They got around to handing out the hardware (the medals, plaques and trophies) in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association indoor track championships yesterday at Essex Community College and, surprise, the same individuals who have dominated the meets all winter were there with their hands out.
Double winners included Allen McDavid of Calvert Hall in the dash (60) and long sprint (300), and Kelly Zuknick of Spalding, who completed an 8-0 blitz in the mile and 2-mile in the league.
Once again, Mt. St. Joe dominated, team-wise, scoring 136 points to Calvert Hall's 88.5.
The Spalding girls won for the third time in the four meets, once again out-dueling Catholic High, 88-81.
Leading the charge for the Gaels was Glenn Littlefield, his 6-4 leap giving his team a 1-2-3 sweep in the high jump.
After that, the Mount just piled up second-, third- and fourth-place finishes as it always does.
The boys' distance events were split, Chris Knott of Loyola taking the 2-mile in 9: 53.1 and Aaron Johnson of Calvert Hall the mile in 4: 42.3, both with many yards to spare.
In a duel that has raged all season, Felix Isuk of Gilman got the better of Noud Vanstekelenburg of Mt. St. Joe in the shot put with a season's best heave of 53 feet, 2 inches.
The pair have been right around the 50-foot mark all year.
A pair of McDonogh competitors, Jen Ford and Chanel Larrimer, won the hurdles and dash, respectively.
Their team scored 47 points and finished fourth. Not bad for an aggregation that doesn't officially list an indoor track team.
Pub Date: 2/27/99