C. Milton Wright girls earn a victory

4A-3A Central Region goes to Mustangs

Western, Broadneck follow in meet

Indoor track

February 11, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Uh-oh, don't look now, girls, but there's a new kid on the block.

C. Milton Wright, its indoor track program measured in weeks, not in years or decades, busted onto the scene at the girls portion of the 4A-3A Central Region meet at the 5th Regiment Armory last night by beating the best the city and Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties had to offer.

Its margin of victory? A 76-75.5 win over Westminster, with perennial city champ Western third (64.75) and Broadneck fourth (55.75.)

"Vagabonds, that's what we are, coming in here and stealing off with a victory," CMW co-coach Murray Davis said. "We had a chance to go to some meets up in Pennsylvania but, right now, we're just sort of feeling our way along. This is very gratifying."

Some of the names are familiar, coming off the school's state cross country championships squad, names like Cara Wettlaufer and Kacie Remeto. Others included Jen Arseneau, who captured the pole vault, and Kaitlin Baker, second in the high jump.

The C.M. Wright Mustangs led by 4.5 points going into the last event on the program, the mile relay. Westminster finished third behind Western and Mervo for six points, and CMW was able to hang on for the victory with a fifth-place finish and two points.

The boys competition wasn't nearly as close, but it wasn't without its moments. Carroll County champ Westminster prevailed with 99.5 points, beating out Mervo (84) and Old Mill (70).

Victor Thillet of Old Mill did his usual double-plus, taking the mile and two-mile before being run down by Westminster's Jesse O'Connell in the 800 meters. The victory in 2: 00.6, the best time for the half at the Armory all season, was part of a double for O'Connell, who breezed in the 500.

Another of Westminster's stalwarts was Jared Craig, who won the hurdles in 7.3 seconds and grabbed third in the high jump (6-2). Mervo's leading point men were Jabari Bush, Norman Forrest and Kevin Merrick, who all scored seconds in addition to running on the team's victorious 800- and 1600-relay quartets.

April Mullen of Mervo won the 500 and was second in the 800 to lead her team, while Sharronda Boone of Western took the 300, and Jade Johnson of Lake Clifton won the low hurdles.

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