McDonogh School's Dalton Hengst won the freshmen mile last year at New Balance Nationals. The question for his sophomore year is if he can run a fast time between now and the 2016 New Balance Nationals to be placed in the championship race rather than emerging elite division? Millrose Games mile should be a good race to improve his seed time.
There is more indoor beyond the state meet next week at the PG Sportsplex this upcoming Monday and Tuesday. A select group of Maryland's best have the opportunity if they choose to take to compete with the nation's elite at the New Balance Nationals Indoor held at the New York Armory on March 11th through March 13th.
Between the championship and emerging elite divisions as well as freshmen races including projected times for rarely contested relays and using seed times from comparable indoor events or even performances from last outdoor season, numerous ways to qualify for the national meet.
See below which Maryland boys have met the standard (though still will need to enter/register themselves if haven't already) in some of the commonly contested indoor events this season.
Maryland boys qualifiers for New Balance Nationals Indoor
Note: Many events contested at nationals are rarely run especially some of the relays such as SMR, DMR, 4xmile, shuttle hurdles relays and often the meet accepts projected times based on the relay legs individual PR's as well as performances from past seasons/comparable events. Complete list of qualifying standards can be found HERE.