Baltimore schools get frozen out PENN RELAYS

April 24, 1993|By Jon Marks | Jon Marks,Contributing Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- By the time the sun appeared late in the afternoon, turning Franklin Field from Philadelphia's version of the Arctic Circle into a near tropical paradise, it was too late to save the day for Baltimore-area high schools and colleges at the 99th Penn Relays.

Their fates had long since been sealed in the chill and wind that had dominated the event from the beginning, making every trip around the track a less-than-enjoyable experience.

"It was freezing cold out there," said Towson State's Shawn Talley, echoing the sentiments of nearly everybody after his school finished well down the list in the 4 x 100 relay. "Then the wind and rain picked up, plus you had to take off your sweats early to get ready for the race."

Towson took fifth in its heat, well behind the winner, Essex Community College. Despite winning its heat, though, Essex's time of 43.02 wasn't good enough to qualify for today's finals.

However, Morgan State, which did win its heat in the 4 x 200 relay, was more fortunate.

"It's difficult to motivate them [because of the cold]," agreed Morgan coach Nevill Hodge after the Bears' 4 x 200 team of Troy Lyles, Troy McIntosh, Shadley Branche and Kareem Lamb earned a spot in the IC4A portion of the relays this afternoon with a time of 1:27.97, where it will be joined by UMBC (1:28.23).

In the high school competition, the best performance came from Mervo, which advanced to the "big schools" division of the 4 x 100 relay with a time of 43.78. Oakland Mills (45.07), Meade (45.09), Bowie (44.76), Hammond (46.70) and Gilman (47.66) also competed.

Men Championships College 400 hurdles--1, Marco Morgan, St. Augustine's, 50.58 seconds. 2, Jordan Gray, Ohio State, 50.85. 3, Torrance Zellner, Florida, 51.16.

Olympic development 400 hurdles--1, Derrick Adkins, unattached, 50.27. 2, Domingo Cordero, Serdec-PR, 51.75. 3, Tony McKennie, Nike-Atlantic Coast, 52.35.

Olympic development 3,200 relay--1, New York AC (Brad Horton, Mark Dailey, Rick Kanah, Rick Wemple), 7 minutes, 25.32 seconds. 2, Sallie Mae-New Balance, 7:29.64. 3, Westchester TC, 7:33.40.

College distance medley relay--1, Arkansas (Mike Morin, Calvin Davis, Marlon Boykins, Niall Bruton), 9:31.17. 2, Villanova, 9:31.40. 3, Clemson, 9:41.83.

College State of Pennsylvania 1,600 relay--1, Lock Haven (Ken May, Shawn Ivie, Mark Trueman, Steve Kravitz), 3:18.53. 2, West Chester, 3:18.70. 3, Kutztown, 3:21.33.

College Pop Haddleton MAC 1,600 relay--1, Gettysburg (Arif Hussein, Jared Colflesh, Chad Vorbeck, Rich Miller), 3:17.74. 2, Haverford, 3:17.87. 3, Swarthmore, 3:24.88.

College discus--1, Brian Milna, Penn State, 194 feet, 11 inches. 2, Gregg Hart, Indiana, 190-4. 3, Ramon Jinenez-Gaona, California, 186-7.

College long jump--1, Erick Walder, Arkansas, 26-1. 2, Craig Hepburn, Auburn, 25-8 1/4 . 3, Dion Bentley, Florida, 25-4 3/4 .

College shot put--1, Andrew Bloom, Wake Forest, 59-6 1/4 . 2, Scott Peterson, LSU, 58-7 1/4 . 3, Brian Miller, Southern Illinois, 57-11 3/4 .

Women Championships

College 400 relay--1, Auburn (Buffy Jones, Juliet Campbell, Claudine Finn, Cheryl-Ann Phillips), 44.87. 2, Houston, 44.95. 3, Illinois, 44.99.

College 400 shuttle hurdle relay--1, Illinois (Dawn Riley, Tonya Williams, Carmel Corbett, Tonja Buford), 57.37. 2, Tennessee, 58.29. 3, Brown, 59.10.

College ECAC 400 relay--1, Seton Hall (no names available) 46.14. 2, George Mason, 46.30. 3, Connecticut, 47.04.

College 6,000 relay--1, Villanova (Becky Spies, Carole Zajac, Megan Flowers, Cheri Goddard), 17:55.51. 2, Providence, 18:06.31. 3, Arkansas, 18:06.83.

College sprint medley relay--1, Arizona State (Christy Akinremi, Lisa Parker, Shanequa Campbell, Kim Toney), 3:45.42. 2, Florida, 3:46.39. 3, Central (Ohio) State, 3:48.50.

College long jump--1, Daphne Saunders, LSU, 21- 1/2 . 2, Shana Williams, Seton Hall, 20-5 3/4 . 3, Dedra Davis, Tennessee, 20-5 1/4 .

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