Wright, Fallston run away with titles

C. M.

May 13, 1994|By Bill Blewett | Bill Blewett,Special to The Sun

As expected, C. Milton Wright and Fallston won the team titles comfortably in the Harford County Track and Field Championships yesterday in Pylesville.

In the boys competition, the Mustangs claimed their eighth straight county championship, the most consecutive by any school since the meet began in 1973. They did so convincingly, scoring more than twice as many points as second-place Fallston, 188-77.

Senior Brian Harris was the top scorer for the Mustangs, leading a 1-2 finish in the 800 and 1,600, anchoring the winning 3,200 relay and placing second to Joppatowne's Bobby Simmons in the 3,200.

L The Mustangs won all four relays and four individual events.

Scott Davies defended his crown in the 400, edging teammate Jeff Judy by five meters in 52.1 seconds. Will Hanks won the shot put (41-10).

In girls competition, Fallston pulled away from Bel Air in the later events to score 147 points, beating the Bobcats by 27 points. It was the Cougars' sixth county title in the last eight years, and it came without the presence of defending county and state champ Laura Snyder, who was sidelined by illness.

The Cougars swept the relays and got individual victories from underclassmen Becky Bystry and Cindy Wolf.

Bystry, who won the high jump as a freshman last year, captured the triple jump with a leap of 34- 1/2 .

Wolf, a freshman, raced away from the field in the 800 (2:28.5). She finished five seconds ahead of Michelle Apland and prevented a distance sweep by the Bel Air senior. Apland outkicked Wolf in the 1,600 (5:27.1) and won the 3,200 easily in 12:10.7 to lead the Bel Air girls in scoring.

Susan Kirn, a North Harford junior, was the only triple winner of the meet. She won the 100 in 12.8, the 200 in 27.4 and finished 25 meters ahead of the field in the 400 (61.2).

Mike Woods, a Havre de Grace sophomore who switched from lacrosse to track this spring, won the 100 and 200 --es in the boys competition, nipping Mike Cromwell of Aberdeen in the closest finish of the day in the 100. Both were timed in 11.1.

John Carroll's Amy Goetzinger was also a double winner. She won the 300 hurdles in 47.7 and the long jump in 15-10 1/4 .

Five-time hurdle champion Terry Vail of Bel Air warmed up but

elected not to compete due to a pulled muscle.

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