McElroy dives again on birthday Howard notebook

December 19, 1997|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Oakland Mills senior Lindsey McElroy celebrated her 18th birthday Sunday in Lexington, Ky. So what else is new?

"It's the fourth time I've had my birthday in Kentucky," McElroy said. "This meet always falls around the same time."

McElroy, who has been diving since she was 10, attended last weekend's Wildcats Invitational at the University of Kentucky. She finished eighth out of 36 on the 1-meter and fifth on the 3-meter in the 16-18 age group. She was 11th in the 1-meter open division, where she competed against college athletes.

"It was a pretty big meet, so I was pleased with my results," said McElroy, who traveled to Kentucky with her Dive Hopkins coach, Vince Wroblewski, and two teammates.

McElroy, who practices four times a week at Johns Hopkins, has a 3.83 grade-point average and probably will choose between Michigan and Auburn as her college choice for next year.

Indoor track

Long Reach's girls team showed why it will be a contender for the county title with a strong showing at Tuesday's second county meet at the Fifth Regiment Armory.

Thema Napier and Teyarnte Carter each had two wins to key the Lightning attack. Long Reach also had two second-place finishes, three thirds, one fourth and two fifths to finish with 82 points. River Hill, which had four firsts, including double winner Stacy Mallare, was second with 67. Glenelg, which won all three relays and was without standout senior Beth Santilli, took third with 65. Oakland Mills (46), Atholton (44), Wilde Lake (30), Mount Hebron (27), Howard (24), Hammond (18) and Centennial (0) rounded out the field.

Here are winners in the girls events: 3,200 relay -- Glenelg (Alice Marsh, Kirsten Hogan, Joanna Bissell, Kristin Smith), 10: 55.1; 300 -- Carter, Long Reach, 43: 99; 1,600 -- Mallare, River Hill, 5: 44.9; 55 high hurdles -- Napier, Long Reach, 8.8; 55 dash -- Carter, Long Reach, 7.26; 500 -- Napier, Long Reach, 1: 24.15; 3,200 -- Mallare, 12: 22.1; 800 relay -- Glenelg (Smith, Lauren Koutrelakos, Lori Tvarkunas, Melissa Wilder), 1: 57.87; 800 -- Kelli Bloch, River Hill, 2: 38.55; 1,600 relay (Wilder, Ashley Hall, Jessica Nicola, Smith), 4: 35.19; Shot put -- Courtney Savoy, River Hill, 32-9 3/4 ; High jump -- Julie Bergin, Wilde Lake, 5-0; Pole vault -- Tvarkunas, Glenelg, 8-0.

Long Reach's 800 and 1,600 relay teams took second and third, respectively. Cindy Maxfield was second for Long Reach in the 55 high hurdles, and Napier was third in the 300 and Cynthia Nichols third in the high jump.

Wilde Lake's boys team had four different individual winners and also took one relay en route to its second straight county victory. The Wildecats had 95 points, followed by Oakland Mills, 68, River Hill, 63, Mount Hebron, 47, Centennial, 36, Atholton, 32, Hammond, 31, Glenelg, 24, Long Reach, 4 and Howard, 3.

Here are winners in the boys events: 3,200 relay -- Atholton (Joe Lamonte, Nick Barresi, Luke Kim, Mike Zaron), 8: 56.6; 300 -- Matt Albritton, Hammond, 39.68; 1,600 -- Ben Coffman, Wilde Lake, 4: 48.6; 55 high hurdles -- Mike Fambro, Oakland Mills, 8.11; 55 dash -- Todd Fleming, Wilde Lake, 6.77; 500 -- Aaron Blum, Wilde Lake, 1: 13.41; 3,200 -- Ayaz Hasan, Wilde Lake, 10: 53.5; 800 relay -- Centennial (Jordan Lee, Pat Conners, Trent Heiser, Yeo Kaetsui), 1: 44.53; 800 -- Zach Heidepriem, River Hill, 2: 09.92; 1,600 relay -- Wilde Lake (Coffman, Matt Daddio, Blum, John Bash), 3: 48.29; Shot put -- Andrew Long, Oakland Mills, 49-2; High jump -- Chris Smith, Centennial, 6-0; Pole vault -- Tim Gilday, River Hill, 10-0.

Girls basketball

Mount Hebron and Atholton will play host to holiday tournaments. The Mount Hebron Holiday Classic will run Dec. 26-27. On the 26th, City College plays Chapelgate at 6: 30 followed by Mount Hebron vs. Montrose Christian School of Montgomery County at 8 p.m.

The consolation and championship will be held at 6: 30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 27.

The Central Maryland Basketball Tournament at Atholton will be held Jan. 2-3. On Jan. 2, Old Mill plays Archbishop Spalding at 2 nTC p.m., and Atholton takes on Gaithersburg at 6 p.m. The consolation and championship will be held at noon and 4 p.m., respectively, on Jan. 3.

River Hill and Long Reach will play in the Meade Tournament, Centennial in the Holly and Hoops, Wilde Lake in the IAABO, Glenelg in the Bel Air Tournament and Oakland Mills in the Mardella Tournament.

Pub Date: 12/19/97

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