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Riggins, Chapman, Driver highlight indoor track and field action

Matt Riggins of C. Milton Wright and Paige Chapman of Harford Tech were double dash winners in an invitational high school indoor meet at CCBC Essex Saturday.

Riggins won the 55-meter dash in 6.78 seconds and the 300 in 38.67. Chapman led the girls' dashes with times of 7.77 and 44.89. She edged teammate Charice Corbin by a tenth in the 55 after Corbin won the 55 hurdles in 9.42 seconds. Chapman and Corbin paced the Tech girls to second place in the field of nine teams led by Catoctin.

The Fallston girls won four events to place fourth in the team standings. Lauren Woollen won the high jump, matching her best of the season, 5 feet, 4 inches. Nicole Wohlfort won the 1600 in 5:44, and Kayla Puglisi, the shot put at 28-8 3/4. The Fallston foursome of Katie Donhauser, Chase Otenasek, Sophia Kudla and Skylar Bodt won the 4x800 relay in 11:31.4

For the Fallston boys, Noah Kudla won the 1600 in 4:44.8 after pulling away from Tech's Justin Morris in the final 160-meter lap.

The meet was the final one for most Harford teams before competing in regional competition Feb. 3-4 to qualify for the state meet.

MIAA/IAAM League Meet

Holly Driver scored in two events to lead the John Carroll girls in an IAAM league meet at the Prince George's Sportsplex in Landover Jan. 17. She placed second in the 55 hurdles in 9.84 seconds and fifth in the high jump at 4'6".

Third-place finishes came from Adria Pirozzi in the 3200 in 12:20.83, and the girls' 4x400 relay team, 4:25.71. In team scoring, the Patriot girls placed fifth among 12 teams.

In the MIAA competition, Brendan Hutton placed third in the 500 in 1:13.33, and Drew Cook, third in the pole vault at 11 feet. In the distance events, Evan Moore finished fourth in the 3200 in 10:31.38, and Will Hopkins, fifth in the 1600 in 4:42.09.

The Patriots compete in the MIAA/IAAM indoor championships Jan. 31 in Landover.

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