Westminster boys, girls cruise

February 03, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Westminster was the lone Carroll County squad to field an indoor track and field team last year. The Owls were serving as somewhat of a pilot program because the county had gone without indoor track since the early 1980s.

Something obviously worked for the Owls. The rest of the county is fielding indoor teams for the first time in years this winter, but Westminster has a carry-over from last year that gives it depth and lets it stand alone as Carroll's top team.

The Owls showed that in a big way last night by routing the rest of the county's teams in a meet at the Carroll Indoor Sports Center.

This was not officially a county championship, but could easily have served as one. All five county schools were competing together for the first time, in addition to some parts of Middletown and St. John's of Prospect Hall.

Westminster swept the Central Maryland Conference championships late last month, and had little trouble repeating the feat last night.

The Owls boys led the way with 161 points, far ahead of South Carroll (92). For the girls, Westminster's 144.5 gave it an easy victory over North Carroll (93.5).

"They've got so much depth, and they score points in every event," said South Carroll coach Rob Pennington of the Owls. "That's what you need to have a successful program."

Pub Date: 2/03/99

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