White lifts Dulaney to repeat girls title
Mandy White of Dulaney won three races and set a meet and county record, as the Lions repeated as Baltimore County girls track and field champions yesterday at Towson High.
White won the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and ran on the first-place 3,200-meter relay team for the Lions, whose 118 points easily outdistanced second-place Woodlawn's 91 1/2 . She set a meet and county mark of 10 minutes, 56 seconds in the 3,200-meter run.
In that race, White lapped the field and won by 1:37.5. The sophomore then put on a strong finishing kick to edge freshman Jerri Williams of Randallstown, 2:25.5 to 2:26.1, in the 800-meter run.
White had a tough time in the 800. She had to fight her way out of being boxed in on the first lap. She then battled Williams the entire second lap, finally taking the lead for good in the final 40 meters.
The 1,600-meter run caused White little trouble. She took the lead almost immediately and cruised the rest of the way, winning by 27.9 seconds.
Another multiple was winner Erin Graham of Woodlawn, who won the 400 meters and the 300-meter hurdles, and was second in the 100-meter hurdles. She also ran on the Warriors' first-place 1,600-meter relay team in the final event of the day.
Oakland Mills, paced by Eric Graham's four gold medals, won the 22nd Howard County Boys Track and Field Championship at Mount Hebron.
The Scorpions outscored runner-up Hammond, 141-125.5.
Centennial's Pat Rodrigues won the 3,200 and 1,600 runs an set a meet record of 9 minutes, 32.8 seconds in the 3,200 meters.
Hammond, paced by Kisha Jett's four gold medals, won the girl championship, the first for the Bears. Hammond outscored runner-up Glenelg, 126.5-117.5.
Jett set a meet record of 17 feet, 8 1/2 inches in the long jump Teammate Mekka Richardson set a meet record of 47.1 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles.
C. Milton Wright swept the team titles at the Harford County Track and Field Championships at Edgewood.
The boys competition came down to the final event of the day, the triple jump. Edgewood took the top three places, but C. Milton Wright's Brian Brewer took fourth to give the Mustangs the title, 151-146.5.
In the girls competition, C. Milton Wright beat Fallston, 122.3-108.
Joppatowne's Thori Staples turned in the top individual performance, winning four gold medals. The junior won the 400-meter --, the 800-meter run and the long jump, in addition to anchoring the Mariners' 3,200-meter relay team.
Fallston's Jenny Howard (1,600- and 3,200-meter runs), North Harford's Heather Ledebur (100-meter and 300-meter hurdles) and C. Milton Wright's Amanda Boch (100-meter and 200-meter --es) were double winners. Edgewood's Chris Gibbons (100 meters, 200 meters) was the only multiple winner in the boys competition.