Frederick High School’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams brought back some hardware from the 2019 MPSSAA 3A State Track & Field Championships.
The meet held on Friday and Saturday at Morgan State University in Baltimore has been good to FHS in recent years. The Cadet girls looked to defend their back to back state championships from 2017 & 2018, but would finish tied for second with Mt. Hebron. Northern-Calvert would win the 2019 state title with a total score of 85 points. Frederick’s boys who saw a vast overall team improvement this season would finish 23rd in the state.
The two day competition also saw the Cadets bring home three gold medals along with a pair of bronze.
Friday night saw Frederick’s first medal of the state championships as senior Paige Tolbard took gold in the discus with a throw of 118-02. Sarah Meredith would place 8th in the event.
Nicole Osei would take fifth in the triple jump with a finals performance of 36-04.50. On the boys side, junior Tory McCaa would finish 8th in the high jump.
Saturday morning started off strong for FHS when Christan Claggett finished the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.92 to capture bronze. Claggett wasn’t finished, the senior would win her second bronze in the 300m hurdles with a time of 46.11. Junior Issac Bynum would finish the 300m hurdles in eighth place for the boys team.
Frederick then continued its dominance of the 100m dash as Jada Sobratti would take gold with a time of 12.25. A Cadet girls sprinter has won the 100m each of the past four years and seven times in the state championships history. Alumnae Jaida Smith claimed the title in 2016,2017, and 2018. Sobratti would finish fifth in the 200 and 400m as well.
Senior Gerald Norgbe got into the gold medal party winning the boys triple jump with a mark of 47-00.
Tolbard then placed fourth in the shot put, with Destiny Noel finishing seventh.
To round out the day, Phoenix Staub took home fifth in the girls high jump and Ariella Kolani placed 7th in the girls long jump.