Hibbert comes through for No. 10 Glenelg girls

With teammate out sick, sophomore wins 3 events at Carroll Invitational

Track and field

High Schools

April 06, 2003|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

Losing a top performer can be devastating to a track and field team. For Glenelg, it's just another opportunity for someone else to shine.

With sophomore Mallory Heinke trying to overcome a case of the flu, sophomore Jessica Hibbert accounted for three victories to pace the No. 10 Gladiators at the Carroll Invitational at Century High in Sykesville yesterday.

Team scores for both the boys and girls portions of the meet were not immediately available, but there was no denying Hibbert's impact on the invitational.

She contributed 30 points with the three first-place finishes - one in the 3,200 in 12 minutes, 30.14 seconds; and two with juniors Rachel Bounds and Mary Rollyson and sophomore Katie Pencek in the 1,600 relay (4:24.75) and the 3,200 relay (10:15.82).

"I knew that because Mal wasn't here, I couldn't have an off race," Hibbert said. "I had to have an on race."

Rollyson also turned in a third victory by capturing the 800 in 2:28.59, beating Pencek by nearly four seconds.

Century boasted the most individual winners among any girls team in the field with four. Junior Stephanie Dickerson claimed the 100 in 12.60 seconds, sophomore Teresa Yannone the triple jump with a leap of 32 feet, 8.75 inches, sophomore Lindsay Carlson the shot put with a toss of 32-9 3/4 inches, and freshman Brittany Eger the 300 intermediate hurdles in 51.64.

"We don't have any seniors, and that makes it really hard," said Dickerson, who also placed second in the 200. "[But] we have a lot of good young athletes, and we're learning a lot."

Other winners included Overlea junior Dee Peterson in the 200 (27.16 seconds); Owings Mills junior Shantel Taylor in the 400 (1:03.38); and Liberty sophomore Jess Riner in the 100 high hurdles (17.08).

Edgewood's 400 relay team of senior Tomeika Dyer, junior Kamil Maclin and freshmen Gwen Leflore and Tomeika Milton won in 53.99 seconds. Dyer, Maclin and Leflore teamed with freshman Cheree McCleeve to win the 800 relay in 1:52.23.

On the boys side, Aberdeen junior David Rollins started his campaign to defend the Class 2A state crown he collected in the 300 intermediate hurdles last spring by securing gold medals in the 110 high hurdles (14.68 seconds) and the 300 intermediate hurdles (40.96).

"Now that I've got a bull's-eye on me, I have to run 200 percent," Rollins said, adding that the pressure to repeat didn't bother him. "I like showing myself to everybody and having everybody worried about what I can do."

Two others posted double victories. Glenelg junior Drew Graybeal took the 400 (50.34 seconds) and the 800 (2:01.00). Mount Hebron senior Matt Sanders claimed the 1,600 in 4:36.00 and joined senior Joe Kim, junior Tom Goodman and sophomore Jordan Hoolachan to pick up first place in the 3,200 relay in 8:30.10.

Fifth-ranked Mount Hebron brought about one-quarter of its boys team because of a conflict with the school prom last night. No one from the No. 8 Vikings girls squad made the trip, said coach Mark Reedy.

"I have to resign myself to the fact that this is the way it is," he said. "It's kind of tough, but we have to pick our battles, I guess."

Francis Scott Key senior Matt Kutcher claimed the high jump with a mark of 5-10.

Other winners included South Carroll senior Jimmy Meetre, whose winning time of 10.85 seconds in the 100 was just .05 seconds off a school record tied by three other runners; Liberty senior Scott Koleszar in the 200 (23.01); Northeast senior Ryan Williams in the 3,200 (9:59.91); Mount St. Joseph senior Brandon Taylor in the long jump (20-1 1/2 ); and Lansdowne senior Glen Edwards in the shot put (59-7 3/4 inches).

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