Old Mill swept the boys and girls team titles in yesterday's Anne Arundel County Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Fifth Regiment Armory.
The Patriots girls captured their seventh straight county title, and the boys team foiled a Meade squad in search of its fifth county crown.
"A lot of people came through for us today," said Old Mill coach Ron Evans, who figured his boys team lost 15 points with distance runner Scott Boetig missing because of illness. "This crop of boys has never won the county championship indoors, so it was important to them."
Old Mill's boys accumulated 105 points, easily out-pointing Meade (79) and Severna Park (76).
Seniors Rocky McMillan and Derric Johnson successfully defended their county titles in the 55-meter hurdles and 55 --, respectively.
Led by shot-putter Mattie Cymek, Chesapeake pressured the Old Mill girls, but the Patriots scored 87 to hold off the Cougars (78).
Cymek, who broke a seven-year record with her throw of 41 feet at the Maryland National Guard Games this month, set a county record yesterday with a heave of 40 feet, 5 1/2 inches.
Leading the way for the "seven-peat" Patriots were Raina Domneys and Michelle Smith. Domneys won the 55 hurdles in 8.7 seconds. Smith placed second in the shot put and the high jump.
North County's girls finished fifth thanks to defending county, region and state 500 run champion Adrienne McCray. The multi-talented senior took first in the high jump (5-0) and the 500 run (120.8) and second in the 55 hurdles.
The field events again were the strong suit of the Meade boys team. Brian Glock launched his way to first in the pole vault (12-6) and senior Derrick Barr repeated as county champion in the high jump, despite falling two inches shy of last year's leap of 6-4.
"We did about as well as we could with what we have," said Meade coach Jay Cuthbert, who admitted he could have used FTC pole vaulting twins Jeff and Eric Miller who finished 1-2 at last year's county meet. "The kids are young but they're running well. It's just going to take them a while to get there.