Oakland Mills too deep in double win

Farmer, Stoddart get help as boys, girls edge Glenelg

2A-1A Regional track

February 16, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

As good as Kyle Farmer and Danielle Stoddart are -- and it's hard to imagine any school having a better 1-2 punch than this duo -- they're not the only weapons the Oakland Mills track team has.

This was proven rather emphatically last night at the 2A/1A West Region meet at the 5th Regiment Armory as Oakland Mills swept the competition, the girls running up 122 points to runner-up Glenelg's 67 and the boys scoring 102 points to 67 for Glenelg again.

To be sure, Stoddart had a big night, winning the 300, 500 and 800, and Farmer was there with his usual triumphs in the 55 dash and 300 as well as awesome anchor legs on relay teams, but their supporting cast shone through, too.

For the girls, Shade Smith won the 55 and was second in the 300 while Rachel Clinton took the hurdles and was third in the 300 and Molly Sunderdick was second in the 500. Mix all these long sprinters in the relays and it's easy to see how the team swept the three baton-passing events.

Farmer's main helpers were Nick Fambro, winner of the shot put and second in the hurdles, and Carl Haymon, who strategized his way to victory in the two-mile after finishing third in the mile. The defending state 2A/1A champs won two relays and were disqualified out of first place in a third.

Glenelg's solid distance corps of Brian Selmer, who won the 800 and mile, Jon Goldsmith, Dan Bowring and, on the girls side, Carrie Selmer and Rebecca Lyons, gave it solid second-place finishers.

Outstanding individual performances were turned in by Anastasia Mukhina of Towson, who took the mile and two-mile and led her team to a fourth-place finish among the girls.

Among the boys, Isa George of Overlea won the 500 and was second in the 300, Eric Smith of Pikesville won the hurdles, Mike Labarre of Hereford took the pole vault and Owings Mills took the 800 and 1600 relays, giving it third place in the team standings.

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