Sports Weekend: Urbana HS Girls Track & Field Team


Another Frederick County High School Championship team: The 3A State Champion Urbana High School Girls Track and Field Team will get the focus this Sunday on Frederick County Sports Weekend on WFMD Radio and WFMD.COM

Coach CJ Ecalono, 800 meter and relay team runner Anna Miller (a Junior), Pole Vaulter and 300 Meter Hurdles runner Sarah Hajzus (a Junior) and Pole Vaulter and Triple Jump competitor Hannah Walasik ( a Sophomore) made the trek up Grove Hill to the WFMD studios (see attached photo), and told how this Girls Track and Field team won the CMC Championship, The West Region 3A Meet and the State Meet held at Morgan State in Baltimore. A May Trifecta for Urbana! In the state meet the Urbana girls came up with 71 points with their nearest competitor, Baltimore Poly at 54 points. There are so many stories here. The young coach CJ Ecalono fulfilled a dream by running track himself at Urbana, competing at the college level and then coming back to Urbana and working his way up to head coach about ten years after he graduated from Urbana! Two of the young athletes we interviewed compete in very different events: Sarah Hajzus does the pole vault and then runs 300 meter hurdles. Hannah Walasik finishes third in the state in the pole vault and then competes in the Triple Jump! Coach Ecalono has a well balanced team that could pile up the points with amazing people like Delia Sipe finishing first in both the Shot Put and the Discus at the State Meet and then other members of the team just placing in events but piling up more points. The 3,200 meter relay team got the Hawks off to a fast start at states by taking first place in the very first event of the Meet! And most of these competitors are back next year for both the Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field squads. No public high school in Maryland was able to beat the Urbana girls this track season and it may be the same story next year with so many Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen on the team. Make sure you are listening this Sunday (6/12) at 12:05 pm for the story of this state championship squad on Frederick County Sports Weekend on 930 WFMD Radio and the streaming audio of

The Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters, meeting in Ocean City last weekend, recognized WFMD Radio for the 5th consecutive year for having the best “Year Round Coverage of Local Sports.”