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2016 Track & Field championships claimed by Minnesota boys and Maryland girls

The Minnesota Trojans boys track and field won their second national championship in three years nudging Maryland Orioles by just three points. Minnesota came out on top for the 2016 track season with 143.5 points and Maryland had 140 points. Texas rounded out the top three with 115.5 points.

Minnesota had the best performance in the 200m, 400m, high jump, triple jump, and 3200m relay events. The team also scored in top-eight in 16 of 18 events. The two events that Minnesota did not have a top-eight finish was in the discus and javelin.

Only one prep and prep Deaf school record was broken this year and it was in the 3200m by Tennessee’s Gashaw Duhmael. The new record is 9:37.65 and that broke the Deaf prep record which was 9:41.19 and prep record which was 9:38.86. Duhamel also was named the track of the year athlete and will run for University of Tennessee next year.

Kyrell Cummings of Minnesota was recognized as the field of the year athlete and Steven Fuerst also of Minnesota was selected as coach of the year.

MSAD boys win mythical national championship in track and field

Maryland Orioles girls track and field won their second straight and sixth overall national championship in a landslide. Maryland ran away with the 2016 national championship with 188 points. Fremont came in second with 77 points and Texas at third with 65 points.

Maryland placed first in seven events which were 400m, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, high jump, javelin, 400m relay, and 800m relay. The team also had a top-eight finish in all 18 events.

Shanieka Coleman of Mississippi was named the track athlete of the year. Coleman won the Mississippi class 1A state championship in the 100m and wrapped up her career with four state championships. Fremont’s Daijuhnae Williams was named the field athlete of the year and Maryland’s Randy Shank was recognized as the coach of the year.

2016 NDIAA/USADTF Prep Results

2016 Minnesota Boys Track EMAC Champs
2016 Boys NDIAA/USADTF Track & Field National Champions - Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (Photo courtesy of MSAD Athletics).

2016 Maryland Girls ESDAA Track Champs
2016 Girls NDIAA/USADTF Track & Field National Champions - Maryland School for the Deaf (Photo courtesy of MSD).

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