Calvert Hall gives St. Joe slip again

55, 300 wins carry Cards

Spalding girls cruise

Indoor track

High Schools

January 16, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Oklahoma land rush. That's what the finish of the 55-meter dash resembled at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association meet at CCBC-Essex yesterday.

Placement judges had a difficult time determining the results. As for the timers, it was as if they were all reading the same stop watch.

Finally, the order of finish came down: Alan McDavid and Tim Rider of Calvert Hall were 1-2, same as they finished in the 300-yard dash. Eric Valentine and Doug Summers of Gibbons ran 3-5. Rusty Potee of Mount St. Joseph was assigned fourth. All were caught in 6.6 seconds.

This race gave early indication that speed would be the order of the day and Calvert Hall proved it by dominating the sprints and holding its own elsewhere to defeat Mount St. Joseph, 136-124. A month ago, the Cardinals had to win the last event of the day to squeeze by St. Joe, 116-112.

The way these two go at it, both indoors and out, it's a wonder any points are left for the other schools in the conference.

In the accompanying Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (girls) meet, it was business as usual for Archbishop Spalding, which won easily with 92 points, although Mercy (74) is beginning to show the balance to contend.

Mount St. Joe got big efforts from the Wrights, hurdler-jumper Nick and distance-man Chris, who combined for 38 points, not counting relays. Gaels pole vaulters Matt Adams, Rob Ludwig and Matt Wilkins swept their event, but Calvert Hall swept the 300, went 1-2 in the 55 and had Ben Glover win the 600 and finish second in the mile.

The Cardinals took two of the three relay events and had five second-place finishes.

With mile and two-mile winner U'Tonna Sherrod and Grace Wetzel (second in mile) dominating the distances, Spalding had Kelly Zuknick drop down and win the 600. She also finished second in the high jump (more misses) and anchored its victorious two-mile relay quartet. The team's not much in the dashes and hurdles, but the points were split between Bryn Mawr, Mount de Sales, Mercy and McDonogh in these events.

The final MIAA/IAAM meet prior to the championships Feb. 12 is in two weeks at Essex.

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