Harford Tech junior Caitlyn Bobb ran the third fastest 300 meter time ever at the Prince George's County Sportsplex on Monday to break the Maryland 2A classification state meet record in the event with her 38.93 performance. Bobb was only a tenth of a second off the facility and overall Maryland state meet record back in 2010 by Aurieyall Scott of Eleanor Roosevelt at 38.83.
It was part of another big state championship for Bobb, who has garnered numerous past state titles to her resume over the last two years. Bobb repeated as well as a 500 meter dash champion comfortably in a time of 1:16, while also anchoring her 4x400 meter relay to a come from behind victory and overall time of 4:04.
Bobb nearly completed the sprint triple as she finished as a state runner-up in the 55 meter dash finals to Aliyah Harris of Wicomico in a 7.23 clocking. Bobb had a personal best of 7.16 in the prelims to qualify for the finals.
The Harford Technical squad led by Bobb fell just short of a team title by 1 1/2 points to South Carroll. An unfortunate familiar spot for her team that experienced a similar close runner-up showing one year ago to Hereford in the MPSSAA 2A State Indoor Championships.
Having dual citizenship with Bermuda, Bobb plans on once again representing the island nation at the Carifta Games on April 10th - 13th. This year's Games happen to be hosted in Bermuda.
Before she starts her outdoor season, Bobb still has one more major meet in her first New Balance Nationals Indoor where she intends on racing in the emerging elite division of the 200 meter dash and championship division of the 400 meter dash. She has yet to race 400 meters indoors, but has an outdoor best of 52.79 which ranked her 8th nationally last spring.
She is currently ranked 10th nationally in the 300 meter dash with a 38.61 season best and 6th nationally in the 500 meter dash with a 1:13.46 season best.