Hammond routs Glenelg, Atholton at meet Track and field

April 21, 1993|By Michael Richman | Michael Richman,Contributing Writer

Hammond's boys track and field team is set on repeating its Howard County championship, and then claiming a Class 2A state title.

Yesterday in a tri-meet at Glenelg, the Golden Bears proved they're on track. They finished first in 11 of 18 events, routing Atholton, 88-57, and Glenelg, 87-50. Atholton beat Glenelg, 92-49, in the other matchup.

The county meet is May 12-13 at Oakland Mills, the county, regional and state indoor champ that is pointing toward a state title.

Hammond boys coach Pete Hughes described the double win as "a good showing, not just a tuneup."

"As a team and for our own goals, it'll be very disappointing if we don't win the state championship," he said.

In girls' competition, Glenelg, just off county, regional and state indoor titles of its own, was the big winner. The Gladiators defeated Hammond, 68-65, and Atholton, 78-58, and Hammond TC nipped Atholton, 68-67.

Glenelg, competing as a team for the first time since March 30, won seven of the 17 girls events.

"We had some really good performances and we had some we weren't so satisfied with, but overall I was satisfied," Glenelg girls coach Bill Godwin said. "This was more like a workout. You can't expect kids to go for records, it's too early."

Hammond's boys won three of four relays, the 400 (47.4 seconds), 1,600 (3:47.2) and a meet-capping performance by Gregory St. Jean,Willie McGriff, Anthony Montgomery and John White in the 3,200 (8:58).

Golden Bears' winners in individual events were St. Jean (400 run, 54.3), Montgomery (300 hurdles, 44.5), McGriff (triple jump, 40-2), Kelvin Stevens (100 --, 11.72), Robert Sharps (110 hurdles, 15.1), Kris Jefferson (long jump, 20-4) and Sean Drinan (high jump, 6-0).

Atholton, paced by long-distance runner Bryan Townsend, captured the remaining seven events. Townsend won the 800 (2:13), 1,600 (4:57.6) and 3,200 ( 11:28.8). Other Raiders' winners were Carlando Love (200 --, 25.4), Tony Kilgore (shot put, 41-0), Omar El Sawi (pole vault, 13-0) and the 800 relay team (1:38.4).

Glenelg's girls won the 1,600 and 3,200 relays, and also received winning performances from Debbie Snyder (discus, 88-9; shot put, 32-2),Kelly Pelovitz (400 run, 64.6; 800 run, 2:43.7) and Mary Rose Rankin (long jump, 14-8).

Hammond's Kisha Jett and Monica Stevens were double-winners. Jett won the 100 -- (12.3) and 300 hurdles (47.6), and Stevens took the 110 hurdles (16.6) and 200 -- (27.9).

"The first thing I thought when I came to the finish line is I'm not in shape," said Jett of her 300 showing. "I'm in shape mentally, but physically I'm not. Maybe it was the wind."

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