On This Date: Small School, Big Performance from Ean Mann

Photo by Craig Amoss

As one of the smallest public high schools in the state of Maryland, Hancock High School has predictably not featured a ton of top athletes in the sport of track and field. However, the individual nature of the sport does allow said top athletes to showcase a school on a higher level than other sports, and that's exactly what 2017 graduate Ean Mann did for the Panthers.

A six-time top-five finisher at the 1A state meet in sprint events ranging from the 55 through the 300, Mann was possibly the team's most decorated athletes of the decade. On this date in 2017, Mann handily won both the 55 and 300 meter dashes at the Washington County Champions at Hagerstown Community College. Mann would go on to finish fourth at the indoor state meet in the 55 meter dash, and then cap off his senior spring season with runner-up finishes in both the 100 and 200 at outdoor states.