Scoring change gives River Hill girls Howard County track title

May 19, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

Girls track and field

River Hill wins: A scoring change gave River Hill's girls the Howard County track and field championship – a few days after the fact.

River Hill and Long Reach finished with 98 points each to apparently tie for the team title in the two-day meet that ended last Tuesday at Long Reach. But what's termed "a clerical correction" gave River Hill two extra points, enabling the Hawks to edge the Lightning.

Apparently, Caitlin Davis was listed as finishing fourth in the triple jump. That gave River Hill four points, but Davis should have been placed in third and given six.

That change added two points that broke the tie and enabled River Hill to repeat as county champion.

River Hill coach Earl Lauer noticed the mistake when he got the results by e-mail Tuesday night and notified Howard County officials the next day. The change was made Thursday. According to National Federation of High School Track and Field rules, this is termed a "clerical correction," and the change can be made — as long as it's done within 48 hours.

"I feel for the Long Reach girls," Lauer said. "I also felt I needed to make the correction because those are the rules."

—Jeff Seidel

Boys lacrosse

Baltimore Lutheran 15, St.John's Catholic Prep 8: Robbie Rupp had three goals and an assist as the host Saints (12-5) used a 7-0 second-quarter run to top the Vikings and advance to the C Conference championship game. Lutheran will play the winner of Chapelgate and Cardinal Gibbons in the title game.

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