Scott, Thillet shake off rust at championships

Old Mill boys come back, Arundel girls hold on at Anne Arundel meet

Indoor track

February 05, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

No one knows better than the track and field athletes and the coaches of Anne Arundel County what a pain it has been trying to get a few workouts in, much less a full-scale competition.

Be that as it may and with half its six dates at the 5th Regiment Armory being weathered out, the Anne Arundel County championships were staged last night for better or worse. Even then, Anne Arundel had to borrow the date from Howard County to get its competition in before the start of regionals Monday.

For some, it was for the better. Chris Scott of North County, for instance. He swept the 55 dash (6.7 seconds), the 55 high hurdles (7.5) and the 300 (37.8) to put his team in the lead over favored Old Mill.

Perhaps Old Mill's distance star, Victor Thillet, summed it up best between victories in the mile and two-mile when he said, "I haven't been in a race since the National Guard Meet [Jan. 15]. I've run some indoors and outdoors and I've played some indoor soccer, but I don't feel in real good shape. I do feel strong, though."

The trade-off seemed to suit him as he took the mile by about 85 meters in 4: 33.7 and the two-mile by 100 meters in 10: 15.7. Later, he added the 800 (2: 03.9) to his belt, the second straight year he has won the distance triple.

This victory and Old Mill's third-place finish in the 1,600 relay was enough to overcome the North County lead and give the Old Mill boys a 77-71 triumph.

In the girls' competition, Eve Tukarski won the 55 hurdles and led a 1-2-3 finish in the 300 as Arundel bounced out to an early lead.

Then Broadneck's distance strength began to rumble.

Danielle Veilleux rallied from a 40-meter deficit to nip Erin Masterson of Annapolis in the mile in 5: 31.5, then finished second to Severna Park's Jen Zinck in the two-mile. Broadneck won the 3,200-meter relay and was 1-2 in the shot put to pull up on Arundel, but the latter won the concluding 1,600 relay to hold Broadneck off and win, 94-81.

Pub Date: 2/05/00

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