Pompey's successor in football to be named

Retiring Edmondson AD part of interview process

High Schools


April 22, 2005|By Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn | Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Former Edmondson football and basketball coach Pete Pompey, who will retire as the school's athletic director when the spring season ends, said that he and principal Delphine Lee expect to name his football replacement this week.

"[Lee] has mandated that we have coaches who can teach the fundamentals and can coach the players and emphasize that they be good students," said Pompey, who declined to name the candidates interviewed. "It's my ultimate desire to keep the football program moving in the direction that we have it moving in presently. The process is working well, and the administration is behind it. "

Pompey, who retired from football after 31 seasons and a 222-94-1 record this past fall, had retired as basketball coach after 29 years in 2003-2004 with a 312-148 record, a state title and, in 1991-92, a mythical national title. Pompey's football team reached the Class 2A state finals in 1999, when he was named All-Metro Coach of the Year.

Pompey's replacement for basketball, Eric Woodson, coached the Red Storm this past winter.

Horsemanship test

Thirteen Garrison Forest students have qualified for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals to be held at their school tomorrow and Sunday.

Julie Fink, Katie Fink, Jenna Frank, Jennifer Naylor, Emily Randolph, Lindsay Sample, Monica Schafer, Meghan Shader, Gracie Silbaugh, Devon Smith, Ashley Swift, Brittany Thaler and Elizabeth Wilmerding will participate in the event, which includes jumping classes and flat equitation classes.

None of the 270 riders will ride her own horse. Each will be given a brief warm-up on her new mount before the event.

"You take into account the nerves, the excitement of the crowd and riding an animal you don't know and you have to figure out in a minute or so what makes this horse tick -- that tests every bit of horsemanship that you have," said Cindy Bacon, director of riding at Garrison Forest.

Western wins meet

Juniors Theresa Lewis and Shalaiyah Sommerville each captured two events to propel top-ranked Western to victory at the Freddie Hendricks Track Festival at Mervo High School on Saturday.

Lewis took the 100-meter high hurdles in 14.08 seconds, and Sommerville won the 200-meter dash in 24.74 seconds. The duo also joined sophomores Tashana Johnson and Letecia Wright to capture the 800 relay in 1:41.28 as the Doves compiled 82 points for the crown.

Seton Keough also had two individual winners. Sophomore Megan McQuillan won the 1,500 in 5:10.44, and freshman Erin Brooks took the triple jump with a mark of 36 feet, 10.25 inches.

Mervo sophomore Quantikia Stepney captured the 800 in 2:22.70, and she teamed with junior Joi Briscoe, sophomore Nykiesha Sewell and freshman Kitria Stewart to take the 3,200 relay in 9:55.74.

On the boys side, Mervo compiled victories from senior Orlando Brown in the 100 (10.94 seconds), senior Julius Coleman in the 800 (1:59.53) and senior Brandon Eaton in the long jump (22 feet, 0.5 inches).

Brown and Eaton joined senior Bashi Olagoke and junior Roosevelt Cooper to capture the 400 relay (42.99 seconds). Coleman teamed with juniors Bryant Brown and Don Womack and sophomore Issac Richardson to collect the 3,200 relay in 8:20.7.

The No. 3 Mustangs finished third in the team standings with 74 points.

Archbishop Curley sophomore Erik Anderson took the 1,500 in 4:15.98.

Sun staff writer Edward Lee contributed to this article.

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