Boys Varsity Track Outdoor, Coed Varsity Track · Boys 400m relay takes 3rd in county championship

ampionships Boys 400m Relay Team
(l to r) Kaden Harvey (Jr.), Ryley O’Dell (Sr.), Anthony Hopkins (So.) and Kaleb Frank-Warren (Jr.) take home a 3rd place medal/win for the 4x100m relay at the AACPS Outdoor T&F County Championships.

The Anne Arundel County Public Schools outdoor track and field county championships took place on Wednesday and Thursday evening at Severna Park high school. Boys and girls from each of the 13 county schools competed in 18 events with the goal of accumulating enough team points to take home a coveted first place plaque and medals. In the end, the Arundel boys and Severna Park girls claimed victory and the title of ‘2019 Anne Arundel County Outdoor Track & Field County Champions’. Congratulations to both teams!

There were sprinkles of improvement for our Southern Bulldogs. In fact, a few team members set personal records (PR’d) by shaving time off of previous efforts. But, it was the boys 400m relay team—comprised of Anthony Hopkins (So.), Kaleb Frank-Warren (Jr.), Kaden Harvey (Jr.) and Ryley O’Dell (Sr.)—that capitalized on their event the most. They managed to hold off six high school teams to come in at third place, just under winners Old Mill and second-place Arundel. The boys may have been channeling their energy from a recent trip to Penn Relays  in Philadelphia two weeks ago, where they fared well against other area schools in attendance. It was just the motivation they needed to maintain a comparable level of physical and mental exertion. And for the most part, they did.

Kaleb, Anthony and Ryley posed with their medals (not pictured: Kaden)

Here are the final results from the Boys 4x100m Relay:

1 Old Mill High School – 43.05
2 Arundel High School – 43.59
3 Southern (AA) High School – 44.96 
4 South River High School – 45.23
5 Meade High School – 45.48
6 Annapolis Senior High School – 45.58
7 Severna Park High School – 47.00
8 Chesapeake High School-AA – 47.99
9 Chesapeake Science Point – 48.52

Southern has less than a week to prepare for the  2A South/3A East Regional Championships taking place at Reservoir high school starting Wednesday, May 15th at 4:30 p.m. The regional championships conclude on Saturday, May 18th (start time at 10 a.m.), where qualifiers will move on to the state championships the following week at Morgan State University.

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Congratulations to the relay team and great job by everyone who participated in an event. GO DAWGS!