Old Mill boys, Roosevelt girls win

February 24, 1993|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Old Mill's boys team dominated the field events en route to its fourth state title at yesterday's Class 4A State Track and Field Championships at the Fifth Regiment Armory.

The Patriots' state championship team scored 50 points to hold off Eleanor Roosevelt of Prince George's County, the runner-up with 49.

Roosevelt's girls team had little difficulty in claiming its fourth straight state title with 89 points to runner-up Old Mill's 56.

"We won this [boys] meet with the pole vault, high jump, shot put and the hurdles. We dominated the skill events," Old Mill coach Ron Evans said. "I thought our boys had a lock in the middle of the meet, but somehow Roosevelt sneaked up on us."

Jamaal Dixon-Hawkins of Old Mill brought down the "House" in winning the boys shot. Dixon-Hawkins throw of 54 feet, 8 inches clearly beat Perry Hall's runner-up Charles "House" Adams (52-2).

"I knew he was the one to beat because Coach Evans always reminds me," Dixon-Hawkins said. "Whenever I was tired and didn't feel like practicing, Coach Evans would say, 'I wonder what the Perry Hall thrower is doing right now.' I guess I ended up working harder than him."

Old Mill's Jim Greer was the Class 4A state champion in the pole vault, and Glen Burnie's Jared Wick was runner-up, both clearing 12 feet, 6 inches. Wick's miss on an attempt at 12 feet cost him the title.

"My goal coming in here was to get 13 feet," said Greer, who will play baseball for the Patriots in the spring. "I was confident coming in. I kept telling everyone I was going to win. I was getting up on the pole good on my early jumps, then I don't know what happen.

The Patriots' depth paid off in the girls 55 high hurdles as they picked up 13 points despite not winning the event. Laurel's Angie Vaughn was declared the hurdles champion in a Class 4A record time of 8.22, but Raina Domneys, Martise and Michelle Smith took second, fourth and fifth, respectively, for Old Mill.

Old Mill's girls finished 1-3 in the shot put with Michelle Smith claiming the gold with a heave of 39 feet, and Colleen Wade (37-1) was third.

County athletes dominated the boys 1,600, with Arundel's John Nichols winning the event in 4:44, followed by Broadneck's Chris Williams (4:45.8), Chesapeake's Ryan Stevens (4:46.3) and Ron Pennington of Old Mill in fourth (4:54.6).

Old Mill sophomore Jenny Porter took third in the girls 500 behind winner Suzianne Reid of Roosevelt, who set a state record with a time of 1:17.8. Arundel junior distance runner Geoff Warren won the boys 3,200, and freshman Christy Nichols finished second for the Wildcats in the girls 3,200 behind Dulaney's Amanda White, who earlier set a state record in the 1,600 (5:02.3).

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