Collins' Speed In Sprints Sparks Wilde Lake To Win

April 23, 1997|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Quentin Collins won the 200- and 400-meter runs and anchored the winning 800 and 1,600 relays, as Wilde Lake upset Calvert Hall and won the Glenelg Invitational Track Meet on Saturday, 133 1/2-133.

Collins ran the 200 in 22.5 seconds and the 400 in 51.6.

Derek Bell won the long jump (20 feet, 3 inches), was second in the triple jump (39-11 1/4), third in the high jump (6-0) and third in the 300 hurdles (42.4).

Ben Coffman finished second in the 1,600 run and third in the 3,200. Aaron Blum finished third in the 800 (2: 04.4) and third in the 1,600 (4: 43.6). Tyler Fisher finished second in the shot put (41-1 1/2).

Wilde Lake freshman Chris Riley tied for sixth place in the high jump, and the half point he earned was the winning margin for his team.

Favorites win Clyde's 10K

Gerry Clapper and Bea Marie Altieri, both of Columbia, won the 19th annual Clyde's American 10K Sunday under ideal weather conditions.

For Clapper, 35, it was his fifth Clyde's victory and came in a time of 31: 59 -- 40 seconds ahead of runner-up Kevin Stover. Clapper ran just under a 5: 10 per mile pace.

"I was really pleased," Clapper said. "I was shooting for a 5: 15 pace."

Altieri's winning time was 36: 22. It was the 30-year-old runner's third straight Clyde's victory and fourth overall.

Atholton turning point?

If Atholton, which trails Centennial by two games, rallies to win the county baseball championship, coach Kevin Kelly will consider the Raiders' April 14 victory over Howard as the season's turning point.

The Raiders, who won three games last week, rallied from a 10-6 deficit against Howard with a six-run seventh inning, sparked by Ryan Schulz's three-run home run, and eventually won in the eighth inning, 16-12.

Wade Zancan and Sean Williams each had monster weeks offensively. Zancan went 7-for-13 with three home runs, a triple and 10 RBIs. He hit two grand slams. Williams went 6-for-9 with three home runs and six RBIs.

The Raiders also defeated Hammond, 13-7, and Glenelg, 15-8.

Conti to Yale

Michael Conti of Centennial, a two-time USA Swimming scholastic All- American, has accepted a $12,000 grant-in-aid to attend Yale next semester.

Conti swims for the Retriever's Aquatic Club and was a junior national qualifier the past two years, finishing 21st in the 200 individual medley in the Southeast Division.

Conti, who was accepted on early admission, carries a 3.8 GPA and scored 1340 on the SAT.

Golf notes

Rene Bonet of Hammond and Sean LeDonne of Centennial both shot 36 and were the medalists at Howard County Golf Club at Turf Valley competition last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Centennial leads the team standings at 9-0, followed by Wilde Lake 7-2, Mount Hebron 6-3, Atholton 4 1/2-4 1/2, Glenelg 4-5, River Hill 2 1/2-6 1/2, Howard 2-7 and Hammond 1-8.

The Howard County Stroke Play Championship, sponsored by the Columbia Association, will be held May 11 at Fairway Hills.

People in the news

Bill Stara, boys soccer coach at River Hill, will receive the National Federation of State High School Associations National Soccer Coach of the Year Award at a luncheon in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday.

Connor Pett leads Glenelg in goals with 28. Matt Mulhern leads the team with 54 ground balls and 12 assists.

Mount St. Joe grad Jeff Felker, Notre Dame's freshman first baseman from Ellicott City, is batting .306 (38-for-124) with two doubles, two triples, two home runs and 19 RBIs. Notre Dame is 29-13.

Pub Date: 4/23/97

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