County Athletes Enjoy Meet With Russians

December 22, 1991

Three county indoor track teams and a group of all-stars from Russiawere among the 24 squads taking part in Thursday's Pagaea Invitational in Baltimore.

Old Mill, Broadneck and North County were the local schools that participated in the meet.

"It was just a good, fun meet and all of my kids enjoyed it," Bruins coach Gerald Kiple said. "I was really pleased with our results. This was a good thing for us."

North County coach Ed Harte said, "It was interesting to see the Russian athletes. Their women are so strong. The boys were the same size as ours, but their women were incredible."

Broadneck senior Tim Collins placed first in the 800-meterrun (2 minutes, 5 seconds) and second in the 500 (1:11). Senior Derrick Blockton was second in the high hurdles, and Mark Gruzinski was fourth.

Eric Schwenke took second in the shot put with a toss of 45feet, 8 inches.

In the girls 3,000 run, Jean Remar (11:35) finished second to Dulaney's Amanda White, The Sun's two-time Runner of theYear.

North County senior Anthony Walker won the 55 dash in 6.6 seconds. The Knights' 800 relay team of Reggie Dukes, John Bilheimer, John Martin and Walker took third at 1:40.3. Reggie Carter was fourthin the 1,500 at 4:36.

Among the girls, North County's Adrienne McCray was third in the 500 at 1:25.2 and fifth in the 800 at 2:35. Teammate Tanya Hecox was fifth in the 3,000 at 11:51.

Old Mill seniorRocky McMillan placed first in the 55 hurdles at 7.7. He's the defending state champion in the event. The Patriots' 1,600 relay team of Duane Davis, Mike Parsons, Mike Chicorelli and Jason Rachanow took first at 3:43.4.

Old Mill's 3,200 relay team of Rufus Beard, Davis, Dave Cavanaugh and Rachanow took third at 8:58.8. Derric Johnson placed third in the 55 -- at 6.6, and Scott Boetig was third in the 1,500 at 4:31.1.

For the Old Mill girls, the 800 relay team of Titisha Washington, Michelle Smith, Carrie Climes and Raina Domneys was first at 1:53.6. Smith also took second in the shot put at 37 feet. The Patriots' 1,600 relay team of Washington, Leann Denton, Melissa Gowing and Domneys took second at 4:31.7.

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