Scorpions boys, girls sweep regional titles

November 04, 1994|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,Sun Staff Writer

County champion Greg Curtis of Oakland Mills led his team to its 11th straight regional title by easily winning the boys Class 2A South Region cross country championship race yesterday at Centennial.

The county champion Oakland Mills girls team made it a complete sweep for Howard County by winning its first regional championship.

Curtis, a senior, beat out teammate Steve Petro, who finished TTC second, 24 seconds behind Curtis (16 minutes, 37 seconds).

Oakland Mills' Bryan Drake finished third. Sean Harbaugh (11th) and Dean Menegay (13th) completed Oakland Mills' scoring.

"We thought we saw the shape of a No. 11 in the clouds before the race," Curtis said.

"So we thought it was a sign we'd win."

Runner-up Atholton trailed Oakland Mills by 20 points.

The Raiders were led by Zach Tropf (fourth), Anthony Flegg (sixth), Brandon Hartz (seventh) and Chad Boothe (eighth).

County champion Dana Strickland of Atholton (20:55) won the girls race by 25 seconds over runner-up Beth Santilli of Glenelg.

It was Strickland's second regional title.

Led by Lauren Drake, Dawn Strait and Erin Morrow, who finished fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively, Oakland Mills won the title easily over runner-up Atholton, 41-57.

Rachel Nelson (11th) and Elizabeth Ball (18th) rounded out Oakland Mills' scorers.

"Last year the girls finished second in the region to Atholton on a tie-breaking sixth-runner decision," Scorpions coach Steve Carnahan said.

"The team ran well last week at the county meet, and this is the first time this season that it has run well back-to-back."

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