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Lorenzo Loaiza
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On Feb. 5, B-CC Track and Field competed in the West Region Championships at the Prince George’s Sport and Learning Complex.

Junior Tytan Hinkson led the way for the boys team, as he placed second in the Men’s Varsity 500-meter race. Senior Colin McKelvey followed just behind ,placing fourth in the same event. Hinkson, Sophomore Lorenzo Loaiza, McKelvey, and Senior Teddy Wieder then combined to place sixth in the Men’s Varsity 4×400 relay. Junior Zachary Thomas continued the team’s winning streak, as he placed fourth in Mens Varsity Shot Put. Sophomore Olatotajowa Gbadebo placed fifth in Men’s Varsity High Jump, and Junior Seamus McCann finished the day strong with a second place finish in Men’s Varsity Pole Vault.

Following his races, Hinkson said, “I’ve had injuries throughout the season, not being able to train a lot, but I was still out there everyday putting in what I had to the sport and it’s almost paid off.”

Boys Track and Field combined to place sixth with a total of 33 points. 

Girls Track and Field showed a strong performance, as well. Junior Ani Bailin led the way, placing second in the Women’s Varsity 3200-meter. Junior Sophie Harjes followed with a fifth place finish in the Women’s Varsity 3200-meter. The girls continued to show out as Junior Layla McBerry, Senior Lily Capizzi, Junior Danielle Krinn, and Junior Amelia Menefee placed sixth in the Women’s Varsity 4×400 relay. Bailin, Harjes, Menefee, and Senior Morgan Kirsch finished off the day with a bang, as they combined to place second in the Women’s Varsity 4×800. 

Overall, the girls combined to finish in 11th place, with a total of 27 points.

Following his success in the competition Hinkson said, “This success means something, but not a lot. [The] job’s not finished.”

The Barons will compete next on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the Indoor State Championships. Here, they will look to clinch a spot in the Nike Indoor Nationals which take place from March 8th to the 10th at the Nike Track and Field Center in New York.

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Cole Tartal, Staff Reporter
Cole Tartal, a B-CC junior, serves as a writer for the Tattler. He is a die hard fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens. When hes not in school you can find him hanging out with friends or watching sports.

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