth shone through once more in the 4x400, as they pulled away from Friendly on the anchor leg to leave no doubt. The Lions got wins from Jalen Jackson (300), Aharon Luster (500), Renaldi Falwell (shot put) as well as the 4x200 relay. The title was the team's first since winning their only two championships in 1983 and 1986. 

The Brunswick girls were easily the 1A runners-up, finishing with 60 points to Bohemia Manor's 36 in third. In the boys standings, Pikesville secured a second-place team finish over Western Tech with their third-place effort in the 4x400.