Old Mill standout Thillet ineligible

Track and field

High Schools

March 11, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Old Mill's Victor Thillet, a perennial all-star in track and field and Anne Arundel county's best distance runner in years, has been declared ineligible for the upcoming outdoor season.

Report cards were issued prior to the recent state indoor championships, and, inadvertently, Thillet was not informed of his situation. The senior competed and finished first, third and fifth in the mile, 2-mile and 800 meters, respectively.

"Victor has forfeited those results, and his medals have been turned in [to the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association]," said Old Mill athletic director Bruce Lawton, who described Thillet's problem as "strictly academic. He won't be able to compete outdoors at all."

For the second straight indoor season, Thillet scored a distance triple in the Anne Arundel championships, then moved on to wins at 1,600 meters and 3,200 and a second-place finish in the Class 3A-4A Central region meet.

Last spring, Thillet, who plays soccer in the fall, ran 4 minutes, 17.7 seconds to win the state Class 4A mile and finished third in the 2-mile. He was accorded All-Metro honors.

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