Spring sports

Top-ranked Meade gets 5 firsts in track meet

Mount Hebron wins its lacrosse tourney

Varsity

April 20, 2008|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun

The top-ranked Meade boys weren't the most gracious hosts at yesterday's Meade Stampede track and field meet, winning five events in the tough 40-team field.

No team scores were kept in this event, which featured schools from Maryland, Washington and other areas. Sprinter Justin Murdock was selected as the meet's Most Valuable Player after winning the 200 (21.71) and the 400 (47.86).

Teammate Matthew Brinkley won the 300 hurdles in 38.86. Brinkley also ran on the victorious 1,600 relay (3:23.29), teaming with Aaron Williams, Anye Uzoh and Teldrick Morgan. Williams, Uzoh, Murdock and Dahmar Smiles teamed up to capture the 400 relay in 42.73.

Anthony Drumsgoole of Digital Harbor (100 meters, 11.19) and Dontay Taylor from Carver (long jump, 22 feet, 4.25 inches) were the other local winners for boys. Chesapeake also won the 3,200 relay.

Kristen Brown was the only local multi-event winner on the girls' side. The McDonogh athlete won the 100 hurdles in 14.49, edging Annapolis' Torrie Saunders (14.55) and Jessica Tongue (14.90).

Brown also captured the long jump with a leap of 17-9.25. Long Reach's Funmi Alabi won the 100 in 12.08, beating out Saunders (12.41), who has been running well all spring.

Girls lacrosse

No. 1 Mount Hebron 14, Garden City (N.Y) 12 -- Down by two goals with 12 minutes to play, the Vikings went on a 4-0 run to win the championship game of the Mount Hebron tournament. The Vikings (7-2) have won their tournament 11 of 12 years. Monica Zabel (four goals), Ashley Bruns (two goals), Kristen Bilney and Aubrey Green scored during the run against the Trojans (10-1). Meghan Savage made 16 saves for the Vikings.

Maryvale 13, Winters Mill 12, OT -- Nikki Puszcz scored her second goal with 20 seconds left in the final overtime period to help the Lions defeat the Falcons for the Winters Mill Invitational championship. Sophia Thomas led all players with four goals and an assist for Maryvale (3-7).

Baseball

Douglass 15, Forest Park 5 -- Right-hander Sam Marion (2-0) struck out 14 batters to lift the host Ducks (4-2) over the Foresters.

Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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