Girls end drought, boys repeat for Meade

Both victorious at championships

Track and field

May 10, 2007|By Paul McMullen | Paul McMullen,SUN REPORTER

The top-ranked Meade boys repeated in a romp, the Mustangs girls ruled for the first time since 1983 and the stars were out at the Anne Arundel County track and field championships.

Terry Marshall swept the throws and Malik Zafar won the 1,600 meters and 3,200 for the Mustangs boys, who scored 156 points with quality depth that makes them a threat to win the state 4A title.

"We've set some big goals," coach Nigel Holder said.

Darryl Duncan won the 400 in 49.17 seconds, Matthew Brinkley took the 300 hurdles in 39.25, Anya Uzoh went 21 feet, 6 1/4 inches in the long jump and all three were part of a Meade 1,600 relay that rolled.

Broadneck distance ace Matthew Centrowitz and Glen Burnie sprinter Justin Murdock both enjoyed record-setting nights at North County High, where seasonal area bests were posted in six boys' events.

Centrowitz competed in two events, and produced meet records in both. His anchor split of 1:52.1 in the 3,200 relay made up a 50-meter deficit and pushed the Bruins to a time of 8:02.20. Running alone, he took the open 800 in 1:54.80.

Murdock, a junior, broke a 28-year-old record in the 100 with a time of 10.60. He breezed in the 200 and anchored the winning 400 and 800 relays to lead the Gophers to a runner-up finish.

The Meade girls got their only win in the 1,600 relay and overcame Annapolis, 93-90. Jessica Tongue won the 100 and 200 for the Panthers, Torrie Saunders won both hurdles events and they teamed on the victorious 400 relay.

Chesapeake, the 2006 champion, was third with 82.

paul.mcmullen@baltsun.com

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