Jeremy Middlebrooks and David Dzambasow propelled Edgewood to a runner-up finish in the CCBC-Essex Invitational indoor track meet Saturday in Rosedale.
The Rams finished 11 points behind a well-rounded Perryville team, which outscored eight other boys teams with 116 points and nine other girls teams with 112.
Competing in his second indoor meet this season, Middlebrooks won the 55-meter dash in 6.92 seconds, 7 hundredths ahead of runner-up Derick Logan of Harford Tech. He then won the 300 in 38.14 with Logan taking second in 40.62.
Dzambasow won the 1600 in 4:48.3, pulling away from Fallston's Andrew Parks (4:54.4) in the final 400. He also won the 800, overtaking teammate Aaron Parker at the finish line to win in 2:10.3.
Langston Gash contributed a fifth individual win for the Rams in the 3200, covering 20 laps of the 160-meter Essex track in 10:15.4 and lapping the field.
The Edgewood boys collected eight wins in the meet, sweeping the relays for three of the wins.
Gash, Dzambasow, Parker and Ben Gorski won the 4x800 in 8:56.56, finishing 24 seconds ahead of second-place Fallston. The team of Malik Bodrick, Marquis Borja, Javan Milton and Middlebrooks won the sprint relay (4x160) with Middlebrooks taking the lead from Fallston anchor Corey Madigan in the final 100 meters to win by 1 second in 1:19.47.
The Rams won the 4x400 relay in 3:55.1 with the foursome of Parker, Milton, Middlebrooks and Bodrick.
Fallston placed third in both the boys and girls team scoring. The Cougars had two second-place finishes in the girls events: Lindsay Howard in the 800 in 2:44.3 and Skylar Bodt in the 300 in 48.07.
Harford Tech placed fourth in the girls scoring and fifth in the boys. Ann Luna gave the Tech girls a victory in the 55 hurdles in 9.76.
For Havre de Grace, Elisa Rivera placed second in the shot put at 26-4 1/4 and Elliott Scott, third in the high jump at 5-4.
Matt Riggins wins at Kutztown
C. Milton Wright senior Matt Riggins won the 55-meter dash in the Golden Bear Invitational indoor meet in Kutztown, Pa., Saturday, competing against sprinters from 84 high schools. He was timed in 6.52 seconds. He also finished second in the 400 in 51.62.
Christina Riggins, his sister, placed second in the girls 55 in 7.37. Also from CMW, Sydney Gray ran 8.0 in the 55, and J.T. Klopcic, 54.63 in the boys 400.
Holly Driver Leads Patriots
Holly Driver led the John Carroll girls to sixth place among 15 teams in the fourth IAAM indoor meet of the season last Friday in Landover. The junior finished second in the 55 hurdles in 9.40 seconds and third in the high jump at 4-6. Adria Pirozzi ran 5:31.09 in the 1600 to place seventh.
In the MIAA events, Steven Kutcher placed second in the pole vault at 11-6, and Evan Moore ran 10:18.86 for fifth place in the 3200.
Colleges: Kiana Wright wins
Kiana Wright of Bel Air won the long jump in the Angry Birds Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa., Saturday. The Lehigh University sophomore and John Carroll grad leaped 17-6 1/4. She also placed second in the triple jump at 36-7 3/4.
Jimmia McCluskey (Aberdeen) long-jumped 17-5 in the Maryland Invitational indoor meet Saturday in Landover. The Temple University sophomore placed ninth.
Jheniel Kelly (Harford Tech) ran a leg on the UMES 4x800 relay team that placed third in the Gotham Cup meet in New York City Jan. 16. The Hawks ran 9:16.54 in finishing behind Villanova and Connecticut. UMES sophomore Donisha Porter (Aberdeen) finished 18th in the weight throw at 45-0 1/2.
Loyola freshman Amanda Spaeth (John Carroll) placed eighth in the 3,000 at the Army Five-Way meet at West point Jan. 10 in 11:45.99.