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Watch: Owls Track Team Gears Up for State Championship Meet

Westminster High School track and field athletes and coaches talk about their success this season and their hopes for the state track meet.

The track team hasn't seen a county title since 2006. This year, with Head Coach Rob Johnson in his second year at Westminster High School, the team took both the county and regional championship titles.

Johnson said last year he had young talent. This year he said he focused on putting together a strong coaching team and then developed some of that young talent. The team peaked at the right time.

On May 9 both the girls and boys teams won county titles. According to Johnson, the team hadn't won a county title since sharing the title with Francis Scott Key in 2006.

Ten days later the boys team ran away with the regional championship title and the girls took third place in the region.

Johnson attributes his team's successful season to a strong coaching staff and athletes who were willing to work hard.

The following athletes are expected to compete in the state track meet starting today at 4 p.m. at Morgan State University. The meet will continue Saturday at 10 a.m.

100 Meters
Audra Fernekees

200 Meters
Sam Fernekees

400 Meters
Sam Fernekees
Audra Fernekees

800 Meters
Ben Jeager

1600 Meter
Natalie Eastwood
Alex Cooke

3000 Meters
Natalie Eastwood
Erica Quisenberry
Mark Walther

3200 Meter
Natalie Eastwood
Alex Cooke

110 Meter Hurdles
Bryant Young
Justin Maize

300 Meter Hurdles
Justin Maize

Distance Medley Relay
Abby Shriver
Amy Virostek
Karleigh Baldwin
Katie Ozgun

Zach Rodriguez
Chris Lucci
Sean Baldwin
Jesse Parsons

Shotput
Kierstan Devoe
Travis Kesler
Bryant Young

Discus
Travis Kesler

High Jump
Akuna Mezu
Nneka Mezu
Justin Maize
Tevin Bailey

Pole Vault
Dan Kemph
Geoff Heaton
Hannah Sisler

Triple Jump
Nneka Mezu

Are you going to the meet? Take photos and videos and submit them to Patch at kym.byrnes@patch.com!

Kym Byrnes (Editor) May 25, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Go Owls! Good luck today and tomorrow.

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