Old Mill dominates again by sweeping county titles 8th in row for girls

6th straight for boys Track and field

January 28, 1993|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Old Mill showed why it was the heavy favorite by sweeping the boys and girls titles at yesterday's Anne Arundel County Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore.

It was the eighth straight girls county title for Old Mill and the sixth in a row for the boys.

Old Mill's girls tallied 108 points, well ahead of runner-up Chesapeake (70). The Patriots' boys (76) outlasted Meade (68) and Severna Park (64 1/2 ).

"I was actually surprised to hear we won the boys [title]," said Old Mill coach Ron Evans, whose girls have won 14 indoor titles and his boys 12. "We knew it was going to be tight on the boys side. I was having trouble keeping track of it, so I just went off into a corner and hid and watched."

The Patriots girls couldn't hide in the field events, picking up 18 points in the shot put with a 1-2 finish by Michelle Smith and Colleen Wade.

The Patriots tacked on 14 more points in the high jump with Kristen Wimbrow winning the event and Smith finishing fourth.

Smith, who earned her team 28 points, took second in the 55 hurdles behind teammate Raina Domneys and third in the 55 -- behind Chesapeake's Tenika Middleton and North County's Kenda Johnson.

AJenny Porter's victory in the 500 run, coupled with the Patriots' win in the 800 and 1,600 relays, eliminated any thoughts Chesapeake or Severna Park had of ending Old Mill's reign.

Old Mill's boys team gained momentum and 10 team point when Jamaal-Dixon Hawkins hurled the shot put 52-4 1/2 .

Severna Park's boys team got the bulk of its points in the 55 hurdles as Chris Johnson, Derrell Holland and Mark Latchaw finished 1-2-3.

North County middle-distance runner Sam Lomax did as

expected in winning the 500 and 800 runs. Lomax's time of 2:02.3 in the 800 was a county record, as was Arundel's Christy Nichols winning time in the 3,200 run (11:46.4).

Meade owned the boys' 55 -- as Andre Wise and Raymond Otis claimed the top two spots, respectively, and teammate Tony Davis rounded out the ribbon winners in sixth.

Wise emerged as a double-winner, capturing first in the 300 run with a time of 36.8.

"If we had a shot-putter and a high-jumper we would have been in a lot better shape," said Meade coach Jay Cuthbert, who had six male competitors. "We did everything we could have done, but Old Mill covered every event. That's why they call it track and field."

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