The Harford Tech girls won the UCBAC Chesapeake Division track and field championship for the third year in a row, capturing seven events and scoring 136 1/5 points on the Bohemia Manor track April 19.
Paige Chapman sparked the victory by winning the dash double and the long jump and leading the 4x100 relay team to a win. She won the 100 in 12.3, the 200 in 25.9 and the long jump at 16-6.
Her Tech teammates earned three other victories: Cierra Singleton, 100 hurdles, 16.1; Brittney Chavis, shot put, 32-11 1/2; and the two sprint relay teams. Chapman, Singleton, Charice Corbin and Marietta Corbin won the 4x100 in 50.3 and Charice Corbin, Jada Jones, Singleton and Hailey Jefferson, the 4x200 in 1:51.2.
The Cobras' closest challenger in the seven-team field was Perryville. Jordan Dodson led a 1-2-3 Perryville sweep in the 1600 in 5:36.7 then won the 400 in 59.55 ahead of Marietta Corbin (59.96) and the 800 in 2:27.1 ahead of Bel Air's Hannah Stambaugh (2:28.2). Kaylee Haberkam took the 3200 in 11:56.5 after finishing second in the 1600 and leading off Perryville's winning 4x800 relay, which Dodson anchored to a 10:26.8.
Sarah McKinney won the 300 hurdles in 49.4 and paced Bel Air to a third-place finish. C. Milton Wright placed fourth, with Ashley Gereli winning the discus at 103-11 and Lena Sharesky, the triple jump at 34-1. Fallston had two wins and placed seventh. Marissa Walker vaulted a personal best of 10-0 in the pole vault and Lauren Woollen cleared 5-2 in the high jump.
In the boys' competition, Perryville won 11 events and scored 168 points - more than second-place Bel Air and third-place Elkton combined.
Karl Palmer, Darryl Johnson and Brian Matthews were double winners for the Panthers. Palmer won the 100 in 10.9 and 200 in 22.3. Johnson took the shot put at 44-11 1/2 and discus at 138-7 and Matthews won the high jump at 6-0 and long jump at 20-11.
Palmer and Matthews teamed with Ethan Griffin and Joe Peaker to win both the 4x100 (44.2) and 4x200 (1:32.7) relays. Perryville also won the 4x800, Taylor DiMauro won the vault at 11-0 and Peaker, the triple jump, 42-10.
CMW finished fifth with 66 points, as Matt Hoerr won the 800 in 2:11.1 and the 3200 in 10:16.4. The Mustangs' team of Shane Carroll, Andrew Corson, Matt Riggins and Brian Rice took the 4x400 relay in 3:48.0.
Austin McKinney won the 300 hurdles in 43.2, was second in the 100 hurdles, fourth in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump to score 26 of Bel Air's 81 1/2 points.
Elkton, which finished a half point behind Bel Air in third place, got wins from Keith Newman in the 400 in 53.1 and Chris Bennet in the 110 hurdles, 15.9. The Harford Tech boys were fourth with 75 1/2 points. Ryan Pfarr won the 1600 in 4:44.6 for host Bo Manor, which placed sixth.
Aberdeen, N. Harford win
Aberdeen won three relays and three field events to secure an easy win in the girls' competition of the Susquehanna Division meet in Pylesville April 19. A 1-2-3 sweep in the pole vault nudged North Harford past Edgewood, 107-104, for the boys' championship.
Edgewood dominated the boys' track events and seemed to be cruising to the team victory. The Rams won the 4x200 relay in 1:33.76, the 4x100 in 44.29 and the 4x400 in 3:40.06. Brandon Chase provided strong carries on the final two relays after winning the 400 in 49.23 and 200 in 22.11 (fully automatic times). Lenier Tucker won the 800 in 2:05.70 and Ray King, the triple jump at 42-10.
North Harford had only three wins but won the meet on depth. Marcus Ramsey took the high jump at 5-10; Kevin Mackey, the discus at 146-8; and Gabe Lackey, the vault at 11-0. With Pete Meehan second at 10-0 and Jake Creighton third at 9-6, the Hawks scored 24 points in the vault.
North East, with 96 points, took third with wins by Gujan Moore in the long jump, 19-3 1/2; and Godfrey Durham, shot put, 45-9 1/2.
Aberdeen, 82 points, was fourth with a 100-dash win by Chavez Cheatham in 11.29. The Eagles finished second in three relays.
Austin McGinley won the distance double handily in 4:41.20 and 10:05.10 to pace Rising Sun to fifth place. Steve Ashman took the hurdle double in 16.80 and 43.04 to pace Havre de Grace to sixth. Patterson Mill, with a win in the 4x800 relay in 8:44.74, was seventh with 32 points.
In the girls' competition, Aberdeen used eight different runners to capture relay wins in 49.70, 1:49.36 and 4:21.10 - Jimmia McCluskey, Kiersten Bond, Aliya Reese, Cierra Reid, Aria Real, Alexia Rawlings, Abelina Kraus and Samara Miller.
The Eagles Nia Alleyne won the high jump at 4-8; Shawnta Bradford, the shot put at 37-0 1/2; and Janaye Oliver, the discus at 103-2, with Bradford second at 100-7. Aberdeen scored 163 points, with North East second with 97.
D'Nique Phillip scored 30 of North East's points with wins in the 400 in 1:02.54; 200 in 25.44; and 100 in 12.31. Aberdeen's McCluskey was second in the 100 and 200.
Megan Tidey won the 3200 by a third of a lap in 12:23.64 to pace North Harford to third place, with 79 points.
Wilhelmina Austin won three events to lead Edgewood to fourth place with 75 points. The senior took the triple jump at 35-0, 100 hurdles in 15.53 and long jump at 17-2 ahead of Aberdeen's Kirsten Bond (16-6) and McCluskey (16-1). Jessica Coleman earned a fourth Edgewood win, taking the 300 hurdles in 55.80.
Joppatowne's Breana Hagwood placed second in the 100 hurdles and the Mariners took second in the 4x100, 4x200, and 4x400 relays to place fifth in the eight-team field.
Stephanie McCartney captured the 800-1600 double in 2:33.77 and 5:36.72. Her Patterson Mill team placed sixth. Brittany Anderson of Havre de Grace won the pole vault at 7-6. The Warriors placed seventh with 33 points, and Rising Sun, eighth with 19.