Wilde Lake boys finish tied for 2nd at states Hasan collects two titles at 1A-2A competition

Indoor track

February 23, 1996|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Faisal Hasan scored 28 points on his own for Wilde Lake yesterday, but it still wasn't enough as the Wildecats boys team had to settle for a second-place tie in the Class 1A-2A state championships at the Fifth Regiment Armory.

Surrattsville won the boys title with 62 points and Wilde Lake tied Linganore with 46. Fairmont Heights won the girls title with 72 points and Catonsville was the highest metro finisher (fourth) with 37.

Hasan emerged as the only boy to win two individual state titles. The senior Wildecat won the mile in 4 minutes, 34.7 seconds and fellow Howard countians Luke Reinke (Glenelg) and Steve Petro (Oakland Mills) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Hasan won the 3,200 in 10:10.6 and was second to Corey McClinton of Surrattsville in the 800. Wilde Lake's Mark Baron was third in the 3,200 behind Oakland Mills' runner-up Petro (10:13.1).

"I'm very pleased with the way our team did today. It was so close," said Hasan. "After the two-mile my coach told me were tied for first and it just got me real pumped up and ready to go in the 800."

Glenelg pole vaulter Pat Tvarkunas put his name in the state record books by clearing 15 feet, 1 inch. Tvarkunas' mark smashed the old 1A-2A record of 13-9 and eclipsed the overall state meet record set in 1987 by Jim Yurwitz of Old Mill (15-0). South River's Jason Berger took third in the pole vault with a jump of 13 feet, but not before snapping his pole on his second attempt.

"I really wanted 15-5 today," said Tvarkunas, who will now prepare for nationals on March 9-10 in Boston. "I'm greedy and I tried it and caught my chest on the bar, but I can't complain because I still set the state record."

Tvarkunas wasn't the only Gladiator who left the armory yesterday with a gold medal. Reggie Brown, Chris Selmer, Ryan O'Connor and Luis Diaz joined forces and won the boys 3,200 relay in 8:36.2.

Oakland Mills' shot putter Kevin Rondon took second with a heave that carried 51-7 and North Harford's Steve Shaw, the first Harford County athlete to qualify for the state indoor meet since 1984, earned a bronze medal with a throw 49-4 1/2 .

Eden Rellihan of Catonsville helped the Comets with a second-place finish in the girls 1,600 and a third in the 800. Teammate Tia Douglas closed out her senior indoor season by finishing second in the girls shot put.

Poly picked up 16 points in the 55 hurdles, courtesy of senior state champion Larry Scroggins and third-place finisher Robert Mercer.

Oakland Mills and Owings Mills both collected 10 points in the 55 --. Sean Myles of Owings Mills won in 6.73 seconds. The Scorpions, meanwhile, got their points from runner-up Kyle Walker and Brian Howard (fifth).

Andre Blackwell helped Milford Mill gain some recognition by clearing 6-2 and winning the high jump. Ron Monk of Lansdowne cleared 6-2 as well but had to settle for the bronze.

Catonsville junior Brigid O'Connell place third in the girls 1,600 run.

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