Woodlawn, Dulaney run away with titles

Bernstein-led Lions girls win nine of 18 events

Track and field

High Schools

May 14, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In a result that has become almost automatic, Woodlawn's boys and Dulaney's girls rumbled to victory in the Baltimore County track and field championships at Hereford yesterday and gave strong indication they'll be right in the middle of things at the state championships in two weeks.

Woodlawn teased Randallstown by surrendering a first-day lead to its chief rival Thursday before coming out and getting right down to business with its troop of speedy quarter-milers. The Warriors piled up 164 points to Randallstown's 109. Dulaney was a distant third with 52 points.

Dulaney swept the individual running events, Ida Bernstein registering a triple in the sprints (100, 200, 400) and Tenke Zoltani covering the distance events (1,600, 3,200), plus a second behind teammate Laurie Twardzik in the half-mile.

To prove their versatility, the victors won half the events on the 18-event program, Stephanie Kuehne scoring a high jump-triple jump double in meet records. She also was second in the long jump as Dulaney scored 176 points to runner-up Perry Hall's 62. The result might have been even more one-sided if Dulaney hadn't been disqualified from the 3,200 relay.

Noted for its distance runners, Dulaney added speed last season when Bernstein showed up as a freshman. She has dominated the dashes at the county level outdoors, getting solid backup from Kelley Fanshaw.

Zoltani's progress has probably suffered from a lack of consistent competition in the county, but she always seems to rise to the occasion on the regional and state levels as her unbeaten record in the mile and two-mile outdoors attests.

Randallstown, a big winner at the River Hill Invitational last week, hoped to beat Woodlawn, but was left in the dust once the action turned to the track. Clevon Johnson won both the 800 and 1,600, Antonio Thomas and Vincent Fuller went 1-2 in the 200, Thomas and Jeron White went 2-3 in the 400 and coach Mike Sye put these people together in varying ways to take the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 relays.

The latter two relay victories were in meet records - 3:21.2 and 7:59.2 - and the team got another meet standard out of Neil Duhaney in the triple jump (45 feet 7 inches).

The closest race was the boys' 400, where Marques Sneed of Catonsille beat six 50-second speedsters in an area-best 48.2.

Randallstown's boys and Perry Hall's girls in Division I, Franklin and Hereford in Division II and Milford Mill and Eastern Tech in Division III picked up trophies for winning the regular season.

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