Old Mill sweeps to East region titles

February 19, 1994|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

There were no surprises here.

Old Mill swept the boys and girls teams the team titles at yesterday's Class 4A East Regional Indoor Track and Field Championships at Essex Community College.

"It's been an emotional roller coaster with the way the weather has been but it all came together today," said Old Mill coach Mike Marcus, after watching his boys team win by 68.67 points and his girls team by 51.5. "Right now we're at the top of the roller coaster and hopefully we'll have the momentum next week at the states."

Arundel's star distance runner Geoff Warren and Christy Nichols were some of the most decorated athletes at the meet.

Nichols held off Perry Hall runner-up Megan Makowski and Dulaney's third-place finisher Meghan White in both the 1,600 and 3,200 runs. A burst of speed in the final 200 yards helped Warren catch and pass Old Mill runner up Chris Long in the 3,200 and his late surge helped him outlast the Patriots' Jason Reckner in the 1,600 run.

Warren, who runs anchor for the Patriots 3,200-relay, was in fifth when he took the baton and was second at the finish line. Andre Wise of Meade won the boys 300 run by edging Old Mill's Kevin McKinney by five-tenths of a second and later defeated McKinney by one-tenth of a second in the 55 --.

Perry Hall's Mike Pucci ran past Old Mill's Dante Hudson and Richard Queen to win the boys 55 hurdles, but Old Mill's girls finished 1-2 in the hurdles with senior Raina Domney's winning the event and teammate Martise Moore taking second.

Dave Russell was another bright spot for the Gators as he won the pole vault with a leap of 13-0.

Ryan Krulis of Severna Park won a blue ribbon in the boys shot put (50-3 1/4 ) and North County's Troy Fowlkes was second with a throw of 48-2.

Chesapeake-AA's Hope Showell won the girls shot push with a toss of 33-8, but Old Mill picked up 14 points thanks to second- and third-place finishes by Jenny Porter and Katie Mack.

Another Mack, North County's Tamiko Mack, won the blue ribbon in the girls 500 run and Jenny Porter and Beth Walker of Old Mill, finished second and third, respectively.

Dennis Lomax got it done for the Knights in the boys 500 as he nipped Woodlawn's runner-up Al Darby and Warriors' third-place finisher Troy Thomas.

Chesapeake-AA's Tanieka Middleton won the girls 55 and 300 --es with North County's Kenda Johnson finishing second in both events. Old Mill's girls contingent picked up 10 more points when Kristin Wimbrow captured first in the high jump.

Chesapeake-AA's defending county, region and state champion boys 3,200 relay team continued its streak of victories.

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