River Hill, Long Reach get jump in county meet

May 12, 1999|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

The River Hill boys and the Long Reach girls were the leaders after yesterday's opening round of the county track and field championships at River Hill.

River Hill holds a 35-30 lead over Wilde Lake on the strength of the 20 points it scored in the 3,200-meter run in which Mike Prada finished first (9: 54.8), Mike Stycznski (9: 57.2) second and Mike Fleg fifth. The Hawks also scored eight points for finishing second in the 3,200 relay and five points for Brad Tomaski's fourth-place long jump.

Raney Holmes scored 10 points for Wilde Lake by winning the long jump (20-9 1/2) and the Wildecats scored 10 more by winning the 3,200 relay (8: 13.4). The Wildecats also earned eight points for their second-place 800 relay finish.

Centennial, Long Reach and Oakland Mills were all tied for third place with 22 points.

Oakland Mills, the preseason favorite, had a disappointing day, getting disqualified in the 800 relay and finishing third and fourth in the shot put. Kyle Farmer finished second in the long jump to earn eight points.

Centennial's Tom Fisher won the shot put (46-10 3/4) and the Eagles took third and fourth in the pole vault with Charlie Crosby and Peter Schoenbrodt.

Long Reach won the 800 relay (1: 33.3) and finished third in both the 3,200 run and 3,200 relay.

The Long Reach girls led by the slimmest of margins over Wilde Lake 36 1/2 to 35 after finishing 1-2-3 in the long jump, good for 24 points. Rolanda Howard finished first at 17-8 1/2, with Cynthia Nicholls second and Shayla Moore third. Nicholls won the high jump at 5-4 with Moroe fifth.

The Lightning got disqualified in the 800 relay, won by Howard, which was also second in the 3,200 relay. The Lions scored 20 points.

Wilde Lake put the heat on Long Reach by finishing second and third in the shot put with Tolika Wilson and Bri Herring, second in the high jump with Julie Bergin, second in the 800 relay and third in the 3,200 relay. River Hill won the 3,200 relay and the 3,200 run as Lee McDuff ran 11: 37.9. Teammate Kelli Bloch was fourth.

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