Key boys breeze, girls rally to sweep tri-meet Track and field

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April 14, 1993|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

The Francis Scott Key boys track and field team was virtually untouchable yesterday, and the Key girls were unsinkable.

The result was a first-place finish for both teams in a tri-meet with Liberty and North Hagerstown at Key.

The boys racked up 107 points to 46 for the second-place Lions and 33 for North Hagerstown.

Scott Kreit won the 100- and 200-meter --es and the 400 run to pace the boys.

The Key girls won the final three events to overtake front-running North Hagerstown, 75 1/2 -73 1/2 . Liberty was third with 26 points.

Freshman Ali Jones led the strong finish for the girls, winning the 800 run and anchoring the winning 1,600-relay team.

The 1,600-relay win by Key in the final event of the day broke up a 70 1/2 -70 1/2 tie with North Hagerstown.

Joining Jones on the 1,600 team were Stacey Greene, Autumn Hinkle and Lisa Turner. They were clocked in 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

"I pushed myself in the last event because I knew we had to win," Jones said. "I think we're going to get better as the season goes along. We're going to get closer to Westminster by the county meet."

The Eagles girls have won a dual meet against Middletown, finished second to Catoctin by one point in a tri-meet, which also included Brunswick, and won yesterday's tri-meet.

Jones also won the 400 run yesterday.

Shannon Hugg joined Jones in the spotlight yesterday for the Key girls, setting a school record in the 3,200 run with a time of 12:40. The old record was 12:43.

Other top performers for the girls were Carrie Ryer, who won the 100 -- and the triple jump, and Becky Tregoning, who won the discus throw in her first attempt at the event.

Key girls coach Tom Hill said: "It's such a pleasure to win a meet like this when you're a small school [North Hagerstown is 3A, Liberty is 2A and Key is 1A]. We have good athletes and a great setting to coach them in."

For the boys, Jason McCarley joined Kreit as a standout performer yesterday.

McCarley knocked a half-second off his 110-meter hurdles time, finishing in 15.4 seconds.

David Bull also had a big day for the boys, winning the long jump, winning the triple jump and running a leg on the winning 1,600 relay.

Bull did all that in spite of shin splints, which have been bothering him all season.

Key also got important victories by Kristian Hochberg in the discus and Jay Heinneman in the shot. Hochberg finished second in the shot, and Heinneman took second in the discus.

It was the second tri-meet victory this season for the Eagles boys. They lost a dual meet to Middletown.

Boys coach Rich Salkin said: "We had a lot of kids who continue to show improvement, and we have some who have been consistent winners. That's what it takes to be successful."

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