Despite a cold wind, light rain and a brief snow shower, jumpers produced outstanding marks in the second date of the high school track season March 27.
Fallston's Lauren Woollen cleared 5-5 in the high jump, the second-best girls mark ever in Harford County. She followed it with near miss at the county record height of 5-6.
Aberdeen's Jimmia McCluskey long-jumped 17-4 in the meet, held at Fallston, one of the best early season performances in memory. Her teammate, Jazmine Harris, was close behind her with a jump of 17-1.
McCluskey, who last spring broke the county record with a long jump of 19 feet, won the 200 against a headwind in 26.4 seconds. Also on the track, Aberdeen sophomore Kion Gibson skimmed over the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.3, winning easily despite a head wind.
Joppatowne's Brittany Meads sped the 400 in 62.5 seconds, winning by 8 seconds. And the Fallston boys' 4x100 relay team of Jacob Hatcher, Ean Hall, Chris West and Chris Johnson finished the meet with a 45.3 clocking.
Aberdeen led the girls' team scoring and Fallston led the boys. Joppatowne finished third in both.
Tech girls win 7 at Al Baker Relays
Harford Tech dominated the girls' competition in the second annual Al Baker Relays at C. Milton Wright March 28, winning seven of the 14 events.
The foursome of Paige Chapman, Marietta Corbin, Cierra Singleton and Charice Corbin won the 4x100 in 51.5, and Shannon Conlon replaced Singleton on the team to win the 4x200 in 1:48.2.
Singleton, Charice Corbin, Kamryn Henderson and Brianna McAllister won the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:11.
The field events were conducted in two-person relay format, and Tech won four of them. Singleton and Brittney Chavis led the shot put relay at 64-5. Chavis and Janell Waters were the top discus duo at 145-10. Chapman and McAllister won the long jump at 28-7 and Conlon and McAllister, the triple jump at 62-9.
Tech won the boys' long jump relay with Isaiah Gills and Dennis Pink leaping a combined 40-4.
C. Milton Wright won the girls' 4x1600 relay in 23:31 with the team of Sabrina Rhodes, Emma Krebs, Taylor Walker, and Megan Coughlin. Rhodes ran the fastest split at 5:31.
John Carroll's Kiana Wright had the longest jump of the day in both the long jump and triple jump.
Phillips leads Hawk girls
Vaulter Abby Phillips won three events to lead the North Harford girls to a win over Patterson Mill and host Bel Air March 26.
The senior won her specialty at 8 feet, the long jump at 12-11 and the 100 hurdles in 19.5. The Hawks scored 90 points to win easily with double wins by Becca Reitnauer, 26-6 in the shot put and 88-3 in the discus, and Casey Welsh, 2:45.9 in the 800 and 5:50.4 in the 1600. Megan Tidey won the 3200 in 12:35.5, and Emilia Ferrara, the triple jump at 24-4 1/2 for the Hawks
Qalea Ismael won the dash double for Patterson Mill, taking the 100 in 13.3 and the 200 in 27.30 and helping the 4x100 team to one of the Huskies' three relay wins. Alex Lebovic won the 300 hurdles in 55.3 for the Huskies, who finished second with 39.5 points. Bel Air won one event — Kayla Klock in the 400 in 1:09.9 — and finished third.
Bel Air edged North Harford, 82-79, in the boys' scoring by winning seven individual events and the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
Chris Davis won the high jump at 5-8 and triple jump at 37-2 for the Bobcats, who also got wins from Hunter Smith, 100, 11.7; Roberto Ascenzi, 800, 2:11.8; Anferne Thomas, 110 hurdles, 17.3; Josh Jones, 300 hurdles, 47.1; and Austin McKinney, long jump, 17-4.