Largo girls posing with their state championship trophy after winning the state meet!
Photo Credits: Will Chapman / MileSplit
The anticipated team battle between the Western Tech, Largo, and Boonsboro girls kicked off in the 4x800m as Boonsboro took an early 10 points to kick off the meet. Led by Caroline Matthews, she led her squad to a victory in a time of 10:59.01, just sneaking under 11:00. In the 300m, it was all Western Tech and Largo as WT went 1 and 3 with Laila Gaynor winning the event and continuing her dominance in the middle distance events, meanwhile Largo went 2, 4, and 5 scoring 17 points. In the girl's 1600m, we saw Matthews double back after her 4x800m victory and dual it out with Mountain Ridge's Mary Delaney fighting down to the line with Delaney ultimately taking the victory over Matthew's by .42 seconds. In the 500m, we saw a similar story to the 1600m as Gaynor of Western Tech went for her 2nd win of the night, but was ultimately beat out by Madelyn Boyce of South Carroll in a thrilling race. It was once again a Largo athlete dominating the 55mh with Anyiah Fersner handily taking home the prelims and the finals. In the 55m, Diamond Richardson beat out two Largo athletes and one Western Tech athlete to take home the prelims and finals as well with Largo scoring 13 points in the event and Western Tech with 6. The 3200m was dominated by Boonsboro as Matthews tripled back and took home the win in a time of 12:08.04 and her teammate Cami Row secured second place, scoring 18 big points for Boonsboro. The girls 4x200m came down between a battle of Western Tech and Largo with ultimately Largo having the best-executed race, winning by over 2 seconds. Delaney came back in the 800m and picked up her 2nd win of the night in dominant fashion followed closely by 3 Smithsburg athletes who took home the 2-3-4 spots. It all came down to the 4x400m relay as it was a neck and neck race for the team title. South Carroll ended up taking home the win in the event, with Largo coming 2nd, Western Tech in 3rd, and Boonsboro in 5th. This narrowly gave Largo the team title winning only 3 points over Boonsboro and 10 points over Western Tech to be crowned this year's 1A girl's state champions.