Oak Hall ended the 2016 track and field season as the 1A state champions after finishing third in 2014, and runner-up in 2015. The Eagles return a majority of their squad as does 2016 runner-up Holy Trinity with the likes of Giana Gayles, Elizabeth Bacon, and Samantha Folio. We take a look at the top 1A girls teams heading into the 2017 season.
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The Westminster Academy boys are coming off a 1A cross country state championship, the first in 28 years. They hope to duplicate that success on the track this season as the top returning team in 1A and hoist the championship trophy for the third time since 2014.
The First Academy boys finished 6.5 points behind Westminster Academy in 2014 and a mere half point off the top spot again in 2015. Needless to say the Royals are hungry for the team title and will rely on a well balance attack and core nucleus from that runner-up squad. Jahquez Durham (sprints), Allen Wiggins (throws), and Jonathan Griffin-Heard (hurdles/pole vault), along with the relays have the most potential to score big points. Maclay has a very strong distance squad and the classifications top pole vaulter in Darin Meeker and will give them a run at the top spot.