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Boys Athlete of the Week: Connor Cunningham, Loyola, indoor track and field

Boys Athlete of the Week: Connor Cunningham, Loyola, indoor track and field
Connor Cunningham, Loyola track and field athlete, is The Baltimore Sun's Boys Athlete of the Week for Jan. 9, 2013. (Handout photo)

The Dons' standout continued his strong junior season with another dominating performance in Friday's 12-team Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association group meet at Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex, capturing two individual events and taking part in a winning relay. Cunningham, in his first season indoors after competing in outdoor track and field for the first time last spring, won the long jump and triple jump Friday, was a member of the 800-meter relay team and also took fourth place in the 55-meter dash. It's the third consecutive meet (another MIAA meet and the Frostbite Invitational) in which he has swept the long and triple jump. His season-best long jump of 21 feet, 6 inches is the best in the Baltimore metro area this season, and his triple jump of 42 feet, 11 inches ranks second. Cunningham maintains a 3.7 grade point average at Loyola.

Others considered: Kai Locksley, McDonogh, basketball; Omari Ringgold, Centennial, basketball

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