Westminster again sweeps Carroll meet Track and field

May 11, 1991|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,Special to The Sun

WESTMINSTER -- Using depth as their biggest advantage, the Westminster boys won their 10th consecutive championship and the girls successfully defended their 1990 title in yesterday's Carroll County track and field competition at Western Maryland College.

The boys placed in every event for a 51-point victory over runner-up Francis Scott Key. The girls had a 63-point edge over second-place Liberty.

Jeff LiBerge won two events and was third in another. However, he failed to clear the opening height in the pole vault two weeks after achieving the best vault ever by a Maryland high school athlete. He cited the unusually fast Western Maryland surface and the tight time frame for his four events as reasons for the miss in his signature event.

Jamahl Hogan, a transfer from North Carroll, had victories in the long and triple jumps for Westminster, and the Owls won three of four relays. South Carroll's Jim Clarius was a winner in the 400 and 800.

In the girls meet, distance ace Stephanie Morningstar won three events and hurdler/jumper Kenya Warfield won twice to pace Westminster. Morningstar ran her usual 800 and 1,600 races but was moved to the 400 instead of the 3,200 for her third individual gold. Even so, the Owls had enough distance depth to sweep the top three spots at 3,200 without Morningstar.

"The county championship is still a big thing for us," Westminster coach Bill Hill said. "This is 10 in a row for us. That's what we call a tradition."

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