Gilman's Lord gets revenge, course record

October 27, 1994|By Steven Kivinski

This time, Gilman's Ted Lord would not be denied.

After being nipped by Calvert Hall's Jonathan Dietrich in last year's Maryland Scholastic Association Individual Championships, Lord got some revenge yesterday by taking 32 seconds off the Cardinals' 3.1-mile course in a record time of 15 minutes, 43 seconds.

"I've been waiting for this for so long because I've never beat Jonathan," said Lord, a senior. "I usually don't get nervous before a race but I put my fingers on my chest before the race and my heart was pounding like I had already finished it."

Calvert Hall's Cory Smith and Doug Stewart finished second and third, respectively, both coming in well under the previous record of 16:15. The Cardinals won the dual meet, 23-35.

"I needed to wear more clothes," said Dietrich, who finished a distant fourth in 16:22. "My arms got numb midway through the race and I couldn't move them. Once that happened, I knew I was done."

Dietrich won't have to wait a year for another shot at his rival, and he plans on evening the score at next Thursday's MIAA Individual Championships at Herring Run Park.

"Ted won the race but we won the meet so it's not a big deal," said Dietrich. "I've beat him four out of five times now and I've still got another shot at him."

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