All is well in the universe again, Gilman wins the title after a one year hiatus. This makes it 7 out of the last 9 titles. Pure dynasty. A lot of people felt that when Poggi left, the track team would also fall by the way side. No way, Foreman was and is the architect of this machine. MSJ almost made it two in a row for them though. Final score was 155.5-151. I assume this is the closest score in the history of the MIAA.
Some notable performances. MSJ's Ikenna Obi upset Dejuan Ellis in the 100 by .02 seconds with a very fast 10.66. Not sure if this kid plays football and what year he may be, but he's a blazer. And speaking of Ellis. This kid broke the MIAA long jump record, with a 24'5.5 jump. Beating Gilman's Ayende Watson's 23'9 jump. Ellis next year could break all kinds of records. Track might be this kid's best sport. Would love to see what he could do in the long jump if he concentrated just on that.
Watson won the triple jump with a record jump(and broke my 26 year old school record this year), came in second in the Long and high.
McDonogh's Dalton Hengst won an unprecedented 800,1600 and 3200. Really sucks the way they schedule it, because Gilman's Tory Young(who won the 800 last year) didn't run the 800 because he had the finals of other events too close to it. Would have been an epic race. Hengst should win Athlete of the year this year IMO.
This was an epic track season in the ata and I hate that the MIAA has their meet so early. Just imagine the times and jumps they would have if the meet was later like the state.