Woodlawn extends Balto. Co. dominance

Boys win 6th straight title

Dulaney girls: 5th in row

Track and field

May 12, 2002|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

The Baltimore County track and field championships concluded with business as usual yesterday at Hereford High.

The Woodlawn boys won their sixth straight county championship, outscoring runner-up Dulaney, 86-74; the Dulaney girls won their fifth straight county championship, outscoring runner-up Milford Mill, 131 1/2 -78.

Mark McKenzie of Woodlawn won three events in the two-day meet that began Wednesday; Domonique Washington of Milford also won three.

Woodlawn struggled during indoor season -- its string of five consecutive county titles was cut by Dulaney -- and felt it had a lot to prove outdoors. And the Warriors came through.

"We had pretty much the same corps of kids as indoor, but we just worked harder," said McKenzie, who proudly hung his three gold medals around his neck as Woodlawn collected its team plaque.

McKenzie won the 110-meter hurdles (14.5 seconds), the 300 hurdles (39.6) and the high jump (6 feet, 2 inches) and was the only individual champion for the Warriors.

He also ran on the 800 relay team that lost by two-tenths of a second to Pikesville on Wednesday.

Headed to West Virginia on a full football scholarship, McKenzie was one of five boys who won at least two titles in the meet.

The others were: Stann Waithe of Loch Raven, the 200 (21.9) and 400 (49.4); Broderick Maybank of Eastern Tech, the triple jump (47- 1/2 ) and long jump (22- 1/2 ); Billy Duffy of Dulaney, the 800 (1:59.1) and 1,600 (4:22.6); and Glen Edwards of Lansdowne, the shot put (53-6) and discus (149-9).

Duffy, who led his team to second place, just missed scoring a hat trick for Dulaney by finishing second (9:48.4) in the 3,200 by less than three seconds to teammate Will Knox (9:45.6) on Wednesday.

Adam Grossman of Pikesville won yesterday's 100 in 10.6 seconds.

Pikesville also won the 400 (43.7) and 800 (1:31.1) relays.

Sophomore Ron Bias helped Woodlawn tremendously with third-place finishes in the long and triple jumps, and a fifth place in the high jump.

Indoor state champion Milford Mill couldn't overcome Dulaney's superior overall depth and its distance dominance, despite Washington's victories in the high jump (5-2), long jump (17-1 1/2 ), 300 hurdles (46.9), and teammate Novia Brown's win in the 400 (56.1). Washington also anchored the winning 1,600 relay team.

Dulaney's Tenke Zoltani, bound for Columbia University, won the 1,600 (5:03.4) yesterday and the 3,200 (11:09.9) on Wednesday to join sophomore teammate Kristen Marshall (8-6 in the pole vault) as the Lions' only individual winners. Zoltani also ran on the winning 3,200 relay and third-place 800 relay teams.

Kelley Fanshaw, bound for the University of Maryland, produced a bundle of points for Dulaney with silver medals in the 400, 800 and triple jump and a gold in the 3,200 relay.

Penn-bound Christine Myers again excelled in the distance events, finishing second in the 1,600, third in the 3,200, and running on the first-place 3,200 relay team.

"We're so deep this year, it would have been difficult for another team to overcome us," Myers said.

Fifth-year Dulaney coach Chad Boyle has never lost a Baltimore County championship. The Lions also have won 11 of the past 12 titles.

"We're more well-rounded than usual and scored in all three sprint relays," Boyle said. "That's unusual for us, and gives us a bright outlook for regions and states."

The Lions have never won a state title.

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