Old Mill runs away with 4A titles

February 25, 1994|By Steve Kivinski | Steve Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Old Mill coach Mike Marcus knew his boys team had the numbers and the talent to hold off Eleanor Roosevelt of Prince George's County in yesterday's Class 4A indoor track and field championships at the Fifth Regiment Armory, but he reminded his Patriots that winning on paper doesn't cut it.

When Marcus calculated his projections for the Patriots' girls contingent he had his team coming up a few points short, so he reminded that group that anything can happen.

It did, and Marcus couldn't have been happier. Old Mill swept the team titles. The boys, who recently won their seventh straight county title, tallied 86 points to Roosevelt's 56. The Old Mill's girls team had a slightly tougher time, but still edged Roosevelt, 58-55, for the state title.

"We knew we had a chance to win on the girls side if one of Roosevelt's athletes got disqualified or false-started or was academically ineligible and I told my girls that we have to be in position to take advantage of something like that and they did," said Marcus, after watching his girls team snap Roosevelt's four-year streak of state titles.

The Woodlawn boys team finished eighth in the overall scoring, but the foursome of Darby, Henderson, Tre'vor Walker and Troy Thomas combined to win the 3,200 relay in 1:34.8.

Perry Hall's boys team, which finished tied for fifth, got 10 of its points in the pole vault, courtesy of a first-place effort by junior Dave Russell.

Perry Hall's Joe Leilich and Megan Makowski finished second in their respective 1,600-meter races.

Makowski and Meghan White later finished two-three in the 3,200 run.

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