Megan Schott of Pylesville raced to her first collegiate victory Saturday in an indoor track meet in Lewisburg, Pa.
The Mount St. Mary's sophomore won the 3,000-meter run in the five-team meet at Bucknell University. She completed 15 laps of the 200-meter track in 10:44.12 to win by a 3-second margin.
It was the first win in college competition for Schott, who was a state champion at North Harford in the 3,200-meter run in May 2011.
In the same meet, Chris Swisko of Aberdeen, a Mount St. Mary's senior and Calvert Hall grad, finished second in the men's mile in 4:17.74. He trailed teammate Tom Gruschow by less than a second at the finish. Swisko's time qualified him for the IC4A championship meet in March.
Elsewhere, Amanda Deller of Aberdeen placed fifth in both the shot put and weight throw in the Penn State Indoor Relays Jan. 5. The UMBC senior threw 45 feet, 1/4 inch in the shot put and 51-4 1/4 in the weight throw.
Chapman, Harford Tech girls win
The Harford Tech girls won five events, set a meet record and outscored nine other teams in an invitational indoor meet at CCBC-Essex Saturday.
Paige Chapman won two races, leading one-two Tech finishes in both. She ran 7.66 seconds in the 55 dash with Marietta Corbin second, and 45.07 in the 300, with Charice Corbin second. Charice Corbin won the 55 hurdles in 9.62 with Cierra Singleton second.
The quartet of Chapman, Singleton and the Corbin sisters set a meet record in the 4x160 relay in 1:27.76, winning by a 6-second margin over Perryville. Brittany Chavis added a fifth win by taking the shot put at 34 feet, 11 inches. For the Tech boys, Justin Morris won the 800 in 2:13.96, finishing 2.3 seconds ahead of Fallston's Noah Kudla.
Fallston won two events. Lauren Woollen took the girls' high jump at 5-0, and Ean Hall, the boys' 500 in 1:13.01, edging Edgewood's Devin Teagle by 1.4 seconds. Edgewood finished third in the boys' team scoring.
Wright leads John Carroll
Kiana Wright was a double winner for John Carroll in the second IAAM and MIAA League track meet of the indoor season Jan. 4 at the Prince George's Sportsplex in Landover.
Wright won the long jump at 16-4 1/2 and triple jump at 33-2 1/2. She also placed sixth in the 300 dash in 45.33 to lead the Patriots to third place among 13 IAAM teams.
Kristen Kohles gave John Carroll a third victory by winning the 3,200 in 12:06.5. Kohles was also fourth in the 500 in 1:23.04. Hannah Jacques placed second in shot at 30-1 1/2 and Rebecca Driver was second in 55 hurdles in 10.08 and third in high jump at 4-8.
Austin Markley led the Patriot boys to seventh in the MIAA competition, scoring 21 of his team's 28 points. He placed second in the long jump at 19-11 1/4, third in the triple jump at 41-10 3/4, fourth in the 300 in 37.13 and seventh in the 55 in 6.93.