C. Milton Wright's boys track team won its fifth straight regional title Thursday. The school's girls team and Fallston's girls team alsowon championships.
The Mustangs of C.M. Wright piled up 152 points and qualified 42 athletes for the state meet as they beat Elkton (109) in the Class 3A Region III championships at Kenwood High. The topfour in each event advance to the state finals, which begin Thursdayat Western Maryland College.
Darryl Smith and Gary Sprucebank were gold medalists for the Mustangs, while the 3,200- and 800-meter relay teams also won.
Smith won the shot put and Sprucebank the high jump. Kevin Koffenberger, Brian Harris, Greg Stephen and Rodney Bralich won the 3,200 relay and Brian Bidniak, Keith Wilson, Brian Brewer and Chris Gill won the 400.
Gill was also second in the long jump. Other second-place finisherswere Bralich, 400-meter run; Brewer, triple jump; Dan Gartrell, polevault; Jeff Hankins, 3,200 run; Ron Pader, shot put; and Bidniak, Wilson, Sprucebank and Gill in the 800 relay. Stephen, Bralich, Wilson and Greg Phelps were third in the 1,600 relay.
In the girls events, the Mustangs finished first in three relays. Amanda Boch, StephanieRivas, Amanda Fouts and Dina Lastner won the 400 and the 800 relays.Jen Willey, Kris Sprucebank, Jen Catlin and Fouts won the 1,600.
The Mustangs also had three individual gold medalists. Fouts won the 400, Lastner won the 300 hurdles and Boch took the 200-meter --.
Stacy Servia ran second in the 3,200 and the 1,600 as did Lastner in the 100 hurdles, Boch in the 100 --, and Willey, Catlin, Julie Meyer and Lauren Davis in the 3,200 relay.
Sprucebank was third in the 300 hurdles and the 400. Also in third were Jenna Yasalonis, triple jump; Meg Walter, shot put; and April Smith, discus.
In the Class 2A Region IV championships run Thursday at Salisbury State College, theFallston Cougars won the girls title with 113.5 points. James M. Bennett was second with 100.
Jenny Howard led the Cougars with three victories. She won the 3,200-meter run, the 1,600-meter run and the 800-meter run.
The Cougars swept the 3,200 with Monica Beall, second, and Laurie Cicero, third. They also swept the 800 with Amy Havener, second, and Pam Toth, third. Beall also finished second in the 1,600.
Beall, Toth, Havener and Kristen Svehla won the 3,200 relay andJalayne Bohl, Shelby Worthington, Paige Dixon and Carrie Leonard wonthe 800. In the 1,600, Havener, Svehla, Toth and Darlene Papier finished second.
Havener also took second in the 400-meter run. Allison Fisher was third in the discus and Svehla was third in the high jump.
In the boys competition, Fallston finished fifth as Mike Hoffman won both the 3,200 and the 1,600.
The Edgewood boys finished third in the Class 2A team standings. Brian Johnson was second in the 100-meter -- and third in the 200-meter --. Chris Gibbons finished right behind Johnson in both races.
Johnson, Gibbons, Chuck Reich and Mike Karwatka were second in both the 400 and 800 relays. Karwatka joined Leon Hector, Felipe Small and Charles Ferguson in the 1,600 relay.
In the Rams' other strength, the field events, they placed fiveathletes -- Damon Bomar, second, shot put, and fourth, discus; John Hobbs, fourth, shot put; Cornelius Carey, second, triple jump; Ferguson, fifth, triple jump.
Defending state champ Steve Lewis, who missed a couple weeks with the chickenpox, was fourth in the high jump.
Edgewood also had several girls qualify for the state meet -- Robyn Smith, second, triple jump; Carmen Smith, third, long jump, and fourth, triple jump; Jamese Kirby, third, shot put, fourth, discus; andErica Pleasant, fourth,400.
Shavon Ringold, Louise Bradshaw, Kareema Holmes and Kirby were fourth in the 400 relay. Rigold, Chantel Harris, Louise Bradshaw and Lorna Bradshaw were fourth in the 800 relay.
North Harford had two individual winners, Sonja Jackson in the 100 and 200 --es and Heather Ledebur in the 300 hurdles.
The Hawks girls also qualified three of their relay teams. Jackson, Ledebur, Jessica Geczy and Cheryl Pedrick were second in the 800, Jackson, Ledebur, Geczy and Jen Grubb were third in the 400 and Joy Corson, Mary Weber, Lucy Howard and Heather Martin were fourth in the 3,200.
Pedrick also finished third in the high jump and Corson was fourth in the1,600.
For the North Harford boys, pole vaulter George Harryman was second. Dan Gunn also finished second in the 400.
Matt Piotrowski was third in both the 1,600 and 3,200. Harryman, Gunn, Brian Terryand Ed Eifert were fourth in the 800 relay.