Nett's 11-6 vault sets state girls record Wright's boys win team title

dead heat for girls

Track and field

May 08, 1998|By Bill Blewett | Bill Blewett,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Erin Nett presented a record-breaking encore at the Harford County Track and Field Championships yesterday in Pylesville.

The Bel Air High senior cleared 11-6 in the pole vault, breaking her own highest mark for a Maryland girl, 11-1 3/4 , which she set two weeks earlier in winning the Penn Relays high school division.

At the Harford County meet a year ago, Nett burst onto the pole vaulting scene by clearing what was then a state best of 9-6 in only her second competition.

She won by 3 feet then, and she won by 3 1/2 feet yesterday, clearing each height without a miss until the bar was raised to 12 feet.

Nett's vault was the meet's outstanding individual performance.

C. Milton Wright's boys provided the top team performance. The Mustangs scored 198 points to beat second-place Aberdeen by 121 for their 11th title in 12 years.

Jeff Tolson and Dave Springham won three events apiece for the Mustangs. Tolson won the 400- and 800-meter sprints and the 1,600. Springham took the triple- and high jumps, and pole vault; he was second in the long jump.

The girls teams ended in an unusual dead heat, as Edgewood and Fallston tied for first at 97 points each. Bel Air and John Carroll tied for third at 75, and defending champ C. Milton Wright was fifth.

The two girls titlists won only three events between them. Edgewood's Paula Diggs repeated as triple jump champ, and the team of Diggs, Jessica Johnson, Leah Forbes, and Keyonna Council won the 800 relay.

Fallston's lone victory came in the 400 relay, with its team of Amber Mason, Corrine Chambers, Maureen Ockuly, and Kristin Ringold running a school record 51.7. The Cougars were often second and third, however.

Aberdeen's Larry and Stephon Watson had a hand in six victories to pace the Eagles. Larry won both hurdles. Stephon won the 100 and 200, and the brothers ran on the winning 400 and 800 relay teams.

Three runners won double victories in the girls competition. Harford Tech's Jinelle Edmund repeated in the 100 and 200. Havre de Grace's Angie Hill won the 400 and 800. Wright's Kelly Coogan took the 1,600 and 3,200 after anchoring the Mustangs' 3,200 relay win.

Pub Date: 5/08/98

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