Recreation Roundup

July 18, 1993|By Mike Jefferson

Track and field

Christy Moon, 17, and Brad Hulbert, 16, finished in the top three in one event last weekend at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Regional Championships to qualify for national competition.

As members of the local Harford County Gliders track team, Hulbert (second in the high jump, 6-0), and Moon (third in the 1,500-meter run, 5 minutes, six-seconds, a personal best), each will compete against the best in the country at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 4-7.

The runners have peaked in performance to enter the national competition scene for the first time with the Gliders.

Moon also finished the 800 in 2:26 for a fourth place finish.

Other team members, which qualified with a top six finish at the AAU state championships, also competed in the Regionals in Newport News, VA., last weekend.

In 9-10 competition, Rachel Kesselman was sixth in the 100.

She teamed with Bethany Hulbert, Kristin Tourville, and Jessica Johnson to compete in the 4x400 relay team.

The team did not finish in the top three, but is scheduled to compete at the East Coast Invitational at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., on July 23.

In 11-12 action, Amy Tolcin was fourth in the discus throw. Her distance was 51-0.

Kevin Smith, a 13-14 competitor, finished fourth in both the 100 and 200 hurdles, and was fifth in the high jump (5-0).

The 4x800 team, comprised of Kim Helmers, Kelly Coogan, Hulbert and Laughton, finished fifth in 10.46.

Swimming

The Fallston Swim team scored wins against Harford Y and Maryland Golf & Country Club last week in Harford Swim League action.

Fallston scored a 279-202 win over Maryland Golf & Country Club. Against Harford Y on Saturday, Fallston held a 103-55 lead after the individual medley and freestyle events had finished, and then coasted to a 350-120 win.

Paige McCarthy was one of Fallston's multiple event winners. She competed in the girls 13-14 events, finishing first in both the 50 free (31.53) and the 50 breast (42.45).

In 13-14 boys events, Johnathan Graham's 29.89 in the 50 free and 36.20 in the 50 back earned him two first-place finishes.

Travis Glennon won the boys 50 breast (45.49) and 50 fly (35.95).

In the 11-12 division, Megan Riddle finished the 50 back in 38.16 and the 50 breast in 40.49 for two first-place finishes.

For Fallston in girls 9-10 action, Kristin Werner was a multiple events winner, finishing the 25-meter butterfly in 17.58 seconds. She also won the 25 back event in 20.12.

For the Fallston boys, Bryant Will won both the 25 back (22.15) and the 50-free (37.56).

In 8-under events, Meridith Riddle took the 25 breast with a 29.01 and the 25 back in 27.60.

In other swimming action, the Emmorton Barracudas edged North Harford, 258-223 on Saturday.

In 8-under competition held at North Harford, Stephanie Hightower's 18.66 and Ben Garback's 17.63 in the girls and boys fly both broke Emmorton team records.

The 8-under relay team of Ryan Hughes, Betsy Balaguer, Hightower and Garback broke the old Emmorton record with a 1:11.94 in the 4x100 mixed relay.

In the 9-10 age group, Ashley Lorenz established a new Barracuda record with a 16.62 in the 25 back. In the 11-12 age group, Brooke Frederick scored a 29.63 in the 50 fly for a new team record.

In 15-18 action, Kathy Rising established a new Harford County League record with 32.85 in the 50 breast. Jeff Warwick scored a 59.18 in the 100 individual medley for an Emmorton team record.

Also, the Edgewood Aquanauts defeated host Rock Spring, 257-215 last week.

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