Harford runners have fine showing at indoor track invitational

Athletes from Harford Tech, Fallston, Edgewood and Joppatowne captured a dozen victories in the CCBC-Essex Invitational high school indoor track and field meet Dec. 22 in Baltimore.

Paige Chapman led the Tech girls with a win in the 55-meter dash. She clocked 7.61 seconds to edge teammate Marietta Corbin by 0.16 second. The two teamed with Cynthia Baublitz and Cierra Singleton to win the 4x160-meter relay in 1:30.12.

Singleton won the 55 hurdles in 9.49 and tied for second in the high jump. Also for Tech, Brittany Chavis won the shot put at 34-10, and Justin Morris won the boys' 800 in 2:16.33, leading Alejandro Perdomo in a one-two Tech finish.

Fallston senior Evan Hall set a meet record in the boys' 500. He finished in 1:11.55 to win by 4 1/2 seconds. He also led a Fallston foursome to victory in the 4x160 relay in 1:21.28.

Lauren Woolen cleared 5 feet, 4 inches for her second high jump victory of the indoor season. The Fallston junior won by a margin of 8 inches and then narrowly missed in her attempt at a Harford County record height of 5 feet, 6 inches.

Joppatowne's Brittany Meads was a double winner, taking the girls' 300 and 500. She led a one-two Mariner finish in the 300 in 45.80, edging teammate Kayla Mitchell by 1.24 seconds. Meads ran 1:29.44 in winning the 500.

Edgewood's Devon Teagle won two dashes in the boys' events. He clocked 6.95 in the 55 and 37.97 in the 300. The Rams' Jeremy Middlebrook took second in the 300 in 38.75. Competing in his first track meet, Edgewood sophomore Dan Gorski won the 1600 in 5:07.27.

In team scoring, Tech finished second behind Mount de Sales in the 10-team girls' field. Tech placed fourth, Edgewood fifth and Fallston sixth behind Urbana, the winning boys' team.

Wright, Markley win for John Carroll

Kiana Wright won the girls' long jump in the second IAAM/MIAA indoor meet of the season in Landover Dec. 14. The John Carroll senior jumped 15-1 1/2 for the win and went 32-3 in the triple jump for second place to lead the Patriots to third among 15 teams in the IAAM competition. Rebecca Driver added a second-place finish in the 55 hurdles at 10.08, one place ahead of Holly Driver, 10.44.

In the MIAA events, the Patriots' Austin Markley won the boys' 300 in 36.87 and placed second in the long jump at 19-1. He also took fourth in the triple jump at 40-0. Derek Alban finished second in the mile in 4:43.44.

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