Spring Athletic Teams Honored for State Championships

News Release, Calvert County Public Schools

Prince Frederick, MD- The Calvert County Public Schools Board of Education recently honored athletes who won a state championship in spring sports.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “Our schools had an amazing spring season. Congratulations to the athletes, their families and their coaches.”

After winning the Class 3A South Regional Championship, Emma O’Kane and Alex Pinkham won the first girls doubles state championship since the inception of the tennis team at Northern High. The team is coached by George A. Weckel, Bill Marks, and Chuck Barnes.

This year the Northern High girls track and field team won the Triple Crown of cross country, indoor and outdoor state titles under the direction of head coach Josh Dawson and assistant coaches Kevin Delamer, John Urdahl, Clayton Lewis and Andy Cerrito. On their way to their third 3A Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) championship of the year, the team won the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) Outdoor Championship and the 3A South Region Championship.

Northern High runners Oakley Olson, Abby Setzfand, Kathryn Lawless, and Claudia Dolan won the 4×800 meter relay championship, setting a school record in the event.

Several Northern High athletes won individual track and field titles, as well. Jasmine Holland won the triple jump; Oakley Olson won both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs; and Allie Droneberger was the high jump champion.

The Huntingtown High boys track and field team brought another state championship home to Calvert County. Coached by head coach Valerie Harrington and assistant coaches Jim Hall, Mike Henshaw, Deb Morgan, and Dave Spain, the team also won the SMAC championship and the Chesapeake Division championship.

The Huntingtown boys 1600 meter relay team of Evan Fee, Ian Fokum, Joseph Murray and Ryan Holloway won the state championship in their event, as did Conor McGirr in the individual 1600.

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