It becomes relatively easy to win a multi-team track meet when you have the likes of Joel Brown and Clevon Johnson on your squad as Woodlawn High does.
In the Central Region 3A-2A qualifying meet for next week's state championships yesterday at the 5th Regiment Armory, Brown and Johnson piled up five victories (50 points), which was nearly enough to win the meet.
Brown tripled in the hurdles (7.5 seconds), the 55 dash (6.5) and the 300 (38-flat) while Johnson ruled the mile (4: 45.5) and half mile (2: 06.6).
As it usually does, Woodlawn scored big in the relays with two firsts and a second on its way to scoring 130 points to 59 for runner-up Milford Mill and third-place finisher Franklin's 40.
The winners also achieved blue ribbons in the high jump (Mark MacKenzie) and pole vault (Donrell Walker).
The first six finishers in each event qualified for next week's state meet at the 5th Regiment Armory, which runs for three days starting Monday.
In girls action, North Carroll didn't figure to wring many points out of the relay events yesterday.
It didn't, scoring just 12 points out of a possible 93. So the pressure was on the competitors in the individual events and they responded well as North Carroll took the measure of Woodlawn, 75-68, and three other Baltimore County contenders: Parkville (65), Catonsville and Franklin (45 apiece.)
Leading the charge for the victors was Colleen Lawson, who captured the mile (5: 42.5) and two-mile (12: 46.5) and ran her point total for the day to 22 with a fifth-place finish in the half-mile (2: 44.4).
Lawson was ably assisted by Anna Korovina, who accounted for 14 points with a triumph in the shot put (31 feet, 3 inches) and a fourth in the high hurdles. North Carroll also went 2-3 in the pole vault for 14 points.
Another double winner in the girls' meet was Eboni Henderson of runner-up Woodlawn, who turned a 43.8 in the 300 and polished off the field in the 55 high hurdles with an 8.6 clocking.
Pub Date: 2/17/99