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By Rick Scherr and Rick Scherr,Contributing Writer | January 16, 1994
Atholton pole vaulter Omar El Sawi said his final attempt at the mystical 14-foot mark at yesterday's Maryland National Guard Scholastic Games was nearly flawless.His mind was clear, his eyes focused on the box. As he began his sprint, the dimly lighted 5th Regiment Armory seemed to illuminate.But as the senior completed his ascent over the bar -- clearing it by nearly half a foot -- his mind was struck with a frightening thought."I was over it, I looked down and the bar was there," said El Sawi, "and all I could think was, 'Let go of the pole.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | April 10, 1997
Mike Eshoo is a 17-year-old Atholton High senior who wears many different uniforms and lives life to the hilt.Lifeguard at the Columbia Swim Center, Ellicott City volunteer fireman, his school's student-government president, former JROTC battalion commander, Thunder Hill neighborhood swim team coach, would-be trauma surgeon who has performed one-day internships at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and state champion, both indoors and outdoors, in the pole...
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By Chuck Acquisto and Chuck Acquisto,Special to The Sun | April 15, 1994
On a day when the sunny, spring weather matched the easy-going spirit of Atholton's Raider Relays, Atholton senior pole vaulter Omar El Sawi garnered the top highlight by setting a meet and personal-best record of 14 feet, 2 inches.El Sawi, who had an indoor best of 14-1 and qualified for the indoor national championships at Syracuse (N.Y.) University, surpassed 14-2 with little difficulty. With the bar moved up to 14-4, the Raider record-holder missed in his last three attempts."There was a little bit of a side wind blowing from left to right, but the weather conditions otherwise were ideal," El Sawi said.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Sun Staff Writer | December 11, 1994
Oakland Mills is favored to win its third straight county boys indoor track and field championship with Howard, Centennial and Atholton battling for second place.Howard, Centennial and defending champion Hammond are expected to fight for the girls title.Atholton RaidersHere is a preview of each of the county teams: Boys coach Pat Saunderson hopes that excellent depth will make the Raiders one of the top teams. Last season Atholton finished third in the county, region and state meets.Juniors Max Clifford and Jared Howard head the sprinters.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer | February 6, 1994
Atholton's pole vaulters could not be a more diverse trio.Omar El Sawi commands top billing as the Howard County record holder, two-time county indoor champ and defending Class 3A state indoor champ. The senior has qualified for the National High School Indoor Track Championships next month in Syracuse, N.Y.The No. 2 man is Ed LeBard, sometime class clown. The most athletic of the three, the junior also plays linebacker for the Raiders football team. LeBard is deaf, the result of a bout with malaria when he was an infant living in Africa.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | March 27, 1994
No team scores were kept at yesterday's Steve Duckworth Relays at Glenelg. And even though no team champion was crowned, most agreed the day belonged to Oakland Mills.Oakland Mills won five events and took second in three others in both the boys and girls competition.On the boys side, the Scorpions won the 1,600- and 3,200 meters, the 1,600 and distance medleys, and the hurdle sprints. They were runners-up in the 400, 800 and 6,400.For the girls, first-place ribbons went to Oakland Mills in the sprint and 1,600 medleys, the 800, shot put and discus.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | February 23, 1993
If Centennial's boys team had a few more performances like the one turned in by junior James Koehler, the Eagles would have been celebrating a state championship yesterday instead of watching DuVal of Prince George's go wild.But, Koehler's accomplishment was nothing to sneer at and neither was that of Centennial, which finished third behind Howard (38) and DuVal (59) in the boys team competition at yesterday's Class 3A State Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Fifth Regiment Armory.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | May 28, 1993
Mona Jackson and Camille Powell of Howard High have spent a lot of time together during the past year as members of the Lions' basketball team.But it's the track where the two have shared their biggest triumphs.At yesterday's first day of the state Class 3A-4A track and field championships at Western Maryland College, Jackson and Powell finished one-two in the triple jump, reversing their finishes of a year ago and helping Howard to first place after five events.The Lions lead the 3A competition with 24 points, ahead of second-place Watkins Mill and third-place McDonough.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | February 3, 1993
Oakland Mills' boys and Glenelg's girls teams rose to the top and captured county titles at yesterday's Howard County indoor track and field championships at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore.Oakland Mills scored 100 points to defeat Howard (59) and defending champion Glenelg (58). Glenelg's girls racked up 111 points to outlast runner-up Hammond (79).Kisha Jett won the girls 300 run (44.9 seconds), edging Oakland Mills' Nina Tucker (45.5) and Centennial's Emily Ward (46.6). Jett, the meet's only triple-winner, later took first in the 500 run (1:23.
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By Chuck Acquisto | March 20, 1994
COACH OF THE YEARSam Singleton, Oakland Mills -- Singleton directed the Scorpions to a second straight Class 1A-2A state indoor track and field championship, as well as consecutive regional and county titles. Relying on event depth and an abundance of team speed, Oakland Mills outdistanced second-place South River at the regional (105-96) and state (81-53) finals. At the Howard County championships, Singleton patiently waited for his squad's depth in the later short-distance events (the 55-meter run, the 55-meter hurdles and the 500-meter run)
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By Chuck Acquisto and Chuck Acquisto,Special to The Sun | April 15, 1994
On a day when the sunny, spring weather matched the easy-going spirit of Atholton's Raider Relays, Atholton senior pole vaulter Omar El Sawi garnered the top highlight by setting a meet and personal-best record of 14 feet, 2 inches.El Sawi, who had an indoor best of 14-1 and qualified for the indoor national championships at Syracuse (N.Y.) University, surpassed 14-2 with little difficulty. With the bar moved up to 14-4, the Raider record-holder missed in his last three attempts."There was a little bit of a side wind blowing from left to right, but the weather conditions otherwise were ideal," El Sawi said.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | March 27, 1994
No team scores were kept at yesterday's Steve Duckworth Relays at Glenelg. And even though no team champion was crowned, most agreed the day belonged to Oakland Mills.Oakland Mills won five events and took second in three others in both the boys and girls competition.On the boys side, the Scorpions won the 1,600- and 3,200 meters, the 1,600 and distance medleys, and the hurdle sprints. They were runners-up in the 400, 800 and 6,400.For the girls, first-place ribbons went to Oakland Mills in the sprint and 1,600 medleys, the 800, shot put and discus.
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By Chuck Acquisto | March 20, 1994
COACH OF THE YEARSam Singleton, Oakland Mills -- Singleton directed the Scorpions to a second straight Class 1A-2A state indoor track and field championship, as well as consecutive regional and county titles. Relying on event depth and an abundance of team speed, Oakland Mills outdistanced second-place South River at the regional (105-96) and state (81-53) finals. At the Howard County championships, Singleton patiently waited for his squad's depth in the later short-distance events (the 55-meter run, the 55-meter hurdles and the 500-meter run)
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer | February 6, 1994
Atholton's pole vaulters could not be a more diverse trio.Omar El Sawi commands top billing as the Howard County record holder, two-time county indoor champ and defending Class 3A state indoor champ. The senior has qualified for the National High School Indoor Track Championships next month in Syracuse, N.Y.The No. 2 man is Ed LeBard, sometime class clown. The most athletic of the three, the junior also plays linebacker for the Raiders football team. LeBard is deaf, the result of a bout with malaria when he was an infant living in Africa.
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By Rick Scherr and Rick Scherr,Contributing Writer | January 16, 1994
Atholton pole vaulter Omar El Sawi said his final attempt at the mystical 14-foot mark at yesterday's Maryland National Guard Scholastic Games was nearly flawless.His mind was clear, his eyes focused on the box. As he began his sprint, the dimly lighted 5th Regiment Armory seemed to illuminate.But as the senior completed his ascent over the bar -- clearing it by nearly half a foot -- his mind was struck with a frightening thought."I was over it, I looked down and the bar was there," said El Sawi, "and all I could think was, 'Let go of the pole.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff Writer | September 13, 1993
Centennial is favored to repeat as county boys champion, with its sharpest competition coming from Oakland Mills and Atholton.The girls race is expected to be up for grabs among defending champion Centennial, Atholton, Mount Hebron, Oakland Mills and Glenelg.AtholtonAll-Metro sophomore Dana Strickland, who finished eighth in the state at 19 minutes, 53 seconds, is expected to lead the Raiders to a fine season. Atholton finished third in the county, second in the region and sixth in the state last season.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff Writer | September 13, 1993
Centennial is favored to repeat as county boys champion, with its sharpest competition coming from Oakland Mills and Atholton.The girls race is expected to be up for grabs among defending champion Centennial, Atholton, Mount Hebron, Oakland Mills and Glenelg.AtholtonAll-Metro sophomore Dana Strickland, who finished eighth in the state at 19 minutes, 53 seconds, is expected to lead the Raiders to a fine season. Atholton finished third in the county, second in the region and sixth in the state last season.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | April 10, 1997
Mike Eshoo is a 17-year-old Atholton High senior who wears many different uniforms and lives life to the hilt.Lifeguard at the Columbia Swim Center, Ellicott City volunteer fireman, his school's student-government president, former JROTC battalion commander, Thunder Hill neighborhood swim team coach, would-be trauma surgeon who has performed one-day internships at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and state champion, both indoors and outdoors, in the pole...
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | May 28, 1993
Mona Jackson and Camille Powell of Howard High have spent a lot of time together during the past year as members of the Lions' basketball team.But it's the track where the two have shared their biggest triumphs.At yesterday's first day of the state Class 3A-4A track and field championships at Western Maryland College, Jackson and Powell finished one-two in the triple jump, reversing their finishes of a year ago and helping Howard to first place after five events.The Lions lead the 3A competition with 24 points, ahead of second-place Watkins Mill and third-place McDonough.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | February 23, 1993
If Centennial's boys team had a few more performances like the one turned in by junior James Koehler, the Eagles would have been celebrating a state championship yesterday instead of watching DuVal of Prince George's go wild.But, Koehler's accomplishment was nothing to sneer at and neither was that of Centennial, which finished third behind Howard (38) and DuVal (59) in the boys team competition at yesterday's Class 3A State Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Fifth Regiment Armory.
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