Release Date: 5/22/2014
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Deer Park girls and Pine Grove boys run away with first BCPS Middle School Track & Field Championship

TOWSON, MD. – At the inaugural Baltimore County Public Schools Middle School Track and Field Championship, the girls’ team from Deer Park Middle Magnet School and boys’ team from Pine Grove Middle School ran away with top honors.

The event, which Middle School Superintendent Penelope Martin-Knox described as “a great success," culminated the first year of the BCPS middle school track and field program. Twenty-three middle schools competed in 11 events before a crowd of nearly 2,000 spectators at Milford Mill Academy on May 3.

“I am truly proud of what our student-athletes and coaches accomplished. The level of skill that students displayed was a testament to the effort and hard work of the students and coaches," said Michael Sye, coordinator of athletics. “Throughout the meet, it was so awesome to see the school spirit and the love everyone showed for each other. There were many heartwarming moments during the meet to help build athletes up and celebrate their success. The sportsmanship displayed was incredible!"

Based on scoring from all events, the following teams ranked in the top 10:

Girls
1) Deer Park, 70 points
2) Stemmers Run, 58 points
3) Old Court, 38 points
4) Pine Grove, 32 points
5) Franklin, 25 points
6) Middle River, 22 points
7) Sudbrook, 20 points
8) Loch Raven, 19 points
9) Arbutus, 12 points
10) Deep Creek, 8 points
10) Woodlawn, 8 points
10) Parkville, 8 points

Boys
1) Pine Grove, 80 points
2) Old Court, 52 points
3) Deer Park, 46 points
4) Franklin, 29 points
5) Sudbrook, 24 points
6) Stemmers Run, 22 points
7) Windsor Mill, 20 points
8) Arbutus, 14 points
8) Southwest Academy, 14 points
10) Cockeysville, 11 points

Meet Director Joseph Vales said it was “an awesome way to begin our Middle School Track program" and added, “We look forward to seeing our students on the track next year!"

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