Mt. St. Joe, Century win Falcon Invitational titles

Gaels take crown by 65

Knights' girls win by 35 1/2

Track and field

High Schools

April 04, 2004|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

The Mount St. Joseph boys and Century girls track and field teams each took home first-place trophies in the Falcon Invitational at Winters Mill in Westminster yesterday.

The No. 2 Gaels, who collected their eighth consecutive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association indoor title this past winter, won the boys title in the 14-team field by 65 points.

The Knights, who claimed the Carroll County championship last spring, were nearly as overwhelming, winning by 35 1/2 points.

Although the invitational gave Mount St. Joseph coach Jack Peach an opportunity to experiment, with several athletes competing in events other than their primary ones, sophomore Garnell Hall said the team's mind-set was the same.

"We come with the same attitude to every track meet: We want to win," he said. "It's our school tradition."

Hall contributed to the Gaels' 157 1/2 -point total by taking the 200-meter dash in 22.6 seconds and joining seniors Marvin Webster and Matt Goldberg and junior Jim Butler to win the 400 relay in 45.9.

Mount St. Joseph, which earned at least five points in 15 of 18 events, had a number of other individual champions.

Senior Ryan Audy won the 1,600 (4:37.1), junior Drew Libertini the high jump (5 feet 10 inches), sophomore Justin Payne the triple jump (41-11 1/2 ), senior Tyler Blatchley the discus (144-6 1/2 ) and senior Derek Walker the pole vault (12 feet).

Century got a major boost in its hopes for this spring by compiling 145 1/2 points. Senior Stephanie Dickerson posted victories in the 100 (12.5) and the 200 (25.9), teamed with junior Teresa Yannone and sophomores Christina Mougey and Jamie Shinault to take the 400 relay (53.3) and joined Yannone, Mougey and freshman Brittany Lewis to win the 800 relay (1:53.7).

The Knights also boasted champions in junior Lindsay Carlson in the high jump (4-6), sophomore Dana Reeser in the shot put (38-3 3/4 ) and senior Renee Rowe in the discus (94-5 1/2 ).

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