First teams at a glance 1993 ALL-MSA/BALTIMORE CITY TRACK TEAMS

June 09, 1993|By Lem Satterfield

BOYS * Matt Beliveau, Loyola, Senior -- Last fall's Baltimore City/County Cross Country Runner of the Year, Beliveau captured the MSA's 1,600-meter crown in 4:30.4 and was third in the 3,200.

* Ben Braswell, Mervo, Junior -- An All-Metro pick last season, Bras- well was voted the Outstanding Performer at the MSA meet, winning the long jump (22 feet, 3 inches) and 100-meter (10.9 seconds) crowns, and being a member of the MSA, regional and 4A state-champion 400-relay team.

* James Brennan, Loyola, Sophomore -- For an underclassman, Brennan showed great promise in taking the MSA's pole-vault crown by clearing 11-6.

* Dax Brooks, Poly, Senior -- Brooks cruised to the MSA's 800-meter title by a full two seconds over the next competitor, crossing the line in 1:59.4.

* David Cole, Mount St. Joseph, Senior -- By nearly a full three feet, this Gaels' veteran won the MSA shot-put title with a toss of 46-6 3/4 .

* Richard Desi, Calvert Hall, Junior -- An excellent throw of 139-9 -- nearly five feet more than the next competitor -- was more than enough to secure Desi's MSA discus title.

* Jonathan Dietrich, Calvert Hall, Sophomore -- Not long after placing third in the 1,600, Dietrich -- an All-Baltimore City/County cross country performer last fall -- won the 3,200 in 10:00.6.

* Sheldon Downing, Mervo, Senior -- One of just four seniors on the Mustangs' squad, Downing dominated the MSAs by leaping his height -- 6-4 -- to take the high-jump title by more than three inches. He leaped 6-5 to win the regional crown and was third in the 4A states at 6-4.

* Anthony Lee, Mount St. Joseph, Senior -- His triple-jump leap of 43-11 3/4 inches secured the MSA crown by better than seven inches. He also was an MSA runner-up in the 110 and 300 hurdles.

* Antwon Nelson, Mervo, Junior -- Nelson captured the MSA crown in the 110 (15.1 seconds) and 300 (40.3) hurdles, was a regional champ in the 110 (14.4) and a regional runner-up in the 300, and a 4A state runner-up in the 110 (at 14.89 seconds).

GIRLS

* Lethia Boyd, Lake Clifton, Freshman -- The Lakers' sole champion had poise to spare in winning the city long-jump title over Crystal Johnson.

* Michelle Burrell, Western, Senior -- As the only 12th-grader on the Doves' squad, Burrell helped Western with her leadership and by winning the city's 1,600 title in 5:56.2.

* Gabriel Butler, Western, Sophomore -- Along with Crystal Johnson, Butler (17.1) led a 1-2 city sweep of the

100 hurdles, won the 300 hurdles in 48.5 and also anchored the city's winning 400 relay team that was a regional runner-up.

* Christina Cissin, Poly, Senior -- One of two individual winners for Poly, this 12th-grader leaped 32-7 to win the triple jump.

* Tamara Clark, Western, Junior -- Clark won the city's 800-meter title and ran the third leg of the city champion and regional runner-up 400 relay. She also anchored the 3,200 relay to a title in the city and runner-up finish in the 4A state meet.

* Crystal Johnson, Western, Junior -- Johnson won the city league crown with a city meet-record leap of 5-4, which also earned her fourth place in the 4A states. She was a runner-up in the long jump and 100 hurdles, and ran the second leg of the city champion and regional runner-up 400 relay.

Gina Rozier, Poly, Senior -- After winning the shot put and discus titles in the city, Rozier tossed the shot 39-5 and the discus 90-3 1/2 to win both regional crowns.

* Dionne Smith, Western, Junior -- Smith repeated as the city's 100-meter champ, was runner-up to Tamara Laing in 200 and ran the third leg of the city champ and regional runner-up 400 relay.

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